Weekly Feminist Happenings November 19th-25th

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Tuesday, November 19th

Hunger Banquet: Join us for a bread and soup night to learn more about the issue of children and hunger and support the Utah Food Bank. Learn about children and hunger in Salt Lake from our featured speaker Erin Trenbeath-Murray, Director of Salt Lake Head Start, and hear from students how you can get involved in alleviating hunger in the community. Details: Starts at 6 p.m. in the University of Utah Union Saltair Room. $5 or 5 Cans of Food per Person. All proceeds go to the Utah Food Bank through the University of Utah Food Drive. Tickets available online, in person at the Bennion Center (Union 101), or at the door.

Please contact Lacey Holmes, 801-581-8436 for more information.

Wednesday, November 20th

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Candlelight Vigil, names of transgender individuals who have lost their lives to violence, murder, medical apathy and suicide will be read. The event is free and open to the public. Age-appropriate children are welcomed, families are encouraged. Details: From 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Arbor Manor (2888 West 4700 South, Taylorsville).

Thursday, November 21st

“Getting Out:” Westminster College will present “Getting Out” Nov. 14-16 and 21-23, 2013, on the Courage Theatre. This eloquent, moving and exceptionally well-written play simultaneously probes the haunting past and precarious present reality of a woman longing to start a new life after her release from prison. Details: Visit here to purchase tickets.

Saturday, November 23rd

The Utah Symphony presents “Remembering JFK:” Utah Symphony will present “Remembering JFK,” that will feature Britten’s An American Overture and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra; Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable;” Stravinsky’s Elegy to JFK, and Lieberson’s Remembering JFK. Details: For tickets visit here.

My Mother, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist: George Morgan will read from and sign “Rocket Girl,” the story of his mother, Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s first female rocket scientist. Details: Starts at 5 p.m. at the King’s English Bookshop (1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City).

Monday, November 25th

Open Safe Zone Training: OPEN TO ALL!! The Safe Zone Program strives to create an atmosphere of inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals on our campus and in the surrounding community. The program raises visibility and promotes ally building through:

Education of individuals on LGBTQ+ issues relating to gender and sexuality and how one may intervene when they witness discrimination. Creating visibility of people who can provide resources to LGBTQ+ community members and their allies. Creating a safe environment on campus and in the community free from transphobia, homophobia, heterosexism, and cisgender bias.

Details: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the University of Utah in the College of Social Work (SW), Rm. 330.

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