Weekly Feminist Happenings November 3rd-9th

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Wednesday, November 4th

Screening of Paper Tigers: The documentary “Paper Tigers,” which follows a year at an alternative high school that has changed its discipline approach and has become a model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease. The film’s director, James Redford, will take part in a Q&A after the screening, moderated by “RadioWest” host Doug Fabrizio. Part of the “Through the Lens” series, presented by KUER and the Utah Film Center. Lobby opens at 6; UFC members will be seated at 6:20; all others will be seated at 6:40. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City)

Circles of Peace Community Training: Circles of Peace is an approach to domestic violence that uses peacemaking circle techniques and restorative practices to bring individuals who have been abusive together with willing family members, support persons, a trained professional facilitator, and community volunteers. The Circles carefully monitor the safety of the family, encourage dialogue about the incident(s), explore gender dynamics, uncover the family’s history of violence, and create meaningful change. The Circles of Peace model is flexible, culturally sensitive, and works with the criminal justice and/or child welfare system to bring about healing and transformation in individuals, families and communities. Details: From 4-6 p.m. at the Okazaki Community Meeting Room at the University of Utah College of Social Work.

Woman Up for the Next Generation: Utah has been characterized by the Internet blog 24/7 Wall St as the worst state for women’s well-being by measures including the gender wage gap, poverty rates, percentage of women participating in our legislature and low representation in management and leadership roles. Education is an essential component in reversing this situation. A new initiative at the University of Utah is aimed toward improving retention and graduation rates while also examining and enhancing campus climate, support, and resources for women. The program includes providing mentors, sponsors, and internships. Please join us and “woman up” for the next generation! Presented by Debra Daniels, Ass’t. Vice Pres., Women’s Enrollment Initiatives; Director, Women’s Resource Center. Details: From 12-1 p.m. at the Commander’s House, Fort Douglas (1965 De Trobriand Street).

Race Perspectives Workshop: As part of the Utah Race Perspectives Project, writers explore micro-stories, poems, and essays about race, ethnicity, and cultural identity. Writers can submit their work to the Race Perspectives website. Cost: Free. Registration is required. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at the SLCC Community College (210 East and 400 South
Suite 8). This is a two-part workshop and registration is required. 

26th Annual Navajo Rug Show: Preview sale of Navajo rugs jewelry and crafts on Friday night, Sat and Sun enjoy the sale, weaving demonstrations, and many more including a powwow Sunday at 3:30. Details: Checkout the Adopt-A-Native-Elder site for more details.

Thursday, November 5th

Health Disparities in Native Populations–Closing the Gap: This presentation will discuss the various health disparities and their related social determinants of health in American Indian and Alaska Native populations and suggest ways to reduce/close the gap. Details: From 12-1 p.m. at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah (10 N. 1900 East, Bldg. 589 Room 205).

Professional Resilience: Helping Doesn’t Have to Hurt: This conference is for helping professionals (nurses, doctors, mental health counselors, law enforcement officers, teachers) who because of the nature of their work are at high risk for compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress disorder. These symptoms contribute to decreased professional performance and increased conflict in personal relationships. This conference, led by international expert J. Eric Gentry, will provide an intensive one-day experiential training for professional helpers to prevent compassion fatigue and other work-related stress disorders. It is sponsored by the Center for Counseling Excellence, a Utah-based agency dedicated to treating helping professionals, which is the only one of its kind in the United States. Details: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus (9750 South 300 West). Cost is $125. Register at the Center for Counseling Excellence. 

Saturday, November 7th

Religious Freedom in a Changing World Symposium: Presenters will discuss religious liberty issues in light of the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage and new Utah law. Practical application of the new laws to individuals and entities will be discussed. Details: From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $50 for attorneys wishing to get CLE, $10 for the general public, $5 for law students. Checkout the Facebook page for more details. 

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