Weekly Feminist Happenings November 4th-10th


Wednesday, November 5th

Domestic Violence Panel: The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will bring together four of Salt Lake City’s community leaders on the subject of domestic violence to host a panel discussion that will help individuals recognize and bring awareness to domestic violence against women. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City). Visit the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art website for information.

When I Walk: The Utah Film Center presents its Kim Peek Award, for filmmakers depicting disability in movies, to documentarian Jason DaSilva, who chronicles his life dealing with multiple sclerosis in the movie “When I Walk.” The movie will be screened, and DaSilva will take part in a post-film discussion moderated by KUER’s Doug Fabrizio. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City).

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: Everyone is Gay co-founders, Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo, will promote their new book, “This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids.” Visit Everyone is Gay for information. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. in the University of Utah Social & Behaviorial Science (380 S. 1530 East, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, November 6th

Colonizing and Decolonizing Indian Nations Lecture: Westminster College will host a lecture on “Colonizing and Decolonizing Indian Nations: Rewriting and Re-righting Indian History.” Leo Killsback, assistant professor of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University will deliver the lecture. He is a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne Nation of southeastern Montana. Details: Starts at noon in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business (1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City).

Friday, November 7th

World Vasectomy Day: Panel discussions, and a film screening of The Vasectomist. Also, a drawing for a free vasectomy. Details: Starts at 6 p.m. at The Leonardo (209 East 500 South, SLC  on the Third Floor). For more info, contact: joe.andrade@utah.edu

The 25th annual Navajo Rug Show and Sale: This special event provides attendees the opportunity to experience Navajo culture through demonstrations of weaving, singing and other traditions; and to help support Navajo elders by purchasing their hand-woven rugs and hand-crafted jewelry. Details: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. November 7th-9th at the Deer Valley Resort (625 Main St., Park City). For more information visit the Adopt a Native Elder site, or call Linda Myers at 435-649-0535.

Sunday, November 9th

The Changing Face of Feminism: SLAC will host a free panel discussion entitled “The Changing Face of Feminism,” featuring local experts Kristjane Nordmeyer, Donna Gonzalez Weinholtz, Adrianne Moore, and Sahara Hayes with moderator Terry Gildea. This panel discussion will focus on the feminist movement with a multi-generational perspective, bringing women of different ages and backgrounds together to explore how feminism has changed and evolved throughout the years. The panel will also discuss the expectations still placed on women and men in today’s world. Details: Starts at 3 p.m. at the Salt Lake Acting Company (168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City).

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