Weekly Feminist Happenings November 5th-11th

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Wednesday, November 6th

Utah NOW Open House: We’re fired up and ready to tackle the issues that mean the most to you. Bring your appetite and best suggestions for the future of Utah NOW. Kids are welcome, and we encourage each of you to bring a friend for good company and exciting information. Details: From 7-9 at the YWCA (300 South 322 East). Parking is located east of the building.

Film Screening: !W.A.R.: Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into art that radically transformed the culture of our times. Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2010. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Marcia and John Price Museum Building (410 Campus Center Drive).

Thursday, November 7th

Third Annual Zero Waste Awards and Film Screening of Trashed: No Place for Waste: “We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? We keep making things that do not break down. We have all heard these horrifying facts before, but with actor Jeremy Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year.

Having faced the worst through much of Trashed, Jeremy Irons turns to hope. He goes in search of solutions. From individuals who have changed their lives and produce almost no waste, to increasing anti-waste legislation, to an entire city which is now virtually waste-free, he discovers that change is not only essential, but happening.”

Presented by: Utah Recycling Alliance, The Rethink Project, and Momentum Recycling in partnership with the Salt Lake City Office of Sustainability.

Details: From 6-8:30 p.m. at Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 S. 200 W.) $5 charge at the door.

Friday, November 8th

24th Annual Navajo Rug Show & Sale: Weaving Winter Stories: The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program provides food, basic medicines and other necessities for elders living traditionally on the Navajo Reservation in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. During the Rug Show, 30 Navajo weavers and their families visit Park City to demonstrate traditional weaving techniques and to sell their rugs. They return home with all the proceeds from their rug sales. This year, the weavers have woven winter stories, with such designs as wintry mountain scenes and beautifully varied snowflakes. Please bring your family to this special event where you can learn about Navajo culture from the Elders themselves, enjoy seeing hundreds of rugs and, perhaps, take one home. Details: For more information visit the Adopt-A-Native-Elder website.

Monday, November 11th

Veteran’s Day Panel Discussion “Women in Combat Arms:” Join us in the Union Ballroom for the panel discussion “Women in Combat Arms: Where they have been. Where they are now. Where they are going.” Details: Starts at 8:45 a.m. in the University of Utah Ray Olpin Union Building.

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