Weekly Feminist Happenings October 13th-19th


Tuesday, October 13th

Black Widow: Forever Red: New York Times bestselling authors Margaret Stohl and Shannon Hale, and Marvel social media manager Adri Cowan, will discuss “Black Widow: Forever Red.”  Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the The Viridian Events Center (8030 South 1825 West West Jordan) Visit here for more information.

Native Voices Display: The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” will be on display Sept. 1-Nov. 8, 2015. Honoring the Native tradition of oral history, NLM gathered a multitude of healing voices from across the country so that you can hear people’s stories in their own words. Healers, elders and other key figures describe how epidemics, loss of land, loss of lives, and the inhibition of culture in the 19th and 20th centuries affect the health of Native individuals and communities today. Visit here for information.

Wednesday, October 14th

Real Women Run SB54 Training: Real Women Run is hosting a special training on the ins and outs of Utah’s new petition process to get on the ballot. Presenters: Taylor Morgan, Executive Director, Count My Vote; Justin Lee, Deputy Director of Elections, Utah Lieutenant Governor’s Office. Details: From 7-9 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library in the Tessman Auditorium.

Thursday, October 15th

Screening of Those People: The gay drama “Those People,” in which a young painter, Charlie, falls for an older Lebanese pianist, while also in love with his best friend Sebastian — who’s embroiled in a financial scandal. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City). 

Friday, October 16th

Lunafest: LunaFest, a touring festival of short films by women filmmakers – promoting awareness about women’s issues. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. For tickets visit the Lunafest site.

Saturday, October 17th

Screening of The Exonerated: People Productions will present “The Exonerated,” by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, as a fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center. The docudrama is about five men and a woman who spent from two to 22 years on Death Row for crimes of which they were eventually proved innocent. Details: Starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake Community College South City Campus (1575 S. State , Salt Lake City)

10th Annual Adoption Walk With Me: The Utah Adoption Council will be hosting a walk to help raise awareness of the positive outcomes of adoption in our community. We will be celebrating the heroes that are found and made in adoption. All members of the adoption triad and families and friends are invited to attend! Details: From 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Rice Pavilion at Liberty Park.

From Darkness to Light fundraiser for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition: This year we are raising funds for Utah Domestic Violence Coalition. This year we will be bigger and better, can you imagine? Like last year, art auction, more raffles! Entertainment is unbelievable, we have an aerialist, hip hop crew, DJ and the fashion show has been completely re created! You will not want to miss our cocktail party this year. Details: Must be 21+, tickets purchased  here.

Monday, October 19th

If We Ever Needed Love, We Need it Now: Dr. Vishwanath Dadarao Karad, president, World Peace Centre (Alandi) at MAEER’s MIT Maharashtra Institute of Technology in Pune, India, and UNESCO Chair Holder for Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance, will speak on the integration of science and religion in promoting harmony and peace in the world. Baha’i House of Worship music director, Mr. Van Gilmer, and members of the National Baha’i Choir will inspire the evening with gospel music and other choral numbers on peace.

The concert and lecture will promote the ideals of the Parliament of the World’s Religions taking place in
Salt Lake City Oct. 15–19, 2015. The Parliament of World’s Religions began in 1893 in order to build international understanding between people of all faiths. The event happens every five years in different continents. This October, the international interfaith event is coming to Utah. More than 8000-10,000 people from 67 countries, four Nobel Laureates and many world faith leaders are expected to be part of the Parliament.  A Post-Parliament of World Religions Lecture and Concert: Detail: 7:30-9:30 p.m., in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory.

Screening of Voices From Within: his documentary about recovery and redemption inside one of the nation’s oldest mental hospitals will screen at 6 p.m., Oct. 19, 2015. The screening will be followed by Q & A with a panel of legal and medical experts in the field of mental health, including retired Judge Judith Atherton, former Supervisor of the Mental Health Court, and Dr. Noel Gardner, a preeminent expert witness in “Guilty but Insane” cases. The expert panel will be moderated by Joy Haynes (Director/Producer). Details: Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 6:30 at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

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