Weekly Feminist Happenings October 14th-20th

Girl Scouts National Conference

Thursday, October 16th

2014 Girls Scout National Convention: Enter the Hall of Experiences and reignite your sense of discovery. Visit interactive exhibits that will take you to new heights including: Girl Scouts’ 25-foot-high tree house; movie mini-tent Theater; a Pledge Wall where you can make a pledge to make the world a better place; Harlem Globetrotters; U.S. Space and Rocket Center Space Camp; LPGA mini golf; Roller Blading Association International; and the famous Girl Scout cookie bakers! Hear inspiring speakers such as Elisabeth Smart and Robin McGraw. At the Hall of Experiences, there is something for everyone. Details: From Thursday to Sunday, buy tickets at the Girl Scouts of Utah webpage. 

The Foxy Merkins: A lesbian sex-worker0-in-training teams up with a beautiful grifter to take on a fetish-loving clientele. Part of the Utah Film Center’s “Damn These Heels” year-round program. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West).

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet: A big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years, from conservation to climate change. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the The Prospector (2175 Sidewinder Drive, Park City).

Friday, October 17th

The Glass Cage: Automation & Us: as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. What kind of world are we building for ourselves? That’s the question bestselling author Nicholas Carr tackles in this urgent, absorbing book on the human consequences of automation. At once a celebration of technology and a warning about its misuse, The Glass Cage will change the way you think about the tools you use every day. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). 

Saturday, October 18th

Women in Motion Conference: Come experience the West Valley City “Women in Motion” conference, Oct. 18, 2014. The conference will provide inspiration for today’s woman, with tips on health and wellness, education, finance, and family & community. Tickets may be picked up at the Valley Fair Mall; West Valley City Library; Hunter Library; Valley Fair Mall; West Valley City Hall; the Family Fitness Center, and the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Details: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City).

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