Weekly Feminist Happenings October 27th-November 2nd

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Tuesday, October 27th

Policing Sexuality Then and Now: Aimee & Jaguar tells the story of a Nazi mother and an underground Jew and their love afair during 1942-1944. This multi-award winning film is based on Erac Fischer’s book, “Love Story, Berlin 1942.” Details: From 3-5 p.m. at the  University of Utah Olpin Union (200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City). 

Mormon Feminism–Essential Writings: Weller’s Book Works will hold a discussion of “Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings,” with editors Rachel Hunt Steenblik and Hannah Wheelwright. This collection is the essential writings of the contemporary Mormon feminist movement, from its historic beginnings in the 1970s to the present, offering the best Mormon feminist thought and writing. Details: Starts at 6 p.m. at Sam Weller’s Book Works (665 E. 600 South, Salt Lake City)

Wednesday, October 28th

Creating More Just and Humane Law Enforcement: You’ve read the headlines about police shootings. Law enforcement is a critical element of civil society, yet it seems that the use of force by police is getting out of control. What do we really know about how law enforcement operates in Utah and nationally? What kind of data are collected by law enforcement agencies with regard to use of force? What kind of data need to be collected? What kind of training in de-escalation and social interaction do police officers receive? What additional training should they be getting? Take time out to consider creating more just, humane, and effective law enforcement. Details: From noon to 1 p.m. at the Commander’s House, Fort Douglas (1965 De Trobriand Street).

Thursday, October 29th

The Hooke Up: Sexual Assault Prevention: Hooking up can often sound like harmless fun, but it can also be a cover for some very unhealthy behaviors. This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators. Beta Theta Pi and the Rape Recovery Center are proud to bring “The Hook Up” to the University of Utah featuring special guest Dan Cairo, Assistant Director at the Campus Advocacy Network at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Details: From 3-5 p.m. in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (1655 E Campus Center Dr). This FREE event is open to the public.

Screening of Mama Sherpas: The Mamma Sherpas is a documentary film that provides an intimate lens into how nurse midwives across the country work within the hospital system, redefining how the US looks at the birthing process. We will have a panel discussion with local nurse midwives following the film. Details: From 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium at the Salt Lake City Library.

Utah Eritrea Connection Dinner: Utah Eritrea Connection raises funds to feed the impoverished people of Himbiriti, a village in Eritrea. Eritrea is a small African country located between Ethiopia and the Red Sea. Last year, of all the nations of the world, only Burundi had more hunger than Eritrea. Details: From 6:30-9 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church (569 South 1300 East).

Friday, October 30th

Beta Theta Pi Blue Tie Gala benefitting the Rape Recovery Center: You are cordially invited to the Beta Theta Pi Blue Tie Gala benefitting the Rape Recovery Center, with catering from Carino’s Italian Restaurant.


early bird $35 – available until Oct. 15
general $40
student $25
Buy tickets here!

VIP seating and private table options available.  100% of proceeds go directly to the Rape Recovery Center to provide a wealth of services and resources to victims of sexual assault. Please contact Vincent at vincentfu.utah@outlook.com with any questions. Details: From 6-9 p.m. at the Noah’s Event Venue (322 West 11000 South).

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