Weekly Feminist Happenings October 28th-November 3rd

Utah NOW Feminist potluck

Tuesday, October 28th

Poetry Outloud Participation: Utah Arts & Museums invites all Utah secondary educators to encourage students to participate in Poetry Out Loud. Poetry Out Loud is a national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation that encourages students in grades 9-12 to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. Details: For information on participating, call 801-533-5760 or e-mail pol@utah.gov.

Candidates Night: Trinity AME Community Church will host a candidates night featuring candidates for the Attorney General, County District Attorney, Congressional representatives, State Senate, House Representatives, Salt Lake City/County Council and Salt Lake City School Board will be present. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at the Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (239 E. 600 South, Salt Lake City).

Rigoberto Gonzalez And Natasha Saje: Poetry reading with Rigoberto Gonzalez And Natasha Saje.Rigoberto González (born 1970) is an American writer and book critic. He is an editor and author of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and bilingual children’s books, and self-identifies in his writing as a gay Chicano.  Details:  Starts at 7 p.m. at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business (1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, October 29th

Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: Lily Nakai and her family lived in Southern California until 1942, when this 10-year-old girl found herself living in a tar-papered barrack, gazing at barbed wire and nightly searchlights. During the presentation, Ms. Nakai Havey will share reflections from her, “Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp,” which combines storytelling, watercolor, and personal photographs to recount her youth in two Japanese American internment camps during World War II. Details: Fromt 6-8 p.m. at the University of Utah College of Social Work (395 S. 1500 East #111, Salt Lake City).

Friday, October 31st

Screening of To Be Takei: The documentary “To Be Takei,” a profile of George Takei, whose life has included time in a World War II internment camp, helming the U.S.S. Enterprise as Lt. Sulu on “Star Trek,” and his resurgence as a gay-rights advocate. Details: Starts at 8 p.m. at The Prospector (2175 Sidewinder Drive, Park City).

Saturday, November 1st

Feminist Potluck and Community Meeting with Utah NOWJoin Utah NOW for some free food and mix and mingle with fellow feminists. There will be vegan and gluten free options. We are distributing surveys to find out which issues mean the most to you in your community! Children are welcomed and encouraged! Details: From 4-6 p.m. at the SLC Artst Hub (663 West 100 South).

Monday, November 3rd

Serving People with Disabilities from Various Cultures: Topics will include: • Assumptions, Stereotypes and Generalizations • Culture and Cultural Competency • Communicating with People with Disabilities • Service Animals and Other Accommodations • Effects of Violence and Trauma on Disability • Response to Victims with Disabilities Details: From 1-4 p.m. at the Salt Lake County Complex (2001 S. State St., Salt Lake City) Room N3005, North Bldg., Please RSVP at lynelle.chenn@usu.edu or 435-797-8807.

Screening of Lady Valor with discussion afterward: Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Beck executes a personal mission, as Kristin Beck, in search of life, liberty, and happiness—the American ideals she once protected in the military. A post-film discussion with Kristin Beck will immediately follow the film. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Sorenson Unity Center (1383 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City).

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