Weekly Feminist Happenings October 7th-13th

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University of Utah Pride Week Events

PRIDE WEEK FILM FESTIVAL

  • MARRIOTT LIBRARY GOULD AUD.
  • OCT. 7 | 9:00AM-4:50PM
  • SeeLGBTQ themed films, eat some treats, and discuss the films. Sponsored by the University of Utah Staff Council and the Marriott Library. Films and schedule follow:
    • 9:00-10:05AM TWO SPIRITS (2009)
    • 10:15-11:15AM OUTSIDE (2008)
    • 11:30AM-1:20PM THE CASE AGAINST 8 (2014)
    • 1:30-2:30PM PANEL DISCUSSION
    • 2:45-3:45PM SWITCH: A COMMUNITY IN TRANSITION
    • 3:50-4:50PM TWO DADS, TWO MOMS: GAY COUPLES AND THEIR FAMILIES (2013)

SQUARE DANCE

  • UNION BALLROOM
  • OCT. 7 | 6:00-8:30PM
  • This is an all gender inclusive square dance – complete with an experienced caller and a live band! Co-sponsored by Students for Queer Arts Resistance and Education (SQuARE)

CENTER FOR STUDENT WELLNESS FREE HIV/STD TESTING AND FLU SHOTS

  • UNION BALLROOM
  • OCT. 8 | 10:00AM-2:00PM
  • Free flu shots and HIV/STD testing for students, presented by the Center for Student Wellness

UTAH VOICES: UNDOCUMENTED & QUEER

  • HINCKLEY CAUCUS ROOM
  • OCT. 9 | 10:45-12:00PM
  • A panel of students, activists, and policy makers will discuss the experiences and issues faced by undocumented queer individuals, particularly as they extend beyond the question of same-sex marriage. Sponsored by Queer Students of Color (QSOC)

SAFE ZONE TRAINING

  • MARRIOTT LIBRARY 1705F
  • OCT. 9 | 1:00-4:00PM
  • The Safe Zone Program at the University of Utah LGBT Resource Center strives to create an atmosphere of inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA*) individuals on our campus and in the surrounding community

RAINBOWS ARE JUST REFRACTED WHITE LIGHT BY DARK MATTER RAGE

  • SOCIAL WORK AUD.
  • OCT. 9 | 6:00-8:00PM
  • Join us for a queer South Asian artvention. We’re building solidarity outside those refracted beams of white light we call rainbows. And renegotiating ways of loving our bodies. Come for an evening of poetry, discussion, and community. Show followed by Q&A. Presented by the College of Social Work Voices for Diversity

CLOTHING DRIVE: CLOTHING SWAP

  • UTAH PRIDE CENTER
  • OCT. 9 | 6:30-8:30PM
  • Donations collected during the Pride Week clothing drive will be made available for free so that folks can grab what they need and try it on in a safe and supportive space. There will be everything from casual wear to business suits and dresses to glamorous accessories.

LATE NIGHT WITH HRE PRESENTS PROUD COLORIFIC

  • PETERSON HERITAGE CENTER
  • OCT. 9 | 9:45-11:00PM
  • play a large game of Twister, tie dye free Late Night t-shirts, enjoy colorful foods and prizes, & learn about campus and community resources

“AIN’T I A WOMAN: MY JOURNEY TO WOMANHOOD” KEYNOTE LAVERNE COX

  • UNION BALLROOM
  • OCT. 10 | 6:00PM
  • Laverne Cox explores how the intersections of race, class, and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. Laverne draws from her own personal story and how issues of race, class, and gender affect how she has been able to navigate the world

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

  • UTAH PRIDE CENTER
  • OCT. 11 | TBD
  • Join the Utah Pride Center in celebration of National Coming Out Day. Events include music and dance performances, poetry readings, and participation in the Models of Pride Youth Conference webinar.

Friday, October 10th

Girls on the Run Utah Sneaker Soiree: The cocktail reception will celebrate the organizations success. Cocktail party attire – sneakers optional. Visit www.girlsontherunutah.org for information. Details: From 6-9 p.m. at the Gallivan Center (239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City).

Saturday, October 11th

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser 5K walk:  The goal of this noncompetitive 5K walk is to raise funds and awareness of breast cancer so that cancer is no longer a major health concern. Visit makingstridesinutah.org for information. Details: Starts at 9 a.m. at Liberty Park (900 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City).

Sunday, October 12th

The Forum for Questioning Minds will present present Soren Simonsen in “Salt Lake City’s Impact Hub: A community and space for social and environmental innovation.” Details: From 2-3:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

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