Weekly Feminist Happenings September 10th-16th

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Tuesday, September 10th

War Child Documentary Screening: War Child is rated PG-13 and tells the story of hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier in Sudan’s brutal civil war who now works to bring peace to his country and build schools throughout Africa. This screening is free and open to the public, with no tickets required to attend. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Broadway Centre Cinemas (111 East 300 South).

Wednesday, September 11th

Utah’s Latino Americans: The new PBS series, Latino Americans, chronicles the lives and experiences of Latino’s in the U.S over the past 500 years. Start this epic journey with KUED as we screen Episode 1, “Foreigners in Their Own Land.” Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library (210 East 400 South).

2013 World Leaders Lecture Forum with John Prendergast–“A Changing Africa:” John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author who has worked for peace in Africa for over 25 years. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity.

Under the umbrella of the Enough Project, Prendergast launched the Satellite Sentinel Project along with friend George Clooney, which aims to prevent conflict and human rights abuses through satellite imagery. With Tracy McGrady and other NBA stars, Prendergast cofounded the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program to fund schools in Darfurian refugee camps and create partnerships with schools in the United States. He also helped launch the Raise Hope for Congo Campaign, which highlights the issue of conflict minerals that fuel the war there, and Sudan Now, which focuses on bringing peace to the embattled country.

Along with his first little brother in the Big Brother program, Prendergast co-wrote a dual memoir entitled Unlikely Brothers. His previous two books, both co-authored with Don Cheadle, are Not on Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP nonfiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes. Details: From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

Thursday, September 12th

Guerrilla Girls at the UMFA: The activist group the Guerrilla Girls sheds light on discrimination in the art world through provocative activism, wearing gorilla masks to hide their true identities. Their dynamic presentations are known to be exciting, empowering events. Details: From 5-6 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (410 Campus Center Drive).

Diversity Lecture With Cordelia Chavez Candelaria, “How Chicana/o Studies Compares to Brain Surgery: Teaching Evidence-based Research ¡Si!:” Candelaria will address how gaps in higher education and other fields led to pioneering ethnic and gender studies research that renovated higher education. Details: Starts at 2 p.m. at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business (1840 South 1300 East).

Friday, September 13th

Global Spotlight: Mexico – ¡Viva Frida! Exhibit: The exhibit ¡Viva Frida! includes images, photographs, and text reflecting the life, work and legend of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Details: From September 4th-October 17th at the Utah Valley University Library (800 West University Parkway, Orem).

Film screening of the documentary An Ordinary Hero with an appearance by Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: Joan Trumpauer Mulholland is a civil rights figure who was a Freedom Rider, a participant in the infamous Jackson, MS Woolworth sit-in and helped plan and organize the March on Washington culminating in Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech. Details: Starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10:30 a.m. showing at Weber State University – Shepherd Union Ballroom (3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden).

Sunday, September 15th

Crossroads Urban Center annual Wine and Cheese Benefit Party: Wine, non-alcohol beverages, gourmet cheeses, assorted breads and fresh fruit will be served. The local band, Controlled Burn, will perform. There will also be a silent auction. Details: Tickets are available here or for $50 at the door. The event is being held at The Bayou (645 South State Street).

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