Weekly Feminist Happenings September 15th-21st


Tuesday, September 15th

Celebration of Light–Women’s Health: The Utah County Health Department will once again be offering the Celebration of Light health event for women between the ages of 40-64 years old. Free and low cost screenings for vision, bone mass, skin cancer, kidney disease, fasting glucose and blood pressure will be offered. Refreshments and educational materials will also be provided. Details: Sept. 15-16, 2015. Appointments are necessary for some screenings, so please call 801-851-7031. Further details are available at Utah County Health website.

UCCD World Affairs Lecture Series: Amy Riolo – Culinary Diplomacy: In this engaging presentation, Amy Riolo shares simple steps to better cross cultural communication and relations through food and dining. Her presentation will reveal how to “translate” the culinary cultures of other communities as well as practical tips to know when travelling and entertaining. Best of all, you’ll witness practical examples of how a simple meal can transform public policy and create lasting diplomatic ties while learning ways to “build bridges” at your own dinner table. Details: From 7-8:30 p.m. at Westminster College in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall (1250 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City).

Global Film Initiative: The annual Global Lens film series, presented by the Global Film Initiative, showcasing movies from the developing world. This year’s 10 films come from Armenia, Cameroon, Croatia, Egypt, India, Morocco, Rwanda, Turkey and Venezuela. Details: Checkout the Salt Lake Film Society schedule for more information.

Wednesday, September 16th

Real Food Rising Fall Celebration and Fundraiser: Enjoy farm fresh food, music, youth speeches, photo booth, farm tours and more! All proceeds go to help Real Food Rising grow, continue to make healthy food accessible, and empower teens with the skills they need to thrive. Details: From 7-9 p.m.. Get your tickets here. 

Devery Anderson Book Reading: Anderson, author of “Emmett Till: The Murder that Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement,” will sign and speak about his book. Anderson is an editor at Signature Books in Salt Lake City a graduate of the University of Utah. Details: Starts at 5:30 p.m. at Benchmark Books (3269 S. Main, Ste. 250, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, September 17th

Ari Berman, celebrating The Nation’s 150th Anniversary: Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation Magazine, has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy, and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on msnbc, C-SPAN, and NPR. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. In August 2015, he released Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science. Follow him on Twitter @AriBerman. Details: From 7-9 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Library Auditorium 210 E 400 S).

Screening of Out to Win: The documentary “Out to Win,” which looks at the lives and careers of gay and lesbian athletes around the world. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Brewvies (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City).

Friday, September 18th

Not Alone: A Symposium Confronting Sexual Assault and Dating/Domestic Violence on College Campuses: On October 20, 2014, the United States Department of Education published the final regulations for the Violence Against Women Act amendments to the Clery Act. The regulations expand rights afforded to campus survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This symposium will address how institutions of higher education should work to prevent and respond to instances of sexual violence, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Students, faculty, administrators, and community leaders will also explore topics of effective advocacy and our collective responsibility for dismantling rape culture. Details: The symposium runs from 9-5 on the 18th and 9-1 on the 19th. Registration is $10. 

Screening of The Hunting Ground: An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Details: Starts at 5:30 p.m., in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory at Westminster College. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

Double Donation Day for Hunger Action Month: September is Hunger Action Month, when Feeding America and member food banks ask everyone in America to take action to fight hunger in their community, all month long. Whether it’s by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or volunteering, you can find the way that’s right for you to make a difference during Hunger Action Month. A startling statistic is that 1 in 6 Utahns, are at risk of missing a meal today. Even more alarming is that 1 in 5 Utah kids are unsure where their next meal is coming from. We can help combat this issue! Visit any of Even Stevens’ three locations all day Friday September 18th, and we will donate two sandwiches for every one sandwich you purchase. Whether in store or through catering.

Downtown: 200 S. 414 E.
Sugar House: 2030 S. 900 E.
Draper: 12300 S. 541 E.

Saturday, September 19th

Salt Lake AIDS Walk: Register today for Salt Lake AIDS Walk and make a difference in preventing new infections and providing compassionate services to those impacted by HIV/AIDS.  Join us for a 2.5 mile pledge walk in downtown Salt Lake City. Signup as an individual and start or join a team today. Bring your friends, family and co-workers to help raise AIDS awareness. Register for FREE today! Fundraising is not required but encouraged to support of critical AIDS service programs throughout Utah. Details: From 9:30 a.m. to noon at City Creek Center. Register here. 

TedX Salt Lake City: TEDxSaltLakeCity is a local, independently organized event that brings people across the Wasatch Front together to cultivate and circulate “Ideas Worth Spreading” through an all-day, TED-like experience. This year, speakers from all walks of life will share their stories and illustrate the power of Upcycled Thinking. Join local thought leaders and change makers that might change the way you see the world, or at least, the “junk” in your life. Details: Starts at 9 a.m. at Kingsbury Hall. Public tickets are sold out, but U of U student tickets are available for $5! 

2015 Rumi Poetry Festival: The festival will feature poetry, art, Persian music and contemplation. A reception will follow the program. Visit rumipoetryclub.com for information. Details: From 2-4 p.m. at the Anderson-Foothill Branch Library (1135 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City).

Sunday, September 20th

13th Annual Wine & Cheese Party fundraiser: Crossroad’s Urban Center will hold the 13th Annual Wine & Cheese Party fundraiser, Sept. 2015, from 1-4 p.m. Music performed by Controlled Burn and J.T. Draper. Dine on select wines, gourmet cheeses and meats, assorted breads, and fresh fruit. Details: Visit the Crossroads Urban Center for tickets.

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  1. Hi. I’m Emma over at Our Store – Your Thrift Alternative, and we’re trying to get the word out about our big Brown Bag Book Sale this weekend, Saturday 19 – Sunday 20. Fill a brown paper shopping bag with books for just $5. All proceeds go to the People With AIDS Coalition of Utah. Here is the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/689815634452812/

    I hope this doesn’t seem like spam or senseless pandering – just a genuine invitation to readers of SLC Feminist to come out and support a great cause. Stop by after the AIDS Walk and say hey. 🙂

    • Chelsea Kilpack says:

      Hey Emma! This doesn’t seem like spam at all! I’ll share this on our FB page. Thanks for reading, and please send any other events like this to me at slcfeminist[at]gmail.com

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