Weekly Feminist Happenings September 16th-22nd

people's climate mobilization

Tuesday, September 16th

Telos: The Fantastic World Of Eugene Tssui: The documentary “Telos: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui,” a profile of the eccentric visionary and maverick architect who put nature and the environment at the forefront of his designs long before “green” and “eco-friendly” became buzzwords. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, September 17th

Journey Stories: Journey Stories is a traveling Smithsonian exhibition that explores how migration and transportation build our nation, how it has changed us, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way. Complementing the exhibit is “Nation of Immigrants,” an art exhibition featuring the works of 25 local artists. Opening Reception: Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m. Also, the Repertory Dance Theater will present Journeys, a collection of dramatized dances that tell the histories of five ethnic minority families, and their journey to Utah. Details: From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City). 

Chris Young Lecture Presented by Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy: “Fixin’ What’s Broke: The Post-2015 UN Agenda.” Details: Starts at 7 p.m. in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 E., Salt Lake City.

Thursday, September 18th

Screening of Lilting: Lilting tells the story of the death of a young man in London, and how it brings together his Cambodian-Chinese mother and his English boyfriend together. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Brewvies Cinema & Pub (677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City). 

Friday, September 19th

Cherish the Child Fundraiser: Come support The Family Support Center, Sept. 19, 2014. Come enjoy some music and messages of hope surrounding child abuse. A light breakfast will be served. Details: From 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Little America Hotel (500 S. Main St., Salt Lake City). RSVP with the Family Support Center. 

Reza Ali Khazeni Lecture – Shi’i Islam & Its Manifestations In Iran: The Reza Ali Khazeni Memorial Foundation and the University of Utah College of Humanities & Middle Easter Center will present “Shi’i Islam & Its Manifestations in Iran,” by Farhad Daftary of the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, Sept. 19, 2014. A reception will follow. Details: Starts at 6 p.m. at the University of Utah – Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities (215 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City). 

Blue Stockings: The University of Utah Department of Theatre will present “Blue Stockings,” Sept. 19-28, 2014. Blue Stockings is a moving, comical, and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for their education against the backdrop of women’s suffrage. Details: Runs from September 19th-28th at the Babcock Theatre (300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City).

Screening of Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap: The documentary “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” in which directors Ice-T and Andy Baybutt explore the history, craft and power of hip-hop – with interviews with such stars as Nas, Kanye West, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg, Run-DMC, and Ice Cube. Details: Screened outdoors on the lawn at the University of Utah – Olpin Union Building.

Saturday, September 20th

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, Saturday, September 20, 2014. 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: Visit the Salt Lake Aids Walk website for more information.

Sunday, September 21st

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes: Beg, borrow or reel in some high heels or other fancy footwear for a mile-long walk in Park City’s historic Main Street from City Park up through the Park Silly Market on Sept. 21, 2014. Please join us for this light-hearted event and help support Peace House raise awareness and break the cycle of domestic violence in our community. Details: From 10-11:30 a.m. at Park City City Park (1354 Park Ave., Park City). Register at the Peace House website.

People’s Climate Mobilisation: Climate change isn’t just about polar bears! Climate change is an issue of ethics. Climate change is about curbing the potential scientifically articulated social and ecological disaster that will ensue due to change in climate. Low- income, indigenous groups, people of color, people geographically located in the Global South—will have to carry the heaviest burdens from social and ecological disruptions. All humans, regardless of identity and geography, will be affected by the change as the result of climate change. Changes such as (but not limited to): drought, food scarcity, flooding, mass relocation of human habitat, consequential growth of diseases, etc. Further, the species of this planet are in great danger. Climate change will result in mass extinction. We have no PLANet B. We, as Earthlings, must band together for a shared vision surrounding equality, resilience, sustainability, and love. Complacency is the single greatest threat to the conservation and sustainability of our fragile planet. The single greatest threat to this planet is complacency. We, as people of this time and space, must use our voices and actions to show that we deeply care about climate justice. It is our right to live on a planet with a livable climate. It is the right of all living things to inhabit a planet with a livable climate. We must be resolute in our voices being heard to ensure that our social and political enactors create policies and projects that address climate change We, in Salt Lake City, stand in solidarity and peace with the People’s Climate Change March in NYC! PLEASE BRING POSTER MATERIALS, FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, PASSION, AND A WILL FOR POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION! Details: Visit here for more information.

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