Weekly Feminist Happenings September 1st-7th


Tuesday, September 1st

Equality Utah Night at the Museum: Kids of all ages, parents, community members and allies are invited to join Equality Utah for a Night at the Museum! We are excited to co-host this event with Merrill Lynch. This is our second year doing a community event in this space… last year was a blast! Come to Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum for a night of fun for the whole family: free admission and free parking validation!  Equality Utah has the entire museum reserved for one special night! Kids can read books in the story factory, break news as a reporter in the media zone, buzz around the garden or fly away in the helicopter on the outdoor patio! Details: Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 W. 100 S, Salt Lake City from 6-8pm. Park under museum in parking lot, get validation inside, use it when you leave. Email us at museum@equalityutah.org

Screening of Food for Change: Wasatch Cooperative Market will host a public screening of the documentary film “Food for Change,” Sept. 1, 2015. The film chronicles the development and purpose of grocery cooperatives in America. Visit www.wasatch.coop for information about the Co-op. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Tower Theatre (876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City).

Rumi Poetry Club: The Rumi Poetry Club espouses spiritual poetry for everyday and as a form of meditation to nourish the soul and mind. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Anderson-Foothill Branch Library (1135 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City). 

Native Voices Display: The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” will be on display Sept. 1-Nov. 8, 2015. Honoring the Native tradition of oral history, NLM gathered a multitude of healing voices from across the country so that you can hear people’s stories in their own words. Healers, elders and other key figures describe how epidemics, loss of land, loss of lives, and the inhibition of culture in the 19th and 20th centuries affect the health of Native individuals and communities today. Details: Exhibit runs from September 1st through November 8th. Visit the Eccles Library Blog for more information.

Christine Seifert: Local author, Christine Seifert, will read and sign her new book, Whoppers: History’s Most Outrageous Lies and Liars. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at The King’s English Bookshop (1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City). 

Screening of Code: Debugging the Gender Gap: The documentary “Code: Debugging the Gender Gap,” examines the cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles and sexism that prevent more women and people of color from seeking jobs in computer sciences. After the screening, director Robin Hauser Reynolds will take part in a Q&A, moderated by Lara Jones, host of KRCL’s “RadioActive.” Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City )

Wednesday, September 2nd

Ricardo Levins Morales: Ken Sanders Rare Books will hold a reception celebrating Ricardo Levins Morales, a visual artist and social movement organizer. Morales will be visiting in conjunction with the Joe Hill Centennial Celebration for which he has designed artwork.  His work will be for sale at The Joe Hill Centennial Celebration on Sept. 5, and exhibited at Ken Sanders Rare Books Sept. 1-12. Details: From 6-8 p.m. at Ken Sanders Rare Books (268 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City). Visit the Ken Sanders Books site for more information.

100 Women Who Care Meeting: The 100 Women Who Care group will meet Sept. 2, 2015. It’s a quarterly gathering of busy women all armed with checkbooks who meet for just an hour, vet targeted charities or special community needs, vote on the favorite, and write individual $100 checks on the spot. Meet at City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of the building. Visit www.100womenwhocareslc.com for information. Details: Starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City/County Building (451 S. State St. , Salt Lake City).

Thursday, September 3rd

George Zornick, The Nation’s Washington Editor: Zornick grew up in Buffalo, NY and holds a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to joining The Nation, George was Senior Reporter/Blogger for ThinkProgress.org. He worked as a researcher for Michael Moore’s Sicko and as an Associate Producer on The Media Project on the Independent Film Channel. His work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, Media Matters, and The Buffalo News. Follow him on Twitter @gzornick. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City). RSVP here.

Soften Your FoodPrint: Get buzzed about animal welfare with yummy food and vibrant conversation. This event is sponsored by Sage Mountain: An Advocate for Farm Animals. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Sage’s Cafe (234 West 900 South, Salt Lake City).

Friday, September 4th

Polynesian Days: Polynesian Days is an annual event that showcases the culture(s), foods, entertainment and diversities of the Polynesian islands. An outdoor three-day event with Island and local crafts, hand-made products and other local products and services. September 4-7, 2015. (Vendors apply now!) Visit Polynesian Days for more information. Details: Starts at 10 a.m., $15 admission. Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park (3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi).

Saturday, September 5th

Joe Hill concert fundraiser: The Joe Hill Organizing Committee has organized a Kickstarter project to hold a concert in honor of Joe Hill, a Utah labor organizer and songwriter that was executed in the early 1900s. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at Sugar House Park (2100 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City). Visit  for information.

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