Weekly Feminist Happenings September 22nd-28th

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Tuesday, September 22nd

Leilani Munter: Trailblazers of Clean Energy Lecture Series: Leilani Münter is ranked one of the top female racecar drivers globally; she is also the world’s #1 eco-athlete. This fearless NASCAR driver promotes sustainability to 75 million fans. This lecture is part of a series brought to you by Utah Clean Energy and partners. Details: From 7-8 p.m. at the S. J. Quinney College of Law. $5 entry fee.

Wednesday, September 23rd

B.B. King Film Screening: The Utah Blues Society will present a benefit screening of the new autobiography on the King of the Blues, B.B. King, “The Life of Riley.” Details: The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, a B.B. King Trivia Contest followed by prizes at 6:45 p.m. and the movie screening at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Credit cards discouraged but will be accepted. For more information, visit the Utah Blues Society site as well as the UBS Facebook page.

HEAL Community Night: Curbing Pollution From Utah’s Biggest Industries: Join representatives of HEAL Utah, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and Western Resources Advocates and learn about the air quality rules that we will formally present to Utah officials in October. In order to improve Utah’s poor air quality, we must ask more from each sector — vehicles, buildings AND industry. Our rules are designed to ensure we limit industrial pollution on bad air days, that we don’t let industry increase its pollution and that we require more frequent stack testing. To learn more, to ask questions, and to find out how you can get involved in this important campaign for clean air this fall, please join us! Details: From 7-9 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main Auditorium. Event is free, but please RSVP here.

Thursday, September 24th

Air Quality and Health: Westminster will host a lecture entitled “Air Quality and Health” by Dr. Christine Wiedinmyer on Sept. 24, 2015, at 7 p.m., in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. Details: From 7-9 at Westminster College in the Jewett Center for Performing Arts.

The Nation 150th Anniversary Speaker Series: John Nichols: John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation Magazine as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive Magazine and In These Times and is the associate editor of The Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers. John is the author of many books, including, most recently, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America (co-authored with Robert W. McChesney). He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs as a commentator on politics and media issues. Follow him on Twitter @NicholsUprising. Details: From 7-9 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library. The event is free, but registration is required.

Friday, September 25th

27th Annual Leader Luncheon: Join the YWCA for LeaderLuncheon featuring keynote speaker Lisa Ling and honoring the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award winners: Peggy Tomsic, Law; Linda Leckman, Medicine/Health; Carolyn Goodwin Schubach, Education; Rosemarie Hunter, Community Service. This year, the YWCA will present The Mary Schubach McCarthey Lifetime Achievement Award to Olene S. Walker, former Governor of Utah. Details: From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grand America Hotel. Buy tickets here.

Chicano Scholarship Fund: The Chicano Scholarship Fund will honor 13 recipients at the 40th year celebration. Details:  To RSVP and for more information on how to participate, call 801-581-4378 or visit here. 

Opening Reception: Firelei Báez, Patterns of Resistance: UMOCA is pleased to present the 2015 Doctorow Prize Winner Firelei Báez in her solo exhibition, Patterns of Resistance. Tracing the history of social movements in the United States and the Caribbean, Patterns of Resistance presents a series of new works inspired by lineages of black resistance. By creating new emblems of power, Báez invokes disparate patterns of resistance within the African diaspora. Details: From 7-9 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (20 S. West Temple).

Saturday, September 26th

The 12th Annual Legacy of Lowell: This is an opportunity for University of Utah students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and the greater community to engage with Salt Lake City nonprofit organizations. Details: From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Glendale Middle School (1430 West Andrew Avenue, Salt Lake City).

Agnar Food Run: The Agnar Food Run is an opportunity to meet farmers, sample products, and enjoy a day with family.
Activities include face painting, family games, free pizza & ice cream and a petting zoo. Details: Register as an individual for just $15 or as a Family/Team* (up to 5 people) for just $40 Entry includes a T-shirt, finishing prize, free food & fun.Visit the Agnar Food Run site for more information.

Girls in Aviation Day, Utah: Westminster College’s student chapter of Women in Aviation will hold an open house, at Tac Air Hangar #7, Salt Lake City International Airport (303 N. 2370 West) to celebrate Girls in Aviation Day: an international community outreach day to increase awareness of opportunities for women in aviation. For more information visit the Girls in Aviation Day site.

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