Weekly Feminist Happenings September 23rd-29th


Tuesday, September 23rd

Banned Books Week: September 21-27 is Banned Books Week The King’s English will take part in this annual, national celebration of the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. We will lock arms with other booksellers, publishers, educators, librarians, readers and others across the U.S. in this week-long observance to remind Americans of the importance of preventing censorship and ensuring everyone’s freedom to read any book they choose.

Film screening of American Meat: This documentary looks at problems in the meat industry and possible solutions. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Library (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Wednesday, September 24th

Katharine Coles Poetry Reading: Katharine Coles, internationally read poet and professor of creative writing and poetry at University of Utah, will give a reading of her poetry and discuss her adventures in writing poetry across the globe. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Orem Public Library (58 N. State St., Orem).

Screening of Alive Inside: The documentary “Alive Inside,” which follows a social worker who works to help nursing-home residents with dementia by playing them music of their youth. Presented by the Utah Film Center. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Taggart Student Center (650 N. 800 East, Logan).

Thursday, September 25th

The 16th Annual Diversity Conference at Weber State University: This conference will explore the importance of diversity in education, Sept. 25-26, 2014. The conference will feature multiple workshops and speeches that revolve around the theme “Diversity and Education: The Danger of the Single Story.” Myron Anderson, an associate professor of teacher education at Metropolitan State University of Denver, will give the keynote address, “Why Inclusive Excellence?” on Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballrooms. Details: Visit the Weber State Center for Diversity and Unity for more information.

Escalante Canyons Art Festival-Everett Ruess Days: This event celebrates the wild beauty of Escalante this year in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Named for the spirit of poet, artist, and adventurer, Everett Ruess, who disappeared into the remote slickrock canyons of the Escalante 80 years ago, the festival draws plein air artists, musicians, and speakers from across the nation. All festival events are free and open to the public. Details: Hosted at the Escalante City Center (100 W. Highway 12, Escalante). For a full schedule of events, times, and locations visit the Escalante Canyon Arts Festival website. 

Friday, September 26th

SLC Green City Music Festival: SLC Green City Music Festival is a 2-day music, technology & eco-cultural festival, held Sept. 26-27, 2014. This is a festival to unite the community around sustainable innovations by bringing together forward thinking businesses, organizations and artists. Details: Hosted at Impact Hub (150 S. State, Salt Lake City). The main event will be held Sept. 27, starting at noon. It will feature primary sponsor booths, key note speakers, live bands, and VIP section, food, drinks and alcohol.

Maggie Nelson Poetry Reading: Westminster College will present a free poetry reading by poet Maggie Nelson on Sept. 26, 2014. Nelson is the author of four books of nonfiction and four books of poetry. Her most recent book, “The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning” was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and an Editors’ Choice. Details: Starts at 7pm at the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business (1840 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City). 

Saturday, September 27th

The James P. Huber Veterans Foundation Golf Tournament: The James P. Huber Veterans Foundation will host a golf tournament, the proceeds of which go to the foundation that helps with veterans outreach programs. Details: Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, tee gifts, prizes, silent auction. For more information, contact Mick Riley, 385-468-1400 or Jim Huber, 650-743-7663. Preregister at here.

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