Weekly Feminist Happenings September 29th-October 5th

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Tuesday, September 29th

Pink Out Day: It’s a nationwide day of action to stand up and fight back on the attacks on Planned Parenthood. It’s going to be really cool – we’re encouraging folks to wear pink, and if they’re able, to take a photo/selfie and post it on social media with the hashtag #PinkOut. We’ll also be delivering the thousands of cards that we’ve collected to send to Gov. Herbert; we’re asking folks to RSVP here if they’re interested in joining us in-person, so we can send them more information later this week once we get the details worked out. Most of all, we’re asking folks all over the state to wear pink (if folks want a PP t-shirt, they can order one here), recruit their friends and family to wear pink, and to tell others why they are. This kind of visibility is super important to show elected officials the reality: that thousands of Utahns support Planned Parenthood, and that they won’t stand for attacks on reproductive health care.

Womyn’s Health Panel: Westminster College Sociology club is hosting a womyn’s health panel that will be discussing the latest controversy surrounding the defunding of Planned Parenthood and other related womyn’s health issues as well as providing resources. Panelists for the event are: Dr. Han Kim – Public health professor, program director; Heather Stringfellow – VP of Public Policy at PPAC; Rene Malecki – Director of the Family Justice Center for the YWCA; Alejandra Palomino – Preventative Health Program Manager for Comunidades Unidas; Kyl Myers – University of Utah Sociology Department. Details: Fromt 7-9 p.m. in the Gore Auditorium, Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Building.

Festival of India: The Krishna Temple will host the annual Festival of India. There will be Indian food, dance, music, theatre and fireworks. Visit utahkrishnas.com for information. Details: From 5-8 p.m. at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple (8628 S. State Road, Spanish Fork).

James Balog Lecture: The photographer for the movie “Chasing Ice.” For more than 30 years, James Balog has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era: human modification of our planet’s natural systems. To reveal the impact of climate change, he founded the Extreme Ice Survey, the most wide-ranging, ground-based, photographic study of glaciers ever conducted. The movie depicts Balog trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Utah State University Performance Hall (1090 E. 675 North, Logan).

Wednesday, September 30th

Kristen Ries & Maggie Snyder HIV/AIDS Archive Celebration: Please join us for the launch celebration of the HIV/ AIDS Archive, named for Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder. Located in the Special Collections Department at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, the archive aims to develop oral histories and to archive documents and other memorabilia related to the struggle against HIV/AIDS in the State of Utah. Named for the medical pioneers who first cared for HIV/AIDS patients in our State, the archive will develop an extraordinary collection concerning the multiple aspects of the struggle against the disease. Details: From 5-6:30 p.m. at the J. Willard Marriott Library (295 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City).

Devery Anderson Reading: Devery Anderson, author of Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement, will discuss and sign his book. Details: Visit the King’s English for information. Starts at 7 p.m. at the The King’s English Bookshop (1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City).

Thursday, October 1st

Zoë Carpenter: The Salt Lake City Public Library invites fans of investigative journalism and progressive politics to its eight-week celebration of the 150th anniversary of “The Nation” featuring top journalists and contributors at work today. Zoë Carpenter is The Nation’s Assistant Washington Editor. She has written for Rolling Stone, Guernica, and the Poughkeepsie Journal, and has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, and other media outlets. She is one half of the band Tillamook Burn and graduated from Vassar College with a degree in writing and environmental politics. Follow her on Twitter @ZoeSCarpenter. Details: Starts at 7 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library – Main (210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City).

Saturday, October 3rd

SlutWalk SLC: SlutWalk SLC is part of a global, grassroots movement to confront rape culture and end victim blaming. Details: We’ll be meeting on the West side of Washington Square at 1PM then marching to the State Capitol for a rally at 2, demanding more action toward a Community for Consent. Visit the SlutWalk SLC Facebook page for more information.

Maddy’s Race Day: Maddy’s Run is a 5k run/walk/roll benefiting the Disability Law Center and the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation honoring the life of Madelyn Jackson. Runners, walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, and dogs are welcome. Guaranteed t-shirts for all participants registered by September 14, 2015; limited supplies for race-day registrants. Great prizes, fun kids activities and refreshments available after the race. egistration and more information available here.

Monday, October 5th

The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources: Margaret Pabst Battin, M.F.A., PhD., is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Medical Ethics at the University of Utah. She has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited some 20 books, including “Drugs and Justice” and “The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease.” She has published two collections of essays on end-of-life issues, “The Least Worst Death and Ending Life;” a comprehensive digital archive and print volume, “The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources,” is being presented at this event. Her new projects include a book on large-scale reproductive problems of the globe and work on challenging assumptions in urban design. Details: Starts at 2 p.m. at the J. Willard Marriott Library (295 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City)

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