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Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) 2nd Annual Gala

The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) will be holding its Second Annual Gala in the evening on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Loveland Living Aquarium. We are thrilled to have Dr. Susan R. Madsen be our keynote speaker and to honor her for her distinguished service in the fight to prevent and eradicate sexual assault and sexual violence. Sponsorships and individual tickets ARE NOW AVAILABLE for purchase. We are also accepting in-kind donations for our silent auction and monetary donations. If you have questions, please contact us at jakem@ucasa.org Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can visit the cash bar, wander the exhibits, and peruse the silent auction items. Dinner and program will start at 7:20 p.m. The dress is cocktail attire. Free parking availableThe Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault's mission is to engage individuals and organizations in local and statewide collaborations to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual violence education, prevention, and response in Utah. Tickets can be purchased here https://e.givesmart.com/events/rS2/



Carmen Maria Machado - Banned Books Week, Tanner Humanities Center

Tickets- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carmen-maria-machado-banned-books-tanner-humanities-center-tickets-690239142857?aff=communitycalendars

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House, the graphic novel The Low, Low Woods, and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of "The New Vanguard," one of "15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century." Learn more! Tickets will be available starting September 11. Book signing to follow. Books available to purchase from Under the Umbrella Bookstore. PARTNERS & SPONSORS: Under the Umbrella Bookstore Utah Humanities Utah Humanities Book Festival R. Harold Burton Foundation The King's English Book Shop College Of Humanities Equity, Diversity & Inclusion B. W. Bastian Foundation PEN America Zoo, Arts & Parks Program Salt Lake City Arts Council



Water Trivia

Join us for our popular quarterly Water Trivia at Squatters Brewing! This event combines water-themed education with fun, friendly competition for a watershed cause. Teams test their Wasatch water knowledge in ten trivia questions and a final wager on topics ranging from global water systems to local hydrology. If you plan to play, please register prior to the event and arrive early to get settled. Trivia will begin at 7P. Registration is not required if you do not plan to play. Everyone is welcome! A signature cocktail and brews will be available for purchase courtesy of Squatters. All participants will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win awesome prizes!



Utah Film Center: Through the Lens

Utah Film Center is excited to announce its Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival’s opening night film, A Run for More, on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm at the Jeanné Wagner Theater at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Presented as part of the Utah Film Center’s Through the Lens Fall Series and in partnership with KUER’s Radiowest, A Run for More documents Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe's chance to make history as the first openly elected transgender official in Texas. Unfolding amidst an onslaught of trans legal attacks, viewers are immersed in Frankie’s journey as she finds her voice, questions her relationship to the community, and tries to win an election. Shot over 4 years, A Run for More gives viewers the chance to watch Frankie’s unique campaign and the impact it has on her, the city, and the LGBTQ+ community in San Antonio. We invite you to stay after the screening as KUER's Radiowest host, Doug Fabrizio, hosts an engaging conversation with Frankie Gonzales-Wolfe. Get your tickets to Damn These Heels opening night film at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/film/a-run-for-more Watch the movie trailer at: https://vimeo.com/856609720



Utah Film Center's Black, Bold & Brilliant presents, "Kokomo City" at Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival

As part of our Black, Bold & Brilliant series, Utah Film Center, in partnership with KRCL, is excited to announce our upcoming film screening and post-discussion of Kokomo City at Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival. Join us Saturday, October 14th at 5:30 pm at the Jeanné Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. In the wildly entertaining and refreshingly unfiltered documentary Kokomo City filmmaker D. Smith passes the mic to four Black transgender sex workers in Atlanta and New York City – Daniella Carter, Koko Da Doll, Liyah Mitchell, and Dominique Silver – who unapologetically break down the walls of their profession. Holding nothing back, the film vibrates with energy, sex, challenge, and hard-earned wisdom. This vital portrait, edited and shot by Smith in bold black and white, is her feature directorial debut. A two-time Grammy-nominated producer, singer, and songwriter, Smith made history as the first trans woman cast on a primetime unscripted TV show. Executive produced by Lena Waithe, Kokomo City won the Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT Innovator Award and NEXT Audience Award, as well as the Berlinale’s Audience Award in the Panorama Documentary section. We invite you to stay after the screening for a post-film discussion with the Black, Bold & Brilliant team. Purchase your ticket at: https://utahfilmcenter.org/film/kokomo-city Watch the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch



Water Trivia

Join us for our popular quarterly Water Trivia at Squatters Brewing! This event combines water-themed education with fun, friendly competition for a watershed cause. Teams test their Wasatch water knowledge in ten trivia questions and a final wager on topics ranging from global water systems to local hydrology. If you plan to play, please register prior to the event and arrive early to get settled. Trivia will begin at 7P. Registration is not required if you do not plan to play. Everyone is welcome! A signature cocktail and brews will be available for purchase courtesy of Squatters. All participants will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win awesome prizes! https://sevencanyonstrust.org/events/water-trivia