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Power and Privilege Monologues

The University of Utah’s Women’s Week Celebration committee is now accepting monologue submissions for a performance to be held during the weekly celebration. The theme for this year’s week is “Evolving Equity: Challenging Power and Privilege.” To coincide with this theme, monologues should be centered on writers’ experiences of institutionalized racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism and other forms of societally-sponsored discrimination. Submissions should be less than five minutes in length.  Selected monologues will be performed by the writer or by a student performer, if requested. The performance will be held March 27 at the I.J. and Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center,  2 North Medical Dr.
Deadline: March 6
Info: Mail to Jo Merrill tmerrill@sa.utah.edu or Kim Hall khall@sa.utah.edu or Women’s Resource Center, University of Utah, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 411, SLC, UT 84112.

Sexual Violence Survivors

The Rape Recover Center, the Utah Pride Center and the LGBTQ Affirmative Therapists Guild of Utah will sponsor two evenings sessions on sexual violence (i.e. rape, molestation, incest, dating violence, sexual abuse and exploitation and other forms of sexual trauma) as it effects gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning people. Topics to be covered will include the impact of sexual trauma on relationships, mental health, and sexuality; how to support a loved one who is a survivor; and resources for survivors and their loved ones. Licensed clinical social workers Jim Struve and Robin Friedman will conduct a session for men on March 12, and friedman and Donna Hawxhurst, Ph.D. will conduct a session for women on March 26. Survivors, secondary survivors (partners, spouses, family and friends of survivors) and the general public are welcome to attend.
When: Men’s session March 12, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.; Women’s session March 26, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E 400 S, Meeting Room C.
Info: (801) 467-7282 or raperecoverycenter.org.
Cost: Free

Play Ball!

Pride Community Softball League sign ups have opened for team and individual registration. Sponsorships for teams are also available. Individual players who do not have and are seeking a team should email Eliza Goodman with their name, sex, contact information and positions they can play. Applications should be submitted online. League play will begin with an open house on April 4 and will be held Sundays at Jordan Park’s southwest field, 1060 S 900 W.
Deadline: March 6
Info: prideleague.com (“2009 softball registration” link) or pcsl@prideleague.com. If your team needs players contact Eliza Goodman at egoodman@slco.org or (801) 270-7260.

Queer Prom 2009

The Utah pride Center’s youth program, Tolerant, Intelligent Network of Teens, will present Queer Prom 2009: So Excited this April. Queer Prom is an annual event for gay and transgender youth and their straight allies.
When: April 18
Where: Salt Lake City Downtown Library, 210 E 400 S
Cost: $5 in advance and $100 at the door. Tickets will be on sale soon.
Info: bonnie@utahpridecenter.org, (801) 539-8800.

GLBT Marching Band


Community activist Dominique Storni is looking for people interested in forming a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender marching band to perform during the Utah Pride Parade. Storni is looking for musicians who have had some experience in marching band, music teachers familiar with typical marching band instruments (drums, horns, etc.), and donations of sheet music. For those who cannot play an instrument but who have interest in helping, Storni is also in need of a support crew.
Info: dominiquestorni@hotmail.com

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