This week, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, will be speaking at the U about the investigation into the deadly embassy attack in Libya. Over the weekend, you can go on pollution patrol and film pollution coming out of the Salt Lake City Tesoro refinery. Later, drop by the U to hear former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini discuss the move to get more Utah women active in politics.
Benghazi: Why It Matters
Friday, Jan. 17
The 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya killed four Americans and ignited a firestorm of controversy over diplomatic security. Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been all over the investigation, and will be talking to the public about its relevance at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. If you want to learn more, thank the congressman for his work or challenge him for playing politics, he’ll welcome any input you’ve got for him at this free public forum.
Orson Spencer Hall, Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, 801-581-8501, Jan. 17, 12-1 p.m. Hinckley.Utah.edu
Film-in at Tesoro Refinery
Saturday, Jan. 18
Activist and former City Weekly reporter Jesse Fruhwirth was recently detained by an off-duty police officer simply for filming the Tesoro refinery’s contribution to the Salt Lake Valley’s choking inversion. In defiance of the corporate intimidation, activists will gather on public land to film Tesoro and raise awareness of the refinery’s contributions to our regularly occuring red-air days.
Meet at the Children’s Museum, 840 N. 300 West, Jan. 18, 6 p.m., PeacefulUprising.org
Real Women Run
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Utah’s ratio of women to men in politics is as bad as you would expect in such a patriarchal state—we’re ranked seventh from the bottom for female representation in the legislature, for example. That’s why former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini will be on hand at the U to talk about why more women need to join the Real Women Run movement and get trained to run for office in Utah and beat the odds.
Orson Spencer Hall, Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, 801-581-8501, Jan. 22, 12-1 p.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu