Pollution Patrol | Citizen Revolt | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Pollution Patrol 

Pin It
Favorite
art18640.jpg

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

Twitter: @EricSPeterson

Pin It
Favorite

More by Eric S. Peterson

Latest in Citizen Revolt

  • Health care dialogue, general strike and more

    OK, this is getting serious. Anti-Trump activists are calling for a General Strike. You know the drill—buy nothing, protest everywhere and generally give the president the middle finger.
    • Feb 15, 2017
  • HOMELESSNESS PANEL, SYMPHONY FUNDRAISER, and more

    Thousands of people are living on the streets in Utah, struggling to find work and housing. Many suffer from addiction and mental illness, and criminals often take advantage of their misfortune. Wondering whether Salt Lake City will ever manage the homelessness problem?
    • Feb 8, 2017
  • EDGY SOCIAL COMMENTARY, CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, and more

    The new year has brought a plethora of bold and brazen opinions from the cheap seats. So why not listen to an acclaimed author and social critic talk about life as we know it?
    • Feb 1, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation