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This week offers opportunities to help out a homeless pet at a charity pet- adoption event. Later, Peaceful Uprising will be talking about grass-roots community building in a post-capitalist society. Also, don’t miss the Day of Remembrance for Downwinders and learn about the threat nuclear weapons still pose to this and future generations.

Super Paw Showdown
Jan. 25-27
Just in time for the Super Bowl, the Humane Society of Utah and Salt Lake County Animal Services are going head to head see which organization can get the most pets adopted this weekend. Cats are $5 and dogs are $30, and all critters are spayed, neutered, microchipped and ready to go. Pick a team and bring home a furry friend in need. Humane Society of Utah, 4242 S. 300 West, Murray, 801-261-2919; Salt Lake City Animal Services, 511 W. 3900 South, 385-468-7387, Jan. 25-26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Jan. 27, noon-4 p.m.,,

Climate Justice Bold School: Post-Capitalism Economics
Saturday, Jan. 26
If you believe that our fossil-fuel-driven economy is about to run out of gas and want to start preparing before the engine of the dirty economy seizes up, then you’ll want to check out this weekend’s Climate Justice Bold School. Sponsored by Peaceful Uprising, the event features Westminster College professors who are knowledgeable in “degrowth,” as well as Transition Salt Lake, a group focused on post-capitalist community building who will talk about preparing for a new paradigm in sustainable living. Wasatch Commons, 1411 S. Utah St., 801-747-9871, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,

Day of Remembrance for Downwinders
Sunday, Jan. 27
Jan. 27 marks the 62nd anniversary of the nuclear-weapons testing in Nevada that would affect millions of Americans and cost some people in southern Utah their health and even their lives. Come join the Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons at this event to honor the sacrifice of Downwinders, and sound a call for the ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. First Baptist Church, 777 S. 1300 East, 801-364-2971, 3-5 p.m.,

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