This week, learn the skills needed to organize for change and how to rally your peers toward collective action at Peaceful Uprising’s Climate Justice Bold School. South Jordan residents will want to head to the city-council meeting on Tuesday to speak up over how to distribute federal community-development block grants in the city. Later in the week, listen to renowned peace activist Phyllis Bennis discuss challenging drones, kill lists and other perils of the “new foreign policy.”
Climate Justice Bold School
Saturday, March 30
Peaceful Uprising got its start as an organization rallying for environmental change, but it also knows that any positive change starts with individuals’ willingness to challenge their world and rally to make it better. This free event is all about organizing your peers and building coalitions in your community to change the world.
First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 S. 1300 East, 801-747-9871, March 30, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., PeacefulUprising.org
South Jordan City Council
Tuesday, April 2
As part of a five-year plan, the city of South Jordan is entering Year 2 in its annual action plan of how to use community-development block grants to help meet crucial city goals. The 2013 goals include preserving and expanding cheap, safe and decent housing, and maintaining facilities and programs for the city’s elderly population. Show up to this public hearing to learn more, speak for or against the city’s action plan and stay in the loop with your local government.
South Jordan City Hall, 1600 W. Towne Center Drive, 801-254-3742, April 2, 6 p.m., SJC.Utah.gov
“Missiles, Drones and Kill Lists: A New Phase in Foreign Policy”
Wednesday, April 3
Phyllis Bennis is an author, activist and head of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. At this free event—part of the Pathways to Peace program—Bennis will speak about the new foreign policy of executive hit lists and drone attacks and the dangers they pose to our democracy.
Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, April 3, 7 p.m., Facebook.com/Utah.PathwaysToPeace