Nothing burns calories and builds your karma like dancing for a cause. This weekend, you can learn to Zumba and help prevent child abuse and neglect. Afterward, take a long view on state-sponsored violence at a free pizza & politics forum connecting the atrocities of the Holocaust to police violence in Ferguson, Mo. Salt Lake County residents will want to weigh in on a hearing over a bond that could be as much as $30 million to cover the building of several county government buildings.
Children's Service Society Zumba Fundraiser
Saturday, Oct. 25
The Children's Service Society is looking for folks willing to shake their bootys for a good cause—funding to help the organization fulfill its mission of preventing child abuse and neglect. All of the registration costs ($20 in advance, $25 day-of) will go toward that mission.
Infinity Event Center, 26 E. 600 South, 801-355-7444, Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., CSSUtah.org
For Us All: The Holocaust to Ferguson, Missouri
Monday, Oct. 27
A panel of professors, as well as Dieter Kuntz, historian of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will explore the disturbing connections between race and state-ordered violence in the Jewish people's struggles during the Holocaust and the heavy-handed police presence in the heavily black populations of Ferguson, Mo., and elsewhere.
University of Utah, Orson Spencer Hall, 260 Central Campus Drive, 801-581-8501, Oct. 27, 12-1 p.m., Hinckley.Utah.Edu
Salt Lake County Bond Hearing
Tuesday, Oct. 28
The Salt Lake County Council is looking for county residents to weigh in on a bond proposal not to exceed $30 million to help pay for the construction and/or development of new buildings, including new offices for the district attorney, a new health building, a new senior-citizen center in Midvale, and other projects. It's your money as a taxpayer, so show up and speak up.
Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State, 801-468-2930, Oct. 28, 4 p.m., SLCO.Org/Council