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Citizen Revolt: April 4 

Learn about solution to the wild horse problem. Celebrate Native American voices. Plus, let the world know how you feel about the Green New Deal.

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HELP SAVE WILD HORSES
You've heard about the problem with those amazingly fertile wild horses. The drought hasn't helped and the animals have been dying of starvation while the federal government tries to figure out what to do. Euthanasia (the Trump plan) has been a strategy of late because there are severe consequences to doing nothing. Slaughter or contraception are both expensive propositions that Congress has been less and less willing to fund. The BLM is trying to find private pastures and is encouraging adoption, but that might not be enough. Join the Rally to #SaveOnaqui to ask the BLM to work with advocates to implement a comprehensive fertility-control program instead of removing them from public lands. BLM Utah State Office, 440 W. 200 South, Friday, April 5, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2FHU3DX.

POW-WOW FEATURing INDIGENOUS VOICES
Native American scholars and students will present the 42nd Annual Indigenous Voices Pow-Wow. "We celebrate our ancestral heritage and our communal voices through sharing our cultural heritage in the forms of dancing, singing and storytelling," the event's Facebook page says. Throw off the stereotypes and see for yourselves how Native Americans use their languages, dances and ceremonies as a unique form of expression. This is not only a joyful and unifying event, but a way for these peoples to share their ancestral knowledge. There will be food, arts and crafts and, of course, dancing. Weber State University Shepherd Building, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, 801-626-7330, Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., free, bit.ly/2JPYSPO.

CHECK YOUR EQUALITY
You either love him or you hate him, but you don't often get to hear from him, unless it's in a meme or on Facebook. Robert Reich, secretary of labor in the Clinton administration, is the subject of a documentary screening of Inequality for All. Now a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, he discusses "the grave economic and social consequences that may result if the gap between rich and poor continues to widen," according to the event's website. The income gap has been growing over the last 30 years, and that has been informing all kinds of social issues, including racial and gender equality. Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 2018, 801-581-8501, Thursday, April 11, 4-6 p.m., free, bit.ly/2WDmtVk.

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Katharine Biele

Katharine Biele

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A City Weekly contributor since 1992, Biele is the informed voice behind our Hits & Misses and Citizen Revolt columns. When not writing, you can catch her working to empower voters and defend democracy alongside the League of Women Voters.

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