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Citizen Revolt: Dec. 13 

Expose some unsightly animal treatment, hear how certain theologies and fables have intertwined to promote racism, and attend a vigil for those who have died on the streets.

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NO SILENCE FOR LAMBS
This is not Halloween, though you are asked to dress up like a bloody sheep. The SLC: Forever 21 Protest is a rally designed to horrify. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the event's Facebook page says, is acting on the results of an undercover investigation "which exposed workers mutilating terrified lambs, striking gentle, frightened sheep in the face with sharp metal clippers, and cutting the throats and breaking the necks of terrified animals while others looked on." You can't miss the gruesome details at the rally because there are large mobile TV screens playing the footage. Outside Forever 21, City Creek Mall, 51 S. Main, Friday, Dec. 14, 6-8 p.m., free, bit.ly/2E7gXEv.

WHAT ABOUT THOSE "ALIEN" MIGRANTS?
Here's a chance to look into your soul—or the souls of your Mormon friends and family members—to see how certain theologies and fables have intertwined to promote racism at Delusion of the Gods: Ancient Aliens & Other Pseudohistory. "What do Ancient Alien theories, the search for the lost continent of Atlantis, and Mormon theology have in common? They all promote the racist idea that people of color are incapable of creating complex civilizations without outside intervention," the event's Facebook page says. Fun stories from The Book of Mormon picture ancient Israeli migrants being wiped out in the new land by non-white natives. If you think these stories are harmless, attend the discussion to explore the rise of white nationalism today. Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Conference Room, Level 4, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2-3 p.m., free, bit.ly/2E7bqOa.

HOMELESSNESS VIGIL
If you think the weather outside is frightful, you should try living on the streets to really experience it. The Homeless Persons' Candlelight Vigil honors and remembers those who have died on the streets this year. Residents and community leaders gather with a message to prevent any additional loss of life or suffering caused by homelessness through advocacy, education and other initiatives. According to Crossroads Urban Center, a 2017 count found 1,886 people in a shelter or other residential facility for homeless people and 161 people sleeping outdoors. Pioneer Park, 350 S. 300 West, Thursday, Dec. 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2EjXKAu.

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