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Citizen Revolt: Feb. 8 

Meet Angela Davis, #MeToo heads to the Capitol and Salt Lake Indivisible's Winter Meeting.

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Way to be active
Salt Lake Indivisible wants you to "Stop yelling at your TV and find out what you can do to support the Resistance in 2018." They'll be calling Utah's congressional delegation, writing letters to the editor and op-eds, and if you're not registered to vote, they'll do that too at the Salt Lake Indivisible Winter Meeting. Salt Lake Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce will be the keynote speaker. Don't just sit at home and grouse about the state of the state. "Grab 'em by the ballots this November!" You can act, and act effectively. Wasatch Presbyterian Church, 1626 S. 1700 East, 801-364-3031, Thursday, Feb. 8, 7-9 p.m., free, bit.ly/2E0Qx8k.

#MeToo ON THE HILL
In the year of the sexual assault, maybe someone will pay attention to Sexual Violence Advocacy Day on the Hill. No, this is not the first time advocates have gone to the Capitol with their message, but it's a great time to hear from the experts, to get "information and training on how to advance important legislation designed to support survivors of sexual violence and prevent it all together," organizers say. At this event, you'll meet legislators and have an opportunity to talk to them about this troubling issue. Here's a chance to network, meet the players and tour the Capitol. Utah State Office Building, Capitol Auditorium, 450 N. State, 801-746-0404, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free/registration required, bit.ly/2FxVD8A.

Meet angela davis
Even if you don't remember political activist Angela Davis from the psychedelic '60s, you can meet her now and hear a message of social justice that's relevant in today's Twitter-fed world. Davis, a retired professor and author, is the face of the counterculture and twice ran as a candidate for vice president on the Communist ticket. "Her work as an educator—both at the university level and in the larger public sphere—always emphasizes the importance of building community for economic, racial and gender equity," according to the Center for Women and Gender at Utah State University. You will leave Angela Davis, The Intersection of Arts and Social Justice as someone who sees the world in a broader spectrum. USU Center for Women and Gender, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, 7600 Old Main Hill, Logan, 435-797-9222, Thursday, Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m., free, bit.ly/2DPa1ZG.

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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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