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Citizen Revolt: Jan. 23 

Join others to remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Rally against the potential for a war with Iran. Plus, make your voice heard regarding this year's ERA push.

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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." That's from Frederick Douglass, the social reformer and abolitionist whom Donald Trump thought was still alive. Aisha Moodie-Mills carries on his legacy as a respected advocate and CNN commentator. As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Week at the University of Utah, Moodie-Mills gives a keynote address titled "Face Everything and Rise." Moodie-Mills, the LGBTQ activist, will discuss "the intersections of race, sexual orientation, economics and public policy," the event's Facebook page says. Friday, Jan. 24, noon-1 p.m., Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building Auditorium, Room 1110, 275 E. 900 South, free,

Salt Lake City will join other communities around the globe in protesting a new war in the Middle East at the Global Day of Protest: No War on Iran! No, President Trump cannot be impeached for bad foreign policy and knee-jerk reactions, but citizens need to send him a clear message that he is "dragging the United States into a war with Iran that could engulf the whole region and could quickly turn into a global conflict of unpredictable scope and the gravest consequences," the event's Facebook page says. Be part of a global strike. Iran, Iraq and Lebanon are all witnessing the masses rise up in solidarity. Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building, 125 S. State, Saturday, Jan. 25, noon-1:30 p.m., free,

ERA RALLy at capitol
OK, the Equal Rights Amendment has finally reached ratification in the necessary 38 states. Inevitably, this means a long court battle. In the meantime, Utah still has a chance to join the rising voices and ratify the amendment at ERA Now Rally at the Capitol. While the state has a long history of strong and influential women, it still has not let the ERA see the light of day. "Join us at the Utah State Capitol to send a clear message to legislators that 2020 is the time to ratify the ERA!" the event's website says. Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, Monday, Jan. 27, noon, free,

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Katharine Biele

Katharine Biele

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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