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Citizen Revolt: Oct. 18 

Meet some of the women running for office, learn about everything else on the ballot come November and discuss available programming to help Salt Lake's homeless population.

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Meet women candidates
The first of a three-part series from the Power Network features Women Who Run, introducing you to some of the trailblazing female candidates on the November ballot. Why do they do it, particularly in a male-centric state like ours? Here, you can learn about their positions and how you can support them. "Thepolitical and socialclimate has put women in a national moment of truth. Now is the time to fortify the female power network," the event's website says. If nothing else, it inspires powerful connections with women acrossdifferent sectors, businesses and even geographies. Church & State, 370 S. 300 East, Friday, Oct. 19, 6 p.m., $15-$45, includes drinks and appetizers, bit.ly/2NBjEz9.

Candidates & Issues Forum
Do you need help processing everything that's going to be on the ballot this year? You're not alone. There's a lot to vote on besides the candidates, such as questions, propositions and constitutional amendments. Don't get lost in the noise. The Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association Utah Chapter's (APAPA-UTC) 2018 Candidates & Issues Forum is one of the most ambitious voter education forums attempted in the state, meant to empower and organize the Asian American, Native American, Latino, African American and Pacific Islander communities. This year, West Valley City became the first minority-majority community in Utah, and yet that demographic has some of the lowest rates of voter turnout. Attendees are encouraged to bring their mail-in ballots for some hands-on training while having their questions about voting answered. Karen Gail Miller Conference Center, 9750 S. 300 West, Sandy, Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free, bit.ly/2yca2pw.

Homeless summit
We know. This is one of those issues that looks unsolvable: homelessness. Still, it's worth the effort to understand and move forward with workable solutions. The 15th Annual Homelessness Summit offers ways to inform local stakeholders about programs and partnerships available. "Our speakers will inspire and encourage your efforts in: using the housing-first model, strengthening your understanding of supportive services and enhancing your knowledge of workable solutions in coordinating resources," the event's website says. There is also information on the frustrating "ever-changing funding requirements." Sheraton Salt Lake, 150 W. 500 South, Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m., $35, bit.ly/2Ecmxak.

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