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Candidates Talk Housing Crisis, Walk for Suicide Awareness and more.

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Dreamers Rally
Utahns aren't ready to send the innocents packing, but it looks like the Trump Nation might be. Stand together with the children and young adults who by no fault of their own live, learn and even pay taxes in the United States. The president of this country has sent frightening and confusing messages signaling the end of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Or maybe not, he tweets. Join members of the community at We Are All Dreamers, a rally to tell our public officials that deportation will not be tolerated. Wallace Bennett Federal Building, 125 S. State, 801-524-3356, Saturday, Sept. 16, 12-3 p.m., free, bit.ly/2wNdRSZ

Candidates Talk Housing Crisis
Everybody's talking about it, but no one really knows how to fix the problem. Homelessness, for one. And if that isn't hard enough, try taking on the low-income housing crisis, especially with the population explosion expected in the next few years. The Salt Lake City and County mayors have been taking heat for their actions. Here's your chance at SLC District 7 Candidate Forum on Housing & Poverty to ask the candidates—Amy Fowler and Abe Smith—in Salt Lake City's District 7 how they would address the problems when one of them wins Councilwoman Lisa Adams' seat. All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 S. Foothill Drive, 801-581-0380, Thursday, Sept. 14, noon-1 p.m., free, bit.ly/2vKmGJn

Walk for Suicide Awareness
Who hasn't known someone who's been touched by suicide or mental illness? Have you lost a friend, a parent or a child? The Out of the Darkness Walk brings the community together for education and support as each person acknowledges the effect on their lives. Join hundreds of thousands nationwide in the goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20 percent by 2025. There will be a memory table, so bring a photo of your loved one. You can participate in a silent auction and pick up honor beads to wear in remembrance. Information tables open at 9 a.m., along with registration and check-in for those who have not registered online. Liberty Park, 900 S. 600 East, 801-836-0958, Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., donations encouraged, bit.ly/2f84MKb

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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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