Fake News Panel, Climate Action & Founding Fathers Forum | Citizen Revolt | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Fake News Panel, Climate Action & Founding Fathers Forum 

It's time to face the facts.

Pin It
Favorite
news_citizenrevolt1-1-7f6f87d0619bafbf.jpg

Fake News Panel
Get your facts to fight the fake news fervor that's taken over the country. You need that ammo, as a large percentage of Americans hold tight to misguided views fueled by "alternative facts." In a recent survey on news consumption, Pew Research Center found that 59 percent of U.S. adults just want the facts—no interpretation. They also found that not everyone can agree which facts are true. And, of course, that's what helped propel @realDonaldTrump into office. You can learn more at the panel discussion "Facts, Fake News and a Post-Truth America," moderated by KRCL RadioActive Host and Executive Producer Lara Jones with local experts including City Weekly's own Enrique Limón, George Pyle of The Salt Lake Tribune, Joel Campbell from BYU and Allison Pond of Deseret News. Salt Lake City Public Library, Marmalade Branch, 280 W. 500 North, 801-363-1818, April 11, 7 p.m., free, bit.ly/2opLray

CLIMATE ACTION
If you "believe" in climate change—unlike the new head of the EPA—you need to collaborate with other science-minded people. Plan to attend Path to Positive Utah's Water and Climate Forum, with presentations and small group discussions about these critical environmental issues. Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, Community Room, 475 S. 300 East, Tuesday, April 25 (RSVP by Monday, April 10), 10 a.m.-noon, free, bit.ly/2oHoFtT

FOUNDING FATHERS FORUM
Everyone seems to be channeling the Founding Fathers these days. Why not find out what they really thought in a discussion with author Stephen F. Knott at "Washington, Hamilton and the American Presidency." His book explores the friendship between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, two men of vastly different backgrounds. Knott attributes the ratification of the Constitution partly to the professional, enduring friendship between these two key players, and speaks to how Hamilton was the focus of attacks because Washington, as president, was pretty untouchable. Weber State University, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Hurst Center Dumke Legacy Hall, 801-626-6252, Thursday, April 13 (RSVP by Friday, April 7), noon-1:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2ojUInF

Pin It
Favorite

More by Katharine Biele

  • 2018 Beer Issue

    We have the lagers!
    • Aug 8, 2018
  • Citizen Revolt: Aug. 9

    Join HEAL Utah's voter registration drive, learn about wildlife conservation and get a dose of civic engagement 101.
    • Aug 8, 2018
  • Sour Taste

    The kerfuffle over Taste of the Wasatch, Utah and its carbon ways and are we talking about inland ports or trade wars?
    • Aug 8, 2018
  • More »

Latest in Citizen Revolt

  • Citizen Revolt: Aug. 9

    Join HEAL Utah's voter registration drive, learn about wildlife conservation and get a dose of civic engagement 101.
    • Aug 8, 2018
  • Citizen Revolt: Aug. 2

    Help prepare schoolchildren for the year ahead, learn how to take action for our national monuments and help host your own community political conversation.
    • Aug 1, 2018
  • Citizen Revolt: July 26

    Help save the San Rafael Swell, fill in gaps where the homeless need assistance, and hear about the badass women who helped pave the road to equality.
    • Jul 25, 2018
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • DUGWAY OUTDOOR TESTING, Trump Protest, Clean Air Rally

    While it's not exactly the Downwinders issue, outdoor testing surely affects the air you breathe. But let's give it a try. The public has a chance to hear all about the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground plans to conduct outdoor testing of small quantities of pharmaceuticals, "which pose an emerging threat to U.S. citizens and the Armed Forces," the public notice says.
    • Jan 18, 2017
  • Women's Success Path

    Recovery Day Rally, Financial Literacy for Women of Color and more.
    • Sep 6, 2017

© 2018 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation