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Feminist Writer Speaks
If you thought Ben Shapiro's speeches ignited a firestorm in the battle over thought, then take a listen to Sarah Gailey. The self-described "writer, shrill feminist harpy and bad influence" gives a series of talks and readings, including "Fear of the Female Voice," which will surely get your feminist or anti-feminist juices flowing. Her series of readings at Utah State University is meant to embolden "female writers and activists in one of the nation's most conservative states," according to the sponsoring academic departments. Gailey, who's called a speculative fiction author and social critic, didn't start writing until 2015, and was nominated for a Hugo award the first year she was eligible. Merrill-Cazier Library, 3000 Old Main Hill, Logan, 435-797-3292, Thursday, Oct. 12, 1:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m., free, journalism.usu.edu

DACA Write-in
If you care about the future of young immigrants, don't just scream your frustrations. Write them down and mail them to Washington. It's estimated there are 10,500 young immigrants in Utah who could be affected by the president's plan to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Community Writing Center and the staff from the University of Utah's student-run newspaper Venceremoshost a DACA Response Write-in Workshop to help you write an effective letter to your representatives. Throughout the day, they'll be offering short workshops on the ins and outs of public letter-writing after which you'll have time to craft your own missive. Salt Lake Community College Writing Center, 210 E. 400 South, 801-957-2192, Saturday, Oct. 14, 12-4 p.m., free, bit.ly/2ysYkbR

Volunteer for Sanctuary
Every day brings a new fear for undocumented immigrants. Never mind what the Washington elite say. Salt Lake City is determined to protect its immigrants—documented or not. In the First Volunteer Orientation: SLC Sanctuary Solidarity Network, you can learn how the law has changed over the past year, and how to participate in this humanitarian effort. Whether you're a person of faith or not, you can become a part of this national movement, and bring Salt Lake City into the fold. Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, 801-486-5473, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2-4 p.m., free, bit.ly/2z3hwdg

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