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Important community events for March 24-April 31: Town Hall, Self-Defense class, Bystander Dilemma discussion

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Will he listen? Will he even be there? We think he will, although there hasn't been much publicity about Rep. Chris Stewart's Town Hall. With all the recent uproar over the presidential Twitter decisions, there's plenty to talk about. For a time, Republican representatives were hiding behind video screens instead of meeting their constituents in person. Nonetheless, Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Mia Love pressed on, despite the rowdy crowds. Got health care? Need to breathe? Worried about the water? Care about Big Bird? This is your chance to speak up.West High School auditorium, 241 N. 300 West, 801-364-5550, Friday, March 31, 7 p.m., free,

You might have noticed, but sexual assaults are on the rise and women could be better off mastering the tools of self-defense than carrying a concealed weapon—which, thanks to the Legislature, Utahns as young as 18 might soon be able to do. This six-week Women's Self-Defense Course teaches about state use-of-force issues, how to break grabs and escape pins, as well as how to take an attacker to the ground, as taught by a law-enforcement veteran of 28 years. Zenbei Martial Arts Academy-Olympic Judo Dojo, 615 E. Simpson Ave., 801-243-5313, Sunday, March 26, noon, $50,

People cringe at talk of the Holocaust or the Kitty Genovese murder and the idea that maybe one person standing up to evil could have changed the outcome. Find out more about this phenomenon at The Bystander Dilemma: The Holocaust, War Crimes and Sexual Assaults, a panel discussion inspired by University of Utah College of Law Professor Amos Guiora's forthcoming book, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust. Two panels examine the Bystander Effect in the context of modern-day war crimes and sexual assaults. S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6), 383 University St., 801-585-3479, Friday, March 31, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., free/RSVP,

While Salt Lake City isn't technically a sanctuary city, it has pledged to protect refugees even as @realDonaldTrump takes aim at deportation. Still, there are refugees throughout the world who face starvation, crime and illness. Activists from Hope Worldwide Utah have committed to help orphaned children and refugees living in the Oinofyta and Ritsona Refugee Camps near Athens, Greece. The group is collecting basics like head scarves and underwear for 700 people, as well as donations to fund their volunteer trip to Greece. Monetary donations accepted at, through Saturday, April 1; list of items and drop-off locations at

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