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Trump Taxes March, Citizen Representation Panel & LGBTQ Suicide Prevention 

This week's community activist events touch on tax policies and LGBTQ suicide.

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TRUMP TAXES MARCH
April 15 is looming for those of us who dutifully add up the profits and losses in our lives. Not so for our president, who has still given no indication that he will release his tax returns—even though 2016 can't possibly be under audit. What is he hiding? Not even Rachel Maddow knows. Activists across the country are gearing up for a rally on Tax Day, calling on @realDonaldTrump to act transparently and release his tax returns. The Trump Taxes March isn't just about papers—it's about economic justice, about whether he and the rest of the super-rich are paying their fair share, and about how beholden our government is to corporate interests and the wealthy. Most important, it's about how they have more influence than you. Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, 801-535-7600, Saturday, April 15, noon-2 p.m., free, bit.ly/2oalyxk

CITIZEN REPRESENTATION PANEL
We bet you love being called "thugs" for speaking truth to power. Here is an opportunity to safely grumble that your concerns are not being represented in Congress. An upcoming citizens panel turns the attention on "the representation or non-representation that citizens receive for their tax dollars." The event, dubbed Taxation Without Representation? WE PAY .... WE SAY! invites audience members to "engage with panelists in a lively, moderated discussion. Your views are then shared with Utah's Congressional delegation." Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 South, Saturday, April 15, 3-5 p.m., free, bit.ly/2oJWeiX

LGBTQ SUICIDE PREVENTION
Utah is a special place. From 2007-14, the youth suicide rate tripled. More concerning were the 32 young LGBTQ Mormons who took their lives in the three months after the LDS Church declared its latest same-sex policy. Stronger Communities: LGBTQ+ Suicide Prevention is a day-long American Foundation for Suicide Prevention chapter-sponsored conference to raise awareness about LGBTQ suicide risk, bring research findings to the attention of professionals and the public, and explore strategies for suicide prevention in local communities. The agenda includes plenary and breakout sessions with national experts on LGBTQ mental health and suicide risk. Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main, 801-230-7082, Tuesday, April 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $50 (students, $25), bit.ly/2oJGlZV


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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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