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Walk the Walk 

Here's your chance to rally for Patrick Harmon, help the homeless and more.

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Walk of no Shame
Despite the public outcry, rape culture persists and sexual assault still carries a significant community stigma. As a survivor or an ally, you can make a statement of solidarity at SlutWalk SLC's Walk of No Shame while fighting back against sexual harassment, slut-shaming, victim-blaming and sexual violence. "Our 2017 focus is on intimate partner sexual assault, as we reach out to educate our community that sexual assaults aren't just committed by a shadowy figure hiding in a dark alley," organizers say. Educators, activists, government officials and survivors will be there to speak before and after everyone marches up Capitol Hill to protest and empower. Salt Lake City and County Building, 451 S. State, free, Saturday, Sept. 30, noon-3 p.m., bit.ly/2xzUj4q (for more, see p. 8)

Rally for Patrick Harmon
It's hard to know what's happening with the police, but trust has definitely eroded. Patrick Harmon was fatally shot on Aug. 13 while riding his bike near State Street and 1000 South. One of three officers on the scene shot and killed Harmon and the public has not been allowed to see the body cam footage. With speakers from Utah Against Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter Utah, Cop Watch and others, the Rally for Patrick Harmon is followed by a march to the mayor's office. This is a call for transparency from the SLPD. Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 East, free, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m., bit.ly/2favaTa

Help the Homeless
Just so you know it's not all talk or handcuffs, here is a chance for you to step up for the homeless. Project Homeless Connect needs volunteers to fill some 500 slots at Salt Lake City's one-day, one-stop event to provide much-needed services to this vulnerable population. Can you help out with medical and dental care, housing intakes, employment assistance, haircuts, foot care, educational services, bike maintenance, a massage or something as simple as a library card? Whatever you can contribute helps. The Salt Palace Convention Center is donating space and transportation is provided. Mayor Jackie Biskupski has taken a lot of flak for her efforts, and wants this to be a "day of hope." Salt Palace, 100 S. West Temple, 801-535-7174, Friday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free, phcslc.org

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Katharine Biele

Katharine Biele

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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