YOUTH CLIMATE STRIKE
The need for action on climate change is critical, even as politicians say they are committed to addressing environmental problems. The Salt Lake Youth Climate Strike wants meaningful action, not just words and hope. "We are watching as our future is being stolen right before our eyes due to corporate greed. Enough is enough and now is the time for we the people to demand action," the event's Facebook page says. They want economic equity in the battle for clean air. And they want their leaders to see that they are here for the long haul, fighting for the future. State Capitol, 350 N. State, Friday, March 15, 10 a.m.-noon, free, bit.ly/2NMZ3tx.
HEALTHY PRIDE DAY
By now, Utahns realize their lawmakers don't understand the issues facing the LGBTQ community. Certainly, they've dropped the ball on suicide prevention and have left the door open to conversion therapy. With mental and physical problems exploding, Healthy Pride Day offers a door to hope and understanding. Here, you find classes on physical, mental and relationship health for both youth and adults. You're also able to access STI testing and health and cancer screenings while checking out affirming business booths and food trucks. Utah Pride Center, 1380 S. Main, 801-539-8800, Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., free, bit.ly/2EIuhOd.
WHERE'S THE NEWS?
In this age of social media and the explosion of #fakenews, it's important to navigate through the miasma. We are also witnessing the president of the United States accusing publishers and news outlets of spreading lies. The public understandably is losing trust in the First Amendment, and wondering where the boundaries lie between news and opinion. James Dao, the op-ed editor of The New York Times, draws on his experience as a news reporter and editor to shed light on Opinion Journalism in the Age of Fake News and explain just how the NYT goes about opinion journalism. Vieve Gore Concert Hall/Jewett Center, Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East,801-832-2467, Tuesday, March 19, 6-8:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2EJCpOs.