INLAND PORT FORUM
Nothing's done until it's done. That's why it's so important to show up at the Utah Inland Port Public Forum to find out more about the secretive and problematic economic engine brought to you by your Legislature. Come share your thoughts about how Salt Lake City's fragile Northwest Quadrant should—or shouldn't—be developed. Already, there's a massive airport expansion and a new state prison being built. How much more pollution and traffic can the area handle, especially near the wetlands and the endangered Great Salt Lake? Salt Lake County Council Chambers, 2001 S. State, Room N1100, Thursday, March 28, 6-8 p.m., free, bit.ly/2TnNJVC.
LEARN ABOUT MUSLIMS
With the president and his administration kindling deep-seated feelings of fear around the Muslim community, it's time to find out what you're so afraid of. At Muslims for American Progress: An Evidenced-Based Portrait of American Muslims, you discover how they are rarely portrayed as nuanced and complex human beings, and that most Americans say they don't know a Muslim personally. You can hear personal stories and hard facts so you can decide for yourself. On that personal level, you might also want to hear Building a Community Around Self-Reliance and Trust. Samira Harnish of the group Women of the World talks about the best ways to bring together self-reliant, displaced women and their new communities. Muslim Portrait: Jewett Center for the Performing Arts at Westminster College 1840 S. 1300 East, Tuesday, April 2, 7-8:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2Y90lUt. Harnish: Hinckley Caucus Room, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 2018, Thursday, March 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2To8elf.
Do you know what's been happening in San Juan County regarding public lands, or what Utah Rep. Phil Lyman, R-Blanding, has been doing to regain control? Join the Utah Sierra Club's Second Annual Roots for Resistance Breakfast to hear from Willie Grayeyes, San Juan's newest commissioner. Mishka Banuri, a local youth climate-justice advocate, also will explain Utah's growing environmental movement. Of course, this is as much about racism as it is about environmentalism. The Falls Event Center, 580 S. 600 East, 801-467-9294, Thursday, April 4, 7:30-9 a.m., $25, bit.ly/2Cw6Veq.