AMERICA'S PAST AND FUTURE LECTURE
Worried about the fascist direction of our country? You should be, and it takes a nation to turn things around. Learn about democracy's present perils and future prospects at"Democracy in America: Past, Present, and Future," part of the American History, Culture and Society Lecture Series. KRCL 90.9 FM's Lara Jones will moderate a discussion with Mark E. Button, a University of Utah professor and chair in the Department of Political Science, who has written about transformative liberalism and who teaches courses in political theory, including ancient political thought, modern political theory, democratic theory, American political thought, and ethics and public affairs. Right. Ethics and public affairs. Be there. Marmalade Branch Library, 280 W. 500 North, Thursday, Nov. 15, 7-8 p.m., free, bit.ly/2Fd03X3.
ANIMAL RIGHTS MARCH
Be part of the Animal Liberation Western Convergence, a national movement in which activists will congregate at the nation's largest factory farms to bring compassion to places of violence. Salt Lake City is hosting its very first Official Animal Rights March, and welcomes all animal lovers to participate. The march kicks off the day before when award-winning musician and animal-rights activistMobyvisits Utah to speak at 3 p.m. at the Columbus Community Center, 2531 S. 400 East, South Salt Lake. "In 2016, London hosted the first Official Animal Rights March where 2,500 vegans marched demanding an end to all animal oppression," the event's Facebook page says. Union Pacific Depot, The Gateway, 400 W. South Temple, Saturday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m., free, bit.ly/2FdKRsU.
There might not be snow, but the weather is cold and the homeless are colder. For the fifth year and through Monday, Nov. 19, Rico Brand is collecting winter supplies needed to survive the Utah winter. That means coats, socks, blankets and other items. After that, Warm the Homeless #SLC will deliver the items directly to the homeless in Downtown Salt Lake City, Liberty Park, Fairmont Park, Library Square, Beck Street and the 9th & 9th areas, as well as The Road Home and the Rio Grande area. "Last and most important to us, we aim to interact with the homeless community. We believe strongly in the power of face-to-face interaction and human connection," the Facebook page says. Rico Brand, 545 W. 700 South, 801-433-9923, by Monday, Nov. 19, 5 p.m., free, bit.ly/2PkYoTV.