PEOPLE'S DAY AT THE PARK
In case you didn't notice, "people" means you. The People's Day at the Park is a great way to meet local activists, candidates and political parties before the November elections. Besides the usual suspects, there are groups such as the People's Power Assembly and Our Revolution—Marching Across America. You'll meet political parties you might not otherwise recognize and find out why it's important for everyone to be involved in our democracy. Of course, there are issues peculiar to Utah, and you'll be able to find out more about them, too. Yes, that includes medical cannabis. Liberty Park, 600 East 900 South, Saturday, Sept. 8, 4-8 p.m., free, bit.ly/2C5PX8Q.
ELECT MORE WOMEN
Only 20 percent of Utah's 104-member Legislature is female. Yes, that's 21 lone women trying to make a difference in the white male-dominated political environment. The ElectHER Political Development Series is a nonpartisan training and networking event where you can explore the possibility of becoming a candidate and learn that the road is not as daunting as you might think—or have been told. Think of it this way: Men hardly ever think they're not smart enough or don't have enough time to serve their community. Women are better than that. Women's Leadership Institute, 175 E. 400 South, Ste. 600, 801-328-5085, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $179/6 sessions, bit.ly/2Pnrj5u.
A MATTER OF FACT
We suppose you know that there's a war on facts. It's much worse than the War on Christmas, and actually, this war is far from fantasy. Weber State University is launching a series of lectures designed to engage attendees in discussion, debate, dialogue, learning and action around an issue of public concern. "The series aims to raise awareness, impact personal behavior and increase public engagement around the theme of 'Matter of Fact?'" the event's website says. You'll get a primer on what facts are and why logic matters. Matter of Fact: Lands of the West will explore the urgent issues around public lands and native peoples. Weber State University, Wildcat Theater, 3848 Harrison Blvd., 801-626-7737, Tuesday, Sept. 11, noon-1:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2C0WQs2.