This week, activists will be hosting a crash course on how you can know your rights when dealing with police and even federal prosecutors looking to hammer you with a grand jury—like the one that put Utah animal-rights activist Jordan Halliday behind bars for 10 months because he wouldn't reveal information about other activists. This weekend, you can also learn how to keep your garden producing into the fall months. Later, drop by the Legislature's Criminal Justice Executive Appropriations Committee to learn about what correctional and treatment programs are in need of funding.
Grand Jury Resistance
Friday, Aug. 1
Two presenters will talk about understanding the law so that you can avoid being unfairly clobbered by its long arm. Jordan Halliday will talk about creating a community of resistance and discuss his time spent behind bars for not divulging information to a grand jury about animal-rights activists. Later, Josh Dunlap will give instruction on knowing your rights when interacting with police.
Boing! Anarchist Collective, 608 S. 500 East, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., http://citywk.ly/1tTPW9v
Fall Planting Workshop
Saturday, Aug. 2
If you want to rebel against agribusiness, the best way is growing your own greens. To keep the grass roots of activism growing into the fall, stop by this Wasatch Gardens workshop on fall planting tips and tricks.
Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West, 801-359-2658, Aug. 2, 10 a.m., $10, register at WasatchGardens.org
Criminal Justice Executive Appropriations Committee
Tuesday, Aug. 5
The Legislature will be hearing presentations from numerous criminal-justice programs that are funded by your tax dollars. The committee will talk about correctional work programs, probation and parole operations and other issues. Salt Lake County Youth Services will also present on the services they provide county youth, from crisis counseling to substance-abuse treatment.
Salt Lake County Youth Services, 177 W. Price Ave., 801-538-1034, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Le.Utah.gov