President Donald Trump’s visit to Duluth on Wednesday has inspired several events in opposition to his policies. Joel Kilgour, of the Catholic worker community Loaves and Fishes, said about 100 people met last Wednesday to launch “Forward Coalition” as an umbrella group coordinating a number of protest events. “We thought it was important to be as united as possible,” Kilgour said. The coalition is using social media to publicize its activities, with a “Forward Coalition” Facebook page serving as a hub for information. Events began Monday with “action planning and banner making” at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, hosted by Loaves & Fishes. TUESDAY “Up with summer! Down with Trump,” family picnic and banner making, 3-7 p.m. at Bayfront Park. Participants are asked to bring art supplies, kids, bubbles and chalk. “Welcome immigrants and refugees, not Trump!”, 6-6:30 p.m., Minnesota Power Plaza, hosted by Northern Worker. WEDNESDAY “We are one, march and rally,” billed as an event to oppose Trump’s “recent practices and policies,” will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Duluth Civic Center. “Soulstice Peace Rally,” billed as a nonpartisan peace rally, 5-8 p.m. at Leif Erikson Park. “Blue Wave 2018 Rise and Resist Rally,” sponsored by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, 6:30-8 p.m. at Lake Place Park. The coalition notified law enforcement of their plans and is committed to nonviolence, Kilgour said.