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Day of Silence, 2010 MS Walk, Historic Landmark Commission

By Eric S. Peterson
Posted // April 14,2010 - When a voice is silenced, a thought, feeling, belief or ideal may effectively be killed. The University of Utah’s LGBT Awareness Week’s Day of Silence allows junior high, high school and college students to break the silence about violence and discrimination against LGBT youth. For the weekend, help raise awareness of and seek a cure for multiple sclerosis at the 21st Annual MS Walk. Then, later, stop by City Hall for updates on efforts for historic preservation in Salt Lake City.

Day of Silence
Friday, April 16
LGBT Awareness week concludes with U of U students breaking their daylong vow of silence with talks about violence and discrimination faced by LGBT students in junior high, high school and college.
University of Utah, Olpin Union Ballroom, 246 S. Central Campus Drive, 801-587-7973, April 16, 1-2 p.m. Click here for information.

2010 MS Walk
Saturday, April 17
With 400,000 Americans currently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and 200 added weekly to that number, the quest for a cure goes on. Show your support for treatments and research that could help those diagnosed live better lives and may even eventually find a cure. The event is a simple three-mile walk for people of all ages and abilities.
The Gateway Mall, 200 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City, 801-424- 0112; Exchange Park, 900 N. 700 West, Provo. April 17. Checkin 8 a.m., event begins 9:45. WalkUtu.nationalmssociety.org

Historic Landmark Commission
Wednesday, April 21
This municipal meeting will provide information to anyone who wants to know how to preserve historic buildings (or demolish them). You can get an update on demolition and economic-hardship guidelines from the Economic Hardship committee, then hear about the latest tweaks in the Historic Preservation Overlay district and which buildings will be included in the new maps.
Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Room 126, 801-535-7757, April 21, 5 p.m., SLC.gov

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