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Talk to the mayor, raise awareness

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It’s not too late to schedule a 10-minute meeting with Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. This weekend, the organization One Billion Rising will be hosting a slew of events to raise awareness of violence against women. Later on, listen to former Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon explain how local governments get along—or don’t—with the federal government.

Meet Mayor Becker
Reservations until Feb. 20

Until Wednesday, Feb. 20, you can pencil in 10 minutes with Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker to discuss any burning topic of municipal business you want, be it parking rates, bike lanes, or bus and TRAX schedules. Residents are asked not to discuss issues pending before a city board, however. Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, 801-535-7704, Feb. 20, 4-6 p.m., SLCGov.com

One Billion Rising
Thursday-Friday, Feb. 14-15

Feb. 14 is V-Day, a day raising awareness of violence against women and girls until the violence stops. This weekend, join One Billion Rising as they bring attention to this global epidemic. On Thursday, check out a flash mob at the Draper Ikea, and on Friday, attend a benefit dinner with proceeds helping nonprofit Women of the World, which provides relief to refugee women relocated to Utah. Ikea, 67 W. Ikea Way, Draper, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., OBRSLC.blogspot.com; Centro Civico Mexicano, 155 S. 600 West, Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m., OBRSLC.blogspot.com

The Impact of the Federal Government on Local Government
Wednesday, Feb. 20

Outgoing Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon will be dishing on the challenges and perks of working with the federal government to get things done locally. This forum is free and open to the public, courtesy of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, 801-581-8501, Feb. 20, 8-9 a.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu

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