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Citizen Revolt: July 26 

Help save the San Rafael Swell, fill in gaps where the homeless need assistance, and hear about the badass women who helped pave the road to equality.

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Suwa Postcard Party
We'll bet you didn't know there's a Facebook page called SUWA Sucks. Well, if you don't think that's true and want to join the movement to protect Utah lands, you can have a beer and send a message to Gov. Gary Herbert. At the SUWA Postcard Party at RoHa Brewing Project, you'll hear the latest on the Southern Utah Wilderness Aliiance's efforts to save the San Rafael Swell in Emery County. Sign a postcard and be entered into a drawing for SUWA swag. A bill by Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. John Curtis protects only about a third of the 1.5 million acres proposed for wilderness designation, and the state is looking forward to fulfilling its development dreams. RoHa Brewing Project, 30 E. Kensington Ave., 801-486-3161, Wednesday, Aug. 1,5:30-8 p.m., free, bit.ly/2LdNAFa.

Homeless Sheltering Project
While the state is trying to find permanent shelters for the growing homeless population, Family Promise is working to fill the gaps and proactively change the course for those who suddenly find themselves without resources. The Family Promise Jubilee introduces what this group of faith communities does— finding temporary housing, providing a day center and help with job applications, as well as fielding a case-management team. Food trucks and games are available as you participate in Experience the Trail of Homelessness and learn how to help. Liberty Park, 900 South 700 East, northeast corner pavilion, 801-961-8622, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 6-8:30 p.m., free/fundraiser, bit.ly/2uD4YJ9.

Missing Statues
We all know about the flak over Confederate statues, and maybe even the debate that ended with Philo Farnsworth being replaced by Martha Hughes Cannon at the U.S. Capitol. There's been a lot of talk around women and their place in American society. But did you know that of nearly 5,200 public statues across the United States, fewer than 400 of them depict women? What does that say and what can you add to the national conversation? At the Kickstarter event Where Are the Women, you'll hear about the badass women who helped pave the road to equality. "The first event in this one-of-a-kind series will showcase 20 trailblazing women of the 19th and 20th centuries who impacted the women's rights movements and whose notable contributions to our society have been under-recognized," the organization's Facebook page says. Impact Hub Salt Lake, 150 S. State, Thursday, Aug. 2, 6-9 p.m., free/RSVP required, bit.ly/2uDjb91.

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Katharine Biele

Katharine Biele

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A City Weekly contributor since 1992, Biele is the informed voice behind our Hits & Misses and Citizen Revolt columns. When not writing, you can catch her working to empower voters and defend democracy alongside the League of Women Voters.

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