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Citizen Revolt: May 16 

Join a rally for the Ute Mountain Ute community in White Mesa. Learn about the Community Renewable Energy Act. Plus, listen to stories and solutions to homelessness.

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WHITE MESA RALLY
In Utah, the health and well-being of Native Americans falls in the face of uranium development. So, for the third year in a row, the Ute Mountain Ute community of White Mesa is holding a rally, protest and spiritual walk to make a statement against the contamination from the uranium mill and the desecration of sacred sites. Join this small community of about 300 people in the White Mesa Concerned Community Protest and Spiritual Walk. "Come walk with us and support clean air and clean water for our children and our grandchildren here in our Ute Mountain Ute community," says community member Thelma Whiskers. The walk takes protesters to the Energy Fuels White Mesa uranium mill, the source of this angst. White Mesa Community Center, White Mesa, about 85 miles south of Moab off Highway 191, 435-485-0265, Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m., free, bit.ly/2VtqkrV

RENEWABLE ENERGY FORUM
Maybe it's a small step, but the Legislature finally passed the Community Renewable Energy Act at its last session. Now you need to find out just what that means. Northern Utah was at the forefront of the effort to pass House Bill 411, a "first-of-its-kind law in the country that enables next steps toward a net-100% renewable electricity portfolio by 2030 forUtahcommunities," according to KUTV Channel 2. "It also represents the biggest breakthrough ever in Salt Lake City's pursuit of clean energy," Mayor Jackie Biskupski says. Bring your concerns and high-fives to HB411 and Recycling in Ogden. You can hear all about recycling and get an overview of the new law. Lighthouse Lounge, 130 25th St., Ogden, Monday, May 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2V8jTWc

AFFORDABLE HOUSING DISCUSSION
It might be hard to hear, but you should listen as people who have faced homelessness tell their stories. At Affordable Housing and Salt Lake Families, learn about the barriers to people in poverty. Landlords, legislators, property managers, community leaders and service organizations are expected to participate in this discussion with the goal of reducing poverty by 10% in 10 years. "We want to discuss, research and learn from one another," the event's Facebook page says. The evening starts with an overview of the poverty initiative from Circles Salt Lake, leading into a panel and Q&A. The Friendly NeighborhoodSenior Center, 1992 S. 200 East, Thursday, May 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, bit.ly/2PW2Khz

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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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