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Citizen Revolt: May 9 

Join the call for police reform. Learn how younger demographics can and should run for office. Plus, get tips on how to improve Salt Lake's environment.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
If you're concerned—and you should be—about the ever-degrading environment, join Salt Lake friends, families and community members for Environment+You 2019. Here, you can learn about short- and long-term solutions to improve the air, the water and, of course, your health. A recent study put Salt Lake, Orem and Provo among the very worst in the nation for air quality. If we don't do something now, the air will worsen and people will die—no joke. While there are huge issues to tackle, each individual can make a difference in a small but significant way. This event will offer a chance at a $100 gift certificate, free light bulb exchange, low-flow showerheads and more. Rose Park School, 1105 W. 1000 North, Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., free, bit.ly/2vDfAIf.

KEEP THE COPS IN LINE
We've all been told that the police are here to protect us, but too often, innocent people end up dead or injured because of reckless and poorly trained officers. At the UAPB Rally: No More "Warrior Cops!" you can join the throng of citizens demanding answers and insisting on new protocols. "They say they are responsible and well-trained, and yet more than a dozen officers recklessly fired their weapons, endangering the public and likely injuring one of their own in the process," the event's Facebook page says. And there are many more troubling incidents. The answer is reform. Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 East, Saturday, May 11, 5-6 p.m., free, bit.ly/2JcffnV.

RUN FOR OFFICE
You know how those old white guys really hate youth—especially in politics? Well, you can be part of the new guard and change the world at Running for Office Q&A: A Conversation with Young Elected Officials. "Emerging Leaders Initiative of Utah (ELI Utah) believes that young Utahns ages 18-35ish already have the life experience, talent, network and capacity to run a successful campaign," the event's website says. The event kicks off ELI's 2019 "Lead By Running" event series. You can hear directly from millennials and rising young leaders who have successfully run for office. And you might find out that you can do it, too. Marmalade Library, 280 W. 500 North, Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8 p.m., free/registration required, bit.ly/2GVd8Ss.

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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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