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The Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah will hold a panel discussion on renewable energy in Utah, covering such issues as geothermal power, solar energy, green architecture and the possibility of a community-scale wind power installation. Panelists include: Richard Clayton, Executive Vice President with Raser Technologies; René Fleming (Conservation Coordinator for the City of St. George); Joe Thomas, Mayor of Spanish Fork, and Salt Lake City Councilman and architect Søren Simonsen. A benefit reception will follow.
When: Dec. 8, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Where: Abravanel Hall (123 W S Temple)
Info/RSVP: healutah.org

No Milk for Cinemark

A group of gay rights activists is advising movie-goers not to patron Cinemark Theaters when going to see Milk, a biopic about California’s first openly gay elected official Harvey Milk coming to theaters in wide release on Dec.5. The reason behind their protest: Alan Stock, the CEO of Cinemark, donated $9,999 to the Yes on 8 Campaign, which advocated for the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which revoked the rights of gay couples to marry in the state. Cinemark also owns CinéArts and Tinseltown theater chains.
Info: nomilkforcinemark.com. Utah Cinemark locations can be found at cinemark.com/tspage.asp.

Dialogue on Discrimination

Sponsored by the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission under the direction of Mayor Ralph Becker and City Council Chair Jill Remington Love, the Dialogue on Discrimination Series will conclude in December. Started in November, these dialogues allow the public to discuss the many forms of discrimination round-table discussions facilitated by guest speakers. Upcoming dialogues include: racism (Dec. 4, 6:00 p.m. at the U of U Alumni Hall, School of Medicine, 26 S 2000 E); faith (Dec. 5, 6:00 p.m., Westminster College Special Events Room, 1840 S 1300 E); and sexual orientation (Dec. 11, 7:00 p.m., Tenth East Senior Center, 237 S 1000 E).
Info: slcgov.com/mayor/divHR

Old World Christmas Market

The Salt Lake Downtown Alliance will sponsor a Christmas Market this holiday season. Modeled after European open-air markets, the Old World Christmas Market will feature a number of holiday items including handmade crafts, early evening Commuter Caroling, delicious baked goods and savory spiced cider and hot chocolate. The marketplace is open daily with the exception of Sundays.
When: Nov. 28–Dec. 6, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (until 9:00 p.m. Dec. 5)
Where: Gallivan Plaza (239 S Main St)
Cost: Free
Info: downtownslc.org

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