RadioACTive: July 7, 2020

  • July 7, 2020
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Week 1 of YWCA Utah's Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge. Poetry Still Happens with Trish Hopkinson and Taylor Fang, Student Poet of the West. Everyday People's Sue Robbins with a sneak peek at the Utah Film Center's 17th Annual Damn These Heels Film Festival.

Tonight's lineup:

CEO Liz Owens reports in on week 1 of the YWCA Utah's Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge. So far, Owens said, 4,600 people, 70 groups and folks from more than 550 unique zip codes around the world have signed up. You still have time to take the challenge. Click here to catch/sign up.

Poetry Still Happens, featuring Trish Hopkinson of Rock Canyon Poets and Taylor Fang, this year's Student Poet of the West.

Everyday People's Sue Robbins talks with the Utah Film Center's Davey Davis for a sneak peek of the 17th Annual Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival. To get your tickets to this year's virtual film festival, click here. 

  • July 10-19: 17th Annual Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival, online at various times. Hosted by Utah Film Center: "Are you ready? We are! Utah Film Center is excited to present the 17th year of Damn These Heels, a festival for all who want to celebrate our community’s diversity by sharing LGBTQ history, culture, ideas, struggles, and triumphs through film.

    "For this year's Festival we are taking it online and expanding the Festival to 9 days! You will be able to watch films on your schedule and participate in Q&A's and discussion from the comfort of your couch, your backyard, or wherever.

    "The film line up is OUT and ready to browse now. Plus, passes, and Ticket are available at: 

    "Join this Facebook Event to receive all of the latest #DamnTheseHeels Festival updates and announcements."
  • July 11: Damn These Heels Pop Up Drive-In, 8:00-11:00 p.m. at Days of 47 Arena at the Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC. Hosted by Utah Film Center: "Join fellow Damn These Heels audiences for a night under the stars celebrating queer history with a throwback screening of THE QUEEN (USA) | Directed by Frank Simon. More than 40 years before RuPaul's Drag Race, this groundbreaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. The film takes us backstage to kiki with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas in the lead-up to the big event. Organized by LGBTQ icon and activist Flawless Sabrina, the competition boasted a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, and Terry Southern. But perhaps most memorable is an epic diatribe calling out the pageant's bias delivered by Crystal LaBeija, who would go on to form the influential House of LaBeija, heavily featured in Paris Is Burning (1990). A vibrant piece of queer history, The Queen can now be seen in full resplendence thanks to a new restoration from the original camera negative."

    LOGISTICS: Gates open at 8:00pm, film begins at approx 9:15pm. Drive-in located in the parking lot just south of the Days Of 47 Stadium inside of the Utah State Fairpark.

    AMENITIES: Food trucks will be parked onsite. 

    SAFETY NOTE: The movie is to be watched from inside your car or within your designated parking stall. Masks are required upon leaving your designated area. Social distancing and mask-wearing will be enforced in all public areas.

    TICKETS: Tickets are $25 per car. Damn These Heels pass holders get 50% off drive-in tickets if purchased before July 5th. Festival donors get a reserved parking spot! 


Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included:

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer/Host: Billy Palmer
  • Community Co-Host: Amy Dominguez, Sue Robbins