A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events do not imply endorsement.
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Thursday, November 21:
ACME Session | Mexican Clay: From Tradition to Innovation, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Marmalade Branch of the SLCPL, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. Hosted by Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Salt Lake City Public Library. Through interactive presentations, art making, and community dialogue, this ACME session will talk about the importance of keeping ancient ceramic traditions alive. Come and explore the common ground between art, design, and folk art, and how elevating the symbolic, cultural, and commercial value of pottery can help strengthen communities through social connections and by building cultural bridges. Attendees are invited to bring a ceramic object, old or new, bought or made, for a community show and tell.
Utah Deserves Better Public Hearing 5:00 p.m. Utah State Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City, Join at the West House Building, Room 30, for the Republicans' special public hearing through the Tax Restructuring Tax Force to let our legislators know that we want to protect our kids' education funding. We don't want to triple the tax on groceries. Tell our legislators in person at the hearing that Democrats stand for fairness and smart taxation. Teachers deserve better. Our kids deserve better. Working families deserve better. Utahns deserve better.
30th Annual Best of Utah Party, 8:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Weekly, 248 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, For 30 years the readers of City Weekly have voted for the BEST in categories, including: media, politics, dining, nightlife and more. This year you get to party with the winners with more than 1,000 of the most influential Utahns.
Space Force Academy, 6:00 p.m. Salt Lake Community College, 4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, a family friendly fundraising event. A space training academy for kids of all ages! (Yes, we are even talking you parents!) There will be movie characters available for pictures, light sword training camp, a galaxy walk, hair braiding, prizes, a silent auction, a painting that will be donated to Primary Children's made by the kids for the kids. Each child in attendance will walk away with a personalized training certificate. Can't wait to see you there!
Becoming a Global Citizen: International Education Week, Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Learn from local leaders about how to be an engaged global citizen and contribute to diverse communities around the world. Panelists: Aden Batar, Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Director, Catholic Community Services; Senator Keith Grover, Utah Legislature; Samira Harnish, Founder & President, Women of the World; and Kim Korinek, Director, Asia Center; Associate Professor, Sociology.
Ending Conversion Therapy: Change Through Policies & Practice, 5:30 p.m. The University of Utah College of Social Work, 395 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, Conversion therapy has been denounced by most major mental health and medical organizations, yet continues to be utilized in many states. Presenters Shannon Minter and Mathew Shurka will outline ways in which advocates, professional organizations, and legislative bodies have partnered to end this controversial practice.
Day 2 of 13th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.
Friday, November 22:
Friday Morning Community Newsrooms, 8:30 p.m. Mestizo Coffee House, 631 W North Temple Ste 700, Salt Lake City, West View Media's newspaper is driven by community. Join us for one of our community newsrooms. At our community newsroom, our editor Charlotte Fife-Jepperson works with you to cultivate story ideas into locally-produced journalism.
Thanksgiving Cocktail Workshop, 6:00 p.m. Trolley Square, 367 Trolley Sq, Salt Lake City, Thanksgiving is right around the corner & what better way to impress your guests than with a featured cocktail on your Thanksgiving Day menu? We have two very fun, delicious, and easy autumn inspired cocktails planned for this class!
Saturday, November 23:
Turkey Donation Day, 9:00 a.m. M Lynn Bennion School, 429 S 800 E, Salt Lake City, On behalf of the Frank Cordova Foundation, we invite our entire community to come together, for a good cause. For 19 years, beginning with Frank's efforts, we have come together to provide Turkey for families who might not be able to share in America's tradition of Thanksgiving. Whether you make an online donation at https://fcfutah.org/donate or if you are bringing a frozen turkey, please join us to share good cheer with families who would otherwise go without.
Undocu-Latin Night 2019, 6:30 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City, 1710 S Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, Join Unidad Inmigrante for a night of cumbia, bachata, and merengue all for a good cause! Unidad Inmigrante is hosting an Undocu-Latin Night once again. There will also be art, lotería (with prizes), and food. All proceeds will go to helping undocumented students in Utah.
Sunday, November 24:
Building a Compassionate Thanksgiving: VR Experience + Dinner, 2:00 p.m. Salt Lake City, Utah, Each year in the United States, an estimated 46 million turkeys are killed for the Thanksgiving “tradition.” The overwhelming majority of these turkeys are raised in dismal, factory-like conditions This event will help to seek a better understanding, build a more compassionate food system, and continue saving lives.
Special Ecstatic Dance w. Plant Bass’d (EEvEN & SuKara), 11:00 a.m. Ecstatic Dance Salt Lake City, 965 E 3370 S, Husband and Wife duo EEvEN and SuKara have joined forces to create Plant Bass’d, a true 2X4 bass journey. 2 DJ’s, 4 decks, all creating together at the same time. Weaving the beat back and forth in union while layering live scratching, vocal samples, and on the fly mashups to create a truly unique experience.
The Pet Project, 10:00 a.m. The Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 S Lone Peak Pkwy, Draper, A partnership with Best Friends Animal Society - Utah to collect items for pets from November 1 – 25. For every item donated, you will get one FREE admission to Tuki’s Island: Play & Party Center. You can also enter for a chance to win an Observation-Only Shark Encounter! See our website for a full list of needed items: thelivingplanet.com/pet-project/
Happy Feet Warm Hearts, 8:00 a.m. Neighborhood House, 1050 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, Help us give new coats, boots, and warm accessories for the winter to all clients: 15 months old to 100 years old! To donate, please contact Rosa for details: email@example.com or 801-363-4589 ext 108.
Monday, November 25:
Prisons and People – a Panel Discussion, 6:00 p.m. Westminster College, 1840 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, Prisons and People: Incarceration, restorative justice, and possibilities for institutional reform
A panel discussion with Jason Groth: Smart Justice Coordinator, ACLU of Utah, Faye Jenkins: Director of Sex Offender Policy Issues, Utah Prisoner Advocate Network Mike McAinsh: former inmate
• Ernie Rogers: researcher and activist, Britnee Webb: Women’s Issues Director, Utah Prisoner Advocate Network and #cut50 empathy partner.
Stop the Port Organizing Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Sweet Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 455 F St, Drafting a report on the dangerous harms the port will cause. Planning a “Repeal the Port” canvassing campaign in the most at-risk neighborhoods. Organizing a rally to be held during the first weeks of the 2020 state legislative session.
Salt City Slam fting TaneshaNicole, 8:00 p.m. Wasatch Theatre Company, 275 S 900 E Salt Lake City, TaneshaNicole is a Black queer non-binary poet living in the Twin Cities, MN
Call for Performers: Writers Rebel SLC, Urban Arts Gallery - Utah Arts Alliance, 116 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, Submission deadline 11/25/19 at 11:59pm; event 12/10/19. Signup form at tinyurl.com/WritersRebelSignup*
Polarization and Incivility in American Politics, 12:00 p.m. Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Is Congressional Gridlock Affecting US State Legislatures? With panelists Nicholas Lovrich, Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson, Professor of Political Science, School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Washington State University; Francis Benjamin, Information Systems Coordinator, Department of Psychology, Washington State University; Christopher Simon, Professor, Political Science Department, University of Utah;
Frank Pignanelli, Partner, Foxley and Pignanelli Government Relations; Jennifer Seelig, Director of Community Empowerment, Salt Lake City Mayor's Office
Utah Deserves Better Public Hearing, 4:00 p.m. Utah State Capitol, Join at the West House Building, Room 30, for the Republicans' special public hearing through the Tax Restructuring Tax Force to let our legislators know that we want to protect our kids' education funding. We don't want to triple the tax on groceries. Tell our legislators in person at the hearing that Democrats stand for fairness and smart taxation. Teachers deserve better. Our kids deserve better. Working families deserve better. Utahns deserve better. Join us! And wear red for ed -- to support our educators.
Tuesday, November 26:
Indigenous Giving Tuesday, Utah Diné Bikéyah, 352 Denver Street, Salt Lake City, This day of giving is an opportunity for donors from all walks of life to allocate some of their earnings toward Indigenous-led movements and organizations, like Utah Diné Bikéyah or any other indigenous allies or causes. Indigenous Giving is Reciprocity – past, present and future. There are so many organizations and movements to support during this first-ever #IndigenousGivingTuesday!
Warrior Women – SLC Free Screening, 7:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Join Utah Film Center for a FREE screening of the film WARRIOR WOMEN. This film tells the story of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, whose career fighting for Indigenous and women's rights has now spanned over 50 years. As a leader in the American Indian Movement she cultivated unapologetic 'Indian-ness' through 'Survival Schools.'
Millcreek Promise Youth Committee, 4:00 p.m. Millcreek Promise, 1300 E 3300 S, Millcreek, The goal of the Promise Youth Committee is to teach you how to drive change in your neighborhood and in Millcreek.
Fall bulb planting at VOA freedom garden, 10:00 a.m. Carey Gardens, 1700 S 1000 W., Salt Lake City, Carey Gardens will be donating 200 fall bulbs to the VOA freedom garden. This is a space that helps women in recovery connect with nature and enjoy a peaceful garden setting. If we have enough helpers we may even get a good fall cleanup in the garden done.
Wednesday, November 27:
Open enrollment Q&A, 6:00 p.m. Hare Krishna Temple Salt Lake City, 965 E 3370 S, Salt Lake City, struggling with open enrollment? Is the website impossible? Is insurance right for you? Come see how affordable and easy getting health insurance can be. With over 3 years experience and helping 1000’s get coverage, Insurance Guru is the perfect fit.
Friday, November 29:
April 20, 2020: 4/20 Decriminalize Cannabis March On The Utah State Capitol
Tobacco the Health Crisis We Forgot About, Live Music with Triggers and Slips, Legislative Updates with LOWVREAD MORE
SLCC The Globe: Vaping a Three Part Series, Transgender Day of Remembrance and a Child Exploitation Task Force with SL County DA Sim GillREAD MORE
DACA-powered panel discussion on Dreamers and their expiration date existence. Plus, Women of the World, Escalera Foundation, Ed Opps, and live, homegrown music from Moodlite.READ MORE
TEA of Utah's Sue Robbins leads panel discussion on transgender health care and access issues for gender diverse children and families. Amos Guiora on Trump and Netanyahu's political rhetoric. League of Women Voters of Utah on tax reform, legislative interim session.READ MORE