Rallies & Resources

A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events do not imply endorsement. All times Mountain unless otherwise indicated. 



Community Resources:

  • Call 2-1-1 or visit 211utah.org to connect with housing and utility assistance, food resources, legal aid, and more

  • Salt Lake City Library COVID-19 resource list. Browse resources by age group and topic.

  • COVID-19 info line 1-800-456-7707 or visit coronavirus.utah.gov

  • Emotional Health Relief Hotline: 833-442-2211

  • The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line, a mobile app for both iPhone and Android. A statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. For immediate mental health crisis help, please use the chat feature or call 833-372-3388 (833-3SAFEUT). Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats and calls by providing supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services.

  • Utah Warm Line: 801-587-1055. Answered 7 Days a Week, 8a–11p. This line is for Salt Lake County residents who are not in crisis, but seeking support, engagement or encouragement. Certified peer specialists offer support and empower callers to resolve problems by fostering a sense of hope, dignity, and self-respect.

  • COVID-19 Testing with the Utah Wellness BusStarting the week of July 6, 2020, the Wellness Bus will be operating with NEW HOURS. They will provide COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following days and locations: 

    Mon, July 6, 9AM-1PM Centennial Park 5600 W 3100 S, West Valley

    Tues, July 7, 9AM-1PM Central Park Community Center, 2797 S 200 E, South Salt Lake

    Wednesday - CLOSED

    Thur, July 9, 9AM-1PM Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 California Ave, Glendale

    As always, appointments/pre-registration are HIGHLY encouraged. Phone numbers to call to make appointments:

    Maggie 801-413-3248
    Michelle 801-747-9547
    Lupe (English & Espanol ) 801-436-7118

Resources to Confront Racism:


  • Coronavirus Testing at Centennial Park, Mondays from 9a-1p at 5415 W. 3100 S., WVC, 84120. Hosted by West Valley City Parks & Recreation and West Valley City Government: "The Wellness Bus will be at Centennial Park every Monday from 9AM - 1PM offering COVID-19 testing for those with coronavirus symptoms. If you have any of the following symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, call 801-413-3248 to schedule a test. You may also visit the testing site without an appointment." Symptoms include the following:

    Shortness of Breath
    New or Worsening Cough
    Sore Throat
    Muscle Aches
    Loss of Sense of Taste or Smell

    For more information on COVID-19 visit https://healthcare.utah.edu/coronavirus/

Thursday, July 9:

Friday, July 10:

  • Salt Lake City Council AMA on the Police Department Budget, 12:00-1:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Salt Lake City Government and Salt Lake City Council: "Ask Me Anything (AMA) on the Salt Lake City Police Department budget and racial equity efforts with Salt Lake City Council Members Chris Wharton, Ana Valdemoros and Amy Fowler. Submit your questions in advance to council.comments@slcgov.com or in the Facebook Live comments during the event. Watch and participate on Facebook.com/SLCGovernment. Find out what's happened with the Salt Lake City Police Department budget so far at https://fy21-police-department-budget-slcgov.hub.arcgis.com."

  • March For Racial Equality - Taylorsville Utah, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at 6041 S Jordan Canal Rd, Taylorsville. Hosted by Insurgence and Insurgence Logistics: "Our mission is to stand to make an impact on the world and to local communities. The way we set out to do this is by standing by what we believe in by taking a stance against acts of inhumane violence, discrimination of any form, and political corruption. To do this we abide by 4 key principles: Diversity, Equality, Intersectionality, and Restorative Justice. We want to support, unify, and uplift the community around us by bringing awareness to racial discrimination, inequality, and the decadence in the local, state, and federal government. To achieve this goal our plan is to organizing peaceful community gatherings, supporting local businesses and nonprofits that will have a positive impact on change. This is a peaceful protest we do not support violence in any form! Please wear a mask at all times we want to keep you and others safe! Please also dress in all black!"

  • Rally for Justice Let my People Go!, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Weber County Attorney, 2380 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Hosted by Malik Dayo and 4 others: "Getting Arrested Should Not Be A Death Sentence!! Stand w/ ACLU, #BlackLivesMatter and El Comité Social Justice Monvement as we rally to demand change within our county jails as a major COVID outbreak ravages Purgatory and Weber County Jail. We need to see Washington County and Weber County release people from their jail to slow the spread of the virus. They need to stop taking on new state and federal inmates to prevent overcrowding. LET OUR PEOPLE GO!! The damage is done. But maybe we stop it from getting worse. Hear from the families and loved ones about those that are getting caught up in this mess and stand with them to demand something be done. PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. Bring Your Signs."

  • Brotherhood Circle @Liberty Park SLC, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Liberty Park, 900 S. 600 E., SLC. Hosted by Lion Tribe: "Come continue to grow SLC's Men's Gathering. Now more than ever, we need men to radically step into their next stage of growth!! Come share your insights as well as be supported by your fellow brethren. (Men we challenge you to invite just one friend who really needs this in their life.) *This is a free event*"

Saturday, July 11:

  • Uplift: Ogden, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Ogden Adventure Park, 251 18th St., Ogden. Hosted by Kailani Zahra and Schkyra Morning-Shaw: "The element of Love is the truest and purest energy in the Universe. Love uplifts, heals, and unites. Let's share it together and within our community by sharing our written and spoken words of Love. Join us for Uplift: Ogden. Poets, writers, and all interested in sharing high vibrations are invited to join us. July 11th at 1pm we will meet at the Adventure Park on 18th and Grant in downtown Ogden under the pavilion and along the River. Colorful cardstock, markers, and pens will be provided but feel free to bring your own favorites. This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome. I'll collect the uplifting poetry and laminate it. In the coming weeks (date still to be determined) we will share the words on 25th street with local businesses and those we meet. We really enjoyed this event with PoetFlow writers two years ago, and today, more than ever, Love is what we need."

  • NO KIDS IN CAGES, 4:00 p.m. at Ogden/weber Municipal Building, 2549 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Hosted by Araceli Ochoa and 2 others: "No one is illegal on stolen land, these people do NOT in any way deserve what they’re being put through. YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER AS WELL WE DIDNT FORGET ‼️"

  • Brain Basics The Neuroscience of Morality, 2:00-3:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Go Neuro: "Put on your neurophilosophy hats for this one! In this session, we will explore the weird world of human (and non-human) morality. Why—regardless of culture or time period—is incest so inherently repulsive? Why is a spot of poop on the arm more gross to most people than a spot of blood? Why do we experience a stronger emotional reaction to a single story of a person experiencing violence than we do to fifty million cases of violence? Come discover both the strengths and weaknesses in human morality, and what we can do to be more conscientious, moral beings. Please register to receive the meeting code. Each session includes time for questions. All sessions are free." Click here to register. 

Fri-Sun, July 10-19:

  • 17th Annual Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival, online. The annual festival explores LGBTQ issues, ideas, and art through showcasing fiction and non-fiction films from around the world. Damn These Heels remains a community focused, grassroots, locally-produced festival with strong community partnerships. 

Wednesday, July 15:

  • Salt Lake City Calls on Local Artists To Help Design Black Lives Matter Mural, applications due at 5:00 p.m. today. The city will outline the words “Black Lives Matter” on the east side of the City & County Building, and a committee will select winning designs to fill the letters in the coming weeks. Eight artists will be selected to fill two letters, each. Selected artists will be given a stipend of $300 to obtain supplies to complete their work. This painting is legally considered “government speech” and in creating it, the city is not also creating a public forum for other messages. While the mural will be temporary due to materials, weather, and fading, the city plans to document it digitally for preservation.
  • Mural Timeline:

  • Wednesday, July 8: Submission window open for design entries

  • Wednesday, July 15: Submission window for entries closes at 5 p.m.

  • Thursday, July 16: Entries chosen by SLC Mural Committee

  • Painting date: TBD

Thursday, July 16:

  • Sampson McCormick Documentary Viewing & Live TownHall Discussion, 5:30-7:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Utah Pride Center and People of Color & Allies: "Our People of Color and Allies program at the Pride Center is very proud to present an evening with comedian Sampson McCormick who identifies as LGBTQ, is a person of color and a very well known comedian. We feel very lucky to be hosting an evening with Sampson.

    "This will be a virtual town hall of sorts. We will be viewing Sampson's documentary followed by a live Q & A session with Sampson that will be moderated by Jennifer Nicole who is the chair for our People of Color and Allies program. All attendees will have the ability to ask questions. The call in information is below as well as Sampson's biography and a description of the documentary. We are experiencing such tension in our country right now and this is an opportunity to get involved, ask questions and participate in this ground breaking experience." Click here for details and event link. 

Saturday, July 18:

  • Police Reform Now, 10a-12p at Ogden Police UT, 2186 Lincoln Ave., Ogden. Hosted by Northern Utah Black Lives matter: "The only way we can reinvent the way Ogden does policing is by everyone coming together to make it happen! We need everyone's help! The Mayor and our Chief gave us heavy push back on every proposal for police reform for Ogden. They do not want to adopt the 8 Can't Wait or any other reforms we are pushing for to make our citizens and police more safe. Several cities throughout the country have already joined. Thank you Ogden! Please wear a mask and practice social distancing."

Sunday, July 19:

  • We Stand In Silence - Blackout, 7a-12p at Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Hosted by The Black Fist Militia and Insurgence USA: "We will stand in silence for 4 hours straight, dressed in all black clothing. To stand against police brutality and to demand Justice for George Floyd’s death.

    "We demand:

    "H.B 5007 to be signed by Gov Gary Herbert

    "Reformation in Law Enforcement

    "Discrimination awareness training

    "Tactical Rule Changes."

Wednesday, July 22:

  • OUR VOICES MATTER YOUTH RALLY, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Riverdale Park. Hosted by JaKai Kelley and 3 others: "Youth activists speak. Their voices need to be heard and uplifted they will talk about their experiences and solutions to help stop racism in today's climate. There will be speakers, a question-and-answer panel and singers."

  • Pioneering Women: UnLadylike Preview & Panel, 7:00-8:30 p.m. online. Hosted by PBS Utah: "Join PBS Utah for a sneak peek at three shorts from American Masters' UnLadylike 2020. For this event we'll preview profiles on the following pioneering women: Martha Hughes Cannon (first woman state senator), Zitkála-Šá (composed the first American Indian opera), and Lois Weber (first woman to direct a feature-length film).

    "Following the clips, PBS Utah's Nancy Green will moderate a panel with the producer, Charlotte Mangin, along with Dr. Jenny Reeder, historian for the LDS Church, and Dr. Jane Hafen, English professor at UNLV and expert in Native American Studies.

    "Special thanks to our friends at Unladylike2020 for their help in facilitating this event!

    "This is an online event. Please RSVP https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/b723f."

Thursday, July 23:

  • Pioneering Women Virtual Tour, 1:00-2:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Utah State Capitol: "Learn about the pioneering women, historic and modern, who are depicted in the artwork and exhibits throughout the State Capitol building. All from the comfort of your home!"

Friday, July 24:

  • Lawful Intent - Open Carry, 5:00 p.m. at Washington Square, 451 S. State St., SLC. Hosted by Insurgence USA and The Black Fist Militia: "Lawful intent- is not assumed of all Americans.

    "In 1967, Black Panther Party members entered the California State Capitol with rifles, shotguns, and revolvers openly and legally displayed. They were there to protest a bill to outlaw such open carry of firearms; the bill was, not coincidentally, spurred by fear over Black Panthers patrolling their Oakland communities with firearms to prevent rampant police brutality.

    "The Panthers were removed by state police and taken into custody. One officer assured reporters the Panthers were not under arrest and that this was only a precautionary measure to 'check them all out [...] and check out all these weapons.' In reality, the Panthers were charged with a variety of offenses, including conspiracy to disrupt a legislative session!

    "This is a peaceful protest!

    "Please wear masks to protect you and others!"

Friday, July 31:

Sunday, August 2:

Wednesday, August 12:

  • Manifest Destiny: The Effect of Our Sea to Shining Sea Expansion on Our Neighbor to the South, 6:30-7:30 p.m. online. Susan Vogel and Fanny Guadalupe Blauer, the final lesson in August will focus on Manifest Destiny. Created in partnership with Artes de México en UtahUtah Humanities, and Salt Lake Public Library. For details and to register for this FREE Zoom session, click here.  

Saturday, August 15:

Thursday, August 27:

  • Human Trafficking: Trends and Best Practices, 10:00-11:00 a.m. online. Hosted by Utah Domestic Violence Coalition: "Through this training, participants will be able to identify the many indicators of human trafficking, examine risk factors, recruitment tactics, victimization, dynamics of control present in trafficking, and how to apply a trauma-informed and victim-centered approach in their work with those who have been exploited." Although free, registration is required. Click here

Friday, September 11:

  • Ancestral Remembrance Day, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Fort Douglas Military Museum. Hosted by Sema Hadithi: "Join us for our 4th annual Ancestral Remembrance Day as we remember, honor, and celebrate our Ancestors and the work they did and what they left us. We will open the evening with the African American traditional Libation Ceremony, have a short speech, music, and dance. Presenters will be announced as the program is finalized. This is a FREE event and suitable for children, especially 8 years up."

Saturday, September 12:

  • SLC VegFest 2020, 12:00-8:00 p.m. at Library Square Salt Lake City Utah, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Join Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC) for its 5th annual SLC VegFest. This FREE event is Utah's largest vegan festival, attracting over an estimated 6,000 attendees each year. SLC VegFest brings together local businesses, nonprofits, and individuals committed to creating a more compassionate, sustainable, and healthy community. UARC is currently planning to host SLC VegFest with the hope that the current COVID-19 risk will subside. SLC VegFest could be a vitally important "comeback" event for our local business community and the public. With this potential scenario in mind, UARC plans to maintain a sense of optimism.

Civic Engagement Resources:


RadioACTive: July 6, 2020

Why a Free Press Matters in a Democracy, with Phil McCarthey of the McCarthey Family Foundation and City Weekly Publisher John Saltas. Plus, six Utah student finalists in the foundation's annual essay contest, and The Utah Investigative Journalism Project. 


RadioACTive: July 3, 2020

#QuarantineCocktails comes to a close Chef Matt of Alamexo. James Loomis shares the secret to growing hops for home brew on Al's #UrbanFarmReport. Plus, WeTsunami, SL County Animal Services, and homegrown music from Michelle Moonshine.


RadioACTive: July 2, 2020

7 Effective Acts of Love for Parenting Black Children in a World of Difference, #Quaratine Cocktails with City Weekly and MacCools and Ogden River Brewing


RadioACTive: July 1, 2020

Debut of #LookForTheHelpers, a RadioACTive series highlighting folks getting up to #GoodTrouble in the Beehive State, including Nurture the Creative Mind, Native Youth Art Initiative, Fourth Street Clinic and Ogden's Own.