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. 

 

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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 Bus

    Mondays, 9AM-1PM Centennial Park 5600 W. 3100 S., West Valley City
    Tuesdays, 9AM-1PM Central Park Community Center, 2797 S. 200 E., South Salt Lake
    Wednesdays, 9AM-1PM Grangers/LDS Stake Center 3175 S. 3450 W., West Valley City
    Thursdays, 9AM-1PM Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 California Ave. Glendale in SLC
    Fridays, 9AM-1PM Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 California Ave. Glendale in SLC

    They highly recommend that everyone make an appointment and pre-register, it speeds the testing process.

    The number to call to make an appointment is 801-587-0712, option #3. ¿Habla español? Llamada at 801-436-7118 para concertar una cita. For more information on COVID-19 visit https://healthcare.utah.edu/coronavirus/

  • Rose Park Connect: Rose Park residents looking for Wi-Fi or computer access can now access it through Salt Lake City’s new pilot program, Rose Park Connect. The computer lab is located in a common room at the LDS Meetinghouse on 760 N. 1200 W. Community members will need to maintain social distance and wear a face covering while in the lab. Rose Park Connect is being supported entirely with volunteers and the City providing the computer equipment. 

    Census staff from the Census Bureau are scheduled to be on site to answer questions and help residents complete the census. The County is coordinating with the County Health Department to have a community health worker present to provide COVID-19 prevention information as well as face masks for those in need.

    The program will run during the month of August and will then be reevaluated to determine if needs are being met and whether adjustments are needed. The City hopes to expand the program to other neighborhoods with the help of community partners interested in participating.

    As part of the digital access plan, the City is also working on offering outdoor access to Wi-Fi at the Sorenson Unity Center campus as well as smart solar benches that provide Wi-Fi and charging stations. More information will be released on those projects as they reach completion. 

    Rose Park Connect August Schedule:

    Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • SLC Community Bail Fund, starts accepting applications Sept. 15th. This fund's mission is twofold: 1) to minimize the incarcerated population of Utah jails by providing cash bail to those who cannot afford the posted amount, and 2) to end all pre-trial detention in Utah, using the Community Bail Fund as a mechanism to expose the community harm caused by cash bail and unnecessary time spent in jail. The Salt Lake Community Bail Fund is operated by Decarcerate Utah. To donate, click here. Contact: slcbailfund@gmail.com.

Resources to Confront Racism:

Sept. 10-20: Utah State Fair, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC. "'A September to Remember' will highlight our Agricultural history and add a sprinkle of old past time favorites: rides, animals and traditional Fair food. Each and everyone of you makes this event possible and we thank our fans, sponsors, exhibitors, 4-H & FFA members, staff, vendors, volunteers and entertainers. We look forward to providing a 'Fairpark Safe' event for all to enjoy, September 10-20, 2020." Click here for tickets and event info.

Friday, September 18:

  • Fight Back Against Racism and Police Brutality, 4:30-6:00 p.m. every Friday on the SW corner of University and Center, Provo, to protest racism and police brutality. Hosted by Party For Socialism and Liberation - Provo, UT.

  • Virtual #HopeandHealingGala2020, 7:00-10:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Rape Recovery Center: "For the first time ever, the Rape Recovery Center’s annual Hope & Healing Gala will be coming to a living room near you! We look forward to tuning in with you for inspiring speakers, a large online auction, live music, and community awards for our 8th annual community celebration of hope, healing, and recovery - virtually!" Click here for tickets and details on pre-ordering take-home food from the event's catering partners.

  • Exploring the Intersectionality of Race & Gender, 12:00-1:30 p.m. online. Hosted by the Utah Women & Leadership Project: "The Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements have placed a spotlight on enduring racial and gender inequalities in the U.S. Both movements were launched by Black women who continue to call attention to the intersections between race and gender in shaping opportunity and justice in America. The purpose of this panel discussion is to explore these issues in the U.S. and Utah. Join us as we examine the lived experiences of women and girls of color and how they navigate politics, the workplace, education, and mental health services. The panel will also examine the roles of power and identity and how they contribute to the experience of marginalization and oppression for many women. Finally, we will turn to how we can all challenge race and gender norms, break stereotypes, empower each other, and learn to celebrate our similarities and differences. In addition, we will discuss how all of us can take action in ways that will respect and benefit everyone." Panelists: Sui Lang L. Panoke, Michelle Love-Day, Dr. Christy Glass, and Dr. LaShawn Williams. To reserve a spot for this free online event, click here

  • Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education, 1:00-3:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - University of Utah and The University of Utah: "Registration is required to attend! September session registration: https://diversity.utah.edu/event/friday-forums-confronting-our-racism/

    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is taking a stand against racism and bringing the University of Utah to the forefront of the conversation through the launch of the Friday Forum series on Racism in Higher Education. Each month we will lead national conversations with the goal of helping attendees start on a journey to eradicate racism and share best practices for sustained growth and action. Following the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to join one of the following tracks to discuss how to move forward:
    *Let's Get Started*
    Where do I start? How we can be better, support, and learn.
    *Hear Us*
    I need to be heard and I need help. Addressing the racism that impacts our communities.
    *Moving the Needle*
    I need to move the needle. Modeling action-based and transformative initiatives.
    "Get specific details for each month here: https://diversity.utah.edu/forums/"

Fri-Sat, Sept. 18-19:

  • Supply Drive for Unsheltered Communities, 8a-8p. Hosted by Salt Lake Covid-19 Mutual Aid: As the weather gets colder and more unpredictable, and COVID-19 cases continue spiking alongside evictions, it is absolutely critical that we all do what we can to make sure our unsheltered neighbors have items they need. So, this weekend we’re teaming up with a couple community organizations that do regular mutual aid work and street outreach and working to collect much-needed items. This big drive is important to do *now* before it gets too cold so folks can prepare, and don’t worry — we’re getting a storage space to keep surplus items so they can be saved for regular distribution. Thank you for your help and please DM us with any questions!! Dropoffs are at 746 E. Loveland Ave. in Sugarhouse and items are accepted 8AM - 8PM on Friday and 8AM - 8PM Saturday. We’re requesting the following supplies:
    *PERSONAL HEALTH*
    Menstrual products
    Travel sized hygiene items
    Baby wipes
    Chapstick
    Band aids
    Cough drops
    Alcohol pads
    *CAMPING*
    Tents
    Tarps
    Sleeping Bags
    Blankets
    Handwarmers
    Duffel bags/Backpacks
    Thermos cups
    *CLOTHING (in good condition)*
    Winter clothing
    Winter shoes
    Socks
    Gloves

Saturday, September 19:

  • Jordan River Cleanup, 10a-3p. Hosted by Saving OceansNeptune Divers and Jordan River Commission: "Please join us along with the Jordan River Commission and Neptune Divers to clean up a section of the Jordan River! We are excited to be taking part in this event to celebrate the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup to improve our local waterway. Our Saving Oceans team will be meeting at the World War ll Memorial, 4433 S. Jordan River Parkway, South Jordan, and work north to James Madison Park on the Jordan River Parkway Trail.

    "Volunteers may also participate in a canoe cleanup of the water trail. Canoes are limited to 12 participants. For any questions about the canoe cleanup email ahorman@utah.gov." To volunteer, click here

  • UARC's Vegan Crawl, 9a-10p around town. Hosted by Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC): "We may not be able to come together at SLC VegFest this year, but we can still come together as a community to support local vegan businesses and eat delicious food! UARC's Vegan Crawl is a day of supporting vegan restaurants around the city. It's your self-guided journey (and excuse) of new-to-you or old favorite vegan restaurants in SLC. Many participating businesses will offer special menu items, discounts, or perks for the crawl. Stay tuned for details!

  • United Utah, 11a-2p at Utah State Capitol. Hosted by Patriots Prepared: "America United, Real Lexit, Patriots Prepared and the State of Utah is hosting a pro Law Enforcement event at the Utah State Capitol! We not only hope to show our support for law enforcement, but hope to unite all citizens from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds to stand together against racism and violence. There will be some great speeches, stories and energy that you will NOT want to miss! Bring your flags and bring your support for all of Utah!" 

  • Community Control Now! Stop Police Crimes! Justice for all victims! 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 W., SLC. Hosted by Utah Against Police Brutality: "Utah cops continue to kill people and our leaders don't seem to have heard our demands. We need to tell them again that we won't stand for continued police violence. On Sept 19, we'll answer the call from the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression for a national day of protest."

  • Municipal Ballet Company's Everything Is Going to Be OK, 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. A surf rock ballet collaboration with The Boys Ranch, in the parking lot behind Urban Lounge in SLC. Click here for tickets. Oh, and maybe brush up on your Watusi.

Sat-Sun, Sept. 19-20:

  • Marmalade Jam Fest 5, 11a-7p at The Garten at Mountain West Cider, 417 N. 400 W., SLC. Hosted by The Marmalade Jam Fest: "Join us for the 5th annual Marmalade Jam Fest! This year is certain to be even bigger and better than last. We'll have more music, more preserves, more crafts and most of all, MORE FUN! It's FREE to attend!"

Sun-Sat, Sept. 20-26: ¡Fiesta for Nature! week-long virtual celebration, online. Hosted by Utah Museum of Fine ArtsNatural History Museum of Utah and The Nature Conservancy in Utah. Details TBD.

Sunday, September 20:

  • Closing Ceremony: How To Be An Anti-Racist City featuring Dr. Ibram Kendi, 4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT. Hosted by City Awake: "Join us as we close out day five of our annual Fierce Urgency of Now festival, as we sit down with #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ibram X. Kendi. This moderated discussion with Professor Kendi will explore: anti-racism, racism in Boston, and how you can join us as we actively work to make Boston the nation’s first anti-racist city." Tickets are $15. Click here to register.

Mon-Sun, Sept. 21-27: ARC: Art for the Recovery Community Digital Festival. ARC 2020 includes a Digital Gallery where you can explore work by local visual artists in recovery, in addition to daily artist features and interviews. Presented by the Utah Society of Addiction Medicine.

Monday, September 21:

  • Local Voices Free Virtual Discussion, 12:00-1:00 p.m. online. Craft Lake City and Equality Utah invite the public to participate in a free virtual discussion inspired by Local Voices: Equality Utah, a new street-side installation now on view outdoors in downtown Salt Lake City. Registration is requirebut participation is free of charge. Event includes a welcoming address by Mayor Erin Mendenhall, followed by a conversation about themes explored through the project with Equality Utah Executive Director Troy Williams and Craft Lake City Executive Director Angela H. Brown. Attendees will learn about current issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, discover ways they can take part in positive change, and join the conversation by asking questions at the conclusion of the event.

Tuesday, September 22:

  • Native Voter Celebration, 6:00-7:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Ute Land Trust: "Should American Indian's vote? Does my vote even count? Why do I need to vote? Join Utah Rep. Angela Romero, Wyoming Rep. Andi Clifford, and Rep. Ruth Buffalo for a discussion about the Native vote led by Richard Henson, founder of Native American Initiative of Colorado Democrats." Click here to join the event tonight. 

  • Belonging and Theft: An Indigenous Conversation on Identity, 6:30-7:30 p.m. online. Hosted by Moab Museum: Featuring Jacqueline Keeler, Dine author, journalist, and editor-in-chief of Pollen Nation magazine, and Guy Eagle Gilleshammer, Metis elder and keeper of oral traditions. Join Keeler, Gilleshammer, and the Moab Museum for a discussion of themes of belonging and theft as they pertain to Native identity. Click here for online meeting info.

Friday, September 25:

  • Equinox Zine Release and Night Market, 6:30-11:30 p.m. at 2551 S. Hempstead St., WVC. Hosted by The Mobile Moon Co-opNathan Manuel and 3 others: "Welcome autumn under the open sky with locally made food, herbal products, zines, clothing, and more! Come share the resplendent transition from Summer to Fall with us amidst the Sunflowers, Lemon Balm, Jasmine Tobacco, and Sacred Datura. It has been an extremely gratifying season and we are cautiously elated to share it with you! This is a free event and everyone is welcome. We will be maintaining recommended distancing practices and expect that everybody respect the land and values of the Mobile Moon Co-op. All of our fundraising for this month will support the Tohono O'odham Nation- this land bridges the US and Mexico and is currently being desecrated for the construction of Trump's Border Wall. We will be donating a portion of all of our event and product proceeds to these community land defense efforts."

Fri-Sat, Sept. 25-26:

  • Night Lights Event: Utah Fall 2020, online. Hosted by Night Lights Event: "Welcome Autumn under the open sky with locally made food, herbal products, zines, clothing, and more! Come share the resplendent transition from Summer to Fall with us amidst the Sunflowers, Lemon Balm, Jasmine Tobacco, and Sacred Datura. It has been an extremely gratifying season and we are cautiously elated to share it with you!
    This is a free event and everyone is welcome. We will be maintaining recommended distancing practices and expect that everybody respect the land and values of the Mobile Moon Co-op.
    All of our fundraising for this month will support the Tohono O'odham Nation- this land bridges the US and Mexico and is currently being desecrated for the construction of Trump's Border Wall. We will be donating a portion of all of our event and product proceeds to these community land defense efforts.
    We hope you can join us! 
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Saturday, September 26:

  • Invitation to Heal (SLC), 10:00 a.m. at Salt Lake City and County Building, 451 S. State St., SLC. More details soon. Save the date. Covid restrictions apply.

  • Say Their Names Memorial SLC, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at 540 W. 500 N., SLC. Hosted by Versatile ImageMakaya Caters and 3 others: "Bring your family and join us as we gather the community to collectively honor Black lives lost to racism, injustice, and police brutality. Advocating for love, peace, freedom, and justice for all, one day at a time. Photos and flowers will be provided for attendees to put up on a designated fence for a memorial art installation." Visit versatileimage.org to register for this free community event.  

  • Slutwalk SLC's Digital Walk of No Shame, 12:00-1:00 p.m. online. Hosted by SlutWalk SL,UT: "Join us for Slutwalk SLC's Walk of No Shame 2020 from the comfort and safety of your home! Due to the apocalypse we call 2020- this year we will be hosting the event digitally right here on Facebook live. Jump on to our Facebook page at 12 PM (MDT) for speakers, Q & A, and submitted stories. We will broadcast 4 separate live videos from 12 pm until 1 pm from survivors and activists. (speakers will be announced closer to the event itself). In the traditional spirit of Slutwalk, we encourage everyone to makes signs, posters, banners, and artwork and share them with us here on our Facebook page, in your windows, in your yard, or even walking around your neighborhood."

  • Sept. 26: ARC: Art for the Recovery Community Livestream Concert, livestream starts at 7:00 p.m. Featuring a fabulous, diverse lineup of performing artists including local bands The Waldron Brothers and JT Bevy, performance poet Gray, Dance With Sobriety, a collaboration with local storytelling and performance collective. Click here to tune in to the concert live and for 24 hours thereafter.

Friday, October 2:

  • City Budget Book Club, 10:00-11:00 a.m. online. Hosted by West View Media: "We review and discuss the 2020-2021 Salt Lake City budget. This community conversation will explain the budget process, various funding streams, and how tax dollars are invested in our community.

    "Jennifer Bruno, Deputy Director of the City Council Office, will join us to answer questions about the budget. Ms. Bruno’s years of experience with the council’s budget office means she has a wealth of knowledge about the process.

    "If you would like to submit a question in advance of the event, please send it to our Executive Director Turner Bitton at turner@westviewmedia.org or (801) 564-3860."

Tuesday, October 6:

  • Because of Her: Stories of Women Making a Difference, 6:00 p.m. on KRCL's RadioACTive show. Originally conceived of as a live-storytelling event at the  Utah Museum of Fine Arts, this show was set to take place in the Spring of 2020 in conjunction with UMFA's ACME Lab exhibition, "Utah Women Working for Better Days!" The Bee takes over RadioACTive tonight to share true, personal stories from Utah women of action, about the women who have made a significant difference in their lives and work. Hosted by The Bee's Giuliana Serena, tonight's special broadcast will feature the following storytellers:
         Erika George - Teacher, World Traveler, Activist
         Luna Banuri - Advocate, Policy Analyst, Executive Director
         Ciriac Alvarez Valle - Poet, Speaker, Community Organizer
         Pilar Pobil - Artist, Writer, Community Builder
         Denae Shanidiin - Creator, Bilá'ashdla (five fingered relative), Honágháahnii (one who walks around clan)

Wednesday, October 7:

  • Vice Presidential Debate 2020, 7:00-8:30 p.m. local time at Kingsbury Hall, Nancy Peery Marriott Auditorium. Hosted by The University of Utah: "This is the first time a national debate will be hosted in Utah. The Commission on Presidential Debates is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and has sponsored all general election presidential and vice presidential debates since 1988. Utah is the only western state selected for one of three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate. Ticketing information will be announced at a later date."

Friday, October 9:

Saturday Oct. 10 & 17:
  • SLC Bee Fest 2020, 11a-1p, online. Hosted by CATALYST Magazine: "A virtual celebration of pollination! We're so sad we can't have our live event at Wasatch Community Gardens' Green Team Farm this year. We want to use this year to unite Utah's bee-lovers virtually, and engage even those who don't call Utah home, but who also love bees and all their pollinator friends." Click here for speaker lineup and more.

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RadioACTive: September 18, 2020

The #PunkRockFarmer talks giant pumpkins, jams and jellies and more during his #UrbanFarmReport. Plus, SLFS Motor Cinema, World Water Monitoring Day, and homegrown music from Salt Lake Acting Co., The Boys Ranch and Municipal Ballet Co., ARC-Art for Recovery Community, The Waldron Bros. and JT Bevy.

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RadioACTive: September 16, 2020

You Call This Democracy? How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People with Author, Elizabeth Rusch, Salt Lake Community Bail Fund

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RadioACTive: September 15, 2020

Checking in with teachers on #RoundtableTuesday with Risshan Leak and Tamrika Khvtisiashvili, and 3 quick picks from the Marmalade Branch-SLCPL

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RadioACTive: September 14, 2020

RadioACTive's Everyday People with Sue Robbins, featuring B+ activists Joni Weiss, Shauna Brock and Nick Arteaga for #BiWeek2020. Plus, 21st Century Queer Troubadour Amanda Barrick and 'Local Voices' with Troy Williams of Equality Utah.

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