A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events do not imply endorsement.
Saturday, September 14:
Welcoming Salt Lake Week. Various events through Sept. 22, this is an annual celebration to bring together people and local events that celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees and the role communities play to foster greater welcome for everyone. Click here for a schedule of events.
2019 Salt Lake Recovery Day, 9 a.m. at Gallivan Plaza, SLC. Hosted by USARA - Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness. Celebrate National Recovery Month in Salt Lake. Today's celebration supports and inspires individuals in recovery and recognizes the contributions of family members, service providers, and allies. The 2019 theme is JOIN THE VOICES FOR RECOVERY: TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER.
We, too, sing America: A Dialogue with Poet Willy Palomo, 10:00 a.m. in front of Craft Lake City Plakat #12 at 35 W. 300 S., SLC. Willy Palomo, the son of two immigrants from El Salvador, currently serves as the Program Manager for the Center for the Book at Utah Humanities. Hosted by Craft Lake City and Salt Lake County.
Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Wasatch Range: Herb Walk, 9a-3p, SLC. Hosted by Blue Wind School of Botanical Studies. Cost: $50.
Utah State Fair, ends 9/15 at the Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC.
KRCL Record and CD Sale Part 2 at 9th & 9th Street Festival @ 900 S. 900 E., SLC, from 10a-6p. Look for the gold KRCL tents next to Barbacoa on 900 South.
Utah Brazilian Festival, 1:00-7:00 p.m. at 575 E University Pkwy, Orem.
Festival of India, 5:00-8:30 p.m. at Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 8628 S. State Rd., Spanish Fork. Click here for tickets. Interactive Indian Classic & Bollywood Dance, Yoga Class, Cuisine, Pageant of the Epic Ramayana, Fireworks after Dark.
SLC VegFest 2019, 12:00-8:00 p.m. at Library Square Salt Lake City Utah, 209 #. 500 S., SLC. Join Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC) for its 4th annual SLC VegFest, featuring insightful speakers, live music, cooking demonstrations, a kids zone, 100% vegan food and more. Special guests include Official Grey Music and keynote speaker Captain Peter Hammarstedt, who will talk about the state of the world's oceans and the plight of fish.
Salt Lake City Mayoral Forum at VegFest, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium.
2019 Living Traditions Garden Party, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at International Peace Gardens, 1060 S. 900 W., SLC. Following a successful inaugural event last fall, the Living Traditions Garden Party returns to the International Peace Gardens for an afternoon of music, dance, and more. This mini-festival will have performances by some of your favorite Living Traditions Festival performing artists. FREE
Sunday September 15:
Utah State Fair, ends 9/15 at the Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC.
Phonograph Blue at Wilmington Plaza. FREE tango dance lessons at 6:00 p.m. Music at 7:00 p.m. Hear a variety of tango music. Bring your friends and family along for this night of fun.
Monday, September 16:
Migration- The Puerto Rican Experience - Documentary, 6:00 p.m. at Herriman Library, 5380 W. Main St., Herriman. This documentary discusses the history of Puerto Rican migration to New York and the struggles and triumphs they faced in that process. Discussion following film. This is a free event. English and Spanish with English subtitles. Hosted by Bomba Marilé.
Wednesday, September 18:
New American Dream Lab - 2019, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Church & State, 370 S. 300 E., SLC. Fifteen refugee and New American entrepreneurs participated in Pitch Round One held earlier this month. Three finalists will be pitching their new or existing small business idea before an audience of New American business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and Salt Lake City's broader business community.
The event is free. Kindly RSVP to attend. Donations directly support the event and economic empowerment programming at the IRC in Salt Lake City: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/new-american-dream-lab
Call For Artists – Edison Street Mural Project Deadline. The Blocks SLC is seeking portfolios and/or proposals from local artists and designers to design and install a large-scale mural. Proposals that include public participation elements are preferred. The call is open to Utah artists and artist-led teams. Those new to the public art process or artists and designers working outside of the traditional mural process are also highly encouraged to apply. Artist allowance: $20,000. Due tonight by 11:59 p.m. Click here to view the location for the mural (along Edison St.) and all details.
2019 Speaker Series--Equality is Not Enough, 7:00 p.m. at S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah. Featuring cultural critic Wesley Morris. Candid and focused discussions, as each speaker shares their ideas for working together to challenge systems of exclusion, marginalization, and oppression. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/UWSL-Speaker-Series
Volunteer Open House | Teaming Up for Conservation, 5:30 p.m. at Vertical Diner, 234 W. 900 S., SLC. The Utah Chapter Sierra Club invites you to join staff and volunteer leadership to learn how you can help protect Utah's life outside. Hear from volunteer leaders about recent successes realized by Utah teams and then break into groups to discuss how you can join a team. Click here to RSVP to this FREE event.
Thursday, September 19:
Friday, September 20:
RadioACTive broadcasts live from Better Days 2020: Radification Celebration, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Featuring live, homegrown music from Baby Pink. If you think Utah women are rad, you'll want to join us for a CELEBRATION OF UTAH RATIFYING THE 19TH AMENDMENT. One hundred years ago, October 3, 1919, Utah approved - or ratified - the 19th Amendment as part of the U.S. Constitution. Come celebrate Utah's trailblazing women with us. Click here to get a free ticket today.
Saturday, September 21:
30th Salt Lake AIDS Walk, 11a-3p. Hosted by Utah AIDS Foundation. Register today www.SaltLakeAIDSWalk.org for a 2-mile pledge walk in downtown Salt Lake City. Signup as an individual or form a team today. Ask your friends, family and co-workers to help raise HIV/AIDS awareness.
2019 Northern Utah Suicide Awareness Walk, 9:00 a.m. The Ogden Amphitheater, Ogden ,UT. The 2019 NUHOPE Suicide Awareness Walk is just around the corner! Whether you walk remembering or supporting a loved one, recovering from hard times yourself, or as a supporter of the cause, we would be honored to have you participate in this memorable event.
People's Energy Summit, 9a-5p at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. A day-long event that will include keynote speakers, educational and participatory workshops, a collective visioning assembly, art and movement. This is a free event, all ages and abilities welcome. Click here to RSVP and/or volunteer.
Accessible Herbalism: A Library Workshop, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. The Mobile Moon Co-op and SLC Public Library are offering this FREE workshop on the essentials of herbalism. Everybody is welcome at this informative, hands-on event. Whether you are cooking with culinary herbs, building your own healing apothecary, or are simply inquisitive about Botanica, be prepared to be amazed at the capacity of plants, fungi, and the human body. Meet at THE PLOT, the SLC Public Library's beautiful garden space on the North side of the building. Please bring a notebook and pencil.
Hispanic Heritage Parade, 9/21 @ The Gateway, SLC. Parade at 11 a.m., with festival til 9 p.m.Take Care Utah invites you to Utah’s 4th annual Hispanic Heritage Parade and Street Festival. This FREE event celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and will feature a community parade that kicks off at 11:00 a.m. There will also be food vendors (empanadas, tacos, pupusas, Cuban sandwiches, arepas, and more), adult beverages, local artisans, dance performances, live music, a car show, and other family friendly entertainment. As part of the parade, there will be a March of Countries. Register your group to participate for free at https://takecareutah.org/parade
Urban Arts Festival 2019, 9/21-22 @ at The Gallivan Center, SLC. Organized by the Utah Arts Alliance, this is the largest free art event in Utah. The festival showcases hundreds of artists, performers, and musicians in celebration of Salt Lake’s urban and artistic culture for the community, art lovers, and families. Click here for schedule.
Tuesday, September 24:
Emmanuel Jal: Story of a War Child, 7:00 p.m. at Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 E., SLC. Recruited as a child soldier in war-torn Southern Sudan, Emmanuel Jal escaped his situation and unbelievable challenges to become a successful and acclaimed recording artist and peace ambassador. Join Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy in hearing Emmanuel Jal draw on his personal experiences and background to speak and perform with a strong message of reconciliation and peace. This lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to reserve a seat.
Thursday, September 26:
Public Hearing on Conversion Therapy, 8a-12p at 160 E. 300 S., SLC. The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, also known as DOPL, will be taking public comments on a proposed rule that would effectively ban conversion therapy for minors in Utah. Join Equality Utah to show support for this proposed rule. Your RSVP helps get an accurate count of who will be there. As this is a public hearing, there is no guarantee that space will be available. Please arrive early to ensure you have a spot.
Burrito Project SLC Open House, 7:00 p.m. at Rico Brand, 545 W. 700 S., SLC. Come spend a night getting to know more about the Burrito Project SLC. Looking for 5 volunteers to assist with set up and clean up. Please message firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civilian Internment Exhibit Reception, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Fort Douglas Military Museum, 32 Potter St., SLC. Join the Fort Douglas Military Museum for a FREE educational reception about its newest temporary exhibit on civilian internment. Curator presentations begin at 7pm. Visit with the curators to learn more about the traveling international exhibit held at the museum, "Behind the Wire," addressing civilian internment in the British Empire in WWI. Written by Fort Douglas staff is an accompanying exhibit about civilian internment in Utah, focusing on the CO and POW camps right here at Fort Douglas. This exhibit runs through October 12, 2019.
Spit Love: A Queer Poetry Slam and Weekend, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Star Hall, Moab. This event is Friday and is part of an entire weekend of LGBTQIA programming that poets are encouraged to participate in. There will be stage time available for poets at the festival Gayla Saturday. Moab Pride is delighted to present Moab's FOURTH annual Spit Love: a queer poetry slam. The event will be hosted by the one and only Ashley Finley, who creates visions through her piercing words, both uniting and healing. Ashley uses her platform on stage, and in her workshops to remind these communities that their stories and their voices are powerful and that through unity and passion, they can create change. Spit Love is a LOVE themed slam. They want to hear you spin stories that show all the shades and ways we hold eachother -- platoniclove, sexylove, friendlove, petlove, heartbreaklove, unrequitedlove, foodlove, clichelove ... the ellipsis is for you to explore!
Saturday, September 28:
Defending Democracy Fun Run, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at International Peace Gardens. The League of Women Voters of Salt Lake promises something for everyone at this family-friendly event: register to vote, meet local businesses and non-profits, and enter to win big in a COSTUME CONTEST!!! So dust off that cape and fly on down to the International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park to embrace your inner superhero with the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake.
The Walk of No Shame: Presented by SlutWalk SLC, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Washington Square, 451 S. State St., SLC. Join this year's Walk of No Shame- Presented by SlutWalk SLC. They will be walking from Washington Square (The County Building) to the steps of the Utah State Capitol building (approximately 1 mile, uphill). Bring your signs, your chants, your friends and be a part of the fight against Rape Culture, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault. There will be speakers and educators at both the starting point and end point (details to come). This event is Free to the public, and all ages (although sensitive topics may be presented by our speakers).
How to Flip a District Workshop, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. Upset about our state legislature's unwillingness to accept the will of the people? Want to do something about representatives who vote against their constituents' interests? Think Prop. 2 (Medical cannabis) and Prop. 3 (Medicaid expansion). Salt Lake Indivisible will teach you the practical skills to make real change in Utah. Bring a friend learn together.
Fri.-Sat., Sept. 27-28:
Monday, September 30:
Wednesday, October 2:
Mountain Towns 2030 Opening Night with Dr. Jane Goodall, 6:00 p.m. at the Eccles Center Theater in Park City. Goodall will be joined by environmentalist and author Paul Hawken to inspire attendees to commit to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) Click here for more information and tickets.
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Saturday, October 26:
5th Annual "In Heels 2 Heal" 1 Mile Walk For Domestic Violence Awareness, 11a-2p at International Peace Gardens. Annual event that Pacific Island men and male allies walk 1 mile in high heels to stand with women, children and all victims to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness month and to provide resources of community services. Click here to register. Walk as a group to represent your company, organization, family, and or friends. Bring posters of survivors and loved ones lost to Domestic Violence. Wear purple!
Fort Douglas Cemetery Tour, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at 405 S. Chipeta Way, SLC. In commemoration of the day that Fort Douglas was founded in 1862, there will be local military re-enactors stationed across the cemetery to help bring to life the stories of people buried there. There will be tables from Utah State History and Utah State Archives for you to learn about military history research and the records available in Utah. Stop by at 1:30pm or 3:30pm to catch a tour about headstone "Designs Through Time" with Amy Barry, the Cemeteries & Burials specialist for the state of Utah. Start at the museum and come through Officer's Circle for trick-or-treating on the way to the cemetery.
Civic Engagement Resources:
Live, homegrown music from The Boys Ranch, KRCL's #PunkRockFarmer gets to burnin' it with the food bloggers of #YaBurnedIt, Melon Monologues taste test, SLC VegFest 2019, and the debut of Cord-Cutter CornerREAD MORE
Live music of Festa Italiana, New American Dream Lab, Understanding Us, theory of barefoot economics with Dr. Brian Moench, author of Death by Corporation, and Jonny Vasic of Utah Physicians for a Healthy EnvironmentREAD MORE
Backcountry survival with a Davis Co. Search and Rescue volunteer who's also searching for the remains of a great uncle shot down over France during WWII. Save Our Canyons, SUWA and NPCA on the power of public comment. Plus, Free Night of Art, 30th SL AIDS Walk.READ MORE