Rallies & Resources

A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events do not imply endorsement.


Friday, January 24:

  • Free Screening of Witness at Tornillo, 4:00 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. Free, open to the public. The documentary follows one man from Brooklyn as he camps alone in a West Texas desert, compelled to witness the horrors of family separation and child detention on the US southern border. His goal is to shut down this concentration camp and free these kids.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Week 2020, Keynote Address: Aisha Moodie-Mills, 12:00 p.m. Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building Auditorium, UoU Campus. Aisha Moodie-Mills (she/her) is a progressive strategist with more than a decade of experience in politics and policy. As a well-respected advocate, she has been named one of the “OUT 100” LGBTQ influencers, “The Root 100” African American trailblazers, and a top “40 Under Forty” LGBTQ leader by The Advocate.

  • 6th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium, 8:30 a.m. S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah, 383 S University St, Salt Lake City, The 2020 Human Trafficking Symposium will feature a keynote speaker, panel, and breakout sessions about human trafficking in Utah including perspectives from attorneys, case managers, law enforcement, and medical providers based around this year’s theme of a victim-centered approach. 

  • Chill: A Movie Night, 6:30 p.m. Encircle (Encircle Salt Lake City), 331 S 600 E, Salt Lake City, Movie Screening; Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin. Rustin was involved in organizing Martin Luther King's March on Washington D.C. and was openly gay.

  • Askable Adults Matter, 9:00 a.m. Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah, 345 W Bearcat Dr, South Salt Lake, Askable Adults Matter training prepares adults who work with youth to be more approachable about sexual and reproductive health, and proactive in referring youth for sexual health care services. In this training, participants will learn the realities many youth face today about their sexual health, learn how to handle difficult questions youth have, and refer them to trusted sexual health services.

  • Weekly Art Market, 9:00 a.m. The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, 120 W 1300 S, Salt Lake City, Jewelry, Hand made crafts, and Food are all on display every Friday from local artisans.

Saturday, January 25:

Sunday, January 26:

  • Adolescent Transgender Health Seminar, 1:00 p.m. Utah Pride Center, 1380 S Main Street, SLC, Hosted by University of Utah Transgender Health Program, The Adolescent Medicine Clinic offering Gender Management and Support Services (GeMS) will be presenting to parents and youth on the topic Adolescent Transgender Health. Come hear about what the Adolescent Medicine Clinic offers, meet some of the providers, and learn about how our team works with your youth through their transition journey.

  • Cube of Truth: Park City, UT: January 26th, 2:00 p.m. 415 Main St, Park City, The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

Monday, January 27:

  • Day 1 of the 2020 General Session of the Utah Legislature. If you can’t make it in person to The People’s House, you can always listen and watch online at le.utah.gov. Tune in weeknights at 6 for a nightly legislative update on KRCL’s RadioACTive.

  • ERA Now Rally at the Capitol, 12:00 p.m. Utah State Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City, Only one more state is needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment & put women + all marginalized genders into the U.S. Constitution. UTAH could be that state!

  • #MeetUp @ the Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Join RadioACTive’s Lara Jones for a conversation with Dr. Shalini Sharma. Topic: What prospects do people’s museums offer for fighting environmental injustices? Dr. Sharma shares her first-hand experience with the Remember Bhopal Museum. Thirty-five years after the MIC leak at Carbide’s Bhopal plant in India killed thousands, the city remains a site of cascading disasters amidst a complex battle against Dow-Dupont (Carbide’s new owner). Free and open to the public.

  • 2020 Legislative Session Opening Day Luncheon, 11:00 a.m. Utah State Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City, Moms Demand Action - UT will be having Lunch at the Capitol on the opening day of the session.

  • 2020 Legislative Session Opening Day Luncheon, 11:00 a.m. Utah State Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City, Moms Demand Action - UT will be having Lunch at the Capitol on the opening day of the session, Following lunch a tour of the Capitol and give you an overview of what we will be doing and where to go on Advocacy Day on February 3rd (details in Events) so you can show up and feel confident and ready to go. 

  • Indigenous Urbanism & Climate Justice in India, 12:00 p.m. Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Welcoming Fulbright Scholar, Shalina Sharma, giving two talks focused on environmental justice in India. Shalina Sharma, is from India, a trustee at the Remember Bhopal Museum, teaching this year at Princeton. Her Hinckley talk is at noon on Monday, Jan. 27 and her Marmalade Library talk is at 6:30 pm also on Jan. 27. 

  • Fair Credit Foundation Personal Finance Workshop, 4:00 p.m. Utah Community Action Kearns Center, 6447 West 4100 South, See the new Utah Community Action Kearns Center for a FREE workshop in both English and Spanish with Fair Credit Foundation about the basics of understanding credit, financial goals, and more. All of their financial coaching and workshops are FREE to the families at our United Way Community Schools: West Kearns, South Kearns, David Gourley, Kearns Jr. High, and Kearns High School.

  • City of Hope Exhibit, 9:00 a.m. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, "City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign" On display January 14- March 22, 2020 in the Crescent Gallery at the UCCC, this poster exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution explores the history and legacy of this important moment in U.S. history. This set of unique and highly informative posters both engages and inspires as it explores the implications and lasting legacy of this pivotal moment.

Tuesday, Janurary 28:

  • Utah Communities Connect presents a screening of Coded Bias, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at SLCC South City Campus, 1575 S. State St., SLC. Learn about Utah Communities Connect and enjoy a screening of the groundbreaking documentary feature on bias in artificial intelligence, and the women data scientists and mathematicians fighting to expose its threat to civil liberties and democracy. Click here to reserve a seat. 

  • Pasifika Writing Circle, 6:00 p.m.  Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition, If you would like to pursue your love of writing and strengthen your craft, join poet and creative writer, Reina Kapiolani Pahulu!! She will be facilitating a Pasifika Writing Circle and you’re invited! rsvp by emailing: Reinakapiolanirose@gmail.com

  • 2020 Utah Children's Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit, 7:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, The Utah Chinese Association of Sciences and Technology, Salt Lake City Public Library and the Confucius Institute at the University of Utah jointly hold the 8th Utah Children's Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit and Contest from Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Salt Lake City Public Library. Students from age 5 to age 17 are encouraged to submit their original artwork on Chinese calligraphy or Chinese painting to the Salt Lake City Public Library. All participating students will receive incentive materials for their future practice of Chinese calligraphy and painting.

  • Sundance Film Festival Panel — Planned Parenthood: Storytelling, 3:00 p.m. 1768 Park Ave, Park City, Many people learn about sexual and reproductive health and rights through entertainment media—that’s why authentic storytelling in film and television is more important than ever. This panel will bring together content creators and activists to share how they use the power of entertainment to open hearts and minds and create change. Moderated by Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!

  • The Gamification of Public DiscourseJ. Willard Marriott Library, 295 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, Social media makes public discourse more like a game. Is that a good or a bad thing? C. Thi Nguyen argues that games are good precisely because they let us transform our motivations and values for a moment — offering us clear, simple, quantified targets — to make our gaming activity more enjoyable. That’s fine in the artificially separated space of a game. But public discourse is not a game. When we gamify public discourse, we change our reasons for engaging in that discourse, changing and simplifying them to make the activity discourse more enjoyable. And this can be quite dangerous.

Wednesday, January 29:

  • State Capitol Tour with Action Utah, 8:00 a.m. Utah State Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City, Join Action Utah on Utah’s Capitol Hill to find out what’s happening at the “People’s House” and how community members can witness the legislative process during the session and throughout the year.

Thurs-Fri., Jan. 30-31:

  • Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2020, featuring Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In addition to Zuckerberg, featured speakers at the summit include: Head of NASA Jim Bridenstine, AOL founder and Revolution CEO Steve Case, Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir, iHeartMedia CMO Gayle Troberman, DocuSign CTO Kirsten Wolberg, JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman, and others. Click here for details. 

Thursday, January 30: 

  • How to Attend a Committee Hearing, 10:00 a.m. Utah State Capitol, Seagull Room, Join Action Utah for a workshop on how committee hearings work on Capitol Hill and how community members can participate as witnesses or community advocates.

Friday, January 31: 

  • RadioACTive live broadcast for the 2nd anniversary of Maud's Cafe, 422 W. 900 S., SLC. Doors at 5:00 p.m., with live broadcast from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The cafe is a job training program for VOA-UT's Youth Resource Center, explained VOA's Savannah Young. She said Super Taqueria food truck will also be making an appearance, providing food for purchase, with free samples of Maud's Caffe Ibis coffee and Streusel SLC pastry.
    • Maud’s Café offers an employment training program for the youth from Volunteers of America, Utah’s Homeless Youth Resource Center, Young Men’s and Women’s Transition Homes. Patrons of Maud’s support the Wasatch Front economy by purchasing quality, locally-produced goods, while giving homeless youth the opportunity to contribute to our community, as they stabilize their lives and work toward self-sufficiency.

Saturday, February 1:

  • People's Market Annual Seed Swap/Sale, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at NeighborWorks Salt Lake, 625 W. Girard St., SLC. This is the rear building of NeighborWorks (NOT the main building on 500 North). Follow signs to location. Light refreshments will be served thanks to donation from the People’s Market/9th West Farmers Market board. Meet and swap seeds with gardening groups, including Wasatch Community Gardens, Joseph Lofthouse, Utah Beekeepers Association, and more.

Monday, February 3:

  • Advocacy Day at the Capital 2020, 9:00 a.m. Utah State Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City, Moms Demand Action members from all over the state come together for a day of in-person advocacy. Meet at the Capital building in Salt Lake City to advocate for laws that will make our state safer.

Friday, February 7:

  • 12th Annual Nonprofit Day on the Hill, 8:00 a.m. at Utah State Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City,  an annual  event for nonprofit organization's who seek to engage elected officials and the public in their work and advocate on behalf of communities they serve. The day on the hill also helps give visibility to Utah's nonprofits from across the state by providing the space and materials for nonprofits to advocate.

Monday, February 10:

  • Newsies Screening + Intro to Community Organizing, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. The Disney movie "Newsies" made a big impact on a lot of '90s kids with its clear message that when faced with injustice, people can organize and win. But did you know there was a real newsboys strike in 1899? Come learn the true history behind this historic youth-led campaign, sing along to classics like "Seize the Day" and watch the movie with a group of community organizers. Stick around for a discussion on what can be learned from the newsies about organizing for liberation today. All ages welcome, bring pillows and blankets to sit on* and your own movie snacks to the Marmalade Library multipurpose room. *Chairs and tables will also be available for those who don't want to or are not able to sit on the floor. 

Wednesday, February 12:

  • First to Vote Official Gold Room Commemoration, 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. 

    One hundred and fifty years ago, on February 12, 1870, the Utah Territorial Legislature passed a women’s suffrage bill that allowed female citizens to vote under the same laws as the men. Join Better Days 2020, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, and Utah Cultural Alliance at the Utah State Capitol to commemorate and celebrate this important anniversary and our Utah HERitage of women who continued to fight for representation and improve their communities. Bring your students, your family or yourself to the Utah State Capitol throughout the day to participate, learn and share in this celebration. See the full schedule of events here.

  • After Parkland – SLC Free Screening, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Part of a one-day, nationwide screening event. The story of the people directly affected by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, from its immediate aftermath to the national movement that followed. Presented in partnership with: March for Our Lives Utah, Utah Moms Demand Action, and the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah. Post-film discussion with the groups sharing about the work being done regarding gun safety legislation in Utah. Film is free and open to the public. No tickets needed.

Friday, February 14:

  • Utah Women "First to Vote" Remembrance Walk, 11:45a-2:00p City Creek Park, 110 N. State St., SLC.  Join Better Days 2020, Preservation Utah, Voterise, the Utah Cultural Alliance, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Utah YWCA to walk in memory of a Utah woman who inspires you to lead. You are invited to wear purple, white, or yellow (suffrage colors), with pins and ribbons provided for you to wear the name of the woman you’re honoring. Click here to register and claim free tickets.

Tuesday, February 18:

  • 5th Annual Transformative Justice and Abolition Criminology Conference, 1:00-6:00 p.m. at SLCC South City Campus, 1575 S. State St., SLC. Featuring 25-minute presentations focusing on, but not limited to, penal abolition, retributive justice abolition, academic abolition, punitive justice abolition, prison abolition and abolition criminology. Further, this conference is looking for work on alternatives to incarceration such as transformative justice, healing justice, community circles, environmental justice, anarchism, and decolonizing justice. We are especially looking to have presentations from book authors, former prisoners, and activist-scholars. Free and open the public.

Wednesday, February 19:

  • Westside Coalition Annual All Member Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Utah State Fairpark. Join the Westside Coalition and other community-based organizations and leaders to learn about the issues and opportunities affecting the westside of Salt Lake City. Share your thoughts on issues impacting your neighborhood and learn about how you can get involved with the Westside Coalition in protecting our communities. This event is free and open to the public and food will be served.

Wednesday, February 26:

  • UCAIR 5th Annual Summit, featuring a candidate forum with those vying for the Republic nomination for Utah governor. Details TBD. 
Saturday, March 28:


Civic Engagement Resources:

  • Action Utah 2020 Legislative Guide, gives Utahns an insider’s look at the themes and important bills coming up during the 2020 State Legislative Session to help you stay informed and engaged. After you get the guide, follow bills throughout the 2020 State Legislative Session and take simple but meaningful actions to help pass good policy using AU's 2020 Bill Tracker.
  • Utah State Legislature, a website where you can track bills, listen and watch debate, find your lawmaker.
  • State of Utah Boards and Commissions, information on Utah's boards and commissions, including board members, authority, expiring terms, vacancies and other valuable information. Don’t want to run for office? Apply to serve on a board or commission.

RadioACTive: January 24, 2020

Live music from Idi et Amin, #UrbanFarmReport with People's Farmers Market Seed Swap and Delectation of Tomatoes, Red Acre Center, DinoFest at NHMU


RadioACTive: January 22, 2020

RadioACTive previews #ThePeoplesBusiness with the League of Women Voters of Utah, HEAL Utah and Better Utah. The launch of the #SundanceDiaries team. Plus, it's #ShelfieDay. What reading material is on your shelf?


RadioACTive: January 21, 2020

Live music from First Daze, VOA Utah with an urgent call for volunteers, BD2020 on history of Utah suffragists, launch of Magna Community Coalition, Allegory with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Co.


RadioACTive: January 20, 2020

RadioACTive presents a #GoodTrouble special in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.