A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioActive team
Tuesday, January 22:
Walking the Tightrope: Contemporary Diplomacy in American Indian, 7:00 p.m. at Westminster College. Told from the point of view of a Federal Senior Executive who stands in both worlds, Mr. Franklin Keel speaks to his personal career experience administering the unique set of U.S. laws applying to the most diverse ethnic group in this country - American Indians - with cultural and historical sensitivity in today's America. Join UCCD for this free and open to the public conversation. The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series is hosted in partnership with Westminster College and is funded in part by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP). It is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested.
Celebrate the Launch of the 3e SLCC Community Anthology, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College, 1575 S. State St., SLC. Come to a celebration launch of the third edition of the SLCC Community Anthology. The volume includes writing and art by members of the broader SLCC community—alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community at large—most of them new to the anthology project. You can pick up a copy of the book, meet the student publishers and the community contributors, and have refreshments. Hosted by The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures.
Wed.-Sun., Jan. 23-26:
Wednesday, January 23:
The Story Never Changes: Race to Mass Incarceration documentary, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Taggart Student Center, Utah State University.
MLK Keynote Address: Charlene Carruthers, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at U of U Union Ballroom, SLC. Hosted by Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Utah and The University of Utah. Carruthers is a Black, queer feminist community organizer and writer with over 10 years of experience in racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work. Her work has been covered in several publications, and she is recognized as one of the top 10 most influential African Americans by The Root 100, one of Ebony Magazine's "Woke 100," an Emerging Power Player in Chicago Magazine and is the 2017 recipient of the YWCA's Dr. Dorothy I. Height Award.
Port Authority Board Meeting, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, 60 E. South Temple, 3rd Floor, SLC. Show up and speak during public comment. At the end of every Port Board meeting, they allow 3 minutes to every member of the public who wishes to comment on anything related to the proposed port. They also accept written comments. For more info: coalitionforportrefor.org
A Celebration of Black Excellence: Our Story, 6:30 p.m. at West Lake STEM Jr High School in West Valley City. Featuring poems and stories from students within Granite District along with a special collaboration with Timpanogos Storytelling Institute and special guest, Charlotte Blake Alston. She tells traditional stories from African and African-American traditions, often incorporating traditional African music and instruments. She has been featured on a TedX and BYUtv series in 2017. Free and open to the public.
The International Tolerance Project with Mirko Ilić, 7:00 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., SLC. Mirko Ilić, a New York-based designer and illustrator, is the creator of TOLERANCE, the international traveling poster project that served as a springboard for UMFA’s ACME exhibition. Mirko will discuss the ideas behind TOLERANCE, which he hopes will help viewers see artists as promoters of tolerance and peace, and facilitators of the reconciliation process. Presented in partnership with AIGA Salt Lake and Red Fred Project.
Straws Film Screening, 6:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Free screening of the award-winning independent film, followed by a panel discussion on reducing single-use plastic pollution in Utah.
Thursday, January 24:
Salt Lake County Mayor's Debate, 6:00 p.m. at Jordan High, 95 E. 9825 S., Sandy. Hosted by Salt Lake County Democratic Progressive Caucus and Salt Lake County Democratic Party. A debate between the candidates for the Special Election for the Salt Lake County Mayor. This event is hosted by the Interest and Identity caucuses of the Democratic Party, and each of them have submitted questions for the candidates ahead of time. Click here for a list of declared candidates.
Reproductive (In)Justice: Working towards Collective Liberation, 6:30 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. In acknowledgment of the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, all are invited to gather for a conversation with local organizers who uphold reproductive justice values in their activism work in
Utah. These leaders will explain the herstory of the reproductive justice movement and how it can function as a framework for organizing local efforts. Speakers include birth workers, student organizers, members of the Mamas and Doulas of Color Circle, advocates for queer (LGBTQ) liberation, and community health educators. Join us to share your knowledge and stories surrounding reproductive (in)justice to co-create a space of healing, learning, hope, and empowerment.
Immigrants and refugees, 7:00 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 S. 1300 E., SLC. Start off 2019 right by listening to stories of everyday bravery from women who have immigrated to or sought refuge in the United States. There will be women from Burundi, Nepal, Iraq, and one woman from Honduras who has sought sanctuary in the church in which this event is taking place while she awaits the decision from the 10th Circuit Court of appeals to reopen her asylum case. Children are always welcome. All are welcome in the audience even though women (of all stripes) are the ones whose voices and stories and shared.
D4 Candidate Hamilton Sing-along, 7:00 p.m. at The Gateway. Meet those vying for Derek Kitchen's vacated city council seat and join in an all-in-good-fun sing along to Hamilton—D4's favorite political musical. They'll be in THE BREAK ROOM — a multi-use space that's just north of the Olympic Fountain Plaza (downstairs from the former Barnes & Noble).
Friday, January 25:
Maud's Café is having its first birthday and RadioACTive and the Punk Rock Farmer are going to be there for the party. Join us for a live broadcast, featuring live music from Josaleigh Pollett, #UrbanFarmReport with Wasatch Community Gardens and Ogden Seed Exchange. Show starts at 6 p.m. Come early for the free Caffe Ibis coffee tasting booth and to see the new art exhibit featuring photography from VOA youth clients in collaboration with Bad Dog Arts. Bonus: the Raclette Machine food truck will be there, too.
Roe v. Wade 46th Anniversary Celebration, 7:00 p.m. at Publik. Coffee Roasters, 975 S. West Temple, SLC. Join Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah for a Curated Open Mic Night to celebrate the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade - the landmark Supreme Court decision that protected a person's right to safe and legal abortion in the United States. Performances from community members will include music, dance, poetry, spoken word, comedy, and storytelling all centered around the theme of Abortion is Health Care. If you are interested in performing at the event, please fill out this form, and PPAC Utah will be in touch. All performances must be vetted. https://goo.gl/forms/XKqHXIor6rqU0mWE3
An Evening with Jackie Chan "Green Hero" - 8:00-11:00 p.m. at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S., SLC. Chan's "Green Hero" exhibit centers around one of his lifelong passions to help clean up the environment. By attending this event, you will be the first to see this exhibit of recycled art in North America. Click here for tickets.
Saturday, January 26:
Special Election: Salt Lake County Mayor, 10a-1p at Corner Canyon High School, 12943 S. 700 E., Draper. The Salt Lake County Democratic Party's Central Committee will be electing a new SLCounty Mayor to replace Ben McAdams, who resigned the post after winning his bid to represent Utah's Fourth Congressional District. Registration: 9:00 a.m. Call to Order: 10:00 a.m.
Open House with Rep. Ben McAdams, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at 9067 S. 1300 W. #101, West Jordan. Join Congressman Ben McAdams for an open house at his new Congressional district office in West Jordan. Congressman McAdams will greet visitors and listen to how he can best represent Utah. For questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mosaic: Diversity Scholars Day, Thrive in Difference, 8:30a-2:30p at Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 E., SLC. MOSAIC: Thrive in Difference invites dynamic high school students to learn how they can continue their success at Westminster College as a diversity scholar. Free registration at www.westminstercollege.edu/mosaic.
Monday, January 28:
Rally Against Repeal: Protect Medicaid Expansion, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Utah State Capitol Rotunda, 350 N. State St., SLC. Prop 3: Utah Decides and Healthier Utah Coalition invite you to join with them on the first day of the legislative session to stand up for Proposition 3's full Medicaid expansion and protest efforts to repeal the citizen initiative by "amending" "revising" or "fixing" it beyond recognition and effectiveness.
Wednesday, January 30:
Thursday, January 31:
383 S. University St., SLC. Professor Robert D. Bullard, often described as the father of environmental justice, is a leading voice against environmental racism. He is an award-winning author of 18 books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, community reinvestment, climate justice, community resilience, and regional equity. He will be speaking about race, pollution, and other environmental and political concerns on January 31st at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in the Moot Courtroom (Level 6).
Poetry@SLCC presents Hanif Abdurraqib for a reading/signing, 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose
Saturday, February 2:
Community Forum on the Inland Port, 9a-1:30p in the Zion Building at the Utah State Fair Park, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC. This free community forum will examine the ecological and community impacts of the proposed Utah inland port, a large scale truck, train and plane frieght transfer facility on 16,000 acres of land within SLC (mostly), Magna and WVC. Discuss the risks of increased diesel truck and train traffic, the threats to air quality, the potential for water, light and noise pollution and loss of wildlife habitat. Learn the details, hear from national experts on how to stop pollution caused by ports, and be involved in shaping the future of this project and our community. Hosted by Community Coalition for Inland Port Reform, League of Women Voters of Utah, Great Salt Lake Audubon, Westpointe Community, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, and SLC Air Protectors.
Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Ben McAdams, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Lehi City, 153 N. 1100 E., Lehi. Congressman McAdams wants to hear from residents about how he can best represent Utah. For questions or more information about the event, email email@example.com.
Malcolm X Hip Hop Remembrance on the School to Prison Pipeline, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at SLCC South City Campus, 1575 S. State St., SLC. Short film and discussion on the life of Malcolm X. Panel hosted by Michael Ulibarri and Isabella Ochoa. Sponsored by the Department of Criminal Justice, Salt Lake Save the Kids, and Utah Criminology Student Association.
Civic Engagement Resources:
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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.
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