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.
#FillTheNet with Fish for Garbage, on your own time. Although FFG's first three river cleanups have been postponed due to coronavirus, they hope you will continue to help keep our waterways clean by safely picking up garbage when you see it, even on your walks around the neighborhood. Join their social media campaign to #fillthenet on Instagram. You can join the cause by picking up garbage, posting a photo to your feed, and tagging @fishforgarbage with the hashtag #fillthenet. They will be hosting monthly drawings thanks to dedicated sponsors. In April, they received 84 submissions! May drawing: Chums Prize Pack. Social distancing has increased the amount of traffic in parks, trails, and on our waterways. We can all do our part by picking it up and putting it where it belongs (in the trash). Must be located in the U.S. to enter.
Repertory Dance Theatre, ongoing at regularly scheduled times, "pay what you can rate." Click here for schedule. RDT has also revamped its BLOG into a full online teaching resource for students and teachers learning from home. From Online Lesson Plans for grades K-12, as well as university students, to an Online Video Library featuring full videos of some of its most recent repertory. These resources are open to everyone.
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, daily virtual classes for kids, adults, and middle/high school levels.
More information can be found here including registration and details. Free of charge, but donations accepted. Please register at least 15 minutes before class starts.
SLC announces opening of stay safe, stay active streets IRL. Beginning April 23, Salt Lake City will start to temporarily open some city streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic in order to allow space to recreate while also remaining at a safe distance from people. The first street to “open” will be 500 North from approximately Redwood Road to 800 West. Additional streets are being evaluated and will be announced in the coming week.
Factors that helped determine which streets to open included survey responses, geographic equity, connections to parks and trails, hospital/emergency routes, transit routes and traffic patterns.
Vehicle access on streets will be maintained for local traffic. Drivers are asked to drive slowly and with extra caution.
Click here for updates
CCS Organizes Fundraiser to Support Local Businesses and Feed Our Homeless Friends, a collaborative solution to feed vulnerable individuals and families while keeping Utah working. 100% of your donation will help address this urgent need by purchasing meals in bulk from local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our homeless friends will then have access to those meals through the St Vincent de Paul Dining Hall and three homeless resource centers in Salt Lake City. Click here to donate.
Rock Camp SLC Virtual Hangouts. Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. This will be a space for youth to talk about their school day, music they love, challenges they are facing, songs they are working on, and receive encouragement from other youth and Rock Camp SLC adult mentors. Click here for details.
Reservation Relief Project (Covid-19), 8a-3p drop off Saturdays at 1883 S. West Temple, SLC. In cooperation with Utah Navajo Health Services, RRP is asking for food and supply donations to help Navajo people who are in need and don't have access or means during this pandemic time. Click here for complete list.
SLAM-Ex: musical instrument exchange, Saturdays 10a-6p dropoff at SLAM: Salt Lake Academy of Music, 1192 E. Wilmington Ave., SLC. SLAM-Ex: musical instrument exchange program in partnership with KRCL 90.9FM is accepting donations of musical instruments, supplies and equipment. Your in-kind donation is tax-deductible and will help SLAM achieve its vision to provide free and sliding fee scale musical instruments and instruction to underprivileged Salt Lake County youth. Items should be in working condition, but small refurbishing items like woodwind pad replacement, guitar string replacement are fine. Click here for a list of wanted instruments.
Tuesday Music & Life Lessons with Rock Camp SLC. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Featuring topics ranging from songwriting to mental health. Click here for details. If you are interested in teaching on Tuesdays, please sign up here: https://bit.ly/RCSLC_MusicLifeOnline.
Utah AIDS Foundation: Couch Talks, Mondays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Feeling isolated? Anxious? Curious about COVID-19 as it pertains to HIV? Or maybe you’d just like to connect with your community while social distancing? If you answered yes to any of the above staff members Brandy, Teighlor and Ryan invite you to join them for their friendly weekly online forum, Couch Talk. Click here for schedule and details.
Utah Cultural Sector Covid-19 Update Call, 2:00 p.m. Mondays til May 25. This is a 30-minute information webinar (via Zoom) for Utah's cultural community. A regular series that we will host, inviting various speakers to provide updates in light of COVID-19. They will also review high-level findings from the recent economic impact study. Click here to register.
Writing Women Into History, Wikipedia Editing Project, 10 a.m. online every Friday. Better Days 2020 invites you to help write Utah women into history. Only about 18% of Wikipedia’s English-language biographies are of women, but ou can help change that. Click here for details and Zoom links about the online meetups. No experience necessary.
Friday, May 15-31:
Fri-Sat, May 22-23:
Rock Camp SLC Virtual Music Festival. 2 AMAZING NIGHTS of Rock Camp SLC music from 6:00-9:00 p.m. MDT. Text the word ROCK to 44321 to support Rock Camp SLC, which empowers girls, transgender, and gender-expansive youth from all backgrounds through music education, collaboration & performance.
Friday, June 5:
Saturday, June 6:
Pet Crew Pet Pantry – Food Pick-Up, 9a-12p, while supplies last. Curbside pickup only at Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 W. 3900 S., SLC. In order to keep social distance, this will be held in the east-side drive thru. This pet food pick-up is for dog and cat owners struggling to purchase pet food for their furry family during this difficult time. Traffic cannot be backed up 500 West or 3900 South.
Preparing for a Covid Economy & TownHall: Representing West Side, 11:30 a.m. online, including a townhall with candidates representing the west side of SLC. Fundraiser for the Women's Democratic Club of Utah. The first 100 people who participate in this DONATE YOUR LUNCH MONEY fundraiser will receive the Zoom link the morning of June 6th. Click here to donate.
Friday, June 26:
Saturday, July 11:
Saturday, September 12:
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.
National Disability Voter Guide, nonpartisan political commentary on U.S. elections with a focus on disability issues.
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.
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