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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Let's Get Physical: A list of local organizations offering online classes and other events adapated to the pandemic so you can get your body moving. Email radioactive@krcl.org if you'd like to be on the list.

  • #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

Ongoing Virtual Events:

Calls for Donations:

  • SLC Air Protectors and PANDOS: Seeking Clorox wipes/bleach, Lysol, Spam, corned beef hash, hand sanitizer. Drop off Wed-Saturday 9a-5p at 480 S. 900 W. in SLC or 2961 W. 730 N in Provo. Also asking for funds that will enable them to provide mobile Covid-19 testing stations on Navajo, Hopi and Ute land. To donate, visit pandos.org.

Dated Events:

Friday, May 15-31:

  • Red Cross Blood Drives, across the Salt Lake Valley.  As COVID-19 continues to affect everyday life, people may not be thinking about blood donation. But blood and platelets are needed daily to help patients battling disease and facing the unexpected. Donating blood is an easy way to care for each other and ensure hospitals have the blood products patients rely on. The Red Cross is also looking for blood drive hosts to help ensure a stable blood supply. Learn more and sign up to sponsor a drive by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/HostADrive.
     
    As a thank-you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, all who come to give blood or platelets May 15-31 will receive a special Red Cross “We’re all in this together” T-shirt, by mail, while supplies last. Donors must have a valid email address on file to claim their T-shirt.

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:

  • Pride Spectacular Virtual Gala, 5:30-7:00 p.m. online. Kick off a full summer of Pride at the first-ever virtual Pride Spectacular Gala. Click here for tickets. All registration fees & donations are 100% tax deducible.

Saturday, June 6:

Friday, June 26:

  • Salt Lake Community College will celebrate its graduates’ grit and achievements in an online ceremony posted on the school’s website starting today. Once posted, the online event will be continuously accessible so that graduates can celebrate with their loved ones at their convenience. This year’s graduates will also be invited to participate next May 7, 2021, in the more traditional ceremony where they will have the opportunity to walk across the stage in front of family and friends.

Saturday, July 11:

  • Mind the Gap, 12:00-10:00 p.m. at Library Square, 200 E. 400 S., SLC. The first-of-its-kind festival will feature an all-female and non-binary performing artist line up, with time in between sets for attendees to engage with local non-profit organizations, activists and political representatives. ​Mind the Gap will host vendor booths from local community partners and businesses and showcase art installations from various local artists. Although staying positive this will still happen, the lineup announcement has been postponed pending end of the stay-home directive due to coronavirus. For more information, questions or to get involved contact: info@mindthegaputah.com or go to mindthegaputah.com

Saturday, September 12:

  • SLC VegFest 2020, 12:00-8:00 p.m. at Library Square Salt Lake City Utah, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Join Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC) for its 5th annual SLC VegFest. This FREE event is Utah's largest vegan festival, attracting over an estimated 6,000 attendees each year. SLC VegFest brings together local businesses, nonprofits, and individuals committed to creating a more compassionate, sustainable, and healthy community. UARC is currently planning to host SLC VegFest with the hope that the current COVID-19 risk will subside. SLC VegFest could be a vitally important "comeback" event for our local business community and the public. With this potential scenario in mind, UARC plans to maintain a sense of optimism.

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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