A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioActive team:
CLICK HERE for Movies For Activists: A list of films screening along the Wasatch Front that might appeal to grassroots activists and community builders.
Thursday, Dec. 14:
- KRCL's Music Meets Movies: Pete Seeger-The Power of Song, 7:30 p.m., Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 S 200 W, Salt Lake City, Happy Birthday KRCL! Join us on Thursday, December 14th at Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake as we celebrate KRCL's 38th Anniversary (December 3rd, 1979). Pete Seeger's "We Shall Overcome" was the very first song played on-air at 90.9fm, so for Music Meets Movies we've picked the Pete Seeger documentary, The Power of Song.
- Helping Homeless Teens With Savannah, 11:00, Maverik Center, 3200 Decker Lake Dr, West Valley City, Savannah in conjunction with the Born This Way Foundation, Peace First, and Channel Kindness is holding a service event and she needs YOU! At the event we will be assembling care packages for homeless LGBTQ+ teens as well as tying blankets for the packages.
- Star Wars Fan Event at Megaplex Theatres, Experience Star Wars: The Force Awakens and an early 6pm viewing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the Star Wars Double Feature. Fans will be treated with exclusive content, collectible cards, and a special concession offer.
Friday, Dec. 15:
- Cash, Cans, and Open Hands, 8:00 p.m., The Ice Haüs, 7 E 4800 S, Murray, Join us for another year of fun and giving while we raise money for The Road Home, Utah's homeless shelter in Salt Lake City.
See bands, enjoy comedy, and donate toward raffles and a Silent Auction. Santa will drop in as well to hand out the raffle prizes.
- Free Community Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Impact Hub Salt Lake, 150 S State St, Salt Lake City, Join Impact Hub and Slack for FREE coworking and collaboration every Friday in November and December.
- Women of Color Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Rape Recovery Center, 2035 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, Through this support group, we aim to build connections between individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence, and to provide support to each other as we navigate (re)traumatization from current political environment, as well as invalidating and oppressive environments.
- Bruin Voices with Gardner Seawright, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Salt Lake Community College South Campus, 1575 S. State Street, SLC. A doctoral candidate in the Education, Culture, and Society Department at the University of Utah, Gardner will talk about "Whiteness And The Everyday Act Of Teaching: Embracing The Real-Time Potential And Pitfalls Of Anti-Racist Education."
- Meet UPHE at Park City, Summit County, 12:00-1:30 p.m. at the Park City Library, 1255 Park Ave., Park City. Hosted by Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment.
- Behavioral Genetics and Ants are Awesome! 2:00 p.m., Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
Saturday, Dec. 16:
- Winter Solstice Celebration, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Red Butte Garden
- ONE VOICE Recovery Empowerment Group, 11:00 a.m., USARA - Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness. These workshops offer a space where people can share their recovery experience, focusing on empowerment, the healing of recovery and how our lives are enriched because of it.
- 10th annual Christmas Art Adoption, 6:00 p.m. at Signed & Numbered, 2105 E. 2100 S., SLC. Hosted by Art Adoption, this event gives local artists the opportunity to find homes for previously-unsold pieces. Art Adoption also fosters a pop-up spot for donations (of the closet and canned variety) to the Homeless Youth Resource Center and there will also be funds raise for the Willy the Plumber Scholarship Fund to help adolescents with scholarships whose parents are currently or formerly incarcerated.
- ONE VOICE Recovery Empowerment Group, 7:00 p.m., Bad Dog Arts, 824 S 400 W, Ste B129
- Rio Grande Winter Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Downtown SLC Farmers Market, Rio Grande Train Depot, SLC, There are only two holiday markets left and this week will be filled with a brand new batch of art, crafts, photography, ceramics and more. You can also pick up some farm fresh produce, small batch products, local meats and cheeses.
- Grow Your Heart Three Sizes Storytime, 11:00 a.m., The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City
Sunday, Dec. 17:
- Winter Solstice Celebration - SLC Air Protectors Fundraiser, 4:30 p.m., Krishna Temple Salt Lake City, 965 E 3370 S, Salt Lake City
- Open Craft Day, 12 noon, Anarchy Girls Cospace, 168 East Center Street Unit B, North Salt Lake
- Comprehensive Human Sexuality Course for Teens, 6:00 p.m., Salt Lake Oasis, 2869 W 11770 S, South Jordan. This is a relationship-based, comprehensive human sexuality course for teens ages 13-17. This is the first workshop, and the workshops will be taught each Sunday night by a registered nurse.
Monday, Dec. 18:
- River of Rosewater - Free Show, 7:00 p.m., The Grand Hall at the Gateway, 400 West South Temple, Salt Lake City
- O Come All Resisters: Tax Plan Action & Holiday Gathering, 4:30 p.m., Federal Building (ends at Impact Hub, across street) In a “twist” on Oliver Twist, those adversely impacted by the tax plan will present a bowl of all they stand to lose as a result of the tax plan and subsequent proposed cuts to social programs. The action concludes with “twisted” caroling—classic holiday songs with Trumpified lyrics. Carolers and attendees are then invited across the street to the Impact Hub for a holiday gathering featuring food, drink, more “twisted” caroling
Tuesday, Dec. 19:
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Thursday, Dec. 21:
- Homeless Persons Candlelight Vigil, 5:30 p.m., Pioneer Park, 375 South 400 West Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City, Join us as members and leaders of our communities gather together to remember those we love and lost. To remember and honor homeless persons who have died in Salt Lake City in 2017, and to prevent additional loss of life or suffering caused by homelessness through advocacy, education and other initiatives.
Friday, Dec. 22:
- The National Park Service has extended the public comment period for its proposed peak-season entrance fees at 17 parks. "Under the proposal, peak-season entrance fees would be established at 17 highly visited national parks. The peak season for each park would include its busiest contiguous five-month period of visitation. The peak season entrance fee for a seven-day pass to each park would be $70 per private, non-commercial vehicle, $50 per motorcycle, and $30 per person on bike or foot. A park-specific annual pass for any of the 17 parks would be available for $75." To comment online, visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/proposedpeakseasonfeerates. Send written comments to 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop: 2346 Washington, DC 20240
- Holiday Homeless Drive, 1 to 4 p.m., 210 South Rio Grande Street Salt Lake City
- Christmas Food Basket Giveaway, 10:00 a.m., Rowland Hall Middle School, Hosted by Crossroads Urban Center, If you need food for the holiday season, please join us at our annual Christmas Food Giveaway. We'll be giving turkeys and sides from 10AM-2PM.
Saturday, Jan. 6:
- Me4U Legislative Summit, 10 a.m., Salt Lake County Council Chambers, 2001 S. State St. N1100, SLC. Designed to help communities of color in Utah learn about the Utah Legislative process and how to engage to successfully advance policy agendas. This is intended to provide a safe space for Utah's communities of color to learn about the legislative process, engage, and brainstorm. They welcome all who desire to be part of this experience.
- The Salt Lake City Public Lands Division is seeking public participation in the process of developing a Foothill Trail System Plan. The plan will apply to the Salt Lake City foothills between Emigration Canyon and the southern boundary of Davis County. It will produce a blueprint for an improved trails network for diverse users, to be implemented over a ten-year timeline. Members of the public are encouraged to submit their comments and ideas via an interactive mapping tool found on www.slcgov.com/trailsplan.
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