Rallies & Resources

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.

Friday, Jan. 19:
  • Screening: The Uncomfortable Truth, 8:00-9:50 a.m. at WSC Varsity Theater, Provo.2 Join award-winning filmmaker Loki Mulholland at BYU's WSC Varsity Theater for a special screening of "The Uncomfortable Truth" followed by a discussion. Hosted by The Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation.

  • Ending Child Homelessness Sabbath, all weekend at various locations. Offering prayers and collecting diapers for homeless children. Join faith communities around the state in praying for children in Utah who are homeless right now and for the adoption of policies that will prevent children from becoming homeless in the future. This year we are adding a diaper drive to this weekend of prayer and reflection so that participating congregations can collectively have an immediate impact on the lives of homeless families. Last year over 30 congregations partiicpated. For more information about how your congregation can participate, or to learn more about the Coalition of Religious Communities contact Bill Tibbitts at Crossroads Urban Center, bill@crossroadsurbancenter.org or 801-364-7765 ext. 107. Hosted by Crossroads Urban Center.

  • Fundraiser for Haiti, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Utah Museum of Fine Arts Marcia & John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Dr., SLC. The Musicians of the Utah Symphony are returning to Haiti where last year they created the first-ever Haitian National Orchestra Institute. The week-long program trains 100+ of the best and brightest musicians from all over Haiti. Click here for tickets and information. 

  • The Leonardo After Dark: Amplify Her, 7:30 p.m. at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S., SLC. Amplify Her is a film, graphic novel, and animated motion comic series exploring the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene. Imagined and brought to life by more than 30 female creators from around North America, the 89-minute feature follows seven up-and-coming stars as they find their unique voices within a male-dominated realm. Buy your tickets today and reserve your spot for the showing of your choice: 8PM or 10PM. A celebration with notable female EDM DJs (including one of the film’s stars!), Salt Lake’s Myriad Dance Company, and an all-female roster of preeminent local visionary artists live painting. Click here for tickets. 

  • Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, held the third Friday of the month, is an opportunity for the public to meet artists in local galleries and studio free of charge. For a complete list of participating venues, click here. The following list is a couple that caught our attention:

    • Muchos Mundos Gallery Stroll at God Hates Robots, 314 W. Broadway Suite #250, SLC. Hosted by Nopalera Artist Collective, "Muchos Mundos" or "Many Worlds", curated by local interdisciplary artists Stenciljam and Ellita, will be hosting its opening reception from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

    • Rio Gallery, 300 S. Rio Grande St., SLC. Presenting Art in the Home. This unique exhibit makes original art accessible to individuals and families who appreciate art but may not have the resources to acquire pieces of their own. Fourteen professional artists generously donated paintings and sculpture to be exchanged for objects with families who do not own original art. Their purpose in exchanging artwork for objects was to discover the effect of original art on the lives of people who cannot buy original works of art.

    • Finch Lane Gallery, 1340 E. 100 S. (in Reservoir Park), SLC. The Finch Lane Gallery hosts the curated exhibition Square One: Helper Artists of Utah, which features 29 artists who have been influenced by the artistic community of Helper. A panel discussion with artists and educators Paul Davis, David Dornan John Erickson and Tony Smith, and led by Donna L. Poulton, will be held on Friday, January 19 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

    • Art Access,  230 S. 500 W. #125, SLC. Presenting Truth and Consequences, a group show curated by Megan Hallet, Kelly Seim and Andrew Ehninger. Also presenting Silent Scream, oil paintings by Heydar Rasoulpour in the Access II Gallery.

    • DRAW Inc. Gallery, 752 6th Avenue, SLC, Presenting Behind The Scenes, highlighting the teachers and volunteers who serve our community through art education and community outreach programming. Also showcasing abandoned art from homeless youth programming. 

    • Fringe Gallery, 345 W. Pierpont Ave., SLC, Presenting new abstract metalworks by Nicholas Yust, as well as a featured exhibit by Havoc and Laura Hendricks. Havoc's paintings represent the complex patterns found throughout nature - delivered through a minimalist perspective. Laura's work involves creating surreal photo collages, capturing the interesting elements of nature from multiple locations and combining them into a single image.

    • Utah Arts Festival Gallery, 615 N. West Capitol Street, SLC. Presenting the Video Game Show, an exhibit of video game-themed art by local creatives.

Saturday, Jan. 20: 

  • ARTivism: Mobilizing the Climate Movement, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at University of Utah Department of Art & Art History, 375 S. 1530 E., SLC. Join Wasatch Rising Tide, the Environmental Humanities Program, and local climate justice groups to explore the practice and strategy of creative activism. In the afternoon, make powerful banners and puppets in an art build led by David Solnit, the North American Arts Organizer for 350. This art build will support upcoming actions planned by the local climate justice movement. Click here to RSVP for your free seat.

Sunday, Jan. 21:

  • PANDOS Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Gathering, 12:00 p.m. at 825 Main St., Park City, in front of the Town Chair Lift. Hosted by PANDOS, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Committee will gather to raise awareness for this brand new campaign. Attendees are asked to wear red. The committee seeks to monitor, research, and organize on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women in the Intermountain West and Southwest regions. 

  • Women’s March Anniversary: Power to the Polls, 10:00-4:00 PST, Las Vegas, NV. Join Women's March organizers, partners, artists and activists in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a one-year anniversary. Thousands of women, femmes and allies will come together again to celebrate one year of resistance and to launch a collective 2018 Women’s March agenda: Power to the Polls.

  • Social Justice Book Club, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Booked on 25th,147 25th Street, Ogden.

Monday, Jan 22:

Tuesday, Jan. 23:

  • A Conversation with Jacqueline Woodson, noon, J. Willard Marriott Library, Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming
  • Solving Gender Issues in the Workplace, 11:30 a.m., Club at 50 West, 50 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, Please join us for the first BWF Luncheon of 2018! Nancy Pearce, Zions Bank, will be speaking on gender issues in the workplace. Nancy will lead round table discussions on what these issues are and what steps we can take to fix these issues.
  • Utah Valley Earth Forum- Bears Ears Utah Public Land Use, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem. Speakers: John Curtis, US Congressman from Utah's Third District and author of HR 4532 to replace Bears Ears National Monument; and—they anticipate—a distinguished Native leader representing the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition. If the Native leader is not available, Scott Groene, Executive Director of Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA.org), will serve in place of the Native leader. A limited number of tickets will be available, with a waiting list. Click here for tickets. 

Wednesday, Jan. 24:

Thursday, Jan. 25:

  • Volunteer Fair, 6:00 p.m., Utah Refugee Education and Training Center, 250 West 3900 South, SLC, UT, Join us for an open house orientation on refugees and learn about volunteer opportunities in Utah. 

  • Literature, Democracy, and Race in Cold War America, 6:30, Weller Book Works, 607 Trolley Sq, Salt Lake City, Kristin Matthews, Professor of English at Brigham Young University, will discuss a chapter in her book “Reading America: Citizenship, Democracy, and Cold War Literature.
  • Faith & Poverty Day at the Utah Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City, 10:00 a.m., In the past the Coalition of Religious Communities has organized a series of seven or eight Faith Days during the 45 day session of the Utah Legislature. This year we are bringing people together for one big Faith & Poverty Day at the Utah Capitol on the first Thursday of the legislative session, January 25, 2018.
  • Homeless Resource Center (275 W High Ave.) Open House, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Taylor Springs Apartments Community Room, 1812 S. West Temple, SLC. Can’t make it to an open house? Take the online survey instead. If you have questions or comments about the Homeless Resource Centers conditional use applications or the engagement process, contact David Gellner, at 801-535-6107 or david.gellner@slcgov.com, or Elizabeth Buehler, at 801-535-7925 or elizabeth.buehler@slcgov.com.

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Tuesday, Jan. 30:

  • MeToo: A Townhall Conversation, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Glendale Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 1375 S. Concord St., SLC. Join the Rape Recovery Center and the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA) for a town hall conversation about the implications and future of the #MeToo movement. It's time for Utahns to come together to discuss the future of our community. To give survivors an opportunity to define what progress looks like for our community. To estimate attendance, they request that you RSVP.

  • The first of Action Utah's Weekly Lobby Day at the Utah State Capitol. Meet each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Seagull Room of the Senate (East) Building, 350 N. State Street, SLC. Join Action Utah leaders and members on Capitol Hill each week to review their slate of bills and how ordinary community members can help impact them. Hear from legislators, get community lobbying tips, then head onto the lobbying floor to talk to legislators about the issues you care about and help influence policy decisions.

  • Annual Update on the Impact of U.S. Immigration Policy, featuring ACLU of Utah staff attorney Leah Farrell, 6:30 p.m. at the University of Utah College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Meeting Room (155-A), 395 S. 1500 E. SLC. The event is free and open to the public, but they request and RSVP for planning purposes. Click here to RSVP.

Wednesday, Jan. 31:

  • ACLU Utah, EU, and PPAU Community Lobby Training, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Get updates about potential upcoming legislation related to civil liberties, reproductive freedom, and equality. Presenters will also share tips on how to be engaged in the legislative process and ensure that your voice is heard throughout the legislative session. Can't make it? Invite the ACLU of Utah to do a “Civil Liberties 101” presentation or request a speaker for your group. They can talk to your civic club, student organization, senior center, congregation, or just a group of friends and neighbors gathered at your home.

January 2018: 

  • 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.

Friday, Feb. 2:

  • Evening in Harlem, 6:00 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South, West Valley City, The Utah African-American Chamber of Commerce begins Black History Month celebrating the Harlem Renaissance! Come dressed in your best Harlem Renaissance attire, the styles of the late 20s and 30s, and come party with us!

Saturday, Feb. 3:

  • Frontline Wellness Day, 2:00-7:00 p.m. at SLC ARTS HUB, 663 W. 100 S., SLC. Hosted by Frontline Wellness United, an international nonprofit medical-aid society providing no-cost medical care, wellness care, mental-health services and training to social-justice workers, environmental justice workers, and nonviolent civil-resistance movements. Are you an activist feeling fatigued or burned out? Are you looking to become more involved with and supported by other activists in your community? This is the event for you.

Tuesday, Feb. 6:

  • Action Utah's Weekly Lobby Day at the Utah State Capitol. Meet each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Seagull Room of the Senate (East) Building, 350 N. State Street, SLC. Join Action Utah leaders and members on Capitol Hill each week to review their slate of bills and how ordinary community members can help impact them. Hear from legislators, get community lobbying tips, then head onto the lobbying floor to talk to legislators about the issues you care about and help influence policy decisions.

Wednesday, Feb. 7:

  • Neighborhood Advisory Council Meeting and Tour, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at The INN Between, 340 S. Goshen St., SLC. Meetings held quarterly. This is a public forum for the community to voice concerns and provide input to help The INN Between improve current operations, as well as inform decisions about the future of the property from St. Patrick's Church north to 300 South. For more details, click here.

Tuesday, Feb. 13:

  • Action Utah's Weekly Lobby Day at the Utah State Capitol. Meet each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Seagull Room of the Senate (East) Building, 350 N. State Street, SLC. Join Action Utah leaders and members on Capitol Hill each week to review their slate of bills and how ordinary community members can help impact them. Hear from legislators, get community lobbying tips, then head onto the lobbying floor to talk to legislators about the issues you care about and help influence policy decisions.

Tuesday, Feb. 20:

  • State Capitol Day, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Utah. To register, click here. AFSP State Capitol Days bring together passionate volunteers to advocate for state policy changes that will improve mental health and prevent suicide. 

  • Action Utah's Weekly Lobby Day at the Utah State Capitol. Meet each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Seagull Room of the Senate (East) Building, 350 N. State Street, SLC. Join Action Utah leaders and members on Capitol Hill each week to review their slate of bills and how ordinary community members can help impact them. Hear from legislators, get community lobbying tips, then head onto the lobbying floor to talk to legislators about the issues you care about and help influence policy decisions.

Wednesday, Feb. 21:

  • 3rd Annual UCAIR Summit featuring NBA Legend Bill Walton, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Rice-Eccles Stadium, 451 S. 1400 E., SLC. This event is UCAIR's annual report on progress, grants and updates and serves as a major fundraiser for the organization. In addition to convening the community around clean air initiatives, UCAIR will be awarding the Clean Air Person of the Year, Clean AIr Business of the Year, and Clean Air Partner of the Year. To sponsor a table for this annual fundraiser, contact Mike Deaver at 801-245-9329 or Angie Koford at 801-660-8571.

Tuesday, Feb. 27:

  • Action Utah's Weekly Lobby Day at the Utah State Capitol. Meet each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Seagull Room of the Senate (East) Building, 350 N. State Street, SLC. Join Action Utah leaders and members on Capitol Hill each week to review their slate of bills and how ordinary community members can help impact them. Hear from legislators, get community lobbying tips, then head onto the lobbying floor to talk to legislators about the issues you care about and help influence policy decisions. 

Tuesday, March 5:

  • Action Utah's Weekly Lobby Day at the Utah State Capitol. Meet each Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Seagull Room of the Senate (East) Building, 350 N. State Street, SLC. Join Action Utah leaders and members on Capitol Hill each week to review their slate of bills and how ordinary community members can help impact them. Hear from legislators, get community lobbying tips, then head onto the lobbying floor to talk to legislators about the issues you care about and help influence policy decisions.

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