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.
Oct. 21-29: National Week of Action Against School Pushout. All week long local organizations and people like you will be posting on social media and raising awareness on the school-to-prison pipeline. This is nationally organized by Dignity in Schools and works to end school pushout. For more information on Utah's School to prison pipeline, click here.
Monday, Oct. 16:
“The Heathen World and America’s Humanitarian Impulse", 2:00-3:00 p.m., Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building. A lecture on race, religion, and the "heathen" in the United States, featuring Professor Gin Lum. Her first book, “Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction,” asks how widespread belief in hell influenced Americans’ perceptions of themselves and the rest of the world in the first century of nationhood. She has two others in the works, “The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History” and “The Heathen World and America’s Humanitarian Impulse.”
Keep Utah Families Together! Don't Deport Maria, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at ICE Offices, 2975 S. Decker Lake Dr., West Valley City.
Salt Lake City Council District 3 Debate, 6:00 p.m. at The City Library-Marmalade Branch, 280 W. 500 N., SLC.
Free Legal Clinic at Utah County Family Justice Center, Provo. Hosted by Immigrant Legal Services. An experienced immigration attorney will be available to answer questions and give free legal assistance including reviewing forms.
Tuesday, Oct. 17:
Mia Love's Veteran's Conference, Jordan Campus Salt Lake Community College. Hosted by Utah's CD4 Coalition. This event is free and open to veterans and their families. RSVP required to: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (801) 996-8729.
Salt Lake City Police + Youth Town Hall. Hosted by Fight Crime: Invest In Kids Police Training Institute, Lied Boys & Girls Club and Inclusion Center for Community and Justice. The Police Training Institute (PTI), a program of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, is working with the Salt Lake City Police Department, Salt Lake City area community groups and young people in the Salt Lake City community to help “bridge the gap” between law enforcement and the communities they serve. A meal will be provided for all registered participants.
Wednesday, Oct. 18:
Utah Politics 101: How Our Political System Works and How to Engage It, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Director's Suite, Thanksgiving Point Megaplex Theater. 2935 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. Hosted by Action Utah and Real Women Run.
Racial Justice Climate Dialogue: Bringing Theory to Practice, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Olpin Student University Union Audre Lorde Lounge. Hosted by Utah Black Graduate Student Association.
3rd Congressional District Special Election Debate, 6:00 p.m., KBYU Eleven. Hosted by Utah Debate Commission.
Dying in Vein – Ogden Free Film Screening + Director Q&A, 7:00 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden. Watch the trailer: utahfilmcenter.org/event/dying-vein-ogden
How Our Political System Works and How To Engage It, 7:00 p.m., Director's Suite, Thanksgiving Point Megaplex Theater, 2935 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi. An evening of Utah Politics 101 for ordinary people. Learn about the legislative branch, delegates, candidates and elections, including how to impact policy decisions, how to become a delegate and why running for office may be up your alley. Guest speakers include Pat Jones, former state legislator and Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute; and Holly Richardson, former state legislator, Salt Lake Tribune columnist, advocate and Real Women Run member. Hosted by Action Utah and Real Women Run.
Yo Soy Tu Niña Film Screening, 6:00 p.m., Sorenson Unity Center. Hosted by Fathers & Families Coalition of Utah. Yo Soy Tu Niña is an original telenovela-style film series that addresses the issue of teen pregnancy among Latinas – nearly twice the national average. This film series is based on a national study conducted by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the National Council of La Raza, and is rooted in real-life teenage experiences and raises awareness about teenage pregnancy, youth sexual and reproductive health." - Novelas Educativas
Thursday, Oct. 19:
Women of Color Leading Change in Utah Panel Discussion, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at YWCA Utah's Center for Families, 322 E. 300 S., SLC. There is limited seating, please register at ywcautah.org/womenofcolorleadingchange. Part of Week Without Violence, a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world.
UEA Convention & Education Exposition, South Towne Expo Center, Sandy.
Public Engagement 101: social trends are shaping participation, 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p..m., Thomas S. Monson Center, 411 E. South Temple, SLC. Join non-profit, private and public sector administrators and the local public engagement practitioner community for a facilitated dialogue and luncheon discussion about how social trends are driving participation. Box lunch is included with registration. Click here for tickets.
Global Conversations: Public Health & Social Justice, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Rico’s Warehouse, 545 W. 700 S., SLC. Hosted by Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. Seating is limited for this free event, but an RSVP is requested.
The Constitution: Relevant to Our Times, 6:00 p.m. at Columbus Center of South Salt Lake, enter the parking lot from 400 East at 2530 South. Hosted by League of Women Voters of Salt Lake. Tim Chambless, Professor at the University of Utah in Political Science, will address First Amendment Freedoms, the Electoral College, the Presidential Pardon Power, the roles of the Commander-in-Chief, and what it take to get impeached. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/lwvslconstitution1
Saturday, Oct. 21:
2017 Annual Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Conference Room 4 on the 4th floor, Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Help organize the Utah Transit Riders Union and discuss plans for 2018, including election of directors. To be considered for one of these positions, visit http://www.utru.org/become_a_director. Be ready to pay dues as a member on site or before the event: http://www.utru.org/become_a_voting_member.
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Monday, Nov. 13:
2017 NAMI Utah Conference, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College Larry H. Miller Campus, 9750 S. 300 W., Sandy. Each year the conference educates, encourages and empowers a diverse community that is passionate about building better lives for people affected by mental illness. It is an opportunity to join with passionate grassroots leaders, learn from leading mental health experts and engage with NAMI staff and exhibitors. Click here to register.
Tuesday, Nov. 14:
Real Women Run Fall Social, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Log Haven, 6451 Millcreek Canyon Road, SLC. A discussion with Senator Deidre Henderson (District 7) & Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera. Hosted by Lara Jones, KRCL 90.9FM Executive Producer and Host of KRCL RadioActive. This is a free event, but space is limited - register now at ywcautah.org/realwomenrunfallsocial.
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Saturday, Nov. 18:
Utah State Legislature, a website where you can track bills, listen and watch debate, find your lawmaker.
League of Women Voters of Utah, a non-partisan and grassroots group of men and women.