RadioActive: September 6, 2017

  • September 6, 2017
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Supporting Utah Dreamers, SL City Council Update, Vegan Beer and More at SLC VegFest, Observation and Creative Action with Center for the Living City and Hibba

Hosted by Lara Jones and Nick Burns, tonight's RadioActive lineup:

  • Mayra Cedano of Comunidades Unidas with an update on Utah Dreamers and ways to help with DACA renewal fees. You can donate to CU in the name of Dreamers or Utah DACA in general. The Mexican Consul is also offering assistance to Mexican Nationals. 

    • This Saturday, September 9, a Diagnostic Workshop for DACA beneficiaries will be held at the Mexican Consulate, 660 S. 200 E. #300, SLC, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    • For Mexican nationals: immigration lawyers will be available at the Consulate from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to assist Mexican DACA beneficiaries in order to determine the feasibility of renewing said benefit, and of assessing their possible access to some migratory adjustment or relief.

    • The Mexican Consulate will provide financial support to people who are in a position to renew their DACA before October 5 and who do not have the means to cover the corresponding fee. For this benefit, the immigration lawyers must direct the interested party to the Protection Department so that he can receive his support in accordance with the internal regulations in the matter.

  • Salt Lake City Council Chair Stan Penfold talked about the viral video showing a SLCPD police officer arresting a nurse at University of Utah Hospital when she refused to allow a blood draw on an unconscious patient. Penfold explains what the City Council is doing as the city's legislative body on that issue, as well as balancing the city's relationship with the state when it comes to Operation Rio Grande and construction of the new prison

  • UARC's Amy Meyer and Liz Slusser on this Saturday's SLC VegFest, which celebrates veganism and animal rights. New this year: vegan beer. FREE and open to the public this Saturday from 12-8 p.m. at Library Square, the event will feature delicious vegan food from local restaurants, expert speakers, Oktoberfest-themed beer garden, a kids area, fitness zone, live music, and local businesses, nonprofits, and individuals committed to creating a more compassionate, sustainable, and healthy community.

  • Center for the Living City's Kat Nix and Hibba of Girl Scout Troop #496, the first Muslim troop in Utah. They've been piloting the Observe Patch Program, which Hibba took with her to Pakistan this summer.

    • The Center for the Living City, with support from the Ford Foundation, is advancing and expanding the pilot Observe! patch with troop #496 in Salt Lake City, for girls and young women throughout the world. One of the main goals of this program is to develop civically engaged voices of young women that lead to local and global action in the places they care about. The girls and young women will participate in a community-based patch program, learn about cities and develop skills that will amplify their voices as they engage in place-based, creative action.