Call 2-1-1 or visit 211utah.org to connect with housing and utility assistance, food resources, legal aid, and more
Salt Lake City Library COVID-19 resource list. Browse resources by age group and topic.
COVID Mobile Testing location map. "The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is offering free rapid antigen testing at many locations throughout the state of Utah. Locations are chosen based on high positivity rates, lower numbers of tests conducted, untreated wastewater sampling, and other surveillance data. Anyone can get tested at these free testing clinics, even if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who wants to be tested can register online at the links on each site. We also encourage anyone who might have any symptoms, even mild ones, to come and get tested. Please pre-register to cut down on delays at the test site. If you are unable to register online, you will be able to register at the site. Identification may be required."
HHS Web-Based Locator for COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment Sites for Monoclonal Antibodies. This page shows locations where monoclonal antibody therapeutics have been delivered, including the facility name and address and which monoclonal antibody therapeutic has been delivered to the site. Only facilities that are open to the general public are listed. The locator does not include facilities that receive the monoclonal antibody therapeutics for outpatient treatment of specific groups, such as for patients in long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, psychiatric facilities, or prisons.
Emotional Health Relief Hotline: 833-442-2211
The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line, a mobile app for both iPhone and Android. A statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. For immediate mental health crisis help, please use the chat feature or call 833-372-3388 (833-3SAFEUT). Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats and calls by providing supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services.
SLC Community Bail Fund, now accepting applications. The fund's two-fold mission is 1) to minimize the incarcerated population of Utah jails by providing cash bail to those who cannot afford the posted amount, and 2) to end all pre-trial detention in Utah, using the Community Bail Fund as a mechanism to expose the community harm caused by cash bail and unnecessary time spent in jail. The Salt Lake Community Bail Fund is operated by Decarcerate Utah. To donate, click here. Contact: email@example.com.
Utah Warm Line: 801-587-1055. Answered 7 Days a Week, 8a–11p. This line is for Salt Lake County residents who are not in crisis, but seeking support, engagement or encouragement. Certified peer specialists offer support and empower callers to resolve problems by fostering a sense of hope, dignity, and self-respect
Resources to Confront Racism:
Black Lives Matter instructional library, with links to audio
Salt Lake City Library Black Lives Matter book list. Staff picks for children, teens and adults.
Through April 10:
Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Dr., SLC. "Featuring 100 works by nearly 80 artists from the 1920s to the present, Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem surveys nearly a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent. This landmark initiative explores the vital contributions of these artists, proposing a plurality of narratives of Black artistic production and multiple approaches to understanding these works. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah is one of six venues in the United States to host Black Refractions. Advanced tickets are required for entry. Plan your visit and buy tickets here."
Experience Black Refractions from the comfort of your own home through UMFA's digital events and programs. See the list of events here.
Thursday, March 4:
Living Legacy online The Salt Lake City Arts Council’s Living Traditions Presents Program is excited to launch the new video series, Living Legacy. This project engages Salt Lake City’s diverse community in showcasing a collaborative narrative on how these various communities keep their traditions and legacies alive today. Past Living Traditions Festival participants will showcase their Living Legacy through storytelling incorporating music, dance, as well as food and craft.
Appropriation: A Conversation on Cultural Appropriation with Paisley Rekdal, 2:00-3:00 p.m. online. Event by Westminster College Diversity: "Join SDIC's Black Excellence, AAPI, Raíces Unidas, and Engaging Whiteness for a conversation with author and poet Paisley Rekdal."
Salty Seminar! Playing at Great Salt Lake: How can I play at the lake and what about that dust? 6:00 p.m. online. Event by Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College: "Dr. Kevin Perry (University of Utah) will talk about his 2,300-mile journey on a fat-tire bike around Great Salt Lake to study lakebed dust (Check out @dustsquared on twitter for a great look at the research of Dr. Perry and his collaborators). Wendy Wilson (Assistant Manager for Antelope Island State Park) will come to talk about opportunities for recreation on Antelope Island. Dr. Sarah Null (Utah State University) will teach us more about our unique watershed. The Salty Science Series is hosted by Great Salt Lake at Westminster College and lake experts who are studying our unique lake. We hope that you will break out your inner nerd and have a lake-themed dinner or drink ready to enjoy while you learn about the lake." Click here to register for this free online event, which will also be archived online afterward if you can't make it.
Building a Martian Helicopter: Celebrating Women In Science and Engineering, 6:00 p.m. online. FREE. Event by Clark Planetarium: "Girl Scouts of Utah and Clark Planetarium are teaming up to connect you with an amazing NASA aeromechanics engineer, Dorsa Shirazi, for World Engineering Day. Appropriate for all ages, Shirazi will speak about her exciting work that contributed to the first Martian helicopter deployed – Ingenuity. She will also discuss her path to become an engineer."
"After Shirazi speaks, stay with us for a live engineering activity: Make A Mars Rover. Steffi Lietzke, with Girl Scouts of Utah, will lead a Junior Space Science Badge activity that will challenge you to engineer your own space rover from materials you can find at your house."
For the activity (suitable for Grade 4 and up) you will need:
Sat-Thurs, March 6-11: L'Chaim Jewish Film Tour. Event by Salt Lake Film Society: "L'Chaim! is a virtual festival exploring Jewish life and culture thru cinema. SLFS has partnered with the Jewish Community Center to bring you this unforgettable experience you may enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home March 6-11, 2021. Tix are now on sale here: https://buff.ly/3q7dKZP. Our opening night film Picture Of His Life will start at 7 pm with a panel discussion afterward with director Yonatan Nir. Then the next day we'll have films available thru 3/11."
Saturday, March 6:
Utah Women's Voter Registration Day + International Women's Day Virtual Discussion Series + Conference, 8a-2p online. "Join us as we celebrate the second-annual Utah Women's Voter Registration Day + annual International Women's Day by attending this half-day virtual conference, featuring Utah women leading panels and discussing issues important and relevant to our community of intelligent, strong, game-changing women. For the conference agenda and list of speakers, visit www.voterise.org/uwvrd2021. Once your ticket purchase is confirmed, you will receive your personalized links to the Conference through the email you used to purchase the ticket. Please flag or star this email so you can refer to it on the day of the Conference. Limited tickets! Get yours while they're still available." Tickets: $20. To register, click here.
The People vs. Derek Chauvin: Rally for Justice on Trial Day 1, 2:00 p.m. at 520 S. Denver St., SLC. Event by Utah Against Police Brutality: "This is a car caravan that will begin in the parking lot of the law firm on 534 S. Denver St. After hearing from organizers we will encircle the SLCPD public health & safety building, City-County building and DA Sim Gill's office blaring our car horns. The route will begin turning left onto 500 S, right on State St, right on 400 S, and then another right on 300 E to make our way back to the beginning of the route on 500 S. This is a peaceful protest and family-friendly event! Join us in demanding justice for ALL victims of police crimes!"
Utah Pruning Seminar, 10a-1:30p . Event by Cherry Hill Farms: "You will learn: Light Interception, Fruit Bud vs. Leaf Bud Identification, Tree Shaping. Each class will last at least 1 hour with a Q&A session. Classes will be held at: 531 E. 400 N. Santaquin, UT 84655. Classes will be starting every 30 minutes and last an hour. $20 per session. Register today to guarantee your spot."
Monday, March 8:
International Women's Day, special programming on KRCL all day long.
2021 Women's Week Keynote: Amber Ruffin, 12:00 p.m. online. Event by Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - University of Utah: "Amber Ruffin is the head-writer for the Late Night with Seth Meyers Show and the host of the Amber Ruffin Show. From Nebraska to Chicago, Ruffin has graced multiple stages as a comedian appearing in shows like the 'Detroiters,' 'Drunk History' and 'Key & Peele.' A New York Times best-selling author, Ruffin and her sister, Lacey Lamar, co-authored You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism. As Ruffin and Lamar say in their book, 'It’s important for people to speak on what has happened in their lives.' Join Women’s Week 2021 to be inspired by Amber Ruffin who has brilliantly used her platform as comedian, writer and actress to speak to the hard-hitting issues of racism, sexism, and politics." To register for this free event, click here. Learn more about Women's Week: https://diversity.utah.edu/ww/
Necessary Risks: Race and Representation in Art, 3:00 p.m. online. Event by Utah Humanities Book Festival: "Please come join us for an intimate conversation with three writers as they consider when and how to highlight intersections of identity in their literary art. In this panel discussion, Necessary Risks: A Conversation about Race and Representation in Art, Utah poet laureate Paisley Rekdal will reflect on her latest book, Appropriate: A Provocation, a work that considers the thorny issues around cultural appropriation. She will be joined by poet and memoirist Natasha Saje whose book, Terroir, focuses on the immigrant experience in relation to ideas of place, and Jacqueline Balderrama, poet and author of Now In Color, a multigenerational exploration of the Mexican-American experience. The conversation promises to be urgent, complex and grounded in the way the literary arts create unique spaces for such investigations. Moderated by Niyonta Chowdhury." Click here to register for this free event.
Tuesday, March 9:
Facebook Live: Utah Water Watch Q&A, 12:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter: "Utah Water Watch is a water quality education and data collection program that seeks to increase awareness about the importance of water quality and promote stewardship of Utah’s aquatic resources. Community Science is a great way to learn about the world around you and contribute to vital research. Learn how you can get involved with Utah Water Watch with Hope Braithwaite, Assistant Professor for Watershed Quality at Utah State University during this Facebook live event. Learn more about Utah Water Watch here: https://extension.usu.edu/utahwaterwatch/."
Free Live Stream: Ahead of the Curve online 7pm The story of one of the most influential women in lesbian history you’ve never heard of and the impact her work continues to have today. Growing up, Franco Stevens never saw any representation of queer women—she didn’t even know it was possible for a woman to be gay. When she realized she was a lesbian, it changed the course of her life. In 1990, Franco created a safe place for lesbians in the form of Curve magazine. Her approach to threats and erasure in the ”90s was to lift all kinds of lesbians up and make them beautifully visible. The magazine helped build a foundation for many intersectional movements being led by today’s activists in the face of accelerating threats to the LGBTQ community. Decades later, as her legacy faces extinction and she reassesses her life after a disabling injury, she sets out to understand visibility work being led by an intersection of queer women today. Featuring Andrea Pino-Silva, Kim Katrin, Denice Frohman, Amber Hikes, Jewelle Gomez, Melissa Etheridge, and Lea DeLaria, and a score composed by the legendary Meshell Ndegeocello, Ahead of the Curve celebrates the legacy of a movement while considering the agenda of its future. Registration Link:
Running for Office as a Young Woman | Real Women Run Winter Webinar Series, 12:00-1:30 p.m. online. This special offering during Women’s History Month is designed specifically for college students and will feature young women who have run sharing their experiences, success, and failures.
Women of the World's 11th Annual Fashion Show & Cultural Gala (Virtual), 6:00-7:00 p.m. online. "The Fashion Show highlights the beauty of the cultures and the success stories of the forcibly displaced women that WoW serves."
Thursday, March 11:
2021 UVU Conference on Addiction, 9a-4p online. Event by UVU College of Humanities & Social Sciences: "This single-day, virtual conference--designed to meet the needs and interests of professionals, service providers, families, community members, and students--will provide information on a wide range of topics dealing with addiction, prevention, and recovery. Keynote presenter: Actress and author Mackenzie Phillips, a survivor of substance abuse and a visible, outspoken advocate for addiction awareness and education. She currently works as a director at the Breathe Life Healing Center in Los Angeles where she specializes in trauma, drug, and alcohol treatment and recovery." Free to current UVU students. Click here for tickets and a full schedule of events.
Common Utah Weeds: How to Control Them, 6:00-7:30 p.m. online. Event by Conservation Garden Park: "Are weeds winning the battle over your yard? Spring is one of the best times to get ahead on weed control for the upcoming season. This webinar will cover organic, mechanical, and chemical methods of weed control and best practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Taught by Conservation Garden Park staff. A link for the Webex webinar will be provided via email before the class starts. Registration is required for admittance to this webinar and to receive the link." Click here to register for this free event.
United Way of Salt Lake Annual Speaker Series, 4:00 p.m. online. "United Way presents Building Equitable Communities Virtual Speaker Series. This year’s three-part Speaker Series includes former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Education, Jim Shelton on March 11, systems change leader Hugh Vasquez on August 11, and author Anand Giridharadas on October 27. Each will share their ideas for working together in challenging systems of exclusion, marginalization, and oppression."
Hemingway, Gender and Identity, 5:00-6:00 p.m. online. "Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers and special guests, featuring clips from the new three-part series, HEMINGWAY. With Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Mary Karr, Marc Dudley and Lisa Kennedy. HEMINGWAY premieres on PBS stations April 5-7, 2021. "
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Wednesday, March 17:
Live Webinar: Growing Great Tomatoes - Cultivating for Health and Productivity, 6:30-8:30 p.m. online. Event by Wasatch Community Gardens: "Although there are no pre-requisites for this class, we will build on the topics addressed in "Growing Great Tomatoes: Tomato Fundamentals, Variety and Flavor," in which we learned about tomato terminology and considered factors such as disease resistance/susceptibility, days to maturity, yield, use and flavor profile. We go beyond the basics to address soils, planting dates, pruning, fertilizing, and proper staking/caging/trellising, and we learn to identify and troubleshoot some common tomato pests and diseases. This workshop will be offered as a live webinar using Demio. Registered students will receive a webinar link with instructions a day or two prior to class. The presentation will last about two hours and will be followed by a live chat Q&A (i.e.,students can type in their questions)." Click here to register.
Thursday, March 18:
Tuesday, March 23:
Event by Jordan River Foundation, Utah Geological Survey and Jordan River Commission: "Lake Bonneville occupied the Salt Lake Valley and much of the surrounding region from about 30,000 to 13,000 years ago. As Lake Bonneville dried up, the Jordan River followed the retreating shoreline downhill until eventually terminating in what would eventually become the Great Salt Lake. We used recent geologic mapping by the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) that made use of high-resolution topographic lidar data, combined with historical aerial photography from 1937, to create a progressive record of the migratory path of the Jordan River over the last 10,000+ years. Interestingly, the Jordan River flow path may have been affected by earthquakes in the West Valley and Wasatch fault zones. Fault movement during earthquakes may have caused slight tilting and lowering of the ground surface (tectonic subsidence), prompting the river to progressively shift from its prior westward path to a new northward path."
Rebel Hearts (Free Live Stream), 7:00-9:00 p.m. online. Event by Utah Film Center: "See this 2021 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection by Pedro Kos. In 1960s Los Angeles a trailblazing group of nuns, The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, bravely stood up to the patriarchy of the Catholic Church, fighting for equality, their livelihoods, and their own freedom against an all-powerful Cardinal who sought to keep them in their place. Their bold acts of faith, defiance, and activism turned the Church upside down, helping to reshape our society in ways that continue to resonate today. From marching in Selma in 1965 to the Women’s March in 2018, they challenged the notion of what a nun and a woman were supposed to be. This film is streaming as part of Utah Film Center's focus on Women's History Month."
Wednesday, March 24:
The Refugee Experience in Utah, 7:00-8:30 p.m. online. Event by PBS Utah: "Join PBS Utah, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, the Inclusion Center at Utah State University, and the Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection for a dynamic discussion about the refugee experience in Utah. Using literature, film, and art as resources, we’ll learn more about the refugee experience from several New Americans who make Utah their home. Participants are asked to come prepared having read The Best We Could Do, and together we’ll watch a short PBS Utah documentary, Finding Home: Utah’s Refugee Story. A panel of experts will join us to discuss the stories we’ve heard and how we can create a better community for our newest neighbors. As a special treat, our partner at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art has invited an artist to talk about a piece of work, relevant to the refugee experience. Participants will get to see a brief presentation about his piece." Click here to RSVP.
Friday, March 26:
Friday Forum: The Long Game: Deepening the Work, 1:00-3:00 p.m. online. Event by Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - University of Utah: "Details and registration will be announced soon! Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is taking a stand against racism and bringing the University of Utah to the forefront of the conversation through the launch of the Friday Forum series on Racism in Higher Education. Each month we will lead national conversations with the goal of helping attendees start on a journey to eradicate racism and share best practices for sustained growth and action." Click here for details.
Fridays For Future Utah Climate Strike SLC, 10a-2p. "#Fridaysforfuture is a student-led movement giving action to our message – Act Now on Climate Change. In Salt Lake City we gather every Friday in front of the Utah State Capitol to bring awareness to the climate crisis we face. Everyone is welcome, everyone is needed.
Fri-Fri, March 26-April 1:
March 29-April 3, 2021:
This year’s theme, “Queer at the Intersections,” invites us to think about LGBTQIA+ lives and topics through different intersections of identity." For a schedule of events, click here.
Tuesday, March 30:
Wednesday, March 31:
International Transgender Day of Visibility
Trans Day of Visibility “What I wish I had known" Conference, 9:00 a.m. online. Event by LGBT Resource Center, University of Utah and Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - University of Utah: "VIrtual conference with panels and presentations covering topics ranging from navigating relationships to gender affirming care. Details about how to sign up and speakers coming soon!"
Dark Skies and Nocturnal Animals, 11:00 a.m. online. Event by Clark Planetarium: "We’re continuing our discussion of dark skies and talking about nocturnal animals while we create some adorable little paper owls." To play along at home, make sure you have paper (from an old book -- looks cool), glue and scissors.
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Saturday, June 26:
Aug. 20-22: The Helper Arts, Music & Film Festival. Artists are invited to submit an application to the Helper Arts, Music and Film Festival sponsored by the Helper Arts Alliance. The Festival is looking for high-quality original artwork and handcrafted arts. Those wishing to participate in this year’s Festival may do so by submitting a completed application, four photos of your work. Deadline: July 28, 2021.
Signs of spring with #PunkRockFarmerFriday, featuring Elise Watt of New Roots, a program of IRC-SLC to help refugees, asylees, immigrants and new Americans in Utah. Big news: New Roots CSA will include an 'egg share' this year! Plus, Skywatcher Leo T, League of Women Voters of Utah and Red Acre Center with one last legislative update, Voterise and fresh, homegrown music from the Slay-at-Home bands of Rock Camp SLC.READ MORE
Black Bold and Brilliant the Blerd Edition, with the Changing the Narrative Team and Utah Film CenterREAD MORE
What Comes After Sugar-Free February? Health and Nutrition with Dr. Mike Jaffe, plus Legislative Priorities in Children's Health and Nutrition with Voices For Utah Children and Utahns Against HungerREAD MORE
#RoundtableTuesday explores addiction during COVID, different ways to help folks experiencing homelessness with Glenn Bailey of Crossroads Urban Center and grassroots activist Ty Bellamy of Black Lives For Humanity Movement. Plus, a #3QuickPicks reading list from The City Library's Azra Basic, a legislative update from the League of Women Voters of Utah and more.READ MORE