A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events do not imply endorsement. All times Mountain unless otherwise indicated.
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.
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.
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.
Mondays, 9AM-1PM Centennial Park 5600 W. 3100 S., West Valley City
Tuesdays, 9AM-1PM Central Park Community Center, 2797 S. 200 E., South Salt Lake
Wednesdays, 9AM-1PM Grangers/LDS Stake Center 3175 S. 3450 W., West Valley City
Thursdays, 9AM-1PM Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 California Ave. Glendale in SLC
Fridays, 9AM-1PM Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 California Ave. Glendale in SLC
They highly recommend that everyone make an appointment and pre-register, it speeds the testing process.
The number to call to make an appointment is 801-587-0712, option #3. ¿Habla español? Llamada at 801-436-7118 para concertar una cita. For more information on COVID-19 visit https://healthcare.utah.edu/coronavirus/
Rose Park Connect: Rose Park residents looking for Wi-Fi or computer access can now access it through Salt Lake City’s new pilot program, Rose Park Connect. The computer lab is located in a common room at the LDS Meetinghouse on 760 N. 1200 W. Community members will need to maintain social distance and wear a face covering while in the lab. Rose Park Connect is being supported entirely with volunteers and the City providing the computer equipment.
Census staff from the Census Bureau are scheduled to be on site to answer questions and help residents complete the census. The County is coordinating with the County Health Department to have a community health worker present to provide COVID-19 prevention information as well as face masks for those in need.
The program will run during the month of August and will then be reevaluated to determine if needs are being met and whether adjustments are needed. The City hopes to expand the program to other neighborhoods with the help of community partners interested in participating.
As part of the digital access plan, the City is also working on offering outdoor access to Wi-Fi at the Sorenson Unity Center campus as well as smart solar benches that provide Wi-Fi and charging stations. More information will be released on those projects as they reach completion.
Rose Park Connect August Schedule:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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.
Sept. 10-20: Utah State Fair, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC. "'A September to Remember' will highlight our Agricultural history and add a sprinkle of old past time favorites: rides, animals and traditional Fair food. Each and everyone of you makes this event possible and we thank our fans, sponsors, exhibitors, 4-H & FFA members, staff, vendors, volunteers and entertainers. We look forward to providing a 'Fairpark Safe' event for all to enjoy, September 10-20, 2020." Click here for tickets and event info.
Friday, September 18:
Fight Back Against Racism and Police Brutality, 4:30-6:00 p.m. every Friday on the SW corner of University and Center, Provo, to protest racism and police brutality. Hosted by Party For Socialism and Liberation - Provo, UT.
Virtual #HopeandHealingGala2020, 7:00-10:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Rape Recovery Center: "For the first time ever, the Rape Recovery Center’s annual Hope & Healing Gala will be coming to a living room near you! We look forward to tuning in with you for inspiring speakers, a large online auction, live music, and community awards for our 8th annual community celebration of hope, healing, and recovery - virtually!" Click here for tickets and details on pre-ordering take-home food from the event's catering partners.
Exploring the Intersectionality of Race & Gender, 12:00-1:30 p.m. online. Hosted by the Utah Women & Leadership Project: "The Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements have placed a spotlight on enduring racial and gender inequalities in the U.S. Both movements were launched by Black women who continue to call attention to the intersections between race and gender in shaping opportunity and justice in America. The purpose of this panel discussion is to explore these issues in the U.S. and Utah. Join us as we examine the lived experiences of women and girls of color and how they navigate politics, the workplace, education, and mental health services. The panel will also examine the roles of power and identity and how they contribute to the experience of marginalization and oppression for many women. Finally, we will turn to how we can all challenge race and gender norms, break stereotypes, empower each other, and learn to celebrate our similarities and differences. In addition, we will discuss how all of us can take action in ways that will respect and benefit everyone." Panelists: Sui Lang L. Panoke, Michelle Love-Day, Dr. Christy Glass, and Dr. LaShawn Williams. To reserve a spot for this free online event, click here.
Friday Forums on Racism in Higher Education, 1:00-3:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - University of Utah and The University of Utah: "Registration is required to attend! September session registration: https://diversity.utah.edu/event/friday-forums-confronting-our-racism/
Fri-Sat, Sept. 18-19:
Saturday, September 19:
Jordan River Cleanup, 10a-3p. Hosted by Saving Oceans, Neptune Divers and Jordan River Commission: "Please join us along with the Jordan River Commission and Neptune Divers to clean up a section of the Jordan River! We are excited to be taking part in this event to celebrate the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup to improve our local waterway. Our Saving Oceans team will be meeting at the World War ll Memorial, 4433 S. Jordan River Parkway, South Jordan, and work north to James Madison Park on the Jordan River Parkway Trail.
"Volunteers may also participate in a canoe cleanup of the water trail. Canoes are limited to 12 participants. For any questions about the canoe cleanup email email@example.com." To volunteer, click here.
UARC's Vegan Crawl, 9a-10p around town. Hosted by Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC): "We may not be able to come together at SLC VegFest this year, but we can still come together as a community to support local vegan businesses and eat delicious food! UARC's Vegan Crawl is a day of supporting vegan restaurants around the city. It's your self-guided journey (and excuse) of new-to-you or old favorite vegan restaurants in SLC. Many participating businesses will offer special menu items, discounts, or perks for the crawl. Stay tuned for details!
United Utah, 11a-2p at Utah State Capitol. Hosted by Patriots Prepared: "America United, Real Lexit, Patriots Prepared and the State of Utah is hosting a pro Law Enforcement event at the Utah State Capitol! We not only hope to show our support for law enforcement, but hope to unite all citizens from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds to stand together against racism and violence. There will be some great speeches, stories and energy that you will NOT want to miss! Bring your flags and bring your support for all of Utah!"
Community Control Now! Stop Police Crimes! Justice for all victims! 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 300 S. 300 W., SLC. Hosted by Utah Against Police Brutality: "Utah cops continue to kill people and our leaders don't seem to have heard our demands. We need to tell them again that we won't stand for continued police violence. On Sept 19, we'll answer the call from the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression for a national day of protest."
Municipal Ballet Company's Everything Is Going to Be OK, 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. A surf rock ballet collaboration with The Boys Ranch, in the parking lot behind Urban Lounge in SLC. Click here for tickets. Oh, and maybe brush up on your Watusi.
Sat-Sun, Sept. 19-20:
Sunday, September 20:
Closing Ceremony: How To Be An Anti-Racist City featuring Dr. Ibram Kendi, 4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT. Hosted by City Awake: "Join us as we close out day five of our annual Fierce Urgency of Now festival, as we sit down with #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ibram X. Kendi. This moderated discussion with Professor Kendi will explore: anti-racism, racism in Boston, and how you can join us as we actively work to make Boston the nation’s first anti-racist city." Tickets are $15. Click here to register.
Mon-Sun, Sept. 21-27: ARC: Art for the Recovery Community Digital Festival. ARC 2020 includes a Digital Gallery where you can explore work by local visual artists in recovery, in addition to daily artist features and interviews. Presented by the Utah Society of Addiction Medicine.
Monday, September 21:
Tuesday, September 22:
Native Voter Celebration, 6:00-7:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Ute Land Trust: "Should American Indian's vote? Does my vote even count? Why do I need to vote? Join Utah Rep. Angela Romero, Wyoming Rep. Andi Clifford, and Rep. Ruth Buffalo for a discussion about the Native vote led by Richard Henson, founder of Native American Initiative of Colorado Democrats." Click here to join the event tonight.
Belonging and Theft: An Indigenous Conversation on Identity, 6:30-7:30 p.m. online. Hosted by Moab Museum: Featuring Jacqueline Keeler, Dine author, journalist, and editor-in-chief of Pollen Nation magazine, and Guy Eagle Gilleshammer, Metis elder and keeper of oral traditions. Join Keeler, Gilleshammer, and the Moab Museum for a discussion of themes of belonging and theft as they pertain to Native identity. Click here for online meeting info.
Friday, September 25:
Fri-Sat, Sept. 25-26:
Saturday, September 26:
Say Their Names Memorial SLC, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at 540 W. 500 N., SLC. Hosted by Versatile Image, Makaya Caters and 3 others: "Bring your family and join us as we gather the community to collectively honor Black lives lost to racism, injustice, and police brutality. Advocating for love, peace, freedom, and justice for all, one day at a time. Photos and flowers will be provided for attendees to put up on a designated fence for a memorial art installation." Visit versatileimage.org to register for this free community event.
Slutwalk SLC's Digital Walk of No Shame, 12:00-1:00 p.m. online. Hosted by SlutWalk SL,UT: "Join us for Slutwalk SLC's Walk of No Shame 2020 from the comfort and safety of your home! Due to the apocalypse we call 2020- this year we will be hosting the event digitally right here on Facebook live. Jump on to our Facebook page at 12 PM (MDT) for speakers, Q & A, and submitted stories. We will broadcast 4 separate live videos from 12 pm until 1 pm from survivors and activists. (speakers will be announced closer to the event itself). In the traditional spirit of Slutwalk, we encourage everyone to makes signs, posters, banners, and artwork and share them with us here on our Facebook page, in your windows, in your yard, or even walking around your neighborhood."
Sept. 26: ARC: Art for the Recovery Community Livestream Concert, livestream starts at 7:00 p.m. Featuring a fabulous, diverse lineup of performing artists including local bands The Waldron Brothers and JT Bevy, performance poet Gray, Dance With Sobriety, a collaboration with local storytelling and performance collective. Click here to tune in to the concert live and for 24 hours thereafter.
Friday, October 2:
Tuesday, October 6:
Wednesday, October 7:
Friday, October 9:
Women in the Money Conference (Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition, Utah Treasurer’s Office). Registration opening soon.
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