Rallies & Resources

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. 

 

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Let's Get Physical: A list of local organizations offering online classes and other events adapated to the pandemic so you can get your body moving. Email radioactive@krcl.org if you'd like to be on the list.

  • #FillTheNet with Fish for Garbage, on your own time. Although FFG's first three river cleanups have been postponed due to coronavirus, they hope you will continue to help keep our waterways clean by safely picking up garbage when you see it, even on your walks around the neighborhood. Join their social media campaign to #fillthenet on Instagram. You can join the cause by picking up garbage, posting a photo to your feed, and tagging @fishforgarbage with the hashtag #fillthenet. They will be hosting monthly drawings thanks to dedicated sponsors. In April, they received 84 submissions! May drawing: Chums Prize Pack. Social distancing has increased the amount of traffic in parks, trails, and on our waterways. We can all do our part by picking it up and putting it where it belongs (in the trash). Must be located in the U.S. to enter. 

  • Repertory Dance Theatre, ongoing at regularly scheduled times, "pay what you can rate." Click here for schedule. RDT has also revamped its BLOG into a full online teaching resource for students and teachers learning from home. From Online Lesson Plans for grades K-12, as well as university students, to an Online Video Library featuring full videos of some of its most recent repertory. These resources are open to everyone.

  • Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, daily virtual classes for kids, adults, and middle/high school levels.

    More information can be found here including registration and details. Free of charge, but donations accepted. Please register at least 15 minutes before class starts.

  • SLC announces opening of stay safe, stay active streets IRL. Beginning April 23, Salt Lake City will start to temporarily open some city streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic in order to allow space to recreate while also remaining at a safe distance from people. The first street to “open” will be 500 North from approximately Redwood Road to 800 West. Additional streets are being evaluated and will be announced in the coming week.

    • Factors that helped determine which streets to open included survey responses, geographic equity, connections to parks and trails, hospital/emergency routes, transit routes and traffic patterns.

    • Vehicle access on streets will be maintained for local traffic. Drivers are asked to drive slowly and with extra caution.

    • Click here for updates

Ongoing Events:

Calls for Donations:

  • SLC Air Protectors and PANDOS: Seeking Clorox wipes/bleach, Lysol, Spam, corned beef hash, hand sanitizer. Drop off Wed-Saturday 9a-5p at 480 S. 900 W. in SLC or 2961 W. 730 N in Provo. Also asking for funds that will enable them to provide mobile Covid-19 testing stations on Navajo, Hopi and Ute land. To donate, visit pandos.org.

Dated Events:

Fri-Sat, May 29-30:

  • Clever Octopus and COVID-19 Native Youth Arts Initiative. The Native Youth Arts Initiative is a youth-led initiative created by Izzy Klain, 12, and Alyssa Klain, 11. These Diné (Navajo) sisters, who live in Utah, could not engage in their annual visit to their family in the Navajo Nation due to COVID-19. With help from their mother Samantha Eldridge and aunt Donna Eldridge, they brainstormed ways to help fellow Native youth cope with being separated from school and family.

    The no-contact drop-off drive will be located at the parking lot of Clever Octopus’ new retail warehouse building, 2250 S. West Temple, SLC. It will run both Friday, May 29, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 30, from 9a-3pm.

    They seek to collect arts and crafts, fabric, yarn and school supplies so that Native Youth sheltering have access to art and cultural activities while at home. They hope to collect school supplies throughout the summer so that by the time school starts they can donate backpacks full of them.

    There is also a need for kindles and books, which are not easily accessible on the reservation, outdoor recreation equipment to promote mental and physical well-being, and tablets to connect with family off the reservation.

Saturday, May 30:

  • Take a Knee on Washington Blvd, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Ogden/weber Municipal Building. This is a call to stand in solidarity with George Floyd's family and the citizens of Minnesota who are mourning his tragic loss. Take a knee on Washington Blvd this Saturday to honor the memory of George Floyd. Organizers ask you to please wear a mask and practice social distancing during this event.

  • Justice for Floyd-Utah, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol. Hosted by KiD Trinity.

  • 1st Virtual Beer, Blues, & Brats Benefit Party, 5:00-7:00 p.m. While unable to celebrate its annual fundraiser in person, Crossroads Urban Center has ventured into the online world for its first virtual fundraiser. Times are tough. Throughout the crisis, Crossroads has stayed dedicated to the most vulnerable in the community. It has kept its doors open to increased need and decreased resources. Your support allows them to be there for the community regardless of the circumstances. Buy $5 tickets here: virtualbbbtix.givesmart.com. After you create an account, you will receive an email with your link to access the event on May 30. Through that link, you'll be able to listen to live music, view & bid in the silent auction, participate (if you wish) in interactive games, and engage in other activities.

  • Cancel the Rents Car RallySalt Lake City @ 12 p.m. Noon at Washington Square Park (450 S. State St., 84111);
    Provo @ 4 p.m. at Memorial Park (800 E. Center St., 84606); Cedar City @ 12 p.m. Noon at the parking lot of Walmart (1330 S. Providence Center Dr., 84720). On Saturday, May 30, over 65 cities and towns around the country will mobilize for a National Day of Car Protests to demand a national cancellation of all rents, mortgages for homeowners, small landlords and small businesses, for the duration of the pandemic.

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Thursday, June 4:

Friday, June 5:

  • Pride Spectacular Virtual Gala, 5:30-7:00 p.m. online. Kick off a full summer of Pride at the first-ever virtual Pride Spectacular Gala. Click here for tickets. All registration fees & donations are 100% tax deducible.Friday, June 5:

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Thursday, June 25:

Friday, June 26:

  • Salt Lake Community College will celebrate its graduates’ grit and achievements in an online ceremony posted on the school’s website starting today. Once posted, the online event will be continuously accessible so that graduates can celebrate with their loved ones at their convenience. This year’s graduates will also be invited to participate next May 7, 2021, in the more traditional ceremony where they will have the opportunity to walk across the stage in front of family and friends.

Tuesday, June 30:

Saturday, July 11:

  • Mind the Gap, 12:00-10:00 p.m. at Library Square, 200 E. 400 S., SLC. The first-of-its-kind festival will feature an all-female and non-binary performing artist line up, with time in between sets for attendees to engage with local non-profit organizations, activists and political representatives. ​Mind the Gap will host vendor booths from local community partners and businesses and showcase art installations from various local artists. Although staying positive this will still happen, the lineup announcement has been postponed pending end of the stay-home directive due to coronavirus. For more information, questions or to get involved contact: info@mindthegaputah.com or go to mindthegaputah.com

Saturday, September 12:

  • SLC VegFest 2020, 12:00-8:00 p.m. at Library Square Salt Lake City Utah, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Join Utah Animal Rights Coalition (UARC) for its 5th annual SLC VegFest. This FREE event is Utah's largest vegan festival, attracting over an estimated 6,000 attendees each year. SLC VegFest brings together local businesses, nonprofits, and individuals committed to creating a more compassionate, sustainable, and healthy community. UARC is currently planning to host SLC VegFest with the hope that the current COVID-19 risk will subside. SLC VegFest could be a vitally important "comeback" event for our local business community and the public. With this potential scenario in mind, UARC plans to maintain a sense of optimism.

Civic Engagement Resources:

  • National Disability Voter Guide, nonpartisan political commentary on U.S. elections with a focus on disability issues.

  • Utah State Legislature, a website where you can track bills, listen and watch debate, find your lawmaker.

  • State of Utah Boards and Commissions, information on Utah's boards and commissions, including board members, authority, expiring terms, vacancies and other valuable information. Don’t want to run for office? Apply to serve on a board or commission.

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