A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events do not imply endorsement.
Friday, February 14:
- Utah Women "First to Vote" Remembrance Walk, 11:45a-2:00p City Creek Park, 110 N. State St., SLC. Join Better Days 2020, Preservation Utah, Voterise, the Utah Cultural Alliance, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Utah YWCA to walk in memory of a Utah woman who inspires you to lead. You are invited to wear purple, white, or yellow (suffrage colors), with pins and ribbons provided for you to wear the name of the woman you’re honoring. Click here to register and claim free tickets.
- Valentine's Day night with Mariachi and Banda at Centro Civico, 7:00 p.m. Centro Cívico Mexicano, 155 S 600 W, Salt Lake City, Join Centro Civico Mexicano for a romantic night full of Mariachi and Mexican Banda Music. With special performances by Alan Ponce, Lluvia Macias, Banda Lobo and Alma Ranchera de Utah.
Saturday, Febrary 15:
- Gun Violence Prevention Rally, 1:00 p.m. Utah State Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City, Join March for Our Lives Utah for a mid-session report on the progress of gun violence and public safety bills in the Utah legislature. Learn more about the bills that have been filed and how you can support them! We will have student speakers, postcards to legislators, and tons of information and action items.
- 2020 First Quarterly Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, Conference Room E, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Come to the UTRU Quarterly Meeting to talk about transit in Utah and what you can do to improve it. Legislative Overview - Transit Bills and Appropriations, UTA 2020-2021 Service, Volunteer Needs and Action Items.
- Coffee with an Investigative Reporter, 2:00 p.m. Mestizo Coffee House, 631 W North Temple Ste 700, Salt Lake City, Come and caffeinate with an investigative reporter! I'll be here to talk story tips, politics, the state of the news industry, and answering any questions about our nonprofit. If you're a monthly donor to the The Utah Investigative Journalism Project, I'll buy you a cup of coffee!
- How to be a Better Ally, 1:00 p.m. Glendale Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 1375 S Concord St, Salt Lake City, In observation of Black History Month, join Kanika Welch in a workshop on how to be a better ally to people in a diverse community. You will learn to identify and acknowledge your privilege in relation to marginalized groups, demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of allies, and gain confidence in taking action as an ally through education and discussion.
Sunday, February 16:
- Socialist Movie Night: Malcolm X, 6:30 p.m. 350 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, Join DSSL for Socialist Movie Night, as we watch Spike Lee's epic biographical film, Malcolm X.
- 12 Minutes Max, 2:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, 12 Minutes Max is a monthly experimental performance series featuring short works by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, we present three original pieces in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, theater, performance art, writing and the like - each 12 minutes or less.
Monday, February 17:
- SLAY Lake City Camper Showcase 2020, 6:30 p.m. The Depot, 13 North 400 West, Salt Lake City, Rock Camp SLC is pleased to announce our third annual camp for grown ups, SLAY Lake City - a camp for women, transgender, non-binary, and gender-expanzie adults! These brave humans will learn their instruments, form bands, write originals songs, and perform them at the showcase in less than 3 DAYS
- Call for submissions deadline today. Looking for women artists to pay homage to their favorite “Queen of Music” in a variety of genres. We’re looking for an eclectic array of styles and interpretations. This is a paid gig that will culminate in International Women’s Day, a collaboration between KRCL Radio, The Gateway and The Blocks, on march 7. To apply click here. Submissions deadline is TODAY.
- SLAY Lake City Camper Showcase 2020, 6:30 p.m. The Depot, 13 North 400 West, Salt Lake City, Rock Camp SLC is pleased to announce our third annual camp for grown ups, SLAY Lake City - a camp for women, transgender, non-binary, and gender-expanzie adults! These brave humans will learn their instruments, form bands, write originals songs, and perform them at the showcase in less than 3 DAYS.
Tuesday, February 18:
MLK 2020 Keynote: Exonerated Central Park Five – Yusef Salaam & Raymond Santana, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at SLCC Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State St., SLC. Innocent and wrongfully convicted as teenagers by the City of New York, Yusef and Raymond were incarcerated for years before finally being exonerated and their names cleared. Hear their powerful tale of redemption and liberation—documented in the Netflix miniseries “When They See Us”— and learn what they are doing to reform the justice system. This event is free to the public, but tickets are required. Click here to reserve your tickets now. Please note that in the event of a sell-out, the Grand Theatre still anticipates having plenty of seating available and will have a first-come, first-served standby line, and most attendees, if not all, will be admitted. Arrive by 6:40 p.m. to ensure seating. Doors open 60 minutes prior to start time.
Ibram X. Kendi | How To Be An AntiRacist, 3:00 p.m. University of Utah Alumni Association, 155 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, Ibram X. Kendi will present as part of the 2020 Tanner Humanities Center Tanner Talks series. Ibram Kendi is a National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author. He is the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is a professor of history and international relations, an acclaimed public speaker, and a columnist at The Atlantic.
- 5th Annual Transformative Justice and Abolition Criminology Conference, 1:00-6:00 p.m. at SLCC South City Campus, 1575 S. State St., SLC. Featuring 25-minute presentations focusing on, but not limited to, penal abolition, retributive justice abolition, academic abolition, punitive justice abolition, prison abolition and abolition criminology. Further, this conference is looking for work on alternatives to incarceration such as transformative justice, healing justice, community circles, environmental justice, anarchism, and decolonizing justice. We are especially looking to have presentations from book authors, former prisoners, and activist-scholars. Free and open the public.
Wednesday, February 19:
Canyon Congestion, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Traffic jams, parking woes and pollution are stressing out skiers, hikers, resorts and those who call Big Cottonwood canyons home. Join The Salt Lake Tribune for a public forum focused on solutions. Moderated by Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce.
Westside Coalition Annual All Member Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Utah State Fairpark. Join the Westside Coalition and other community-based organizations and leaders to learn about the issues and opportunities affecting the westside of Salt Lake City. Share your thoughts on issues impacting your neighborhood and learn about how you can get involved with the Westside Coalition in protecting our communities. This event is free and open to the public and food will be served.
Beyond The Gate: Zines For Change, two-part workshop at SLCC's Community Writier Center, 210 #. 400 S. #8, SLC. From 1942-1945, more than 11,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at the Topaz internment camp near Delta, Utah. Topaz incarcerees circulated art, literature and opinion pieces in publications such as Trek and All Aboard. These publications share compelling, first-person accounts of life in wartime. In this workshop, you’ll explore the writing and publishing of Topaz incarcerees and create your own small-scale, do-it-yourself publications. Cost: Free. Registration is required. Go to www.slcc.edu/cwc or call 801-957-2192 to register.
Westside Coalition Community Celebration/Celebración Comunitaria, 6:30 p.m. Utah State Fairpark, Join the Westside Coalition, Comunidades Unidas, and other community-based organizations and leaders to learn about the issues and opportunities affecting the westside of Salt Lake City. Share your thoughts on issues impacting your neighborhood and learn about how you can get involved with the Westside Coalition in protecting our communities.
Thursday February 20:
- An Evening With Spy Hop, 5:30 p.m. Cottonwood Country Club, 1780 E Lakewood Dr, Holladay, Spy Hop offers hands-on project-based programming in Salt Lake City and across the state of Utah for students 9-19 of all skill levels and aspirations. We meet young people where they are in their lives and invite them to tell their stories through film, music, audio and design. Our model combines youth development, arts education, and career preparation to empower young people to gain the skills they need to be successful.
Friday, Febrary 21:
- Benefit Show for Decarcerate Utah, 7:00 p.m. Diabolical Records, 238 S Edison St, Salt Lake City, Join us for a night of music and dancing, while helping us raise funds for our second publication! This event is free to attend, but we encourage bringing donations.
Wednesday, February 26:
- UCAIR 5th Annual Summit, featuring a candidate forum with those vying for the Republic nomination for Utah governor. Details TBD.
March 4-April 8:
- Register for SLCPD's upcoming Citizen's Academy. Classes will be held from 6:00-9:00 p.m. every Wednesday for six weeks beginning March 4, 2020 and ending April 8, 2020. Click here to register. During the Academy, citizens will receive training in varied aspects of law enforcement, including the basics of patrol tactics, defensive tactics, firearms and many other subjects. "Cadets" will meet and talk with many of the members of the department. These courses will take place in a safe and entertaining training environment. Academy instructors are all law enforcement professionals, who teach both veteran and recruit police officers. Participants will obtain a deeper understanding of the Police Department's function with an increased awareness of community partnership opportunities. To attend, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and live or work in Salt Lake City proper. For more information, please call (801) 799-3367.
Saturday, March 7:
- International Women’s Day at The Gateway, a collaboration between KRCL Radio, The Gateway and The Blocks. We’re looking for 8 artists to participate in a mural project featuring their favorite “Queen of Music.” This is a paid gig. To apply click here. Submissions deadline is Feb. 17. Schedule of events for March 7:
- 2:00-7:00 p.m. – Live music, live mural painting, games and vendor village
- 7:30 p.m. – Panel discussion hosted by Bumble at Kiln Co-Working
- 8:00 p.m. – Free Screening of RGB sponsored by Bumble
- Clean Air Solutions Fair 2020, 11:00 a.m. 18 N Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City (The former Hall of Breakfast and Urban Outfitters)
Saturday, March 28:
SAVE THE DATE:
Civic Engagement Resources:
- Action Utah 2020 Legislative Guide, gives Utahns an insider’s look at the themes and important bills coming up during the 2020 State Legislative Session to help you stay informed and engaged. After you get the guide, follow bills throughout the 2020 State Legislative Session and take simple but meaningful actions to help pass good policy using AU's 2020 Bill Tracker.
- 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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