Rallies & Resources

A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events do not imply endorsement.


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Wednesday, September 18:
  • New American Dream Lab - 2019, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Church & State, 370 S. 300 E., SLC. Fifteen refugee and New American entrepreneurs participated in Pitch Round One held earlier this month. Three finalists will be pitching their new or existing small business idea before an audience of New American business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and Salt Lake City's broader business community.

  • Call For Artists – Edison Street Mural Project Deadline. The Blocks SLC is seeking portfolios and/or proposals from local artists and designers to design and install a large-scale mural. Proposals that include public participation elements are preferred. The call is open to Utah artists and artist-led teams. Those new to the public art process or artists and designers working outside of the traditional mural process are also highly encouraged to apply. Artist allowance: $20,000. Due tonight by 11:59 p.m. Click here to view the location for the mural (along Edison St.) and all details.

  • 2019 Speaker Series--Equality is Not Enough, 7:00 p.m. at S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah. Featuring cultural critic Wesley Morris. Candid and focused discussions, as each speaker shares their ideas for working together to challenge systems of exclusion, marginalization, and oppression. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/UWSL-Speaker-Series

  • Volunteer Open House | Teaming Up for Conservation, 5:30 p.m. at Vertical Diner, 234 W. 900 S., SLC. The Utah Chapter Sierra Club invites you to join staff and volunteer leadership to learn how you can help protect Utah's life outside. Hear from volunteer leaders about recent successes realized by Utah teams and then break into groups to discuss how you can join a team. Click here to RSVP to this FREE event.

  • Art Build! Climate Strike SLC, 2:00 p.m. SLC ARTS HUB - Utah Arts Alliance, 663 W 100 S, Salt Lake City. build art for the Sept 20 Global Climate Strike! Screenprint, stencil, build banners and more. BYO art supplies if you are able! Any addition of capacity is a huge help. Potluck Dinner: bring a dish to share. 

  • MotoRally To Support Distracted Driving Bill, 7:00 p.m. Utah State Capitol, 350 N State St, Salt Lake City, Rally to support the distracted driving bill - no hand held phones! The bill includes penalties for violations. With Utah state Rep Carol Spackman Moss. We need 1000+ bikes that day to make an impact in our community. Invite your non biker friends!! Utah State Capitol meet at Southside Outdoor Steps.

Thursday, September 19:

  • Watercolors from the West Bank, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Phillips Gallery, 444 E. 200 S., SLC. Hosted by Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land. See Hadley Rampton's display of watercolor-and-ink street scenes painted while she was traveling through the West Bank and Morocco. Her travels in the West Bank opened her eyes to the state of affairs in the Palestinian Territories. A panel of speakers will briefly address the issue.

Friday, September 20:

  • Global Climate Strike SLC, 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Utah State Capitol. School strikers are calling on everyone: young people, parents, workers, and all concerned citizens to join massive climate strikes and a week of actions starting on September 20
  • Climate Emergency General StrikeSalt Lake City, Utah, This day-long climate general strike is a worldwide event that will significantly strengthen the movement for a livable future if and only if millions of workers join in. We can't sit back and watch as our children carry the burden of striking for climate while we go to work and uphold the system that's erasing their--and our--futures anymore. It's time to actually make sacrifices and refuse to cross the Earth's picketline--we will not go to work on September 20th, and we will ask our coworkers, friends, family, and neighbors to join us in the strike. 
  • RadioACTive broadcasts live from Better Days 2020: Radification Celebration, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Featuring live, homegrown music from Baby Pink. If you think Utah women are rad, you'll want to join us for a CELEBRATION OF UTAH RATIFYING THE 19TH AMENDMENT. One hundred years ago, October 3, 1919, Utah approved - or ratified - the 19th Amendment as part of the U.S. Constitution. Come celebrate Utah's trailblazing women with us. Click here to get a free ticket today.

  • Art Against Doom 2019, 8p-1a at Copper Palate Press, 160 E. 200 S., Suite B, SLC. Art community show to address the climate crisis.

Saturday, September 21:

  • 30th Salt Lake AIDS Walk, 11a-3p. Hosted by Utah AIDS Foundation. Register today www.SaltLakeAIDSWalk.org for a 2-mile pledge walk in downtown Salt Lake City. Signup as an individual or form a team today. Ask your friends, family and co-workers to help raise HIV/AIDS awareness.

  • 2019 Northern Utah Suicide Awareness Walk, 9:00 a.m.  The Ogden Amphitheater, Ogden ,UT. The 2019 NUHOPE Suicide Awareness Walk is just around the corner! Whether you walk remembering or supporting a loved one, recovering from hard times yourself, or as a supporter of the cause, we would be honored to have you participate in this memorable event.

  • People's Energy Summit, 9a-5p at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. A day-long event that will include keynote speakers, educational and participatory workshops, a collective visioning assembly, art and movement. This is a free event, all ages and abilities welcome. Click here to RSVP and/or volunteer.

  • Accessible Herbalism: A Library Workshop, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. The Mobile Moon Co-op and SLC Public Library are offering this FREE workshop on the essentials of herbalism. Everybody is welcome at this informative, hands-on event. Whether you are cooking with culinary herbs, building your own healing apothecary, or are simply inquisitive about Botanica, be prepared to be amazed at the capacity of plants, fungi, and the human body. Meet at THE PLOT, the SLC Public Library's beautiful garden space on the North side of the building. Please bring a notebook and pencil.

  • Hispanic Heritage Parade, 9/21 @ The Gateway, SLC. Parade at 11 a.m., with festival til 9 p.m.Take Care Utah invites you to Utah’s 4th annual Hispanic Heritage Parade and Street Festival. This FREE event celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and will feature a community parade that kicks off at 11:00 a.m. There will also be food vendors (empanadas, tacos, pupusas, Cuban sandwiches, arepas, and more), adult beverages, local artisans, dance performances, live music, a car show, and other family friendly entertainment. As part of the parade, there will be a March of Countries. Register your group to participate for free at https://takecareutah.org/parade

  • Urban Arts Festival 2019, 9/21-22 @ at The Gallivan Center, SLC. Organized by the Utah Arts Alliance, this is the largest free art event in Utah. The festival showcases hundreds of artists, performers, and musicians in celebration of Salt Lake’s urban and artistic culture for the community, art lovers, and families. Click here for schedule.

  • TEDxSaltLakeCity 2019, 9a-4p at Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, SLC. Fourteen speakers on the theme of Dynamic Harmony. Click here for tickets.

Tuesday, September 24:

  • National Voter Registration Day. Held every fourth Tuesday of September, this holiday celebrates the American duty to register to vote. Learn more at nationalvoterregistrationday.org

  • Emmanuel Jal: Story of a War Child, 7:00 p.m. at Bill & Vieve Gore School of Business Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 E., SLC. Recruited as a child soldier in war-torn Southern Sudan, Emmanuel Jal escaped his situation and unbelievable challenges to become a successful and acclaimed recording artist and peace ambassador. Join Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy in hearing Emmanuel Jal draw on his personal experiences and background to speak and perform with a strong message of reconciliation and peace. This lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to reserve a seat.

  • New Roots Farmers Market Kick Off at Central Park, 5:00 p.m. Central Park Community Center, 2830 S 200 E, South Salt Lake, Along with the expected tomatoes, beets, and kale, New Roots SLC refugee farmers grow culturally relevant crops native to the countries they are from. This culturally diverse food market is a great stop for those seeking vegetables grown in their country of origin, or those trying out a new recipe. 

Wednesday, September 25:

Thursday, September 26:

  • Public Hearing on Conversion Therapy, 8a-12p at 160 E. 300 S., SLC. The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, also known as DOPL, will be taking public comments on a proposed rule that would effectively ban conversion therapy for minors in Utah. Join Equality Utah to show support for this proposed rule. Your RSVP helps get an accurate count of who will be there. As this is a public hearing, there is no guarantee that space will be available. Please arrive early to ensure you have a spot.

  • Burrito Project SLC Open House, 7:00 p.m. at Rico Brand, 545 W. 700 S., SLC. Come spend a night getting to know more about the Burrito Project SLC. Looking for 5 volunteers to assist with set up and clean up. Please message slcburritoproject@gmail.com.

Friday, September 27:
  • Civilian Internment Exhibit Reception, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Fort Douglas Military Museum, 32 Potter St., SLC. Join the Fort Douglas Military Museum for a FREE educational reception about its newest temporary exhibit on civilian internment. Curator presentations begin at 7pm. Visit with the curators to learn more about the traveling international exhibit held at the museum, "Behind the Wire," addressing civilian internment in the British Empire in WWI. Written by Fort Douglas staff is an accompanying exhibit about civilian internment in Utah, focusing on the CO and POW camps right here at Fort Douglas. This exhibit runs through October 12, 2019. 

  • Spit Love: A Queer Poetry Slam and Weekend, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Star Hall, Moab. This event is Friday and is part of an entire weekend of LGBTQIA programming that poets are encouraged to participate in. There will be stage time available for poets at the festival Gayla Saturday. Moab Pride is delighted to present Moab's FOURTH annual Spit Love: a queer poetry slam. The event will be hosted by the one and only Ashley Finley, who creates visions through her piercing words, both uniting and healing. Ashley uses her platform on stage, and in her workshops to remind these communities that their stories and their voices are powerful and that through unity and passion, they can create change. Spit Love is a LOVE themed slam. They want to hear you spin stories that show all the shades and ways we hold each other -- platoniclove, sexylove, friendlove, petlove, heartbreaklove, unrequitedlove, foodlove, clichelove ... the ellipsis is for you to explore!

Saturday, September 28:

  • Defending Democracy Fun Run, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at International Peace Gardens. The League of Women Voters of Salt Lake promises something for everyone at this family-friendly event: register to vote, meet local businesses and nonprofits, and enter to win big in a COSTUME CONTEST!!! So dust off that cape and fly on down to the International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park to embrace your inner superhero with the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake.

  • The Walk of No Shame: Presented by SlutWalk SLC, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Washington Square, 451 S. State St., SLC. Join this year's Walk of No Shame- Presented by SlutWalk SLC. They will be walking from Washington Square (The County Building) to the steps of the Utah State Capitol building (approximately 1 mile, uphill). Bring your signs, your chants, your friends and be a part of the fight against Rape Culture, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Assault. There will be speakers and educators at both the starting point and end point (details to come). This event is Free to the public, and all ages (although sensitive topics may be presented by our speakers). 

  • How to Flip a District Workshop, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. Upset about our state legislature's unwillingness to accept the will of the people? Want to do something about representatives who vote against their constituents' interests? Think Prop. 2 (Medical cannabis) and Prop. 3 (Medicaid expansion). Salt Lake Indivisible will teach you the practical skills to make real change in Utah. Bring a friend learn together.

Fri.-Sat., Sept. 27-28:

  • 2019 Deep Roots African American Genealogy Conference, 6:00 p.m. at Karen Gail Miller Conference Center
    9750 S. 300 W., Sandy. Hosted by UTAH AAHGS - Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society. Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Utah Chapter is excited to announce its regional genealogical conference focused on African American research. This conference will reach the seven-state region of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. Friday:  Commemoration of the 400th year of the landing in Virginia of the first indentured people of African descent. This event marks the beginning of the enslavement of the African in America. There will be a short address, music, and poetry. Saturday: Conference activities will include speakers, lectures, genealogy fundamentals and advanced skills instruction in African American genealogy research. Lunch and afternoon entertainment scheduled. Click here for tickets. 

Sunday, September 29:

Monday, September 30:

  • Where Will the Snow Go? 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Black Diamond SLC, 2092 E. 3900 S., SLC. Featuring HEAL Utah's Policy Associate Noah Miterko, Torrey House Press author Ayja Bounous, and Black Diamond athlete Angel Collinson talking about how climate change is affecting Utah, what it means for the activities and people we love, and how you can take action to create a better future. You'll get the chance to ask any of our panelists questions and will even have the opportunity to reach out to one of our Utah lawmakers right then and there. Click here to refer your free ticket.

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Saturday, October 26:

  • 5th Annual "In Heels 2 Heal" 1 Mile Walk For Domestic Violence Awareness, 11a-2p at International Peace Gardens. Annual event that Pacific Island men and male allies walk 1 mile in high heels to stand with women, children and all victims to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness month and to provide resources of community services. Click here to register. Walk as a group to represent your company, organization, family, and or friends. Bring posters of survivors and loved ones lost to Domestic Violence. Wear purple!

  • Fort Douglas Cemetery Tour, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at 405 S. Chipeta Way, SLC. In commemoration of the day that Fort Douglas was founded in 1862, there will be local military re-enactors stationed across the cemetery to help bring to life the stories of people buried there. There will be tables from Utah State History and Utah State Archives for you to learn about military history research and the records available in Utah. Stop by at 1:30pm or 3:30pm to catch a tour about headstone "Designs Through Time" with Amy Barry, the Cemeteries & Burials specialist for the state of Utah. Start at the museum and come through Officer's Circle for trick-or-treating on the way to the cemetery.

Nov. 20-21: 13th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.


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Rooted: Art Away from Home, The Walk Of No Shame, The League of Women Voters Utah with a Leg Recap, Punch Bowl Social, Death of a Driver

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RadioACTive: September 18, 2019

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RadioACTive: September 17, 2019

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TEA of Utah talks about Billy Porter, #GlamourInferno and Ally Honorees expected at Equality Utah's Allies Gala 2019. Plus, SLCC adds a Gender and Sexuality Student Resource Center.

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