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.
#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
CCS Organizes Fundraiser to Support Local Businesses and Feed Our Homeless Friends, a collaborative solution to feed vulnerable individuals and families while keeping Utah working. 100% of your donation will help address this urgent need by purchasing meals in bulk from local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our homeless friends will then have access to those meals through the St Vincent de Paul Dining Hall and three homeless resource centers in Salt Lake City. Click here to donate.
Rock Camp SLC Virtual Hangouts. Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. This will be a space for youth to talk about their school day, music they love, challenges they are facing, songs they are working on, and receive encouragement from other youth and Rock Camp SLC adult mentors. Click here for details.
Reservation Relief Project (Covid-19). In cooperation with Utah Navajo Health Services, RRP is asking for food and supply donations to help Navajo people who are in need and don't have access or means during this pandemic time. Click here for complete list.
SLAM-Ex: musical instrument exchange, Saturdays 10a-6p dropoff at SLAM: Salt Lake Academy of Music, 1192 E. Wilmington Ave., SLC. SLAM-Ex: musical instrument exchange program in partnership with KRCL 90.9FM is accepting donations of musical instruments, supplies and equipment. Your in-kind donation is tax-deductible and will help SLAM achieve its vision to provide free and sliding fee scale musical instruments and instruction to underprivileged Salt Lake County youth. Items should be in working condition, but small refurbishing items like woodwind pad replacement, guitar string replacement are fine. Click here for a list of wanted instruments.
Tuesday Music & Life Lessons with Rock Camp SLC. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Featuring topics ranging from songwriting to mental health. Click here for details. If you are interested in teaching on Tuesdays, please sign up here: https://bit.ly/RCSLC_MusicLifeOnline.
The County Library Kids Cafe and the Utah Food Bank offer grab-and-go meal pickup Monday through Friday for kids up to 18 years old. These balanced, nutritional meals help grow healthy, resilient bodies and minds during hours when kids may not have access to food. Program is underway now at the following locations:
West Valley, 2880 W 3650 S, West Valley City
Breakfast and lunch, Monday–Friday, 10–11 am
Smith, 810 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City
Breakfast and lunch, Monday–Friday, 10–11 am
Magna, 2675 S 8950 W, Magna
Lunch, Monday–Friday, 3:30–4:30 pm
Hunter, 4740 W 4100 S, West Valley City
Lunch, Monday–Friday, 3:30–4:30 pm
Tyler, 8041 S Wood St. (55 W), Midvale
Lunch, Monday–Friday, 3:30–4:30 pm
Columbus, 2530 S 500 E, South Salt Lake City
Lunch, Saturdays, 11 am
Utah AIDS Foundation: Couch Talks, Mondays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Feeling isolated? Anxious? Curious about COVID-19 as it pertains to HIV? Or maybe you’d just like to connect with your community while social distancing? If you answered yes to any of the above staff members Brandy, Teighlor and Ryan invite you to join them for their friendly weekly online forum, Couch Talk. Click here for schedule and details.
Utah Cultural Sector Covid-19 Update Call, 2:00 p.m. Mondays til further notice. This is a 30-minute information webinar (via Zoom) for Utah's cultural community. A regular series that we will host, inviting various speakers to provide updates in light of COVID-19. They will also review high-level findings from the recent economic impact study. Click here to register.
Writing Women Into History, Wikipedia Editing Project, 10 a.m. online every Friday through Aug. 14. Better Days 2020 invites you to help write Utah women into history. Only about 18% of Wikipedia’s English-language biographies are of women, but ou can help change that. Click here for details and Zoom links about the online meetups. No experience necessary.
Fri-Sat, May 29-30:
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.
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 Rally: Salt 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.
Monday, June 1:
Utah 1st Congressional District Democrat Primary Debate, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Watch: ABC4, FOX13, KSL, KUED, KUTV2. Listen: KSL Newsradio. Stream: Utah Debate Commission Facebook page, utahdebatecommission.org.
Live Stream Response to the GOP Primary Debate, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Join Utah Democratic Party Candidate for Utah Governor Chris Peterson and his running mate, Karina Brown, immediately after the Republican Primary Debate to hear them tackle the issues debated by the GOP candidates.
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Saturday, June 6:
Pet Crew Pet Pantry – Food Pick-Up, 9a-12p, while supplies last. Curbside pickup only at Salt Lake County Animal Services, 511 W. 3900 S., SLC. In order to keep social distance, this will be held in the east-side drive thru. This pet food pick-up is for dog and cat owners struggling to purchase pet food for their furry family during this difficult time. Traffic cannot be backed up 500 West or 3900 South.
Preparing for a Covid Economy & TownHall: Representing West Side, 11:30 a.m. online, including a townhall with candidates representing the west side of SLC. Fundraiser for the Women's Democratic Club of Utah. The first 100 people who participate in this DONATE YOUR LUNCH MONEY fundraiser will receive the Zoom link the morning of June 6th. Click here to donate.
Fri-Sat, June 12-13:
Thursday, June 18:
Friday, June 19:
#ICantBreatheProtest, 1:30 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol.
World Refugee Day UT Celebration 2020, online. Celebrate Utah's refugees at the 16th Annual World Refugee Day! This year to make sure everyone is staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, the celebration will be virtual. Presented by Utah Refugee Services in partnership with Venture Out and other refugee services providers.
Thursday, June 25:
Friday, June 26:
Tuesday, June 30:
Saturday, July 11:
Saturday, September 12:
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.
Special 2-hour broadcast featuring Equality Utah's forum with GOP candidates for governor. Everyday People's Sue Robbins talks with Planned Parenthood's Karrie Galloway, this year's recipient of the Utah Pride Center's Kristen Ries Community Service Award. Dr. Dave uses the 5 of cups to explore responses to unpleasant changes. #QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly and Kiitos Brewing.READ MORE
Everyday People Community Co-Host Sue Robbins talks with medical pioneer Dr. Kristen Ries. From the RadioACTive vault, Dr. Ries tells her story from the stage of The Bee-Women's Work. #QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly and Level Crossing.READ MORE
#PunkRockFarmerFriday with Dean Anesi sharing secrets of a French kitchen garden and 'Good Husbandry' author/farmer Kristin Kimball on Al's #UrbanFarmReport. #QuarantineCocktails with City Weekly, Whiskey Street and SLC Mayor. Flourish Bakery meal kits, Tree Utah plantings, Rock Camp SLC fest, and some fresh, homegrown music from Blue Rain Boots.READ MORE