Rallies & Resources

A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioActive team:

Friday, May 18:

  • International Stream Daylighting Series, 9:00-10:30 a.m., at The University of Utah, C. Roland Christensen Center Room 115, 1637 Campus Center Dr., SLC. This is a gathering of community members, professionals, and educators to share visions, insights, and ideas about uncovering urban creeks and rivers, in a process known as daylighting.

  • Filméxico 2018, 7:00 p.m. Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, Hosted by Consulado de México en Salt Lake City, Selected Shorts from 68 VOICES Q&A + Panel with director GABRIELA BADILLO after the film. All films are in multiple languages with English subtitles.

  • West View Community Newsroom, 6:00-8:00 p.m., inside City Front Apt. complex, across the hall from Mestizo Coffeehouse, 641 W. North Temple, #300, SLC.
  • May Gallery Stroll, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at various art galleries and studios around town. Peruse the list of openings at www.gallerystroll.org/current.htm (updated the second week of each month) to select from dozens of diverse gallery openings and visual art exhibitions.

Fri.-Sun., May 18-20: 

  • 33rd annual Living Traditions Festival at Washington Square, 451 S. 200 E., SLC. The Festival is a FREE, three-day cultural celebration presented by the Salt Lake City Arts Council and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Remember: No bottled water will be sold at the festival this year. Bring your own -- empty, please -- then fill it at one of the free water stations from Water & Wellness.

Saturday, May 19: 

Sat.-Sun., May 19-20:

  • Celebrate Bike Month at Fisher Mansion Beer Garden, 12:00-7:00 p.m. at Albert Fisher Mansion and Carriage House, 1206 W. 200 S., SLC. Fisher Brewing Company and Salt Lake City invite you to enjoy a weekend of beer, bikes, music and good times at Historic Fisher Mansion. Entry is free and open to all ages. The Fisher Mansion is located along the Jordan River Parkway Trail, so ride your bikes. The Salt Lake City Bike Collective will be on hand to valet park all bikes. Bike Utah will be on hand to talk all things bike and give tours of the newly completed Jordan River Trail bridge located just north of the mansion. Seven Canyons Trust and Jordan River Commission will be available to discuss other ongoing projects, and issues, along the Jordan River. 

Sunday, May 20:

  • Bike the Branches, 12:00 p.m. Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride that will depart from the Main Library and stop at the Glendale, Day-Riverside, and Marmalade Branches. The bike ride will be approximately 15 miles long, with stops for refreshments at each Library location. Bike riders of all ages are welcome. Be sure to wear a helmet! Space is limited and registration is required for this program. To register and for more information, visit slcpl.org/bikethebranches.
  • Booked on 25th Social Justice Book club, 3:00 p.m. Booked on 25th, 147 25th Street, Ogden, Mad in America by Robert Whitaker. The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. The Yellow Wallpaper (short story) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

Monday, May 21:

Tuesday, May 22:

Wednesday, May 23:

  • Fireflies in Utah? Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, See firefly specimens from the museum’s collection. Get up to date on Utah firefly research. Check out the museum’s newly installed exhibit on fireflies. And, learn how you can participate in a state-wide citizen-science project that will increase our scientific knowledge about these amazing insects.
  • Be Heard: Sierra Club LTE writing Circle, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Utah Chapter Sierra Club, 423 W. 800 S. #A103, SLC. Keeping critical conservation issues in the press is one of the most important things you can do to make sure that elected officials and regulators make good decisions for our planet. Learn more about how to write an impactful letter to the editor, who to target, and what critical issues currently face Utah by attending the club's brand spanking new writers forum.

  • WTF Night + Group Ride, 5:30 p.m. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective holds Women Trans Femme (WTF) Night in the shop every Wednesday from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. This program offers a safe and supportive learning environment for those who identify to fix their own bikes, buy bikes, and/or volunteer in the shop.

Saturday, May 26:

  • Deadline to register to vote as a Republican in the GOP primary election.

Monday, May 28:

  • Volunteer For Project Rainbow!, Project Rainbow needs YOU to make, stake, and take down flags! Volunteers on May 5, May 28, and June 4. Come for one day or all three

Wednesday, May 30:

Friday, June 1:

  • HUM Launch Event, 8:00-11:00 p.m. at Diabolical Records, 238 S. Edison St., SLC. This is the first of 2 nights celebrating the launch of HUM — the free, local music digital-streaming service — with two nights of shows at Diabolical. Afterward, find other great local artists at hum.slcpl.org.

Saturday, June 9:

  • Bike Prom 2018, 5:00-10:30 p.m. Hosted by Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, which is celebrating its 6th birthday at Bike Prom this year. Don your fanciest prom duds, grab a date (or group or come solo!) and join a thousand friendly riders on a slow ride around SLC streets. The ride starts at Pioneer Park and will end at the Gallivan Plaza where you'll dance the night away!  CLICK HERE for tickets. 

Saturday, June 23:

Youth Leadership and Activism Conference, 8:30a-4:30p, FREE, at The University of Utah College of Social Work, 395 S. 1500 E., SLC. Come learn practical activism skills, from getting your voice heard to getting involved in grassroots organizing. Everyone is invited, but they particularly encourage students of color, LGBTQI+, low-income, undocumented, and other marginalized students to attend. Sorry, no adults! *exceptions for supervisors/chaperones of formal programs. For people from 14-19. Open to students from all over the state. CLICK HERE to register.

Tuesday, June 26:

  • Primary Elections in Utah

Tuesday, November 6:

  • General Election

Civic Engagement Resources:



RadioActive: May 18, 2018

Punk Rock Farmer Friday with live music from Ireland's The Black Donnellys, Urban Farm Report with the SL Co. Farm Bureau, Wild Pie, SkyWatcher LeoT, Mural Fest, Slow Food Utah 


RadioActive: May 17, 2018

Poor People's Campaign in Utah, Disability Integration Act, Census Issues with ABU, Elections in San Juan Co., Fists in the Wind


RadioActive: May 16, 2018

Bottom Dollar, Utahns Against Hunger, Utah Housing Coalition, Audit of The Road Home, Friends of the Great Salt Lake


RadioActive: May 15, 2018

Living Traditions, Rumba Libre, We Bike You, SLC Bike Collective, Comunidades Unidas