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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Salt Lake City Library COVID-19 resource list. Browse resources by age group and topic.
Emotional Health Relief Hotline: 833-442-2211
The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line, a mobile app for both iPhone and Android. A statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. For immediate mental health crisis help, please use the chat feature or call 833-372-3388 (833-3SAFEUT). Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats and calls by providing supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services.
Utah Warm Line: 801-587-1055. Answered 7 Days a Week, 8a–11p. This line is for Salt Lake County residents who are not in crisis, but seeking support, engagement or encouragement. Certified peer specialists offer support and empower callers to resolve problems by fostering a sense of hope, dignity, and self-respect.
Wed, Aug 5 8AM-1PM Grangers/LDS Stake Center 3175 S 3450 W, West Valley
Thur, Aug 6, 8AM-1PM Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 California Ave, Glendale
We highly recommend that everyone make an appointment and pre-register, it speeds the testing process.
The number to call to make an appointment is 801-587-0712, option #3. ¿Habla español? Llamada at 801-436-7118 to make an appointment. For more information on COVID-19 visit https://healthcare.utah.edu/coronavirus/
Rose Park Connect: Rose Park residents looking for Wi-Fi or computer access can now access it through Salt Lake City’s new pilot program, Rose Park Connect. The computer lab is located in a common room at the LDS Meetinghouse on 760 N. 1200 W. Community members will need to maintain social distance and wear a face covering while in the lab. Rose Park Connect is being supported entirely with volunteers and the City providing the computer equipment.
Census staff from the Census Bureau are scheduled to be on site to answer questions and help residents complete the census. The County is coordinating with the County Health Department to have a community health worker present to provide COVID-19 prevention information as well as face masks for those in need.
The program will run during the month of August and will then be reevaluated to determine if needs are being met and whether adjustments are needed. The City hopes to expand the program to other neighborhoods with the help of community partners interested in participating.
As part of the digital access plan, the City is also working on offering outdoor access to Wi-Fi at the Sorenson Unity Center campus as well as smart solar benches that provide Wi-Fi and charging stations. More information will be released on those projects as they reach completion.
Rose Park Connect August Schedule:
Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Resources to Confront Racism:
Black Lives Matter instructional library, with links to audio
Salt Lake City Library Black Lives Matter book list. Staff picks for children, teens and adults.
Through Aug. 9:
Fri-Sun, Aug. 7-9:
Friday, August 7:
Safe Schools Save Lives Caravan, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Hosted by Safe Utah Schools: "Get together caravan-style to show support for opening schools safely. School boards and the state of Utah should be using best practices for safety, social distancing, and making decisions based on science and data. Teachers, staff, and students' lives are not expendable, and they have the rights to a safe school environment.
"Meet at the Sears building at 754 S. State street at 4:00 PM. You can decorate your car, or just come as you are. We will start the caravan down state street toward the capitol building at 4:30.
"At 5:00 PM at the capitol, you may either park to watch the live stream of the speakers, or you may get out of your car and listen in-person at a safe, masked social distance. Speakers will finish around 5:30 PM and we will clean up an disband.
"Thank you for your support of safe schools! Let's rally for science, safety, and rights of everyone in schools."
COVID-19 Testing Drive-thru at Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at 120 W. 1300 S., SLC. Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 with or without symptoms. Testing cost covered for those without insurance. Early registration is encouraged. Call (801) 486-4877.
ACLU of Utah Community Block Party, 6:00-7:00 p.m. online. Hosted by ACLU Utah: "This celebration will allow members, partners, and supporters to come together and recognize the wonderful communities we serve and partner with, in the fight for civil rights and liberties. This event will also honor an amazing of group of Utahns who have made a positive impact on civil liberties and the opportunity for generational racial justice reform as we present the 2020 Torch of Freedom and Mickey Duncan Awards. Plus, we will recognize the accomplishments of four high school seniors receiving Youth Activist Scholarships. Click here to start getting inspired by watching video interviews with the scholarship winners. FREE, but RSVP requested.
Black Lives Matter Utah Protesting Cottonwood Heights Police, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cottonwood Heights Police Department, 2277 E. Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Heights. Hosted by Alexis Scott and Black Lives Matter - Utah: "This is a peaceful protest. We don not allow our members to incite violence or to destroy property. Do not come unless you plan to remain peaceful no matter what! Cottonwood Heights police have been brutalizing peaceful protesters. They ignored white supremacists who attempted to intimidate p carful protesters with guns. It is time to stand against police brutality. ."
Saturday, August 8:
Utah Foster Care Virtual Chalk Art Festival, 8:30a-8:30p online. Hosted by The Gateway, Chalk Art Festival and Utah Foster Care: "The pandemic has limited our social contact, but that doesn’t mean Utah Foster Care’s important work has stopped. Utah children of all ages still need foster families and safe places to heal. And in keeping with 2020 being a different kind of year, we’re going virtual with this year’s festival to show our community is still here to support them!
"Join us on Facebook and Instagram (@utahfostercare) using #utahchalkartfestival, to experience the magic of creativity from the socially-distant driveways and sidewalks of our artists. We’ll be sharing live interviews with foster parents talking about the ongoing needs of children and with artists about why it’s a mission important to them. If you feel like experiencing the in-person magic, The Gateway will be hosting a few artists at its downtown Salt Lake location.
"While this is a Virtual event, if you're in the area, feel free to come see the artists hard at work and their completed pieces at The Gateway! Please keep social distancing and Covid19 recommendations in mind.
"Watch facebook @utahfostercare the weekend of the festival to vote for your favorite chalk art!"
Utah Black Business Expo, 10a-5p at Hampton Inn Salt Lake City - Downtown (Hampton Inn Salt Lake City - Downtown), 425 S. 300 W., SLC. Hosted by Sierra Weaver and Shakira ONeal: "Hey, Utah residents! Come out and join us at the 1st Black Business Expo. We are creating an event where Utah can experience what the black community has to offer. Come, meet and support Utah's black owned businesses." FREE
COVID-19 Testing Drive-thru at Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, 8a-12p at 120 W. 1300 S., SLC. Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 with or without symptoms. Testing cost covered for those without insurance. Early registration is encouraged. Call (801) 486-4877.
Bikers Backing Blue in Salt Lake City, 11:00 a.m. at Salt Lake County Government Offices, 2001 S. State St., SLC. Hosted by Micro DOT Helmet Co.: "A nationwide event that provides all of us the opportunity to show our support in a meaningful way without creating havoc in the streets of your community." Organizers invites folks to "gather on the steps of your county’s courthouse in what ever numbers you can muster. No arms, no belligerent attitudes, nothing that can be considered a threat to the Snowflakes in your community, just numbers. Be prepared to recite the pledge of allegiance and offer a prayer for our leaders, our country, and its citizens. We should pray for God's Grace, our country’s unity, and our communities security."
An Alter-Native History, 5:00-9:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Ed Kabotie, Tha 'Yoties and 2 others: "In commemoration of the 340th anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, Cloud Mtn Arts and The Orpheum Theater present 'An Alter-Native History of America'. Part education, part entertainment (Edu-tainment), the event will be an overview of American History from an Indigenous perspective in three Acts: I. Indigenous Prehistory II. Clash of Cultures III. The Industrial Age. The four hour show will feature the music of Ed Kabotie and Tha 'Yoties, historic highlights from Ed, and artwork from the Kabotie family & Earth Tones Photography by Andrew Baker, The objective of the show is to demonstrate how systemic racism has affected Indigenous people throughout American history with a particular emphasis on the people and lands of the Colorado Plateau." FREE with brief intermissions to present the work of The Hopi Foundation, whose mission centers on the empowerment of Hopi communities. Viewers will be encouraged to consider donating the The Hopi Foundation's Hopi Emergency Assistance Fund. A few select pieces of artwork will be raffled off for those that give to the fund during the show.
Sat-Sun, Aug. 8-9:
Sunday, August 9:
Tuesday, August 11:
Transit: A Conversation with UTA, 4:00-5:00 p.m. online. osted by West View Media: "UTA is proposing several changes to the fare policy and structure in efforts to streamline and simplify options. Details can be found on our website at rideuta.com/farechanges. A 30-day public comment period will take place July 22 through August 21.
"There are numerous ways to engage with the public input process and submit a comment, including online, via phone, email, mail, and in-person at Customer Service locations!
Submit a comment in any of the following ways:
Phone: 801-RIDE-UTA (801-743-3882)
Mail: Utah Transit Authority, C/O Megan Waters, 669 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Online Comment: https://www.opentownhall.com/9316
Ride UTA staff will be on the call to respond to questions about the proposed fare changes and other topics.
Vigil for Dillon Taylor and All Victims of Police Brutality, 6:00 p.m. at 850 S. 300 W., SLC. Hosted by Utah Against Police Brutality: "Dillon Taylor was killed by SLCPD on August 11th, 2014. In rememberance and celebration of Dillon's life, his family and Utah Against Police Brutality are holding a vigil in memorial of Dillon, and for all those killed at the hands of police. We encourage you to bring candles, flowers, balloons and other items to leave at the mural sites. We will be taking time to soak in the beautiful murals, in rememberance and respect for the lives of those gone too soon. We look forward to seeing you there."
Wednesday, August 12:
Conversation about housing and homelessness with Trent Staggs, 11:00-11:45 a.m. onlne. Hosted by Crossroads Urban Center: "In the third of our conversations about housing and homelessness we are talking to candidate one of the candidates for Mayor of Salt Lake County, Trent Staggs. We are working to schedule a conversation about housing and homelessness policy in Salt Lake County with his opponent, Jenny Wilson. We are organizing this series of conversations about housing a and homelessness to replace our annual poverty summit."
Manifest Destiny: The Effect of Our Sea to Shining Sea Expansion on Our Neighbor to the South, 6:30-7:30 p.m. online. Susan Vogel and Fanny Guadalupe Blauer, the final lesson in August will focus on Manifest Destiny. Created in partnership with Artes de México en Utah, Utah Humanities, and Salt Lake Public Library. For details and to register for this FREE Zoom session, click here.
Global Leaders Scholarship Fund Kick-off event, 12:00-7:00 p.m. MDT online. Hosted by Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy: “Calling all youth 18-32. Are you passionate about addressing the global challenges we face? Are you interested in becoming a community leader? Do you want to travel to national and international events, representing Utah as global change-makers? Join us! Wednesday 8.12.2020 for a series of events throughout the day, 12:00 - 7:00 PM, to learn all about this travel scholarship fund, how to apply, and what kinds of causes in Utah need global leaders!”
Rep. Ben McAdams Mobile Office Hours and FEMA Assistance, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center, 5624 S. Cougar Lane, Kearns. To help with repair costs, disaster recovery funds are available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Disaster aid may cover essential repairs to make your home safe, sanitary and habitable. It also may help with disaster-related medical, dental, child care expenses, personal property (i.e. clothing, household items), moving and storage costs, and vehicle repairs.
Thursday, August 13:
Free Feline Fix: Register in Advance, 7:30-9:00 a.m. at 511 W. 3900 S., SLC. Hosted by Salt Lake County Animal Services: **We are doing a soft launch of the Free Feline Fix. Follow the link below to register in advance. NO WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE. Strict instructions to maintain Covid-19 protocols will be sent to you once you've received confirmation your registration is completed.
"If you have troubles registering, contact 385-468-7387 or email email@example.com. Registration CANNOT be taken over Facebook.
"Only 10 Males and 10 Females spots will be available for this event. Once it's full, we will close registration. In order to register you must live in Salt Lake County. In Jurisdiction Cats will have a $15 licensing fee. In jurisdiction cities: Bluffdale, Holladay, Midvale, Millcreek, Murray, Salt Lake City. In jurisdiction townships: Brighton, Copperton, County Islands, Emigration Canyon, Kearns, Magna, White City. Any out of jurisdiction cats within Salt Lake County will receive the same services for a $50 fee." Click here to register.
Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake's Back-to-School Resource Fair Drive-thru, 9a-12p and 4-7p at 120 W. 1300 S., SLC. Offering registered clients:
Friday, August 14:
Saturday, August 15:
Back The Blue - SLC, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at xxx. Hosted by Concerned Citizens of Utah, Civilized awakening and Skye Christensen: "Salt Lake City Mayor, Erin Mendenhall, has restricted the Salt Lake City Police Department from doing their jobs and protecting Salt Lake City during violent riots and unlawful assemblies. Time and time again, protesters have illegally blocked traffic on major roads, they have cost taxpayers $200,000 in public building damages and the police have been instructed to stand down while this happens.
"It's time to call Mayor Mendenhall out for not supporting the police and letting Salt Lake City be destroyed. Let's show SLCPD we have their back and support them. Bring your Blue Lives Matter apparel, thin blue line flags, signs, etc."
Rep. Ben McAdams Mobile Office Hours for FEMA Assistance, 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Herriman Main Street Park, 13000 S. 5900 W., Herriman. To help with repair costs, disaster recovery funds are available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Disaster aid may cover essential repairs to make your home safe, sanitary and habitable. It also may help with disaster-related medical, dental, child care expenses, personal property (i.e. clothing, household items), moving and storage costs, and vehicle repairs.
Utah Trans Pride Festival, 2:30-8:30 p.m. at Lions Park, 950 W. 1280 N., Provo. Hosted by Genderbands and Genderbands: Utah. This second annual casual gathering is a chance to celebrate and bring visibility to Utah's transgender community. For details, visit Genderbands.org/utahtranspride
Sunday, August 16:
Tuesday, August 18:
Wednesday, August 19:
Friday, August 21:
Saturday, August 22:
Thursday, August 27:
Human Trafficking: Trends and Best Practices, 10:00-11:00 a.m. online. Hosted by Utah Domestic Violence Coalition: "Through this training, participants will be able to identify the many indicators of human trafficking, examine risk factors, recruitment tactics, victimization, dynamics of control present in trafficking, and how to apply a trauma-informed and victim-centered approach in their work with those who have been exploited." Although free, registration is required. Click here.
Saturday, August 29:
Wednesday, September 2:
Thursday, September 10:
Amos N. Guiora | Armies of Enablers, 6:00 p.m. online. Hosted by The King's English Bookshop: "This free, virtual event will take place on Crowdcast. Purchase Armies of Enablers from The King's English Bookshop and receive an autographed bookplate. *While supplies last* What do sexual assault survivors expect of the enabler-bystander? In this powerful book, Amos N. Guiora shares the stories of survivors to expose how individual and institutional enablers allow predators to perpetrate their crimes through silence and other failures to act. He then proposes legal, cultural, and social measures aimed at the enabler from the survivor’s perspective."
Friday, September 11:
Saturday, September 12:
Friday, September 18:
Sat-Sun, Sept. 19-20:
Wednesday, October 7:
Friday, October 9:
Women in the Money Conference (Utah Financial Empowerment Coalition, Utah Treasurer’s Office). Registration opening soon.
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