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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Looking to buy local, unique or handcrafted gifts for your family, friends or co-workers this holiday season? Click here to check out a list of craft fairs and holiday markets curated by the RadioACTive team. 

Tuesday, December 10:

  • Writers Rebel SLC, 6:00 p.m. Urban Arts Gallery - Utah Arts Alliance, 116 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, Extinction Rebellion Salt Lake (XRSLC), in partnership with The Wanting to Die Poetry Club, is hosting a unique literary event to demand radical action on the accelerating climate and ecological crisis in support of Extinction Rebellion. In the spirit of a people’s movement, writers will each read for no more than 10 minutes to support the rebellion.
  • Salt Lake City Overdose Prevention Site TownhallSalt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Join UHRC for an informative conversation about overdose prevention sites. Hosting overdose prevention sites in Utah will open the doors for people who are injecting drugs to freely access the care that they need. The UHRC philosophy coincides with the approach of supervised consumption sites by meeting people where they are at and not leaving them there.

Wednesday, December 11:

  • Health Care Solutions for Utahns December 11, 8:30 p.m. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, This event is UHPP’s annual convening designed to cover the most compelling health care issues of the day, focus on the consumer/patient perspective, and drill down on solutions. We are excited to have 2 national speakers providing keynote addresses Joan Alker (Georgetown Center for Children and Families) and Elaine Ryan (AARP).
  • Writing Circle Social, 6:00 p.m. Utah Chapter Sierra Club, 423 W 800 S, Ste A103, Salt Lake City, Raise your Voice! Join other Sierra Club members at one, some or all of the monthly writing circles to discuss current, pressing issues, and spend time crafting letters to local papers and legislators. Letters to the Editor are the most widely read parts of the paper. Writing a letter allows you to be heard, to keep issues in the public eye, and to send our legislators an important message.
  • American Dharma – SLC Free Screening, 7:00 p.m. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, Academy Award-winning Director Errol Morris (The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line) faces off with controversial political strategist and former Donald Trump adviser, Steve Bannon.
  • Free Gun Locks & Gun Safes, 5:30 p.m. C-A-L Ranch Stores (West Jordan, UT), 2735 W 7800 South, West Jordan, The Well Armed Woman Utah Shooting Chapters is happy to team up with Primary Children's Hospital to teach people to use these safes and trigger locks. We will be at this event helping hand these out.
    Please come and get a free lock or safe and tell your family and friends. We want as many people as possible to receive one.

Thursday, December 12: 

Fri.-Sun., Dec. 13-15:

  • Last Minute Holiday Market, 11a-6p @ The Local Artisan Collective, 2371 Kiesel Ave., Ogden. Features 10 of LAC's Local Artisans, with offerings from more than 80 local northern Utah artisans, including lichtenberg fractile art, pyrography, pottery, leather work, custom vinyl creations, custom digital art/hand lettering, custom sewn items, handmade soaps, blown glass, paintings and prints, books, jewelry, fiber and textile arts. Plus, live demos and classes, snacks, hot chocolate, coffee, and paradise farm herbal tea.

Friday, December 13:

  • Pack the courtroom for Jamal Bell! Justice for Jamal, 1:00 p.m. 2525 S Grant Ave, Ogden, UT, Jamal Bell was shot 11 times by police. He was inside of his home. 

  • Socialist Movie Night: The Battle of Algiers, 8:00 p.m. 350 S 200 E, Salt Lake City, The Battle of Algiers is an Italian-neorealist historical film about the Algerian War of Independence, specifically the guerilla tactics fighting against the French government. With Gillo Pontecorvo directing, critics have associated the film with decolonization, armed violence, and national independence.

  • The Lord of Misrule, Dec. 12-14, 7:00 p.m. at Wasatch Theatre Company, 124 S. 400 W., SLC. In exchange for donations to The Road Home, audience members will receive decks of cards that tell them how they may change what the actors are doing on stage. Click here for tickets.

Saturday, December 14:

  • Farmhouse Christmas Market in Farmington, 11a-5p at Legacy Events Center, Farmington. Featuring Utah’s local crafters, unique hand-crafted items, fashion accessories, handmade jewelry, kids craft corner. Free to the public. 

  • Winter Market & Santa’s Arrival, 9a-1p at Daybreak Community Center, 4544 W. Harvest Moon Dr., South Jordan. Hosted by LiveDAYBREAK Community Council. FREE.

  • Craft Like M.A.D., 11a-3p at SLC ARTS HUB - Utah Arts Alliance, 663 W. 100 S., SLC. DRAC and four other organizations will host this opportunity to customize Medical and Adaptive Devices (wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, grabbers, etc.) to show that folks with disabilities can be seen as beautiful, strong, unique, and fashionable. 

  • Ethical Holiday Market, 4:00-7:00 p.m. atImpact Hub Salt Lake, 150 S. State St., SLC. A unique holiday market, where you can purchase impactful gifts that give back, such as beautiful handcraft from social enterprises including Made and Mabira Collective, delicious holiday treats crafted by Flourish Bakery, thrifted items supporting The Other Side Academy, and baskets, jewelry, and art made by local refugees (including a henna artist performing her traditional craft on site). Hot chocolate will be served, with live holiday music by Becky Burr and the Bluegrass Boys.

  • 2020 Vision: Focus on Social Justice, 1:15 p.m. Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, We’re setting our sights on a brighter and more inclusive future. You are invited to join us for short film screenings and workshops that focus on youth empowerment, the 2020 census, voting and civic engagement. Pizza will be served! 

Sunday, December 15:

  • Women's Sweat Lodge, 1:00 p.m. The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, 120 W 1300 S, Salt Lake City, The purpose of the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City (UICSL) sweat lodge is to provide a healing and cleansing ceremony. IF you have diabetes, asthma, heart disease, or have recently consumed alcohol, the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake STRONGLY encourages you to consult your health care provider before participating in the Sweat Lodge Ceremony.
  • Sunstone Refugee Dinner and Christmas Party, 6:00 p.m. This year a Sudanese dinner cooked by Chef Kaltum, a refugee woman in our community with a new catering business. Proceeds from ticket sales go directly to Chef Kaltum.
  • 12 Minutes Max, 2:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, 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.
  • Legislative Training, 2:00 p.m. NALC Utah State Association, 2261 S Redwood Rd, West Valley City, John Beaumont, LPO will be in town from DC to provide a training session and update on our legislative agenda!

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Saturday, December 21:

  • Last day of SLC Arts Council Holiday Craft Market, M-F 10a-6p, S-Su 11a-5p at Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E. 100 S., SLC. This year celebrates the 36th anniversary of the Holiday Craft Market. With nearly 80 artists in the market each December, the Arts Council continues a tradition of providing artists a venue at which to sell their work during the holiday season. The Holiday Craft Market features work by a variety of Utah-based artists and includes jewelry, ceramics, textiles, artwork, prints and letterpress items, glass art, holiday decorations, items for the home, artisan foods, and more. 

  • Zodiac ENT Presents: Midwinter! Clothing Drive/Fundraiser, 4:30-9:00 p.m. at Mestizo Coffee House, 631 W. North Temple, SLC. Accepting winter gear (such as blankets, gloves, scarves, hats, shoes, or pretty much anything warm) for people out there who are struggling. Free and open to the public. 

Monday, December 30: 

  • Salt & Honey Holiday Makers Market @ The Gateway and 9th & 9th in SLC ends. With 200 vendors and 2 locations, the 2019 Holiday Makers Market and Gift Boutique is a unique shopping event. Shop local this season and give the gift of a handcrafted or one-of-a-kind gift. Delightful artisan crafts, food, gifts and festive booths await at the Gateway location as well as Salt & Honey’s new retail store at 9th & 9th. Vendors swap out every week so there is always something new. Workshops, free hot cocoa, photo booth and giveaways all throughout the month. 

Wednesday, January, 15:

  • Last day of Tracy Aviary Giving Tree, a yearly tradition that invites the public to help with the meaningful task of providing enrichment items for the aviary’s birds. Keepers have complied an extensive list of items throughout the year that encourage natural behaviors from the birds. This list of items are placed as ornaments on the Giving Tree, located in the Aviary Nature Store, for guests to look at and choose from. If guests want to look at the list from home, this list is also compiled into an Amazon Smile wish list that bird-loving visitors can browse through, much like a gift registry, and select items to send.  Each item has been selected with care by Aviary keeper staff and is bird-safe and bird-approved.

SAVE THE DATE:

April 20, 2020: 4/20 Decriminalize Cannabis March On The Utah State Capitol


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RadioACTive: December 13, 2019

Live music from Version II, #UrbanFarmReport with Boss Gardener James Loomis and Idaho's Snake River Seed Cooperative, Flourish Bakery Holiday Wishlist

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RadioACTive December 12, 2019

Decarcerate Utah: The History of Policing, The Other Side Academy and Thrift Boutique, 2020 Vision: Focus on Social Justice

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RadioACTive: December 11, 2019

Ogden's 100% Renewable Energy Decision, Sierra Club, Utahns Against Hunger, Overdose Prevention Sight Town Hall's with UHRC

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RadioACTive: December 10, 2019

MWEG's principles of ethical government and 6 rules of peace-making. Utah Pride Center responds to proposed federal Fairness for All Act. League of Women Voters of Utah on the upcoming special session on tax reform. Craft Like M.A.D. with DRAC Utah, and a deep dive into Pete the Cat with Salt Lake Acting Co.

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