A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events do not imply endorsement.
Tuesday, December 10:
Wednesday, December 11:
Thursday, December 12:
2019 Salt Lake Unity Fest, a multi-day festival uniting the LGBTQ+ community and allies through sports and exclusive nightly events. Proceeds from various events will benefit local LGBTQ+ organizations. Runs Dec. 12-15 @ the Salt Palace Convention Center. Click here for registration and competition information.
3rd Annual Law Rocks Salt Lake City, 7:00-11:00 p.m. at The State Room, 638 S. State St., SLC. Law Rocks is thrilled to return to Salt Lake City for the third annual event benefiting Rock Camp SLC. For tickets, click here.
The History of Policing, 6:30 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Decarcerate Utah Presents: The History of Policing in the US. Meet us in Conference Room E in the basement of the main library.
Salt Lake City Overdose Prevention Site Townhall, 6:00 p.m. Glendale Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 1375 S Concord St, Salt Lake City, 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.
Hip Hop Organics Fundraiser for Rose Park Brown Berets, Liquid Joes, 1249 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City,
Sound & Vision Live Music & Video Fest for Mental Health, 7:00 p.m. at Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 E., SLC. 5 local bands and 5 local filmmakers collaborated on music videos. Videos screen while bands play live. Music by Durian Durian, LORD VOX, MiNX, The Waldron Brothers and Randin Graves - Composer, Guitarist & Didgeridoo Advocate. Films by Josh Samson, Larry D Curtis, Alec Lyons, Mikael Hiatt and Justus Page. Proceeds support creativity in mental health programs in Utah.
Music Meets Movies - Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World at Brewvies in SLC and Ogden. Directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, Rumble is a documentary about the far too often overlooked influence indigenous musicians had on popular music in North America. Tickets at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7:30 p.m.
Fri.-Sun., Dec. 13-15:
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.
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!
Solidarity Dinner - The Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers, 6:00 p.m. Glendale Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 1375 S Concord St, Salt Lake City, Free food, zines, materials on sex work & harm reduction, music, and more in honor of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
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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.
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