Rallies & Resources
A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events do not imply endorsement. Information adapted from public listings posted by organizers. All times Mountain unless otherwise indicated. 

 

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Wednesday, August 10:

  • CORC webinar on adding affordable housing to backyards and faith community-owned properties, 1:00 p.m. online. Event by Coalition of Religious Communities (CORC): "Have you heard about Accessory Dwelling Units? Have you heard about the 'Yes in God's Backyard' Movement? There has been a lot of talk in Utah and other states about adding small homes to backyards as a way to address the huge shortage of homes that low-income renters can afford. Unfortunately, it costs a lot of money to build these accessory dwelling units and so very few are being built. In this conversation, hosted by the Coalition of Religious Communities, we will be discussing how other parts of the country are finding ways to make it more affordable to produce these low-cost homes with a specific emphasis on producing affordable places for low-income people to live. We also will be discussing the possibility of adding these kinds of homes to properties owned by churches and other faith communities and the growing nationwide movement to use church property in this kind of way. Can properties owned by faith communities be a bigger part of the effort to address housing affordability in Utah?" To register for this free event and receive the Zoom link, click here

Thurs-Sat, Aug. 11-13: 

  • Friendly Islands Tongan Festival @ Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 W., SLC. "The 25th annual Friendly Islands Tongan Festival is one of the longest-running festivals to celebrate Tongan culture and heritage in the United States. The Friendly Islands Tongan Festival showcases the food, arts, crafts, and entertainment from Tonga and our Pacific Island community in Utah. Come join us for three days of cultural performances, entertainment, sport events, delicious food, and shop in our marketplace for crafts, jewelry, clothing, and more. The Friendly Islands Tongan Festival is organized by the National Tongan American Society. To find out more about the mission and vision of the National Tongan American Society, visit our homepage."

Friday, August 12:

Saturday, August 13:

  • 1st annual Utah Flower Day, 5:00-8:00 p.m., at Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 S. 900 E., Murray. Celebrate the summer flower harvest and connect with Utah flower farmers! This is a FREE, family-friendly event with educational demos, floral design competitions, photo ops, fresh flowers and more! Hosted by Utah Cut Flower Farm Association & USU Extension.

  • 3rd Annual Indian Food Fair 2022, 11a-8p at Liberty Park, 900 S. 600 E., SLC. FREE. "The Indian Food Fair of Salt Lake City is the first event throughout the state of Utah to present the food, art, and culture of India for public enjoyment. Discover and delight in the many savory, spicy, and sweet offerings of the finest Indian eateries in Salt Lake City. Explore the beautiful art and culture of India."

  • BOOK IT! 5K and Party in the Park, 9a.m.-1p.m. at Paul Reams Wilderness Park, 1600 W. 500 N., Provo. $0-$25. "Join the fun with our very first TABC 5K BOOK IT! Gather with your book loving friends dressed as your favorite book characters. Run, walk, crawl, slither or fly the 5K to raise money for programs that support literacy and the love of books for kids! Prizes will be given for best costume, best run time and who is having the best time! Bring the whole family and enjoy Live Music and Entertainment, Food Vendors, Prizes, Raffles and Silent Auction items donated by some of your favorite Utah companies."

  • Big Cottonwood Creek Restoration + Litter Cleanup, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at 175 W. Central Ave., Murray. FREE. "Come join Keep Nature Wild, Seven Canyons Trust, Save Our Canyons, Uinta Brewing and Backcountry.com for a restoration and litter cleanup!"

  • Park City Walk to End Alzheimer's, 9a.m.-12p.m. at The Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, 1388 Center Dr., Park City. FREE. "The Walk to End Alzheimer's is a free event where all the funds raised help provie care, support, and education to families living with Alzheimer's and other dementias, along with funding research to find a cure. Join us at Basin Rec Center on August 13th for an uplifting and fun event featuring vendor booths, food trucks, and a walk around the stadium to show support."

Saturday, August 20:
  • Colors of Cancer, 2p.m.-10p.m. at The Gateway Plaza, 18 N. Rio Grande St., SLC. FREE. "Just like the colors of the rainbow each have a meaning for the LGBTQ+ community, these colors also correspond with a specific cancer ribbon... Research confirms that the LGBTQ+ community carries a disproportionate burden of cancer, has distinctive risk factors, and faces additional barriers to accessing health care. We plan to change that and have fun doing it!"

Saturday, August 27:

  • 2022 Poverty Summit, 9a-1p at Christ United Methodist Church, CUMC Salt Lake, 2375 E. 3300 S., SLC. Event by Crossroads Urban Center: "Come learn about the causes of hunger and homelessness in Utah and policy solutions that will reduce those problems and join a community of caring and friendly people. Hosted by Crossroads Urban Center, the Coalition of Religious Communities and Powerful Moms Who Care."

  • Project Rainbow's Big Gay Barbie-Q, Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 W., SLC. Event by Project Rainbow: "Please join us for our Annual Big Gay Barbie-Q and Project Rainbow Volunteer Appreciation Party. Get to know your Gayborhood, find out about local LGTBQIA+, QTBIPOC resources and community programs and partners. We will have Music, Games, and much more Fun! Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Snacks ( Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available).

Wednesday, August 31:

  • International Overdose Awareness Day - Utah State Capital, 7:00-9:00 p.m. on the south steps of the Utah Capitol, 310 N., State St., SLC. Event by Utah NaloxoneOverdose Awareness Utah and USARA - Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness: "Join us to remember those we've lost, raise awareness and be part of creating positive change. Each year International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized on a global scale. Hundreds will gather at the Utah State Capitol South steps to remember our loved ones lost to overdose as well as raise awareness and promote recovery. Many of us have lost our loved ones to overdose but we CHOOSE to remember that for those still here and struggling, there is always hope for recovery."

Fri-Sun, Sept. 2-4: 

  • Urban Arts Festival at The Gateway, SLC. Rooted in the social and cultural life of the community, Urban Arts Festival provides a platform for cultural art, music, and performance. FREE.

Saturday, September 10:

  • Harvest Hope Fundraiser 5K Fun Run, 9a.m.-12p.m. at Galena Hills Park, 12500 S. 550 W., Draper. $20. "Harvest Hope is a Non-Profit Organization that was founded in 2018 by 5 friends who grew up together right here in Draper, Utah. Harvest Hope has been supported by the generous donations of local community members, businesses, and foundations. Harvest Hope has impacted over 700 individuals in Kenya. Harvest Hope specializes in poultry projects and rice farming."

  • Dance for Life Suicide Awareness Gala 2022, 7p.m.-8:30p.m. at Capitol Theatre 50 W. 200 S., SLC. Donation requested. "Celebrate Life with Incredible Guest Dance Stars and Special Guests for a unique Dance for Life Suicide Awareness Gala Event 2022!"

  • Millcreek Business Council Jordan River Canoe Clean Up, 10a.m.-2p.m. at Zevex Park Ln. & Confluence Ave., Murray. FREE. Event by Millcreek Business Council & the Jordan River Commission. "This project will involve habitat preservation by removing debris and trash from the river to restore ecological integrity to the Jordan River Parkway and maintain the natural area. The JRC brings the canoes, PFDs, paddles, and instruction. All we need is volunteers to help with hauling trash from the river."

Monday, September 12:

  • A Crime on the Bayou: Film Screening and Conversation, 6:00 p.m. at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, SLC. "Join UBLAC for a film screening and discussion with author Matthew Van Meter. Moderator: Shaadie Nunnally. ASL interpretation will be provided. If you need any accommodations, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/DRTWxH7Mk9Qumrta8. Crime on the Bayou, a film based on Deep Delta Justice. A Black teenager bravely challenges the most powerful white supremacist in 1960s Louisiana with the help of a young Jewish attorney. Systemic racism meets its match in decisive courtroom battles, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and a lifelong friendship is born. This event is made possible with support from UBLAC and Utah Humanities."

Friday, September 16:

Saturday, September 17:

Thursday, September 22:

  • Tanner Talk with Azar Nafisi, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., SLC. "Azar Nafisi is a lifelong champion and ardent supporter of the importance of Humanities and Liberal Arts and the role they play in the preservation and promotion of democracy. She is best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which electrified its readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. Earning high acclaim and an enthusiastic readership, Reading Lolita in Tehran is an incisive exploration of the transformative powers of fiction in a world of tyranny. Nafisi explores the power of literature in traumatic times in her new book Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times." To reserve your free ticket, click here
  • Voter Registration Day, 11a.m.-2p.m. at the J. WIllard Marriott Library, 295 S. 1500 E, SLC. FREE. "We're partnering with the SLC League of Women Voters as well as ASUU to help you register to vote as part of National Voter Registration Day. Stop by our table on Level 2 from 11 - 2 and we'll help you get registered."

Saturday, September 24:

  • UCCD International Youth Summit, a free, single-day conference for Utah youth, aged 14-32. The International Youth Summit aims to bring current and future activists, changemakers, and leaders together to network, connect, and inspire each other. This year's theme: Rising Tide, a triple entendre for:

    • youth leadership
    • equity, diversity, inclusion, justice (a rising tide lifts all boats)
    • climate change and the Great Salt Lake

  • U.S. National Park Service waives entry fee to all parks today, one of five fee-free days this year. Also marks National Public Lands Day.

Thursday, September 29 & Friday, September 30:
  • Slopes Serves- 1 Million Meals for Utah 2022, 11a.m.-8p.m. both days, at Salt Palace Convention Center, Hall 5, 100 S. West Temple, SLC. FREE. "During the Silicon Slopes Summit, we're inviting organizations, individuals, groups, and families to join us in packing 1 million healthy meals for the Utah Food Bank. Whether you sign up for one shift or a few, we need your help in making a difference for people in our community."

Friday, November 11:

Wednesday, November 16:

  • Tanner Lecture on Human Values with Heather McGhee, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah. "Tanner Lecture on Human Values with Heather McGhee, Author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. A renowned expert on the American economy, Heather McGhee is one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers exploring inequality today. Both her viral TED talk and her instant New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us reveal the devastating true cost of racism—not just for people of color, but for everyone. Deeply stirring, intelligent, and compassionate, McGhee’s talks offer us an actionable roadmap during one of the most critical—and most troubled—periods in history." To reserve your free ticket, click here

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