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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Legislative Bill Trackers during 2023 General Session of the Utah Legislature:

Tuesday, February 7:

Wednesday, February 8:

  • Meet & Greet to Learn More about the #MeAndWhiteSupremacy 28-Day Challenge, 2:00 p.m. at J. Willard Marriott Library. Event by J. Willard Marriott Library: "Layla Saad’s book Me & White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor offers a chance for readers to explore how white supremacy influences our daily lives. Readers get introduced to terms like white centering, white exceptionalism, and white silence. The book guides readers through daily journaling and introspection and is meant for all age ranges, but the author recommends it primarily for those who identify as white. Everyone is welcome to attend the book discussion after the 28-day challenge ends. At the event, Librarian Allyson Mower will greet you, show you how to access the library’s eBook, and talk with you about your interest in reading the book and participating in a book discussion with others after the 28-day challenge ends on March 8, 2023. This is part of the campus-wide initiative 'Day of Collective Action.'"

Thursday, February 9:

  • Red Acre Center's Politics & Pastries, 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Thursday in Room 160 of the Utah State Capitol Building, 350 N. State St., SLC, during the legislative session. "It’s a busy session with bills to discuss, support, and oppose. Please join us in helping to build local food economies by being part of the legislative process. We need you whether you are a seasoned veteran or have never stepped foot on the grounds."

  • Utah Maternal Health Month press conference, 12:00 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Co-hosted by YWCA Utah: "State and community leaders will gather in the Capitol Board Room to announce Governor Cox’s Declaration of February 2023 as Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month. Survivor moms, maternal mental health providers, advocates, and state and federal leaders will highlight the importance of investing in maternal mental health, discuss significant statewide maternal mental health efforts including legislation to extend postpartum Medicaid and share their experiences. Last year, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department launched a national free Maternal Mental Health Hotline. Moms experiencing maternal depression, anxiety or other mental health problems may call or text 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS where they will be connected with a culturally and trauma-informed counselor. The line is available in English and Spanish."  

  • Trans Youth on the Hill, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Event by PFLAG Provo/Utah County and Genderbands: "Calling all Trans youth/teens and allies! We are gathering at the capitol to protest the new bill banning gender affirming care for transgender youth. We will be doing a sing-in on the South steps singing a medley of 'This is me' and 'God Help the Outcasts.' We want as many youth as possible! Wouldn’t it be great to fill those capitol steps? Bring your kids and yourselves in solidarity and protest against SB16! Sponsored by: QueerMeals, HRC foundation, PFLAG, Equality Utah, Genderbands, FAM, Flourish, QueerCommunityAllies, and Project Rainbow."

Friday, February 10:

  • "Clari-TEA" Spoken Word (open mic), 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Tea Zaanti, 1944 S. 1100 E., SLC. "Happy Black History Month! In collaboration with @whats.ya.vibe, we are stoked to announce our first-ever ClariTEA spoken word event. Join us for a celebration of Black history as well as an open-mic poetry opportunity. Plus, the Sugar House Art Walk,f featuring new artist Carson Young Besser."

Wednesday, February 15:

Thursday, February 16:

  • The Future of Refugees in Utah - A World Affairs Symposium, 1:00-5:30 p.m. at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 S., WVC. Event by Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy: "Learn how you can do ONE thing to help refugees in Utah at this free and public event. Join us for a critical conversation that welcomes experts who will explore critical questions about the future of refugee resettlement and integration, addressing topics like: vetting process of refugees, benefits refugees contribute to host communities, how host communities and refugees can work together to strengthen integration and opportunity."

  • 2023 Utah Rally for Recovery, 4:00 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Event by USARA - Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness: "Please join USARA, NAMI Utah, and Utah's recovery community for our 2023 Rally for Recovery at the Utah State Capitol. The event begins with the Walk to Remember in-person at the Capitol building to honor lives lost to substance use and addiction. The Rally for Recovery will begin at 4:30 PM and will be both in person and streamed on Facebook live. Speakers include people in recovery, allies, leaders, and legislators."

Wednesday, March 15:

  • Deadline to apply for Urban Food Connections of Utah microgrant opportunities. Available to existing commercial farming establishments dedicated primarily to the production of fruits and vegetables using ecologically sustainable agricultural methods. The intent of the Local Food Microgrant Program is to increase the amount and diversity of sustainably grown produce available to Utahns receiving SNAP benefits by assisting local small farmers to access technology, education, tools and equipment to support more sustainable growing practices. UFCU has been able to grant over $175,000 to Utah farmers. The minimum request is $500, and the maximum grant request is $5,000. Deadline to apply: March 15. Click here to apply now.

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