A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioActive team
Monday, January 14:
QTalks: Conversion Therapy Stories, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Featuring Garrard Conley, the author of Boy Erased; Caitlin Ryan, the Director of the Family Acceptance Project; and Benji Schwimmer, from So, You Think You Can Dance? Plus, three conversion therapy survivors from our community: Arturo Fuentes, Jason Lindow, and a special performance by Justin Utley. Although FREE, this event does require a ticket -- all of which have been given out. However, there will be a waitlist line at the door.
Voices Heard: #MeToo, 6:30 p.m. Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, 132 S 800 W, Salt Lake City, Picture yourself on a Monday night, sitting back and listening to ten writers share their stories with you. Ten writers will take an assigned topic and write about events from their lives, stories that will leave you aching with truth, laughing your guts out, and feeling inspired. Just come down, laugh so hard, and leave wanting to make the world a better place.
This month, Voices Heard is launching a special fundraising event for the first time, in partnership with the Rape Recovery Center. We are featuring ten incredible women writers, from all walks of life, for Voices Heard: #MeToo. They will be sharing stories about survival, healing, heritage, motherhood, culture, love, and life.
Women's Empowerment Week: Art Night, 6:00 p.m. Church & State, 370 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, An art show empowering local women artists featuring: Five Wives Vodka, Bitters Lab, RubySnap Cookies and Creminelli Fine Meats.
Family to Family, 6:30 p.m. NAMI Family to Family is a free, 12-week course for family members of an adult with a mental health conditions that educates families on how to best care for and support their loved ones and themselves.
Tuesday, January 15:
Disability Integration Act Relaunch and Press Conference, 1:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Confrence Room B, What is the Disability Integration Act? How does it empower people with disabilities? Come and learn why many believe people with disabilities are not truly given their full Constitutional rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Disablility Rights Action Committee will be holding a brief press conference followed by a nationwide livestream sponsored by National ADAPT. We encourage all to join us in asking our Congressional delegation to sponsor and pass this historic hill. The DIA is the key piece of legislation in securing Constitutionally protected rights currently denied to many living with a disability. ASL services are available upon request. Please call (801)897-3139 with any requests.
United Way Legislative Preview Breakfast, 5:30 p.m. The Grand America Hotel, 555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, Hear from legislative leaders about upcoming issues affecting all Utahns, and learn how the 2019 Legislature will be working to advance the education, financial stability, and health of our families, neighborhoods, and communities.
Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow - SLC Free Scrng, 7:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, A film that examines the remarkable role NASA plays both in our country and for our planet. Covering the past sixty years and into the coming decades, the film follows NASA to the moon, the surface of Mars, and the outer reaches of our solar system, and brings those explorations home to their varied impacts on Earth.
Connecting Through Art - A Celebration of Diversity With Dance, 11:30 a.m. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, Movement is universal. Everyone is a dancer. You might boogie in your car, in the shower, while you make breakfast or when you hear your favorite song on the radio... everyone dances. Dance is a thing that connects us and has no language barriers. It is a way to understand our common humanity. In this session you will learn how dance connects us across cultures and how you can incorporate dance into your everyday life. In addition to seeing some beautiful performers, you'll also get a chance to move! Don't be scared... everyone is a dancer!
How can we help protect Medicaid expansion, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Crossroads Urban Center, 347 S. 400 E., SLC. Change of plans. Make Hunger Visible's monthly meeting was going to focus on the sales tax on food but recent news articles have changed the focus to protecting the Medicaid expansion approved by voters in November. For more information about threats to Medicaid expansion here, click here.
Wednesday, January 16:
Legacy Parkway Truck Ban Open House, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Foxboro Elementary School, 587 N. Foxboro Dr., North Salt Lake. Join FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and a broad embrace of communities at Foxboro Elementary School to find out more about what you can do to keep trucks from being allowed on the Legacy Parkway. The meeting will include a panel discussion with Gary Uresk, Woods Cross City Manager; Senator Todd Weiler, sponsor of a bill to keep the truck ban in place; and Angela Keeton and Alicia Connell, Davis County residents representing clean air groups.
$5 After 5 p.m. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Visit the Natural History Museum of Utah on Wednesdays after 5 p.m. and pay just $5 for admission. Regardless of age, you can enjoy the entire Museum for just $5!
WTF Open House Social, 5:30 p.m. Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, 2312 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, Every Wednesday,The shop is open for Women, Trans, Femme (WTF) Night from 5:30-8:00 PM. This is a safe and supportive learning environment for people who identify as women, trans*, or femme to fix their own bikes, buy bikes/parts, and volunteer in the shop!
Alta Club 100 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, The Utah Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) will host the Annual Legislative Preview luncheon on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. ASPA members and friends have a great opportunity to attend this extended lunch to hear and interact with legislative leaders on key issues they anticipate will receive attention and present challenges in the 2019 General Session. With: Senator Luz Escamilla (D), Utah State Senate, Senator Ann Millner (R), Utah State Senate, Rep. Brad R. Wilson (R), Utah House of Representatives, Rep. Angela Romero (D), Utah House of Representatives, Moderator: Jen Seelig, Director of Community Empowerment, Salt Lake City
Thursday, January 17:
Utah Pride Center, 1380 S Main St., Salt Lake City, Please join us for our January Third Thursday Breakfast at The Pride Center! Bring your business cards for a great networking opportunity, and a chance to have a fun time with your fellow LGBT and ally businesses! Open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. ♥ Everyone is invited. Please bring friends! To register for this event, registration is at the top right of the page.
Letters & Conversations with Action Utah, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Constituents have valuable opinions, data and personal stories that can inform votes and decisions of their elected officials - but only if they can communicate effectively to elected leaders. Action Utah gives Utahns tips and tools for contacting elected officials at any level of government and for writing effective letters to the editor to impact the issues they care about most. This informative evening will help prepare community members to make a difference at the upcoming State Legislative Session. Meet in the Board Room on the ground floor of the State Capitol Building. This event is FREE and open to community members of any experience level. But space is limited, so click here register today.
Friday, January 18:
Celebrating the Political Kaleidoscope, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the YWCA Utah, 322 E. 300 S., SLC. A conversation about the challenges and opportunities that women of color, LGBTQ, and other minorities face both in office and as candidates. Featuring Hon. Delia Garcia, who serves as the Chief Leadership Officer/Co-Director of ReflectUS. Delia was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004, where she became the first Latina woman and the youngest female at age 27 to serve in the Kansas Legislature. Her political career began as a student organizer to now supporting other women to be elected/appointed to office. Free event with limited space, register now.
Mr. Mohamed Abduba Dida, first muslim kenyan presidential candidate visits Madina islamic center, 3695 S. Redwood Rd., WVC.
Encircle SLC Love Louder Gallery Opening & Reception, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at 331 S. 600 E., SLC. Get a first look at the Love Louder Art Sale in SLC, benefitting Encircle. The gallery will showcase local and national artists, reflecting the talents and generosity of the community. View or purchase the diverse art collection, tour the John Williams Encircle home in SLC, and learn how it will serve LGBTQ+ youth and empower their families to sustain their circle of love.
Opening night of The Laramie Project, 7:30 p.m. at UVU School of the Arts, Orem. The show explores the motivations for the brutal beating and death of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who lived in Laramie. The show, presented by UVU in a uniquely intimate way, explores the subsequent reactions to the incident in the community where it happened. The play runs through January 26. Click here for tickets and information.
Saturday, January 19:
Womxn's March on Utah 2019,10:00 a.m. at 451 S. State St., SLC. Hosted by People for Unity. This event will march to the Utah State Capitol. Through this support group, we aim to build connections between individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence, and to provide a space where we can support each other as we navigate (re)traumatization from our current political environment, as well as invalidating and oppressive environments. Group members are invited to explore elements that hinder and motivate their healing.
Women's Wave Rally Provo 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the Utah County Courthouse, 51 S. University Ave., Provo. A student-led rally that encourages women to use their voices to tell their stories, vote, lobby, be active in the community, and be good allies to sexual assault survivors.
Founders Day Brunch Celebration: Valuing the Black Woman's Experience, 12:30-2:20 p.m. at The Crimson View Room, Dr. 200 Central Campus Drive, SLC. Click herefor tickets. The Greater Salt Lake City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated (GSLA Utah DST) invites you to its Founders Day Brunch Celebration, honoring the 22 collegiate women who began the illustrious organization 106 years ago. This brunch is also designed to highlight the Black woman's perspective in our community and the impactful experiences she brings to the table.
TEDx Marmalade: Seeing Life Through a Different Lens, 7:00 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. Featured speaker: Satin Tashnizi, executive director and co-founder of the Emerald Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating the misrepresentation of Islam one conversation at a time.
Healthcare: Stories of Illness & Wellness, 7:30 p.m. Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, Join us for a special evening of storytelling with The Bee, featuring true stories told live on stage without notes; about sickness and health, complications and recovery, and the challenges that arise in the providing and receiving of care.
Clean Air Solutions Fair 2019, 11:00 a.m. The Gateway, 18 N Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, Fresh Ideas for Fresh Air. Leave with Pollution Solutions. The Sixth Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair's mission is amplify communal engagement and empowerment, spread awareness on our unique air issues, and create an environment for family fun. Free! Games, nonprofit booths, clean air innovators, community organizations, and more!
Winter Training with Real Women Run, 8a-4p at Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, 9750 S. 300 W., Sandy. The full-day training will feature workshops for everyone: current candidates and campaign managers, future candidates looking for information on where to start, and women who want to get more involved in public service. Welcoming Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois’ first Latina Lieutenant Governor. CLICK HERE for tickets and registration information.
Encircle Provo Love Louder Gallery Opening & Reception, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at 91 W. 200 S., Provo. View or purchase the diverse art collection, tour Encircle home in Provo, and learn how it will serve LGBTQ+ youth and empower their families to sustain their circle of love.
Monday, January 21:
MLK Freedom Breakfast, March, and Service, 8:30a-1:30p at the Marshall White Center, 222 29th St., Ogden. FREE and open to the public, this is a family-friendly event and will have a children’s area for the breakfast portion. The goal of the Freedom Breakfast and March is to reflect the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and give thought as to how we as a community are continuing his legacy. This year's march will be dedicated #UNITY.
MLK rally and march, 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 E., SLC. The rally and march is a gathering on the campus of Westminster that will highlight the importance of promoting social justice and unity in America and abroad and will feature personal reflections and a march through the Sugarhouse community.
The event will start by gathering in front of Converse Hall and then marching through Sugar House.
The NAACP Salt Lake Branch 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon at Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main St., SLC. Reception at 11:00 a.m.; luncheon at noon. Keynote speaker: Cedric M. Powell, Professor, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville. Professor Powell has written over a broad range of topics including affirmative action and Critical Race Theory, the First Amendment and hate speech, and the Fourteenth Amendment and structural inequality. All of his scholarship critiques neutrality as a means of preserving structural inequality, and advances theories of substantive equality which reject colorblindness and post-racialism as normative principles in constitutional analysis.
Tuesday, January 22:
Walking the Tightrope: Contemporary Diplomacy in American Indian, 7:00 p.m. at XX. Told from the point of view of a Federal Senior Executive who stands in both worlds, Mr. Franklin Keel speaks to his personal career experience administering the unique set of U.S. laws applying to the most diverse ethnic group in this country - American Indians - with cultural and historical sensitivity in today's America. Join UCCD for this free and open to the public conversation. The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series is hosted in partnership with Westminster College and is funded in part by Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP). It is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested.
Open house with Rep. McAdams, 3:30 p.m. at his new Congressional district office at 9067 S. 1300 W. #101, West Jordan.
Wednesday, January 23:
The Story Never Changes: Race to Mass Incarceration documentary, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Taggart Student Center, Utah State University.
A Celebration of Black Excellence: Our Story, 6:30 p.m. at West Lake STEM Jr High School in West Valley City. Featuring poems and stories from students within Granite District along with a special collaboration with Timpanogos Storytelling Institute and special guest, Charlotte Blake Alston. She tells traditional stories from African and African-American traditions, often incorporating traditional African music and instruments. She has been featured on a TedX and BYUtv series in 2017. Free and open to the public.
The International Tolerance Project with Mirko Ilić, 7:00 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., SLC. Mirko Ilić, a New York-based designer and illustrator, is the creator of TOLERANCE, the international traveling poster project that served as a springboard for UMFA’s ACME exhibition. Mirko will discuss the ideas behind TOLERANCE, which he hopes will help viewers see artists as promoters of tolerance and peace, and facilitators of the reconciliation process. Presented in partnership with AIGA Salt Lake and Red Fred Project.
Town hall meeting with Rep. Ben McAdams, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Lehi City, 153 N. 100 E., Lehi. Congressman McAdams wants to hear from residents about how he can best represent Utah. For questions or more information about the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Straws Film Screening, 6:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Free screening of the award-winning independent film, followed by a panel discussion on reducing single-use plastic pollution in Utah.
Thursday, January 24:
Salt Lake County Mayor's Debate, 6:00 p.m. at Jordan High, 95 E. 9825 S., Sandy. Hosted by Salt Lake County Democratic Progressive Caucus and Salt Lake County Democratic Party. A debate between the candidates for the Special Election for the Salt Lake County Mayor. This event is hosted by the Interest and Identity caucuses of the Democratic Party, and each of them have submitted questions for the candidates ahead of time. Click here for a list of declared candidates.
Town hall meeting with Rep. Ben McAdams, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at West Valley City Hall, 3600 S. Constitution Blvd., WVC. Congressman McAdams wants to hear from residents about how he can best represent Utah. For questions or more information about the event, email email@example.com.
Reproductive (In)Justice: Working towards Collective Liberation, 6:30 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. In acknowledgment of the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, all are invited to gather for a conversation with local organizers who uphold reproductive justice values in their activism work in
Utah. These leaders will explain the herstory of the reproductive justice movement and how it can function as a framework for organizing local efforts. Speakers include birth workers, student organizers, members of the Mamas and Doulas of Color Circle, advocates for queer (LGBTQ) liberation, and community health educators. Join us to share your knowledge and stories surrounding reproductive (in)justice to co-create a space of healing, learning, hope, and empowerment.
Immigrants and refugees, 7:00 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 S. 1300 E., SLC. Start off 2019 right by listening to stories of everyday bravery from women who have immigrated to or sought refuge in the United States. There will be women from Burundi, Nepal, Iraq, and one woman from Honduras who has sought sanctuary in the church in which this event is taking place while she awaits the decision from the 10th Circuit Court of appeals to reopen her asylum case. Children are always welcome. All are welcome in the audience even though women (of all stripes) are the ones whose voices and stories and shared.
Friday, January 25:
Maud's Café is having its first birthday and RadioACTive and the Punk Rock Farmer are going to be there for the party. Join us for a live broadcast, featuring live music from Josaleigh Pollett, #UrbanFarmReport with Wasatch Community Gardens and Ogden Seed Exchange. Show starts at 6 p.m. Come early for the free Caffe Ibis coffee tasting booth and to see the new art exhibit featuring photography from VOA youth clients in collaboration with Bad Dog Arts. Bonus: the Raclette Machine food truck will be there, too.
Roe v. Wade 46th Anniversary Celebration, 7:00 p.m. at Publik. Coffee Roasters, 975 S. West Temple, SLC. Join Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah for a Curated Open Mic Night to celebrate the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade - the landmark Supreme Court decision that protected a person's right to safe and legal abortion in the United States. Performances from community members will include music, dance, poetry, spoken word, comedy, and storytelling all centered around the theme of Abortion is Health Care. If you are interested in performing at the event, please fill out this form, and PPAC Utah will be in touch. All performances must be vetted. https://goo.gl/forms/XKqHXIor6rqU0mWE3
An Evening with Jackie Chan "Green Hero" - 8:00-11:00 p.m. at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S., SLC. Chan's "Green Hero" exhibit centers around one of his lifelong passions to help clean up the environment. By attending this event, you will be the first to see this exhibit of recycled art in North America. Click here for tickets.
Saturday, January 26:
Special Election: Salt Lake County Mayor, 10a-1p at Corner Canyon High School, 12943 S. 700 E., Draper. The Salt Lake County Democratic Party's Central Committee will be electing a new SLCounty Mayor to replace Ben McAdams, who resigned the post after winning his bid to represent Utah's Fourth Congressional District. Registration: 9:00 a.m. Call to Order: 10:00 a.m.
Mosaic: Diversity Scholars Day, Thrive in Difference, 8:30a-2:30p at Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 E., SLC. MOSAIC: Thrive in Difference invites dynamic high school students to learn how they can continue their success at Westminster College as a diversity scholar. Free registration at www.westminstercollege.edu/mosaic.
Monday, January 28:
Wednesday, January 30:
Thursday, January 31:
Poetry@SLCC presents Hanif Abdurraqib for a reading/signing, 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose
Saturday, February 2:
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