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. 



Community Resources:

  • Call 2-1-1 or visit 211utah.org to connect with housing and utility assistance, food resources, legal aid, and more

  • Salt Lake City Library COVID-19 resource list. Browse resources by age group and topic.

  • COVID-19 info line 1-800-456-7707 or visit coronavirus.utah.gov

  • Emotional Health Relief Hotline: 833-442-2211

  • The SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line, a mobile app for both iPhone and Android. A statewide service that provides real-time crisis intervention to youth through live chat and a confidential tip program – right from your smartphone. For immediate mental health crisis help, please use the chat feature or call 833-372-3388 (833-3SAFEUT). Licensed clinicians in our 24/7 CrisisLine call center respond to all incoming chats and calls by providing supportive or crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and referral services.

  • Utah Warm Line: 801-587-1055. Answered 7 Days a Week, 8a–11p. This line is for Salt Lake County residents who are not in crisis, but seeking support, engagement or encouragement. Certified peer specialists offer support and empower callers to resolve problems by fostering a sense of hope, dignity, and self-respect.

  • COVID-19 Testing with the Utah Wellness Bus

    Mondays, 9AM-1PM Centennial Park 5600 W. 3100 S., West Valley City
    Tuesdays, 9AM-1PM Central Park Community Center, 2797 S. 200 E., South Salt Lake
    Wednesdays, 9AM-1PM Grangers/LDS Stake Center 3175 S. 3450 W., West Valley City
    Thursdays, 9AM-1PM Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 California Ave. Glendale in SLC
    Fridays, 9AM-1PM Sorenson Multicultural Center, 855 California Ave. Glendale in SLC

    They highly recommend that everyone make an appointment and pre-register, it speeds the testing process.

    The number to call to make an appointment is 801-587-0712, option #3. ¿Habla español? Llamada at 801-436-7118 para concertar una cita. For more information on COVID-19 visit https://healthcare.utah.edu/coronavirus/

  • Rose Park Connect: Rose Park residents looking for Wi-Fi or computer access can now access it through Salt Lake City’s new pilot program, Rose Park Connect. The computer lab is located in a common room at the LDS Meetinghouse on 760 N. 1200 W. Community members will need to maintain social distance and wear a face covering while in the lab. Rose Park Connect is being supported entirely with volunteers and the City providing the computer equipment. 

    Census staff from the Census Bureau are scheduled to be on-site to answer questions and help residents complete the census. The County is coordinating with the County Health Department to have a community health worker present to provide COVID-19 prevention information as well as face masks for those in need.

    The program will run during the month of August and will then be reevaluated to determine if needs are being met and whether adjustments are needed. The City hopes to expand the program to other neighborhoods with the help of community partners interested in participating.

    As part of the digital access plan, the City is also working on offering outdoor access to Wi-Fi at the Sorenson Unity Center campus as well as smart solar benches that provide Wi-Fi and charging stations. More information will be released on those projects as they reach completion. 

    Rose Park Connect August Schedule:

    Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • SLC Community Bail Fund, now accepting applications. The fund's two-fold mission is 1) to minimize the incarcerated population of Utah jails by providing cash bail to those who cannot afford the posted amount, and 2) to end all pre-trial detention in Utah, using the Community Bail Fund as a mechanism to expose the community harm caused by cash bail and unnecessary time spent in jail. The Salt Lake Community Bail Fund is operated by Decarcerate Utah. To donate, click here. Contact: slcbailfund@gmail.com.

Resources to Confront Racism:

Tuesday, September 29:

  • Utah Governor Debate, 6:00 p.m. Candidates: Spencer Cox (R), Chris Peterson (D). Moderator: Doug Wright. Watch Live on TV: ABC 4 Utah, KUTV Channel 2, PBS UTAH, FOX 13 and KSL. Listen on Radio: KSL Newsradio, KSUB, KVNU, KZNU, KKAT. Stream: Utah Debate Commission live feed
  • First 2020 presidential debate, 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern, no commercial interruption, at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. The format for the first debate calls for six 15-minute time segments dedicated to topics announced in advance in order to encourage deep discussion of the leading issues facing the country. Chris Wallace, the moderator of the first 2020 presidential debate, has selected the topics for that debate. Subject to possible changes because of news developments, the topics for this debate are as follows, not necessarily to be brought up in this order:
    • The Trump and Biden Records
    • The Supreme Court
    • Covid-19
    • The Economy
    • Race and Violence in our Cities
    • The Integrity of the Election

Wednesday, September 30:

Friday, October 2:

  • City Budget Book Club, 10:00-11:00 a.m. online. Hosted by West View Media: "We review and discuss the 2020-2021 Salt Lake City budget. This community conversation will explain the budget process, various funding streams, and how tax dollars are invested in our community.

    "Jennifer Bruno, Deputy Director of the City Council Office, will join us to answer questions about the budget. Ms. Bruno’s years of experience with the council’s budget office means she has a wealth of knowledge about the process.

    "If you would like to submit a question in advance of the event, please send it to our Executive Director Turner Bitton at turner@westviewmedia.org or (801) 564-3860."

Saturday, October 3:

Monday, October 5:

  • Night Out for Safety and Liberation in SLC, 6:00-800 p.m. at International Peace Gardens, 1000 S. 900 W., SLC. Hosted by Decarcerate Utah and People's Energy Movement: "Join fellow community members in Salt Lake City to redefine and reimagine what #SafetyIs through COVID-conscious art activities, games, and opportunities to join or start community groups to address this issue in your own neighborhood from 6:00-8:00 p.m, along with a free skate session from 8:00-10:00 p.m. This is a family-friendly event with plenty to do with or without skates! We will be hosting two virtual community meetings on Sept. 28th and 29th in advance of this event to co-create science-supported, covid-conscious protocols and agreements for this and other in-person community events moving forward. Keep an eye out for info on how to register!"

Tuesday, October 6:

  • Because of Her: Stories of Women Making a Difference, 6:00 p.m. on KRCL's RadioACTive show. Originally conceived of as a live-storytelling event at the  Utah Museum of Fine Arts, this show was set to take place in the Spring of 2020 in conjunction with UMFA's ACME Lab exhibition, "Utah Women Working for Better Days!" The Bee takes over RadioACTive tonight to share true, personal stories from Utah women of action, about the women who have made a significant difference in their lives and work. Hosted by The Bee's Giuliana Serena, tonight's special broadcast will feature the following storytellers:
         Erika George - Teacher, World Traveler, Activist
         Luna Banuri - Advocate, Policy Analyst, Executive Director
         Ciriac Alvarez Valle - Poet, Speaker, Community Organizer
         Pilar Pobil - Artist, Writer, Community Builder
         Denae Shanidiin - Creator, Bilá'ashdla (five fingered relative), Honágháahnii (one who walks around clan)

Wednesday, October 7:

  • HUM TV, 8:00-9:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Salt Lake City Public Library: "Catch live, local music at the best venue in town—your home! HUM-TV Season 1 will feature performances and conversations that showcase some of Utah's diverse musical voices. You can find new episodes every Wednesday in October, and each episode will live on as part of the permanent HUM collection at hum.slcpl.org.

    "This year, our music community has struggled to find new ways to perform music and to make a living. The City Library compensates the artists that participate in HUM-TV. By doing this, we hope to celebrate our music community and support individuals within it. HUM-TV is made possible in part by City Weekly, KRCL, and SLUG Magazine."

  • Vice Only 2020 Vice Presidential Debate, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. The debate will be divided into nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic. Debate moderator: Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today.

Thursday, October 8:

  • NAMI Utah's Fall Conference, 8:30a-2:30p online. Hosted by NAMI Utah. Theme: The Power of Listening. Click here to register. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ari Sytner, Ph.D., M.Ed., LCSW, "Living in a World that Listens, But Doesn't Always Hear: Overcoming the Loneliness of Mental Illness."

Friday, October 9:

Monday, October 12:

Thursday, October 15:

  • 3rd Congressional District Debate, 6:00 p.m. Candidates: John Curtis (R), Devin Thorpe (D). Moderator: David Magleby. Watch Live on TV: PBS UTAH, KJZZ, KSL, and ABC 4 UTAH. Listen on Radio: KSL Newsradio, KSUB, KVNU, KZNU, KKAT. Stream: Utah Debate Commission live feed.

  • Second presidential debate (town meeting), 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time without commercial breaks, at Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL. The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the questions will be posed by citizens from the South Florida area. The candidates will have two minutes to respond to each question and there will be an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate further discussion. The town meeting participants will be uncommitted voters selected under the supervision of Dr. Frank Newport, Senior Scientist, Gallup.  Moderator: Steve Scully, Senior Executive Producer & Political Editor, C-SPAN Networks.

Friday, October 16:

Saturday Oct. 10 & 17:
  • SLC Bee Fest 2020, 11a-1p, online. Hosted by CATALYST Magazine: "A virtual celebration of pollination! We're so sad we can't have our live event at Wasatch Community Gardens' Green Team Farm this year. We want to use this year to unite Utah's bee-lovers virtually, and engage even those who don't call Utah home, but who also love bees and all their pollinator friends." Click here for speaker lineup and more.
Saturday, October 17:
  • Family History Day 2020: Finding Women in the Records, 9:30a-12:30p online. Hosted by Utah State Archives and Records Service: "In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment, Utah Archives Month 2020's theme is Finding Women in the Records. Our popular Family History Day event will now be a virtual event! Together, we will examine the places you can find your ancestors beyond vital records. Highlights of the event include a keynote from Better Days 2020, a panel discussion from state-wide repositories, presentations with 
    Utah State Archives and Records Service staff, and even a virtual tour! An exact schedule will be announced shortly." This event is free. Click here to register and receive link info.

Monday, October 19:

Wednesday, October 21, 2020:

Thursday, October 22:

  • Third and final 2020 presidential debate, 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time without commercial breaks, at Belmont University, Nashville, TN. The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate. Moderator: Kristen Welker, Co-Anchor Weekend TODAY, White House Correspondent, NBC News.


RadioACTive: September 18, 2020

The #PunkRockFarmer talks giant pumpkins, jams and jellies and more during his #UrbanFarmReport. Plus, SLFS Motor Cinema, World Water Monitoring Day, and homegrown music from Salt Lake Acting Co., The Boys Ranch and Municipal Ballet Co., ARC-Art for Recovery Community, The Waldron Bros. and JT Bevy.


RadioACTive: September 16, 2020

You Call This Democracy? How to Fix Our Government and Deliver Power to the People with Author, Elizabeth Rusch, Salt Lake Community Bail Fund


RadioACTive: September 15, 2020

Checking in with teachers on #RoundtableTuesday with Risshan Leak and Tamrika Khvtisiashvili, and 3 quick picks from the Marmalade Branch-SLCPL


RadioACTive: September 14, 2020

RadioACTive's Everyday People with Sue Robbins, featuring B+ activists Joni Weiss, Shauna Brock and Nick Arteaga for #BiWeek2020. Plus, 21st Century Queer Troubadour Amanda Barrick and 'Local Voices' with Troy Williams of Equality Utah.