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.
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 Mobile Testing location map. "The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is offering free rapid antigen testing at many locations throughout the state of Utah. Locations are chosen based on high positivity rates, lower numbers of tests conducted, untreated wastewater sampling, and other surveillance data. Anyone can get tested at these free testing clinics, even if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone who wants to be tested can register online at the links on each site. We also encourage anyone who might have any symptoms, even mild ones, to come and get tested. Please pre-register to cut down on delays at the test site. If you are unable to register online, you will be able to register at the site. Identification may be required."
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.
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: email@example.com.
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
Utah Wellness Bus: The Wellness Bus will test for Covid-19 at Utah State Fairpark, 1000 W. 155 N., Building #9, Salt Lake City. "Testing from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are encouraged but not required. To make an appointment call 801-587-0712. Para español, llama 801-436-7118. The tests given are PCR saliva tests, and results are usually available with 24-36 hours. Please check back for holiday closures."
Resources to Confront Racism:
Black Lives Matter instructional library, with links to audio
Salt Lake City Library Black Lives Matter book list. Staff picks for children, teens and adults.
Jan. 18-29: Fight Hunger with the YouthCity Government Virtual Food Drive for the Utah Food Bank: "Each year, in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dedication to service, YouthCity Government (YCG) on behalf of the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office organizes the City's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Project. For over 19 years, YCG students, city officials, city employees, and community partners have sorted food donations and distribute food boxes to Salt Lake City's low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Due to the pandemic and to ensure we follow social distancing guidelines, YCG students will host an MLK Virtual Food Drive, Monday, January 18 - January 29, 2021. We look forward to your support and helping us meet our goal!"
Tuesday, January 26:
Thrive 125: 125 Years of Refuge, 7:00 p.m. online. Event by Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection and others: "From Mormon pioneers to today's immigrants and refugees, Utah has been a place of refuge for many communities. Zoom in to listen to the stories of the people who find sanctuary in Utah. Moderated by Prof. Brenden Rensink of the BYU Redd Center for Western Studies. Opening remarks by Ze Xiao of the Mayor's Office for New Americans (SLC). Poetry by Chelsea Guevara. Stories by Jamie Andrus, CEO and President of the Cache Chamber of Commerce and the Cache County Economic Development Director; DACA recipient Sinthia Rosado Veronica, SLCC Dream Center; and Selam Araya, Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection." Click here to register for this free event.
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall's 2021 State of the City Address, 7:00 p.m. Her remarks will be broadcast live, with ASL interpretation, from the City Council Chambers at www.youtube.com/c/SLCLiveMeetings and www.facebook.com/SLCMayor. There will be no in-person attendance due to COVID-19. Mayor Mendenhall will update the public on how Salt Lake City moved forward in the last twelve months and take a look at what lies ahead for the state’s capital city. A second stream with Spanish interpretation will be live at 7 p.m. at www.facebook.com/SLCGovernment.
Housing in Utah: Panel Discussion, 7:00-8:30 p.m. online. Hosted by PBS Utah and The County Library: "Join PBS Utah and The County Library for a special book club discussion. Participants should read the book Evicted and come to the event ready to talk about the book. Attendees will watch A Home of Their Own — a 30-minute documentary following families in Utah working towards finding housing. Representatives from the housing community as well as Shailey Ovard (featured in the film) will join our discussion. This is a great way to learn more about the housing situation in Utah and the challenges families face to secure a home of their own.
Wednesday, January 27:
Presented by Holly H. Daines, Mayor of Logan. Via YouTube Livestream. In this opening session, Mayor Daines will offer an overview of elections that will be held in 2021, things to consider before filing, and why Utah women should run for office in 2021. REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT
Thursday, January 28:
Ally Bridges Out of Poverty Training, 6:00-8:30 p.m. online. Hosted by Circles Utah Valley: "Understand poverty in context along with the 'hidden rules' of different socioeconomic classes. Learn how to bridge the gaps between them. This online training helps you learn the language and "hidden rules" of different socioeconomic classes and to recognize community and workplace practices, ideas, and beliefs that create barriers for people experiencing situational and generational poverty. You will be given tools to better understand those who are experiencing poverty, identify and implement practices that can reduce barriers for upward mobility, and help you become more effective in offering support to others. This 2.5-hour Bridges Out of Poverty training is required for Circles Allies, Circles Staff, and Circles Team Members. Attendance is encouraged for other Circles volunteers too. All Bridges trainings are open to the public and free of charge. Please register at least 24 hours before the event begins."
Disaster Preparedness for Pets, 5:30 p.m. online. Hosted by Salt Lake County Animal Services: "One never knows when an emergency can happen. Would you like to know how to keep your pet safe in an emergency or disaster? Learn how to create an emergency kit and plan for your pet(s). This is a virtual presentation from Maddie Warner of Pet Rescue Education. Click here to register and a Zoom Link will be sent to you for the night of the presentation. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org."
SLC Racial Equity in Policing Commission Hosts Rescheduled Televised Community Listening Session, 6:00 p.m. on SLCTV and Facebook Live. "The event is designed to give the Commission a wide range of perspectives on policing in Salt Lake City and will air on SLCTV (Comcast 17 – GoogleTV 18 – PrismTV 8001 & 8501, slctv.com). It can also be viewed on the Racial Equity in Policing Commission and Salt Lake City Facebook pages. Members of the audience can participate via phone, anonymous text message, or online using a dedicated social media hashtag. Answers will be posted and shared in real-time with viewers. The Commission will also conduct a random 'dial-out' to several thousand homes across the community to help encourage a broad cross-section of participation prior to the listening session. Advance registration is also available at www.slcrepcommission.com but is not required for participation. To participate during the event, members of the public can:
Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2021:
2021 Sundance Film Festival. Hosted by Sundance Film Festival: "Welcome to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. A new chapter filled with possibilities. Despite the challenges this year has brought, nothing could stop us from celebrating independent film, visionary artists, unique perspectives, and you, our adventurous audiences. So, for the first time ever, we are bringing the festival to you—both online and in the real world across the US and beyond. The heart of our festival is our community. The joining of artists and audiences forms something truly extraordinary. We invite you to explore the program, join the conversation, and experience this new festival with us." -Tabitha Jackson, Director, Sundance Film Festival.
Friday, January 29:
Armies of Enablers: Deconstructing sexual abuse of athletes and bystanders who perpetuated a culture of turning a blind eye, 8:45a-5:00p online. Join the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law for an online conference that will discuss different issues—legal and non-legal alike– germane to examining assaults on athletes, including hearing the voices of the survivors. The conference will address ethical, legal, legislative, institutional, and medical questions in an effort to better understand the causes of the abuse and examine ways to prevent abuse in the future. The invited panelists represent a broad spectrum of expertise and experience who we are confident can shed important light on the many aspects of this issue and suggest ways to proactively address what has become an epidemic. While we understand the discussion is painful for many, we believe there is a compelling need —in the aftermath of Michigan State University, Penn State University, Ohio State University, USA Gymnastics, and the University of Michigan—-to directly address the abuse of athletes. This event is free and open to the public. Register here.
Friday Forum: A Call for Racial Healing, 1:00-3:00 p.m. online. Event by Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - University of Utah: "Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is taking a stand against racism and bringing the University of Utah to the forefront of the conversation through the launch of the Friday Forum series on Racism in Higher Education. Each month we will lead national conversations with the goal of helping attendees start on a journey to eradicate racism and share best practices for sustained growth and action." Speakers: Said Ibrahim, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Weill Cornell Medicine; Marlon Lynch, Chief Safety Officer, University of Utah; Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Punihei Lipe, Director of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; Director of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center; Tia McNair, Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers; Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U); and Michael J. Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College.
Wednesday, February 3:
Thursday, February 4:
Thrive 125: Wintertime Native American Tales, 6:00 p.m. online. Event by Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, Utah Division of Indian Affairs and Utah Humanities Book Festival: "Join us for an evening of storytelling with elders from Utah's Native nations. Moderated by Kai Lameman of the Navajo Nation. Storytellers:
Larry Cesspooch (Ute)
Eleanor Tom (Paiute)
Gaylene Dawes (Dine')
More TBA soon
This event is made possible with support from the Urban Indian Center, The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation, Utah Division of Indian Affairs, Utah Department of Heritage and Arts, and Utah Humanities." Click here to register for this free event.
Saturday, February 6:
Down To Learn February Workshop Session 1, 9a-1p online. Event by Utah Down Syndrome Foundation: "This online workshop is designed to provide parents with education, strategies, and support to help them build a strong foundation for their child with Down syndrome as they navigate school. To learn more and to register visit https://www.udsf.org/programs/downtolearn.html."
Celebrating Black Women in Utah's History, 11:30a-1:30p online. Event by Women's Democratic Club of Utah: "Presented by recent Utah State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Women in American History Award recipient Dr. Jacqueline Thompson. University of Utah Associate Professor, Dr. Richard Medina will be advising us on white supremacy in Utah." Click here for tickets.
Tuesday, February 9:
China's Vaccine Diplomacy, 6:00 p.m. online. Event by Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy: "Join UCCD for a fascinating discussion with Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Heath, Council on Foreign Relations, on 'China’s Vaccine Diplomacy'. Huang will explore China’s vaccine development and distribution, as well as how to mitigate a vaccine apartheid between rich and poor nations. Registration is limited! Reserve your spot now: http://bit.ly/VaccineDiplomacy."
The Black Church Virtual Screening and Panel discussion, 7:00-8:30 p.m. online. Event by PBS Utah: "Join PBS Utah along with pastors and Black cultural leaders in Utah to watch clips from the upcoming documentary The Black Church and discuss the Black Church in Utah: its influence, its challenges, and its future. Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes viewers on a journey through the rich and complex history of the Black Church to reveal its profound impact on our nation's culture and history. Explore the untold story of this uniquely American institution and its lasting influence on nearly every chapter of the African American story. To RSVP, click here.
Wednesday, February 24:
Friday, February 26:
Friday Forum: Racial Equity and Philanthropy, 1:00 p.m. online. Event by Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - University of Utah: "Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is taking a stand against racism and bringing the University of Utah to the forefront of the conversation through the launch of the Friday Forum series on Racism in Higher Education. Each month we will lead national conversations with the goal of helping attendees start on a journey to eradicate racism and share best practices for sustained growth and action." Keynote: Valerie Rockefeller, Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Click here to learn more.
Rock Camp SLC presents #GenderChillFest, 6:00 p.m. online. Event by Rock Camp SLC: "This online festival, aka #GENDERCHILLFEST is the result of Rock Camp shaking things up with a 6 Week SLAY at Home program, putting instruments in the hands of folks of all genders and all ages who are learning at home, inside their quarantine bubbles. These badasses have been working hard and will be debuting their newest songs with their newly formed bands for one night of in-home rocking! Please support them for their bravery and awesomeness! THIS IS A FUNDRAISER to send kids to camp during the summer at our Rock Camp SLC program. If you can't make it to the fundraiser but want to support the camp ----> rockcampslc.org/donate THANK YOU!!!!"
Tuesday, March 9:
Wednesday, March 10:
Saturday, March 13:
The Queens Ball Gala, 6:00 p.m. at Marriott City Center, SLC. Hosted by Miss Nations Of The World: "A Celebration of International Women’s Empowerment. International Women’s day is a very special day for all women like YOU so, LET'S CELEBRATE YOU! A Red Carpet Event celebrating the QUEENS around the World on International Women's Day and Honoring 13 and more women of influence. Gentlemen are invited so please bring your lovely wife, mother, sister, and your....girlfriend to this prestigious GLAMOROUS evening of LOVE, FOOD, FUN, DANCING and ENTERTAINMENT. Bring extra cash for AUCTIONS and RAFFLE DRAWINGS. This event is open for everyone 13 years old and above." Click here for tickets.
Friday, March 26:
The Uncomfortable Truth’s Civil Rights Movement Series, featuring Charles PersonREAD MORE
The Uncomfortable Truth's Civil Rights Movement Series, featuring Joan Trumpauer MulhollandREAD MORE
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! In the first of five nights honoring Dr. King's legacy, RadioACTive presents a YouthCity special report and a conversation about human rights with SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall.READ MORE
#PunkRockFarmerFriday: Katie Wagner of USU Extension - Salt Lake County offers garden planning 101 -- get out your grid paper and a good pencil ... or crayons, whatever works! Aldine reports in from Utah Farm and Food Conference. Update from Wasatch Community Gardens. Many Cultures, One Sky with SkyWatcher Leo T. Homegrown music curated by Salt Lake City Public Library's HUM (Hear Utah Music).READ MORE