Rallies & Resources

A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioActive team

It's National Book Month and the 21st annual Utah Humanities Book Festival is underway. CLICK HERE for a list of authors' readings this week. This first week of October features thoughtful and realistic discussions on sustainability, a conversation about the role of the Boston Massacre and the emergence of our form of government, and fun times featuring endearing books for children and their families. Remember to check out the Book Festival Calendar and download the
Book Festival Program for a complete listing of events near you.

#TurnoutTuesday, a March For Our Lives mission to unite young people around the same get-out-the-vote action every Tuesday through Election Day, Nov. 6. Sign up to join March For Our Lives for its first training call and they’ll give you all the info you need to lead these efforts in your community.

Thursday, October 11:

  • Nat'l Coming Out Day, 12:00 p.m. Utah Pride Center, 1380 South Main Street, Salt Lake City,  food and refreshments available all day long, with burgers and hotdogs available around lunch (12pm-2pm) and dinner times (6pm-8pm), while the rest of the time we'll still have cupcakes and sweet treats to please your taste buds. There will also be photos, tours, storytelling, and the opportunity to share your coming out tale (or to officially come out!) through a video story. There's no cost to join in the fun, so please bring yourself, your kids, your friends, and even your casual acquaintences to "come out" and celebrate the day. 

  • Trans Night at Publik Coffee, 7:00 p.m. Publik. Coffee Roasters, 975 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, Join the conversation and take part in a panel discussion about the trans experience. Join in small groups to learn, have fun, enjoy live music and libations. 

  • Trans Night Fundraiser, 7:00 p.m. Publik. Coffee Roasters, 975 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, Celebrate National Coming Out Day, join the conversation, and contribute to organizations that foster inclusion in communities nationwide. Listen to panelists discuss Trans experiences and join small groups to learn, have fun, and celebrate collective joy and understanding. All ticket proceeds go to The Richard Martin Foundation AND Transgender Education Advocates of Utah.

  • UHBF: Sor Juana Awards, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Join Artes de México en Utah as they present the Sixth Annual Sor Juana Prizes in Poetry and Short Stories. This year, prizes will be awarded for two poems and two short stories written in Spanish by high school students and adults residing in Utah. The Sor Juana Prizes are the first state-wide prize for original writing in Spanish. They will also be announcing the winners of their first "Call for Artist" contest.

  • The Past, Present, & Future of Women in Culture, 2:00 p.m. Holladay City Hall, 4580 S. 2300 E., Holladay. The Utah Cultural Alliance invites you to a FREE TO THE PUBLIC panel discussion on this topic, part of its partnership with the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Craft Lake City, and Utah Film Commission on #801creativewomen. The new initiative is a group of Utah women in arts & humanities that advocate, support, and collaborate with each other. CLICK HERE to reserve a seat. Panel discussion moderated by KRCL's Lara Jones.

  • ElectHER Political Development Series, 11:00 a.m. Women's Leadership Institute, 175 East 400 South, Suite 600, Salt Lake City, ElectHER Political Development Series is nonpartisan. Statewide enrollment is welcome. In addition to training, you'll have access to a valuable cohort of women, networking opportunities and an exclusive Facebook group to support your learning.

  • 2018 Annual Membership MeetingHosted by ACLU Utah, 6:00 p.m. Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary, 589E 1300S, Salt Lake City, The goal of the membership meeting is to allow ACLU members and supporters to meet and mingle as you learn about our affiliate’s major accomplishments and goals for the coming year and ways you can support these campaigns. Plus, you will have a free pass to explore the Tracy Aviary during and after the event. Food and drink will be provided.

  • Young Adult Voter Registration, 6:00 p.m. Sweet Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 455 F Street, Salt Lake City, The right to vote is an essential part of a democracy. Make your voice heard and vote in this November's election. We'll help you register, provide information on the local ballot initiatives, and show you a sample ballot.

  • YUTAC Weekly Meeting, 6:00 p.m. USARA - Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness, 180 East 2100 South, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, YUTAC's weekly meetings are open to any youth (16-25) who have lived experience with mental illness, system services, and a passion for advocacy.

  • USU Thriving Hive Beekeeping Series 2018, 6:00 p.m. Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, This hands-on advanced beekeeping six-class series, hosted by Utah State University Extension, will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from May to October.

  • Grupo de Apoyo Emocional, 6:00 p.m. Rape Recovery Center, 2035 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, Previamente "Salud Y Esperanza". Gratis. Abierto a todos. Temas del grupo incluyen; emociones, trauma, limites, relaciones saludables!

Friday, October 12:

  • Monster Used Book Sale, 9:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Find spooky great deals on books, music, movies, and more! The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale offers a well-rounded collection of materials for all ages, all available at bargain prices. 
  • White Cane Day, 6:00 p.m. Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, USDB, 1655 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, You're invited to make it a magical day for students who are blind or visually impaired. Magicians and all kinds of entertainment will be underway. 
  • Murray Farmer's Market, 9:00 p.m. Murray City Parks and Recreation, 296 E Murray Park Ave, Murray, The oldest farmer's market in SLC focused on local produce and food.
  • Jung Society hosts Michael Meade, 12 Oct at 19:00 – 13 Oct at 16:00, Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Using ancient stories and compelling insights, Michael Meade shows how soul can be recovered and people can learn to “live in truth.” Living in truth involves the vitality of the soul, the core powers of imagination, and the ancient inheritance of humanity. Changes at the level of the individual soul can generate the collective energy needed to change the conditions of the world.

Saturday, October 13:

  • Face 2 Face With Utah Youth-A Candidate & Issues Forum, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Salt Lake County Council Chambers, 2001 S. State St., SLC. Hosted by Utah Women of Color Council, they invite youth to join them for an interactive and informative afternoon prior to midterm elections. Meet candidates, register to vote, hear from proponents and opponents of important propositions. Ideal for Utahns ages 17-25. FREE

  • Liberation Forum: Women Fight Gentrification and Homelessness, 3:00 p.m.  Glendale Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 1375 S Concord St, Salt Lake City, Nathalie Hrizi, the editor of Breaking the Chains will be speaking on how capitalism's instability creates a crisis of housing disproportionately affecting working-class women and how under socialism homelessness and gentrification would become obsolete as housing would be guaranteed as a basic human right and housing policy would be determined by the needs of the people, not the profit margins of developers. 
  • Jung Society hosts Michael Meade, 12 Oct at 19:00 – 13 Oct at 16:00, Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Using ancient stories and compelling insights, Michael Meade shows how soul can be recovered and people can learn to “live in truth.” Living in truth involves the vitality of the soul, the core powers of imagination, and the ancient inheritance of humanity. Changes at the level of the individual soul can generate the collective energy needed to change the conditions of the world.
  • Brews and Boos, 7:00 p.m. Shades of Pale Beer, 154 W Utopia Ave, South Salt Lake, Shades Brewing and the Rape Recovery Center are teaming up once again to host an epic Halloween Bash! Join us for a fun night of boo-tiful brews, live music, and delicious food, all while supporting a great local cause. Costumes encouraged! $10 donation at the door to support the RRC.
  • Strut your Mutt at Liberty Park, 10:30 a.m. The Humane Society of Utah, 4242 S Commerce Dr, Murray, Join the Humane Society of Utah's (HSU) Humane Hounds at Strut your Mutt on October 13, at Liberty Park! Please join us by registering for our team or donating to one of our team members. HSU gets to keep 100% of proceeds from our team's registration fees and donations! All funds save the lives of homeless pets through our many programs and services mentioned below. 
  • Utah Donut Fest, 9:00 a.m. Salt Mine, 7984 S 1300 E, Sandy, Fighting hunger by eating donuts? Has there ever been a more delicious way to feed the hungry? The Utah Donut Fest will feature your favorite donuts from 12 Utah bakeries (and counting)! Come enjoy a casual morning with your favorite morning sweet treats. 100% of donut sales will be donated to Utah Food Bank. 

Sunday, October 14:

  • Crunching on Cider, 7:00 p.m. Salt Lake City and Gallivan Center Events, 239 S Main St, Salt Lake City, The evening will feature small pours and a presentation exploring both local and foreign cider-crafting techniques and flavor profiles. Seating is limited, so get your tickets today! https://bit.ly/2OZlH1n
  • SHH! A Very Quiet Concert Series, 2:00 p.m.  Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, A new concert series featuring very quiet music written just for the library. Nine local composers and bands have been commissioned to create pieces of unusually low-volume music just for the SLCPL's Main Library. The unique physical layout of the branch will be utilized in creative ways, and the quietude of the music will allow multiple performances to occur within the library at the same time, without disturbing patrons or staff.

Monday, October 15:

  • Grand Staircase-Escalante Public Hearing Meetings, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Escalante High School, 70 N. 1 W., Escalante (map). This is your chance to tell the BLM what you think of its new Resource Management Plan (RMP) that would open vast swaths of the monument to fracking, coal mining, uranium extraction, and more. Learn more about the plan and RSVP to one of the public meetings.

  • The Super 60, 8:00 a.m. Best Friends Animal Society - Utah, 2005 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, We need temporary homes for these dogs: large and small, puppies to seniors, and everything in between. Fostering is easy, too. We’ll match you up with a foster dog who fits your schedule and lifestyle, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need to care for your temporary houseguest. With just two weeks and a little love, you can save a life! 

  • Love Louder Benefit Pumpkin Sale, 5:00 p.m. Encircle: LGBT+ Family & Youth Resource Center, 91 W 200 S, Provo, Come to Encircle for our 2018 pumpkin sale! We will be here selling the famous LOVE LOUDER pumpkins. All proceeds go towards our LGBTQ+ programs and services. This is the 3rd year Teresa has donated all the proceeds to Encircle. Come enjoy homemade apple pie, s'mores, music and friends. If you haven't checked out our new fire pit, now is the time! Drop by anytime between 5 and 8 pm and bring friends. 

  • El Humor en Tiempos Violentos | Conferencia con Trino Monero, 6:00 p.m. 800 W University Pkwy, Orem, Trino es uno de los caricaturistas y guionistas más innovadores y provocadores de nuestros tiempos. Dueño de un humor ácido y directo, sus caricaturas abarcan muy distintas temáticas, desde el chiste infantil hasta la crítica política más cruda. Este evento es gratuito y abierto al público.

Tuesday, October 16:

  • Grand Staircase-Escalante Public Hearing Meetings, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Kanab Elementary School, 41 W. 100 N., Kanab (map). This is your chance to tell the BLM what you think of its new Resource Management Plan (RMP) that would open vast swaths of the monument to fracking, coal mining, uranium extraction, and more. Learn more about the plan and RSVP to one of the public meetings.

  • Día de los Muertos, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Mount Olympus Senior Center, 1635 E. Muray-Holladay Rd., SLC. a discussion about the history of El Día de los Muertos, its cultural and historical significance, its origins, and how the tradition evolved to be celebrated today. Hosted by Artes de México en Utah.
  • Unpacking the Initiatives: Redistricting Reform, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Centre Stage, Sorensen Student Center, Utah Valley University, Orem. The ABU Education Fund, John R. Park Debate Society, and Scholars Strategy Network have partnered together to present a series of panels on the three propositions appearing on the November ballot. Join them for a discussion on the policy behind each of these issues before you cast your vote.

  • What's on your Ballot? 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Gateway (former Thaifoon restaurant space). Join Emerging Leaders of Utah, a nonpartisan nonprofit, to learn about the statewide questions, amendments and propositions measures you will get to vote on this upcoming election day. Free drinks and snacks will be provided, as well as the opportunity to register online to vote. The event is FREE and open to all ages!

Wednesday, October 17:

Thursday, October 18:

Friday, October 19:

  •  INclued: Inclusive Youth Workshop, 10:00 a.m.   Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Two programs are being offered to LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-19 in your community! Each of these programs are 4 hours long and include food, prizes, and fun activities that matter to LGBTQ+ youth. 
  • A Journey Through Dark & Light, 6:30 p.m. Utah Pride Center, 1380 South Main Street, Salt Lake City,  A one of a kind fusion of poetry, art, and music. This extraordinary compilation exhibits a spectrum of positive and negative affects on humanity, through love, equality, illness, and discrimination. Here we will unite through commonalities and similar experiences.
  • Utah County County Attorney Debate, 7:00-8:30 pm. at Utah Valley University, Sorenson Student Center, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem. Join the Campaign for Smart Justice Project - Utah and the ABU Education Fund as it hosts a debate in the race for County Attorney in Utah County. Candidates include: Libertarian candidate Andrew McCullough and Republican candidate David Leavitt, giving you the opportunity to learn more about their views and positions before you vote in November.
  • Murray Farmer's Market, 9:00 p.m. Murray City Parks and Recreation, 296 E Murray Park Ave, Murray, The oldest farmer's market in SLC focused on local produce and food.

Saturday, October 20:

  • National Week of Action Against School Pushout beginsRacially Just Utah-RJU, in partnership with local allies, will be bringing the 2018 National Week of Action Against School Pushout to Utah. Throughout the week there will be educational activities to empower the community to end the school to prison pipeline. All week long Racially Just Utah and local partners will be posting on social media to raise awareness about school pushout and promote dialogue in how we can end it. Follow the FB link for more events.

  • APAPA-UTC 2018 Candidates & Issues Forum, 10a-6p at Karen Gail Miller Conference Center, 9750 S. 300 W., Sandy. Presented by APAPA-UTC, the League of Women Voters, NAACP-Salt Lake Branch, LULAC, Latinos in Action and the Utah Leagues of Native American Voters. This is a nonpartisan, voter education event.

Monday, October 22:

  • Women in Politics and Activism, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Impact Hub, 150 S. State St., SLC. The panel will explore the various opportunities for women who are passionate about the issues that affect their communities and want to get involved, as well as reflect on the unique moment in time for Utah politics and the impact women can have with their involvement. Panelists: Karen Shephard (former Congresswoman), Sandra Hollins (State House Representative), Ciriac Alvarez (Voices for Utah Children and community organizer), Stacy Stanford (Utah Health Policy Project and community organizer). Moderator: Katie Matheson, Alliance for a Better Utah. The panel is a part of Impact Hub’s "Women’s Week."

Tuesday, October 23:

Wednesday, October 24:

  • Afternoon BlockbustersJustice League PG-13, 2:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.

Friday, October 26:

  • Dignity through the Decades with Columbus Community Center, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Utah State Fairpark - Promontory Building, 155 N. 1000 W., SLC. Celebrating 50 years of service for people with disabilities. CLICK HERE for tickets.

Saturday,October 27:

  • UVU United Nations NGO Conference,9a-3p at Science Building, room SB134 (click here to see a map), Utah Valley University, Orem. This conference is for all Civil Society organizations in Utah and neighboring states with interest in learning best practices from the United Nations, Department of Public Information as well as current NGOs and societies associated to the UN. Presenters include: UVU President Tuminez, Mayor Jackie Biskupski, LDS Charities, Choice Humanitarian, Engaged Now Africa and more. CLICK HERE for registration info.

  • Alcanzando Comunidades - Mexico's History Viewed Through its Art, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the East Millcreek Public Library, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave., Millcreek. A discussion with Hosted by Artes de México en Utah about this interesting Mexican holiday. Learn about its ancestral indigenous roots, how it became part of western religious traditions, and eventually became what it is known as today.

  • Halloween 2018 Time Traveler's Ball, 9:00 p.m.  Utah Pride Center, 1380 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, A darkly elegant, otherworldly soirée where past meets future and fantasy meets reality. Come join us on the night of Saturday October 27th and celebrate Halloween in style at the Union Event Center in Salt Lake City. Dance the night away to the futuristic beats curated by DJ Lishus and DJ Jesse Walker from New City Movement and enjoy out-of-this-world visual stimulation from our beautiful gogo dancer's, aerialists, fire throwers, and more. As always, the costumes will be to die for 👻, and the refreshments and entertainment will be sure to slay! 
  • Restorative Justice Workshop, 11a-1p at Southwest Branch Library, 2039 W. 4000 S., Roy. Restorative justice is a philosophy that centers relationships and repairing harm. There are restorative justice practices based on this philosophy that can help build a healthy cooperative school climate that provides safety for all and an optimal setting for learning. Part of National Week of Action Against School Pushout.

  • Know Your Rights Training, 3:30-6:00 p.m. at Glendale Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 1375 S. Concord St., SLC. This training is applicable to the public k-12 system. This training will also contain information about the rights of students with disabilities. Please join us in learning more your rights and how legal changes in juvenile justice laws affect students and their caregivers. Part of National Week of Action Against School Pushout.

Sunday, October 28:

Saturday, November 3:

Tuesday,  November 6:

  • General Election

Wed.-Thurs., November 7-8:

Thursday, November 8:

Saturday, November 24:

  • Transgiving 2018, 2:00 p.m. The Beehive666 S. State St., Salt Lake City, The second annual Transgiving sponsored by SLUG Mag featuring performance and visual art from the trans community for trans youth and trans supporters. All are welcome (all ages). Come get some food and enjoy performances from

Civic Engagement Resources:

 Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, 

RadioActive: September 26, 2018

Land and Water Conservation Fund about to expire, PANDOS MMIW Campaign, Inland Port report


RadioActive: September 25, 2018

Reclaiming Ancestral Foodways, Ute PAC update, Native American Student Leadership Conference, Gerry-Meander, introducing new RadioActive co-host Tamara Stevenson


National Voter Registration Day is September 25

Not registered to vote? Not sure? Check out one of these voter registration events today.


RadioActive: September 24, 2018

March For Our Lives Utah explores youth suicide, voter registration. Plus, a #BannedBooksWeek voicememo on "The Hate You Give"