Rallies & Resources
  • A list of upcoming rallies and grassroots resources curated by KRCL’s RadioACTive team. Featured events ≠ endorsement. Information adapted and abridged from public listings posted by organizers. All times Mountain unless otherwise indicated. Check with the organizer for the latest info on rallies and resources in this list.

*******Many events are held by organizations seeking donations or raising funds for their causes. KRCL neither vets nor endorses them, so be sure to follow best practices when evaluating such requests, consult your own advisors, and proceed at your own risk.*******  


Every holiday season, local groups come together to help those in need. Take a look and see where you might be able to chip in. If you have a clothing drive or something similar, email radioactive@krcl.org with all the details.

  • Nov. 1-Dec. 20: KRCL Clothing Drive. Give a helping hand to those who need it. We're collecting new socks and undergarments, new and lightly used coats, gloves, scarves & hats. Used items must be freshly laundered and in good repair. Items most needed: waterproof shoe covers. Drop off items at KRCL, 509 W. 300 N., SLC, during business hours, M-F/9-5.

  • Salt Lake County Animal Services Giving Tree, ends Dec. 25th. "Join us in spreading holiday cheer to our shelter pets! If you're interested in donating toys or treats to the pets at Salt Lake County Animal Services, we have a Giving Tree set up in our lobby at 511 W. 3900 S., South Salt Lake. We're open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, where items can be dropped off. Can't make it down to the shelter? No worries! You can still make a difference by checking out our Amazon Wishlists at bit.ly/slco_donategoods. Every contribution counts and helps make a pet's day brighter! Thank you for your support and generosity! Together, we can make this holiday season extra special for our furry friends."

Friday, December 8:

  • 2023 Eccles Broadcast Center Winter Food and Clothing Drive, 7:30a-6:00p at Eccles Broadcast Center, 101 S. Wasatch Dr., SLC. "Join the Eccles Broadcast Center for their Winter Food and Clothing Drive. Bring frozen turkeys, hams, and other food or clothing items to help Utah families in need during the holiday season." To learn more, click here

  • , 6:30a-5:30p at Neighborhood House, 1050. W. 500 S., SLC. Event by Neighborhood House: "Give A Gift is a holiday program that ensures every one of our clients, along with their families and caregivers, experiences the joy of giving and receiving during this special time of year. It's a chance for our community to come together and spread holiday cheer. Here's how you can get involved: individuals can visit nhutah.org/giveagift and sign up to sponsor gifts for our child and adult clients or gift baskets for their families and caregivers. Once registered, sponsors will receive an email with all the detailed information about the gifts, making it easy to kickstart your holiday shopping. To ensure timely delivery, all gifts and baskets must be dropped off at Neighborhood House by December 8th. For child and adult gifts, please drop them off unwrapped, indicating the recipient's name and classroom number for kids, or just the name for adults. Neighborhood House provides quality preschool, youth programs, and adult care in the Salt Lake Valley. Our mission is to enrich, empower, and educate children and adults through quality, affordable preschool programs, daycare services, and comprehensive support services. With your support, we can make this holiday season truly special for all those we serve. Join us in spreading the spirit of giving and let's make a positive impact together! Have questions? Please contact jake@nhutah.org."

  • Ties That Bind, a Gathering for Palestine, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Eclair French Pastry, 7948 S. 1300 E., Sandy. Event by The Emerald Project: "Seats filling fast register today!! Join us this Friday to honor and celebrate Palestinian culture. Make bracelets to show your solidarity with Gaza, practice Palestinian embroidery 'Tatreez', write letters to a Palestinian near you or to survivors and their families in Gaza, and listen to enriching stories."

Saturday, December 9:

  • KRCL 2nd Annual Holiday Soul Party, 8:00 p.m. at The Commonwealth Room, 195 W. 2100 S., South Salt Lake. "Featuring live music from Soultown RevivalistsJoslyn, and an all-vinyl soul set with DJ Robin Banks. Plus a special pre-party VIP Set with KRCL's own Ebay Hamilton. Celebrate 44 years of KRCL with KRCL DJs, a photo booth by Photo Collective Studios, food trucks, cocktails and a night full of feel-good soul! A benefit party for Listeners Community Radio of Utah, KRCL." Event is 21+. For tickets, click here

  • Becoming Jane Opening Weekend, 11a-2p at Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, SLC. "Join us as we celebrate the opening of the transportive exhibition celebrating Dr. Jane Goodall's extraordinary life and work, Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall. This new exhibit is included with museum admission. Opening weekend will also feature special events, including a keynote lecture from biological anthropologist Rachna Reddy, a meet and greet with Raptors from HawkWatch, community partners in NHMU's canyon, and more! This new exhibit will run from December 7, 2023 - May 27, 2024, but this opening celebration will give you an even better opportunity to learn about Dr. Goodall's work, take a deeper look into the lives of primates, and explore ways to make a positive impact in the world." Reserve tickets and learn more here: https://bit.ly/47t2oWf

  • Sing With Maria Sound of Music Sing-a-Long, 2:00 & 6:30 p.m. at Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 E. Broadway, SLC. "Salt Lake Film Society (SLFS) kicks off the holiday season with a beloved tradition, Sing with Maria: SOUND OF MUSIC. Cinemagoers will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the timeless magic of this family-friendly musical extravaganza on December 2 and 9, with showtimes at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m."

Sunday, December 10:

  • BIPOC/ WOMEN OWNED POPUP, 10-2p at Publik Coffee Roasters, 975 S. West Temple St., SLC. Event by Strength in Shades: "Our Strength in Shades market is back! Shop small this holiday season and support our lineup of talented, local, BIPOC and women-owned small businesses. We’ll have door prizes, tooth gems, face painting, handmade items, jewelry, art, free kids activities and more! *FREE entrance + free parking! This is a family and dog-friendly event, come and support your local makers!"

Wednesday, December 13:

Mon-Fri, Dec. 11-15

  • Salt Lake City, Catholic Community Services Winter Clothing Drive. Available times for drop-off donations are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the Salt Lake City and County Building (451 S State Street, 2nd Floor). The community is encouraged to donate gently used adult men's and women’s size items, including jeans, snow pants, coats, vests, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, blankets, and sleeping bags. All items should be washed before donating. New socks and undergarments are also greatly needed. 

Wed-Sat, Dec. 13-16: 

  • Candy Cane Lane at YWCA Utah. Click here to donate, volunteer or learn more about this unique holiday-themed pop-up store for families in YWCA Utah shelter and transitional housing. Candy Cane Lane provides gifts and winter essentials during the holidays, and all throughout the year, to survivors who live at YWCA Utah.

Dec. 14, 2023 - Jan. 5, 2024:124th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Each bird count takes place in an established 15-mile diameter circle, and volunteers will be given specific routes to drive and hike through the area, counting every bird they see or hear during the route. All birds will be counted all day, indicating the total number of birds and species in the area. For a list of locations and how to sign up, click here

Thursday, December 14:

  • Salt Lake City Responds to the Rio Grande Plan, 6:30 p.m. at INDUSTRY SLC, 650 S. 500 W., SLC. Event by Via Rio Grande: "Join us for the public release of Salt Lake City's 'Screening Analysis' on the cost and impacts of the ambitious plan to reconnect east & west and unlock the potential of the Depot District by burying the rails and restoring rail service back to the Rio Grande Depot. Ticket not required for entry. Featuring: Joe Taylor, SLC Transportation; Dan Dugan, City Council; and Christian Lenhart, Planner. Discussion and questions to follow presentations. Livestream details TBD. More at riograndeplansaltlakecity.org."

Friday, December 15:

  • All Queer (21+) Comedy Show. Presented by Crowdsourced Comedy, the All Queer Comedy Show features queer comedians and entertainers at WHY KIKI at 7:30 PM. The venue is 21+ only. https://www.visitsaltlake.com/event/all-queer-comedy-show!/54819/

  • Deadline for HUM open call, in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. "We are honoring Native American Heritage Month with an open call for submissions highlighting Native and Indigenous Nations and voices in our area –– this includes the land currently called Utah and any reservations along the border. The HUM call for submissions is open to recordings released in the last 10 years. The call will be highlighting Native artists and Indigenous voices from the region currently called 'Utah' as well as reservations along the state border. Artists selected to be a part of the collection will receive an honorarium ($200 for LP, $100 for EP). The call is open to original music (traditional music is also welcome as long as it is not under copyright). A community jury, consisting of Native musicians will work alongside Library staff to select music for the collection. To submit your music, visit hum.slcpl.org/submit, Nov. 15th - Dec. 15th!

Thursday, December 21:

Wednesday, December 27:

  • Shi Doo Shima: A Navajo Tea Party, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at asdf. Event by Restoring Ancestral Winds: "Come join us for our Shi Doo Shima: A Navajo Tea Party, learn about signs of violence, who to report to, and when to report. It will be held both in person in Aneth, Utah at Aneth Chapter and online via Zoom. For individuals who wish to attend in-person, please email hope@restoringawcoalition.org. During the event, you'll have the opportunity to engage with specialists, connect with community members, and become educated around the topics of prevention, domestic violence, and sexual violence. Mark your calendar and reserve your spot today. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and engage with someone who has been involved with the work to end violence against women."

Friday, December 29: 

  • SLAY Lake City Showcase, 7:00 p.m. at The Depot, 13 N. 400 W., SLC. Event by Rock Camp SLC: "Rock Camp SLC is stoked to announce our annual camp for grown-ups, SLAY Lake City - a camp for women, transgender, non-binary, and gender-expanzie adults! These brave humans will learn their instruments, form bands, write original songs, and perform them at this showcase in less than 3 DAYS! Please join us at The Depot to raise money for our summer youth programs, support these brave souls, and get inspired to conquer your own fears! Doors @ 6:00 p.m. Down Beat @ 7:00 p.m. $5 suggested donation. All Proceeds go to Rock Camp SLC Summer Youth Programming
    ADA Accessibility - The Depot venue is ADA accessible and Rock Camp SLC will be creating an ADA section on the floor near the front of the venue. If you have any accessibility questions, please contact us at info@rockcampslc.org." Deadline to sign-up for SLAY Lake City camp for grown-ups is Monday, Oct. 30. Click here for more details.

Thurs-Sat., January 11-13: 

  • Utah Farm & Food Conference, Heritage Theater and Festival Hall, Cedar City. Event by Red Acre Center: "The 8th annual Utah Farm and Food Conference, 'Cutivate Change', will gather more than 300 farmers, ranchers, gardeners, biodynamic practitioners, permaculturists, educators, students, activists, chefs, seed geeks, foodies, and homesteaders from Utah and neighboring states. The conference will inspire learning, engaging, exploring, sharing, questioning, connecting, reflection, camaraderie, and reverence as a vibrant community gathers over three days." For tickets and conference schedule, click here

Friday, January 12:

  • Deadline for MuralFest submissions, 5:00 p.m. MST. "Mural Artists—rev those engines! We're looking for the best and brightest to join us for The Mural Fest 2024. Mark your calendars to be here as early as April 26 until the Meet & Greet on May 4, 2024, applications are due by January 12, 2024, at 5:00 pm (MST) at themuralfest.com. Ready. Set. Mural!" To apply, click here.

Tuesday, January 16:
  • Nonprofit Day on the Hill, 8a-2p at Utah State Capitol, 310 N. State St., SLC. Event by Utah Nonprofit Association: "This will be our 16th year of bringing nonprofit leaders together in the spirit of advocacy and equipping them with the training, space, and resources they need to build meaningful relationships with policymakers. UNA warmly invites members to join us as we return to the Hill to showcase our missions, highlight our strengths, and call on our elected officials for support." 

Saturday, January 20:

  • Rally to Save Our Great Salt Lake, 3:00 p.m. at the Utah State Capitol, 310 N. State St., SLC. Event by Save Our Great Salt Lake: "Join us for a Rally to Save Our Great Salt Lake on Saturday, January 20th at 3 pm (outside on the south steps of the Utah State Capitol) to kick off 2024 Legislative Session and learn how you can get involved."

Saturday, January 27:

  • Save the Date for the Utah Flower Conference -- Farming for the Long Haul, 9a-4p at Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 S. Washington Blvd, Ogden. Event by Utah Cut Flower Farm Association: "Hear from experts in the flowering community (including Steve and Sarah Pabody from Triple Wren Farms) on floral trends, soil health, pricing your farm-grown flowers, and more to help you establish your long-term vision and goals for your unique farm and growing conditions." For tickets, click here


RadioACTive 11.22.23

Residents of SLC's West Side report on the I-15 expansion process and how they're trying to hold power accountable. SLCC's James Singer on the community college's new scholarship program for Utah tribal members. Plus, SLAM Rocks!


RadioACTive 11.21.23

Redemption Holding Bank Co.'s Ashley Bell and Byron Russell on starting the 17th Black-owned bank in the country, increasing access to capital and the opportunity to build generational wealth. Plus, Black Bold and Brilliant, and SafeZone Utah and The Kinsey Sicks.


RadioACTive 11.20.23

Crossroads Urban Center's annual Thanksgiving meal giveaway. Zoe Calahorra-Wood of the United Jewish Federation of Utah shares how her life has changed since October 7th. Plus, Music Meets Activism with Michael Gross, aka Whisperhawk, who explores his Indigenous heritage on his latest album, Keepers of the Earth Vol. 2.


RadioACTive 11.17.23

RadioACTive with the Punk Rock Farmer, featuring more true tales of the agrihood with Chef Bleu Adams of Indigehub, the Utah Cut Flower Farm Association, and Red Acre Center. Plus, Once Upon a Christmas Tree Farm, Skywatcher Leo T, and homegrown music from Air Vent Dweller.