Rallies & Resources

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

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Odd Jobs:

  • Interested in becoming a lifeguard this summer? Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation and Sorenson Multicultural Center & Unity Fitness Center are looking to hire strong swimmers to help keep pools safe across Salt Lake County. Attend a tryout date and if you pass, they will pay for your certification/training. Tryout test requirements:
    • Swim 100 yards freestyle of breaststroke (50 yards head above water, 50 yards with rescue tube)
    • Retrieve a 10-pound brick from 12 feet deep using a feet first surface dive
    • Demonstrate the ability to tread water for 1 minute using your legs only, no hands
    • Must be at least 14 years old,18 years and up must pass a background check
    • Tryout dates: 6:00-7:30 p.m. March 12, 18, 20, 25 and 26 at Sorenson Multicultural Center & Unity Fitness Center, 855 W. California Ave., SLC.

Friday, March 22:

Saturday, March 23:

  • Salt Lake City public safety job fair, 11am-2pm at Horizonte High School, 234 S. Main St., SLC. The City of Salt Lake is looking to hire people of diverse backgrounds to match its growing population. City departments present at the job fair include, Police, Fire, 911, Sustainability, Economic Development, Human Resources, Parks and more
  • Reinventing Power Film at The Leonardo, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S., SLC. Free screening hosted by Utah Chapter Sierra Club. Reinventing Power underscores the notion that we don’t have to sacrifice jobs for a clean environment. Supporting a clean energy future means building a better, more prosperous future for everyone. A discussion will follow, facilitated by Sierra Club's Utah Needs Clean Energy Team and Sierra Club Campaign Representative Christopher Thomas. Come and find out how you can get involved to champion Utah's clean energy transition.
  • Rise Against Oil and Gas: Art Build, 6:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, Conference Room A, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, The BLM is leasing 217,576 acres of public land in the Uintah Basin, near Bears Ears and Hovenweep National Monuments, and on wild landscapes to private oil & gas companies on March 25. Will you help us end this sale?

Sunday, March 24:

  • Queer Food Festival, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Publik. Coffee Roasters, 975 S. West Temple, SLC. Join Laziz Kitchen, Jarry Mag and the Utah Pride Center for Utah's first-ever Queer Food Festival. Featuring Queer bites and beverages from some of Salt Lake's finest establishments. All proceeds from this event will help fund the life-saving services of the Utah Pride Center. Click here for tickets.
  • The News Trivia Junkie Showdown, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Fisher Brewing Company, 320 W. 800 S., SLC. Test your local and national news knowledge against Fox 13's Ben Winslow and The Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Gehrke. Win cash and prizes while supporting The Utah Investigative Journalism Projecta 501(c)3 nonprofit that digs up important investigative stories and provides free investigative journalism training and education to local newsrooms and students journalists.

March 25-29: 

  • Week Against PrisonsUniversity of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112,  Join Students Against Mass Incarceration in Week Against Prisons. This is a week of events discussing mass incarceration, the prison-industrial system, and prisons specifically in the United States criminal justice. Discuss current conditions and explore what actions can be taken now to build for a better and more just future. 

Monday, March 25:

  • Rise Against Oil and Gas, 11:30am-1:00pm at the Utah Capitol. Meet on the Capitol's south steps by noon, then walk with the group to the Governor's Office and deliver a letter asking him to end the Bureau of Land Management's March 2019 Oil and Gas Lease Sale. Early next week, the BLM plans to auction 156 parcels covering 217,475 acres of public land, including on the doorstep of Bears Ears, Canyons of the Ancients, and Hovenweep national monuments. Also included in this lease sale are public lands near the western shores of the Great Salt Lake and the Book Cliffs region of the Uinta Basin. 
  • Free screening of Imprisoning a Generation, 7:00 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 S. 1300 E., SLC. Q&A with filmmaker Zelda Edmunds afterward. The film follows the stories of four young Palestinians who have been detained and imprisoned under the Israeli military and political systems. Their perspectives, along with the voices of their families, combine to form a lens into the entangled structures of oppression that expand well beyond the prison walls. Hosted by Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land.
  • Stop the Polluting Port Organizing Meeting, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Sweet Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 455 F Street, SLC. Get the latest information from the just concluded legislative session and Mayor Biskupski's suit against the Port Authority Board. This is a community meeting to plan action.

Tuesday, March 26:

  • Acclaimed Attorney Benjamin Crump, "Using the Law as a Weapon", 5:00-7:00 p.m. at University of Utah, College of Education, Artworks for Kids Auditorium, 1721 Campus Center Dr., SLC. The event is free and open to the public. doors open at 4:00 p.m. Through a steadfast dedication to justice and service, renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump has established himself as one of the nation’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social justice. He has worked on some of the most high-profile cases in the U.S., representing the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Stephon Clark, among others. Attorney Crump will discuss using the law as weapon against racism and oppression.
  • Workshop: Empoderamiento Creativo | Creative Empowerment, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Consulado de México, 660 S. 200 E. #300, SLC. This workshop series will use creative expression, the arts and diverse cultures to explore identity and instill empowerment and connection within each womxn in the group. Click here to register for this free workshop. The workshop series will be held in English with a Spanish translator available for each workshop.

Wednesday, March 27:

  • Punk Rock Farmer's Town Hall on Urban Farming, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. Hosted by KRCL's Punk Rock Farmer and RadioACTive, this town hall will cover urban farming and its role in the local food economy. We'll have pins, flags and stickers for you to help us map all the urban farmers, small farms, farmers markets, chefs, restaurants and others who play a role in the local food community.
  • Legislative Recap Breakfast, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at YWCA Utah, 322 E. 300 S., SLC. Join YWCA Utah’s Director of Public Policy for breakfast, a recap of the 2019 Utah legislative session, and a discussion of the Y's priorities moving forward. General Registration: $15. YWCA Utah members receive free registration. Click here to reserve a seat. 
  • Women in Business Day at the Capitol, 9:30 a.m. Utah State Capitol Building, Join the Sandy Area Chamber's Women in Business Network as we spend the afternoon at the Capitol and get the inside scoop on what's happening during the legislative session. Visit with your Sandy legislatures and women in the legislature, learn from local politicians, and grab lunch with old and new faces.
  • People Before Politics: Elections 101, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Alliance for a Better Utah and TRUCE are teaming up to show Utahns the roadmap from now to November 2020. We'll help you figure out next steps, how to get involved with the political party of your choice, how to support a candidate that will defend the initiative process, and how you can get involved on issues that are *still* in the works, such as Medicaid expansion.
  • Panel on the School to Prison Pipeline, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 567 W. 300 N., SLC. Hosted by Students Against Mass Incarceration at the U of U and SLC Brown Berets.
  • Meet Your Utah Environmental Organizations, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Orem Public Library. A one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet Utah's top environmental stewardship organizations, to hear what they do and how you can help make things better and healthier for of all of us... and for future generations!! Featuring The Nature Conservancy, Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, LDS Earth Stewardship, Sierra Club, HEAL Utah, Utah Clean Energy, Utah Valley Earth Forum, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), Utah Moms for Clean Air, Climate Utah, and Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance.

Thursday, March 28:

  • 2nd Annual Utah Award in the Environmental Humanities: Rebecca Solnit, 7:00 p.m. at the downtown SLCPL, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Solnit is a distinguished public intellectual and climate activist. Her work engages environmental justice, indigenous history, feminism and popular power. She is the author of twenty books, including “Hope in the Dark,” and “Men Explain Things to Me.” 
  • Alcanzando Comunidades - Marmalade Branch, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. In recognition of the 2019 International Year for the Celebration of Indigenous Languages, Artes de México en Utah presents a series that utilizes art to teach the history of Mexico and its cultural connections with the world. Tonight: Manifest Destiny.

Friday, March 29:

Saturday, March 30:

383 S. University St., SLC. This symposium presents the latest on the school-to-prison pipeline to arm participants with information to end it. Registration required. Click here for tickets. Legal CLE, Social work CEU, Educator CEU credits pending. Keynote speaker: Zoe Savitsky, Southern Poverty Law Center, Deputy Legal Director, Children's Rights. Questions? Email info@raciallyjustutah.org.

Sunday, March 31:

Monday, April 1-7:

Wednesday, April 3:

  • Bill Nye "The Science Guy": Matter of Fact, 11:30 a.m. at Weber State University's Dee Events Center, 4400 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. If you've already got a ticket, you're in luck -- because it's sold out. Nye's presentation will be a moderated discussion of why facts matter. Campus community members can submit questions via Twitter using #BillNyeWSU.

Thursday, April 4:

Friday, April 5: 

  • Rally to #SaveOnaqui, 11a-2:30p at BLM Utah State Office, 440 W. 200 S., SLC. Rally and press conference to urge the agency to #SaveOnaqui: Forgo the removal of the Onaqui wild horses and instead work with advocates to implement a comprehensive fertility control program. Hosted by American Wild Horse Campaign and Salt River Wild Horse Management Group.
  • SafeTALK Workshop, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Southwest Behavioral Health, 245 E. 680 S., Cedar City. A half-day alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST. Hosted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Utah.

Saturday, April 6:

  • Project: Communi+y, 10a-3p in the South Atrium of Trolley Square, 600 S. 700 E., SLC. Free health fair aimed at connecting those who are affected by HIV or AIDS with crucial support, resources, and education. This includes at risk groups, loved ones of those directly affected, as well as community members who would like to learn more about HIV and AIDS. Featuring: The Utah AIDS Foundation, the University’s HIV/PrEP clinic, and the Family Justice Center that provides relief and resources for victims of sexual assault.
  • 42nd Annual Indigenous Voices Pow-Wow, 11a-10p at Weber State University Shepherd Union, 3848 Harrison Blvd., Ogden. Hosted by American Indian Council and Center for Multicultural Excellence at Weber State University. Free and open to the public. This year's theme, “Indigenous Voices,” embodies the unique variation of cultures of the Native American student body at Weber State University. Indigenous voices exhibits the unique languages, dances, and ceremonies of the students.
  • March For Our Lives Utah's Gala for Gun Reform, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Ladies Literary Club Clubhouse, 850 W. South Temple, SLC. Celebrate the progress of the gun reform movement and lay the foundation for the future. Special guest: Lauren Hogg from the national chapter of March For Our Lives, and Jordan Harb of March for Our Lives Arizona. Click here for tickets. 

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Day 36 of 45 at the Utah Legislature, Serbians survey renewable energy in the Beehive State, CivilRiot getting started

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RadioACTive: March 4, 2019

Contributions and exploitations of Utah's invisible workforce, updates from Utah's Capitol Hill

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RadioACTive: March 1, 2019

Live, homegrown music from Parchman Farm, Hell's Backbone Grill and James Beard, #FarmToFork and food hub update, Punk Rock Farmer announcement

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RadioACTive: February 28, 2019

March for Our Lives Utah, Youth Strike for Climate Change, Preventing Suicide Deaths in Utah, legislative updates with the League of Women Voters of Utah and Rep. Andrew Stoddard

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