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.
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Resources to Confront Racism:
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Wednesday, October 28:
As always, I'll take questions from the audience. Your perspectives and feedback are invaluable to me as I work to represent you. Get ready to make your voice heard and ask me anything! I will be using WebEx to facilitate the town hall meeting." Click here to register and join us when it's time.
Thursday, October 29:
Working with Native Survivors, 10:00 a.m. online. Hosted by Utah Domestic Violence Coalition: "This training will provide an overview of the various Tribes in the State of Utah and help the provider to understand the impact of historical trauma from colonization and being forced onto reservations. This training will also speak to culture, traditional services versus urban services, jurisdictional issues and the isolation of tribal communities in Utah. The intent of this workshop is to increase providers' understanding of how to serve American Indian survivors. Although free, registration is required. Click here.
URA Trash Talk Series: Preventing Food Waste at Home, 7:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Utah Recycling Alliance: "Join URA board member Morgan Bowerman to learn simple strategies to prevent food waste in your home. Morgan has long been passionate about recycling outreach and education efforts. Her current focus is on finding a solution for food waste in Utah as the sustainability manager for Wasatch Resource Recovery. She was recently named as one of Waste360’s 40 Under 40. Her interest in waste management began during her time spent in Sub-Saharan Africa where she founded Recycling for Hope—the first recycling initiative in Northern Uganda." Click here to register for this free event.
Friday, October 30:
Saturday, October 31:
Raging Waters: Community Visioning Conversation, 10a-12p at Raging Waters, 1200 W. 1700 S., SLC. Hosted by Glendale Community Council: "Join us for a discussion about the problems and possibilities at the site and let's create a vision for the future of the park. Our meetings are always open to the public and we are committed to inclusion and acceptance. Spanish language translation will be provided. If you have any questions regarding the agenda or require ADA accommodation or additional translation services, please contact Turner C. Bitton at email@example.com or (801) 564-3860."
Xicanix Creative's Dia De Los Muertos, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the murals, 800 S. 300 W., SLC. Hosted by Xicanx Creative: "At 6 pm that day we will be having a Healing Walk starting from the Granary Storage in 278 W 900 S, SLC, UT 84101 and will end at The Murals 300 W 800 S, SLC, UT 84101. Where we will serve food until gone, from there we will move into our main events at 7 pm. We will welcome our community into a space of healing and celebration. We will have an open mic ranging from poets, singers, storytellers, activists, musicians to performances, and before the party ends at 10 pm we will open the floor to a DJ for dancing. I want to emphasize that this event is open to everyone, migration is a global phenomenon and state violence is all too common. Borders give rise to dehumanization and the criminalization of people that is pervasive around the world. We seek a space in which all people of various identities and ways of knowing can have a deep discussion about the current political climate and to come up with strategies to provide security and safety to all who may be affected by these dehumanizing tactics. We hope to foster resilient communities with strong relationships that can respond to the needs of the community that face the hardships of this explicit violence."
Costumes and Coffee For Homeless Pets Drive Up Event, 10 a.m. at various locations. Hosted by Best Friends Animal Society - Utah and Bjorn's Brew, which are "teaming up to help homeless pets this Halloween! On Saturday from 10am to 2pm, dress up your pet and visit any of Bjorns’ three convenient locations. For every car that comes through the DRIVE THRU with a trick-or-treating pet, Bjorns will make a $10 donation to the animals! No purchase necessary.
Monday, November 2:
MEDiversity Week 2020: Utah Diné Bikéyah Traditional Foods Program, 5:00 p.m. online. Hosted by Office for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, University of Utah Health and Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - University of Utah: "Join us for a presentation by Cynthia Wilson, director of the Traditional Foods Program and a graduate of the University of Utah (Masters of Science, Nutrition). Click here to register and attend this free online event, which is part of MEDiversity Week to highlight the equity, diversity, and inclusion work within U Health; while addressing health care disparities and offering solutions for the training of our current and future providers. The week’s events will include presentations on the research and practice of our own U Health faculty to address access to care as well as workshops and discussions on how to continually advocate for equity and inclusion in our daily personal and professional lives. Events are free and open to the public. Click here to earn more.
Tuesday, November 3:
Election Day 2020. To find out where you may vote or drop off your ballot today, visit vote.utah.gov.
#UTAtoVOTE: "All Utah Transit Authority services will be free, including Paratransit and UTA On Demand by Via, today. Keep in mind that you must be in line or drop your ballot off before 8 pm on Election Day in order for your vote to be counted. Before you #UTAtoVote, don’t forget that face coverings are required on all UTA services. And, when you’re planning our trip, make sure to use Transit: UTA’s official app for mobile trip planning."
Friday, November 6:
No-Cost Flu Shot Clinic, 2-6PM at University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) Hartland Center, 1578 W 1700 S, Glendale. Hosted by Utah Wellness Bus: "If insured, please bring an insurance card (private, Medicaid, Medicare, etc). Insurance will cover the cost of the vaccine. If uninsured, the vaccine will be provided at no cost. We ask that you please wear a mask and social distance while waiting in line. Please take care of your community by staying home if you are not feeling well."
No-Cost Flu Shot Clinic, 9a-1p at Central Park Community Center, 2797 S. 200 E., South Salt Lake. Hosted by Utah Wellness Bus: "If insured, please bring an insurance card (private, Medicaid, Medicare, etc). Insurance will cover the cost of the vaccine. If uninsured, the vaccine will be provided at no cost. We ask that you please wear a mask and social distance while waiting in line. Please take care of your community by staying home if you are not feeling well."
March For Racial and Gender Equality, 3:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park, SLC. Hosted by Insurgence USA, The Black Fist News and Protest Utah: "Marching in solidarity to fight against Racial and Gender Inequality. We want to show the importance for communities and nations to strive towards racial and gender equality. Racial and gender discrimination occur on a daily basis, hindering progress for millions of people around the world. As a community, we need to commit ourselves to standing against any form of hatred, facing your own bias and denouncing any behavior that perpetuates hatred. Watch your words and help to enlighten others do the same. If we all take small steps to change the world, surely we can succeed."
Annual McCarthey Family Foundation Lecture Series: In Praise of Independent Journalism, 7:00 p.m. online. Featuring guest lecturer Jane Mayer, investigative journalist and staff writer for The New Yorker. Following her remarks, Rowland Hall students will engage with Jane in a real-time Q&A. "Not only is this lecture of special note as the fifteenth in the Series but it is also unique in that it will be virtual, given the very real risks of the pandemic. The lecture will recognize the winners of the National Student Essay Competition and the Utah Essay Competition and those who have supported the Foundation in engaging student voices in dialogue about the importance of freedom of the press. We extend special thanks to The Boston Globe, the Boston Globe Foundation, Westminster College, the National Essay Competition Honorary Advisory Committee and Jury, and the Jury for the Utah Competition."
Saturday, November 21:
Tuesday, November 24:
Community Read: The Real History of Thanksgiving, 12:00-1:00 p.m. online. Registration will be required for each session. Access to all readings can be found in Dropbox: https://bit.ly/34y0tRs. CME credit is available for this series, as is attendance credit for Nursing and Dental faculty, University of Utah.
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