Rallies & Resources

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

Thursday, January 17:

  • SLCC and Westminster Present W. Kamau Bell, 7:00 p.m. at The Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State St., SLC. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. Now sold out, but there will be a waitlist line.

  • Utah Pride Center, 1380 S Main St., Salt Lake City, Please join us for our January Third Thursday Breakfast at The Pride Center! Bring your business cards for a great networking opportunity, and a chance to have a fun time with your fellow LGBT and ally businesses! Open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. ♥ Everyone is invited. Please bring friends! To register for this event, registration is at the top right of the page.  

  • Letters & Conversations with Action Utah, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. Constituents have valuable opinions, data and personal stories that can inform votes and decisions of their elected officials - but only if they can communicate effectively to elected leaders. Action Utah gives Utahns tips and tools for contacting elected officials at any level of government and for writing effective letters to the editor to impact the issues they care about most. This informative evening will help prepare community members to make a difference at the upcoming State Legislative Session. Meet in the Board Room on the ground floor of the State Capitol Building. This event is FREE and open to community members of any experience level. But space is limited, so click here register today.

Friday, January 18:

  • Celebrating the Political Kaleidoscope, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the YWCA Utah, 322 E. 300 S., SLC. A conversation about the challenges and opportunities that women of color, LGBTQ, and other minorities face both in office and as candidates. Featuring Hon. Delia Garcia, who serves as the Chief Leadership Officer/Co-Director of ReflectUS. Delia was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004, where she became the first Latina woman and the youngest female at age 27 to serve in the Kansas Legislature. Her political career began as a student organizer to now supporting other women to be elected/appointed to office. Free event with limited space, register now.

  • Mr. Mohamed Abduba Dida, first muslim kenyan presidential candidate visits Madina islamic center, 3695 S. Redwood Rd., WVC.

  • Encircle SLC Love Louder Gallery Opening & Reception, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at 331 S. 600 E., SLC. Get a first look at the Love Louder Art Sale in SLC, benefitting Encircle. The gallery will showcase local and national artists, reflecting the talents and generosity of the community. View or purchase the diverse art collection, tour the John Williams Encircle home in SLC, and learn how it will serve LGBTQ+ youth and empower their families to sustain their circle of love.

  • Opening night of The Laramie Project, 7:30 p.m. at UVU School of the Arts, Orem. The show explores the motivations for the brutal beating and death of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who lived in Laramie. The show, presented by UVU in a uniquely intimate way, explores the subsequent reactions to the incident in the community where it happened. The play runs through January 26. Click here for tickets and information.

Saturday, January 19:

  • Womxn's March on Utah 2019,10:00 a.m. at 451 S. State St., SLC. Hosted by People for Unity. This event will march to the Utah State Capitol. Through this support group, we aim to build connections between individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence, and to provide a space where we can support each other as we navigate (re)traumatization from our current political environment, as well as invalidating and oppressive environments. Group members are invited to explore elements that hinder and motivate their healing.

  • Women's Wave Rally Provo 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the Utah County Courthouse, 51 S. University Ave., Provo. A student-led rally that encourages women to use their voices to tell their stories, vote, lobby, be active in the community, and be good allies to sexual assault survivors.

  • Founders Day Brunch Celebration: Valuing the Black Woman's Experience, 12:30-2:20 p.m. at The Crimson View Room, Dr. 200 Central Campus Drive, SLC. Click herefor tickets. The Greater Salt Lake City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated (GSLA Utah DST) invites you to its Founders Day Brunch Celebration, honoring the 22 collegiate women who began the illustrious organization 106 years ago. This brunch is also designed to highlight the Black woman's perspective in our community and the impactful experiences she brings to the table.

  • TEDx Marmalade: Seeing Life Through a Different Lens, 7:00 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. Featured speaker: Satin Tashnizi, executive director and co-founder of the Emerald Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating the misrepresentation of Islam one conversation at a time.

  • Healthcare: Stories of Illness & Wellness, 7:30 p.m.  Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, Join us for a special evening of storytelling with The Bee, featuring true stories told live on stage without notes; about sickness and health, complications and recovery, and the challenges that arise in the providing and receiving of care.

  • Clean Air Solutions Fair 2019, 11:00 a.m. The Gateway, 18 N Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, Fresh Ideas for Fresh Air. Leave with Pollution Solutions. The Sixth Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair's mission is amplify communal engagement and empowerment, spread awareness on our unique air issues, and create an environment for family fun. Free! Games, nonprofit booths, clean air innovators, community organizations, and more!

  • Winter Training with Real Women Run, 8a-4p at Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, 9750 S. 300 W., Sandy. The full-day training will feature workshops for everyone: current candidates and campaign managers, future candidates looking for information on where to start, and women who want to get more involved in public service. Welcoming Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois’ first Latina Lieutenant Governor. CLICK HERE for tickets and registration information.

  • Encircle Provo Love Louder Gallery Opening & Reception, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at 91 W. 200 S., Provo. View or purchase the diverse art collection, tour Encircle home in Provo, and learn how it will serve LGBTQ+ youth and empower their families to sustain their circle of love.

Monday, January 21:

  • MLK Freedom Breakfast, March, and Service, 8:30a-1:30p at the Marshall White Center, 222 29th St., Ogden. FREE and open to the public, this is a family-friendly event and will have a children’s area for the breakfast portion. The goal of the Freedom Breakfast and March is to reflect the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and give thought as to how we as a community are continuing his legacy. This year's march will be dedicated #UNITY.

  • MLK rally and march, 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 E., SLC. The rally and march is a gathering on the campus of Westminster that will highlight the importance of promoting social justice and unity in America and abroad and will feature personal reflections and a march through the Sugarhouse community.

  • The event will start by gathering in front of Converse Hall and then marching through Sugar House.

  • The NAACP Salt Lake Branch 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Luncheon at Little America Hotel, 500 S. Main St., SLC. Reception at 11:00 a.m.; luncheon at noon. Keynote speaker: Cedric M. Powell, Professor, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville. Professor Powell has written over a broad range of topics including affirmative action and Critical Race Theory, the First Amendment and hate speech, and the Fourteenth Amendment and structural inequality. All of his scholarship critiques neutrality as a means of preserving structural inequality, and advances theories of substantive equality which reject colorblindness and post-racialism as normative principles in constitutional analysis.

Tuesday, January 22:

Wed.-Sun., Jan. 23-26:

  • Volunteers needed for this year's Point in Time Count, an annual count of homeless persons that takes place over the course of four sequential days from Wednesday, January 23 through Saturday, January 26. Click here to learn more about the various volunteer opportunities available via Volunteers of America, Utah.

Wednesday, January 23:

  • The Story Never Changes: Race to Mass Incarceration documentary, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Taggart Student Center, Utah State University. 

  • A Celebration of Black Excellence: Our Story, 6:30 p.m. at West Lake STEM Jr High School in West Valley City.  Featuring poems and stories from students within Granite District along with a special collaboration with Timpanogos Storytelling Institute and special guest, Charlotte Blake Alston. She tells traditional stories from African and African-American traditions, often incorporating traditional African music and instruments. She has been featured on a TedX and BYUtv series in 2017. Free and open to the public.

  • The International Tolerance Project with Mirko Ilić, 7:00 p.m. at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., SLC. Mirko Ilić, a New York-based designer and illustrator, is the creator of TOLERANCE, the international traveling poster project that served as a springboard for UMFA’s ACME exhibition. Mirko will discuss the ideas behind TOLERANCE, which he hopes will help viewers see artists as promoters of tolerance and peace, and facilitators of the reconciliation process. Presented in partnership with AIGA Salt Lake and Red Fred Project.

  • Town hall meeting with Rep. Ben McAdams, 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Lehi City, 153 N. 100 E., Lehi. Congressman McAdams wants to hear from residents about how he can best represent Utah. For questions or more information about the event, email ut04.mcadams@mail.house.gov.

  • Straws Film Screening, 6:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. Free screening of the award-winning independent film, followed by a panel discussion on reducing single-use plastic pollution in Utah.

Thursday, January 24:

  • Salt Lake County Mayor's Debate, 6:00 p.m. at Jordan High, 95 E. 9825 S., Sandy. Hosted by Salt Lake County Democratic Progressive Caucus and Salt Lake County Democratic Party. A debate between the candidates for the Special Election for the Salt Lake County Mayor. This event is hosted by the Interest and Identity caucuses of the Democratic Party, and each of them have submitted questions for the candidates ahead of time. Click here for a list of declared candidates.

  • Town hall meeting with Rep. Ben McAdams, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at West Valley City Hall, 3600 S. Constitution Blvd., WVC. Congressman McAdams wants to hear from residents about how he can best represent Utah. For questions or more information about the event, email ut04.mcadams@mail.house.gov.

  • Reproductive (In)Justice: Working towards Collective Liberation, 6:30 p.m. at Marmalade Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W. 500 N., SLC. In acknowledgment of the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, all are invited to gather for a conversation with local organizers who uphold reproductive justice values in their activism work in
    Utah. These leaders will explain the herstory of the reproductive justice movement and how it can function as a framework for organizing local efforts. Speakers include birth workers, student organizers, members of the Mamas and Doulas of Color Circle, advocates for queer (LGBTQ) liberation, and community health educators. Join us to share your knowledge and stories surrounding reproductive (in)justice to co-create a space of healing, learning, hope, and empowerment.

  • Immigrants and refugees, 7:00 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 S. 1300 E., SLC. Start off 2019 right by listening to stories of everyday bravery from women who have immigrated to or sought refuge in the United States. There will be women from Burundi, Nepal, Iraq, and one woman from Honduras who has sought sanctuary in the church in which this event is taking place while she awaits the decision from the 10th Circuit Court of appeals to reopen her asylum case. Children are always welcome. All are welcome in the audience even though women (of all stripes) are the ones whose voices and stories and shared.

Friday, January 25:

Saturday, January 26:

Monday, January 28:

  • Celebrate and Protect Prop 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Hatch Family Chocolates, 376 E. 8th Avenue, SLC. Join the Utah Health Policy Project on the evening of the first day of the 2019 legislative session to celebrate voters' Proposition 3 Medicaid expansion victory. UHPP will also have information available on its efforts to protect the expansion from red tape, barriers, and other changes to the proposition. Wear "Yes on 3" shirts and stickers, or grab new ones at the door. 

Wednesday, January 30:

Thursday, January 31:

  • Race, Place, and the Politics of Pollution, 12:30 p.m. at S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah
    383 S. University St., SLC. Professor Robert D. Bullard, often described as the father of environmental justice, is a leading voice against environmental racism. He is an award-winning author of 18 books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, community reinvestment, climate justice, community resilience, and regional equity. He will be speaking about race, pollution, and other environmental and political concerns on January 31st at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in the Moot Courtroom (Level 6).
  • Poetry@SLCC presents Hanif Abdurraqib for a reading/signing, 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, South City Campus, SLCC, 1575 S. State Street, SLC. Poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib visits SLCC for a reading & book signing event. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. With Big Lucks, Hanif released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017. He is a member of the poetry collective Echo Hotel with poet/essayist Eve L. Ewing. He has two upcoming books: Go Ahead In the Rain, a biography of A Tribe Called Quest (2019, from the University of Texas Press), and They Don’t Dance No’Mo’, a book of poems (2020, Random House).

Saturday, February 2:

Civic Engagement Resources:

RadioACTive: December 17, 2018

March For Our Lives Utah returns to RadioACTive, with 3 experts either researching, legislating or preventing gun violence


RadioACTive: December 14, 2018

Live music from Racist Kramer, Christmas on the Petersen Family Farm, SkyWatcher Leo T, ag study with League of Women Voters of Utah


RadioACTive December 13, 2018

Housing, Homelessness, And Legislative Audits. Beatrice Teigen. 2018 Winter Winter De-Stress Fest


RadioACTive: December 12, 2018

Public Nuisance at the Inland Port board meeting, Shivik on sage grouse, activists arrested for direct action in BLM office, AgriCoal, and Ute PAC in D.C.