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.
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NOW: MAUI WILDFIRES. Visit Maui's KMNO – Mana’o Public Radio’s Maui Rapid Response site for the latest information on nonprofits on the ground supporting our Ohana as they start the long recovery and rebuild from the recent wildfires. The Maui Rapid Response site has the latest information on open shelters, where to receive or make food and clothing donations, road closures and more. To locate missing loved ones, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive. The The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City is currently collecting new and like-new winter clothing items, including winter coats, warm boots and waterproof gloves, to distribute to over 500 newly arrived refugees. Gather winter items from neighbors, start a drive in your community or make an online contribution. Volunteers are needed for the upcoming distribution event from October 9 through October 11. Sign up to gather winter clothing and volunteer here.
Now - October 15: Invisible No More: Latinxs Dignity March in Utah, a photo documentary exhibit on display now at Mestizo Coffeehouse in SLC. In commemoration of Hispanic/Latinxs Heritage Month 2023, this photo-travel exhibit is the work of five Latinx photographers who captured more than 5,00 images of the march, which was attended by nearly 50,000 people. UoU Prof. Armando Solórzano collected the speeches made by city officials, religious leaders, and community members at the march, as well as an archive of interviews, newspaper clippings, and an analysis surrounding the event. The exhibit depicts the different actors, laws, motives, and accomplishments of the march. Each of its 60 frames contains four or more pictures, which include a caption ion both English and Spanish.
Wednesday, September 27:
Our Collective Capacity to Mobilize Love: A Discussion with Terry Tempest Williams and Eli Nixon, 6:00-7:30 p.m. online. Event by River Writing: "Join us for a discussion with author Terry Tempest Williams and Eli Nixon, author and illustrator of BLOODTIDE- A New Holiday in Homage To Horseshoe Crabs. Free Registration, open until 4 pm MST/ 6 pm EST on 9/27/23, the day of our conversation. Everyone is welcome! Meeting on Zoom. (You will receive the link via email one hour before.)." To reserve your FREE virtual seat, click here.
Thurs-Sat, Sept. 28-30:
Thursday, September 28:
Child Care Town Hall for Working Families, 7:00-8:15 p.m. online. Hosted by the Blue Collar Caucus, Voices for Utah Children, and the Care for Kids Network: "This virtual town hall is your opportunity to engage with Utah legislators on a critical issue: child care. Special guests, Representative Ashlee Matthews and Representative Tyler Clancy, co-chairs of the Blue Collar Caucus, will lead the conversation and are eager to hear your insights, concerns, and stories." To reserve your free seat at this community event, click here.
Inaugural Stonewall Ball, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, SLC. Event by Stonewall Sports - Salt Lake City: "Step into a world of enchantment and celebration at the inaugural Stonewall Ball, the first annual gala hosted by the Salt Lake City chapter of Stonewall Sports, the national LGBT+ sports league. By attending the Stonewall Ball, you become a vital part of Stonewall Sports' mission to promote equality, build community engagement, and empower individuals on and off the field." For tickets, click here.
Great Salt Lake webinar with League of Women Voters of Utah, 6:00-7:30 p.m. online. "Join an expert panel to understand the state of The Great Salt Lake in the context of water supply, demand, and the ultimate sustainability of the lake. Part 1 of a 2-part series that delves into the recent LWV Utah Water Study. Read the full study at https://tinyurl.com/LWVUtah-Water-Study. Join the webinar with the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/J/83572297108."
Seven Greenways Vision Plan - Community Opportunity Walk, 6:00 p.m. at Ivy Place Shopping Village. Event by Seven Canyons Trust: "Walk Big Cottonwood Creek at Ivy Place Shopping Village! Join us for a walk along the Ivy Place Shopping Village opportunity area with Millcreek and Murray. The walk series aims to build momentum for opportunity areas across the Salt Lake Valley. We will meet at Ivy Place Shopping Village. This is 0.5 miles on sidewalks and asphalt. It will be ADA-accessible (detours may be necessary). Participants should come prepared for the weather and mileage with water, snacks, medications, etc." FREE
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Saturday, October 7:
Giant Pumpkinpalooza and Zombie Walk 2023, 12:00-5:00 p.m. at The Gateway, 18 S. Rio Grande St., SLC. Event by Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers: "Come for the pumpkins, stay for the zombies, and have a spook-tacular time with your fellow ghouls and goblins! **Admission: FREE** Giant Pumpkinpalooza - GIANT PUMPKIN CONTEST! (12-5PM) Bring your gargantuan gourds. We are celebrating all things pumpkin, with many pumpkin-related events throughout. The highlight will be gigantic pumpkins - some possibly over 1000 lbs - battling for the 2023 championship and the orange jacket! Did you grow something huge in your garden this year? Bring it to our first annual Gateway weigh-off. If not, just bring your family and enjoy the fun. Big prizes await the growers of these massive orange beauties! There will also be extremely tall sunflowers, gigantic watermelons, and other oddly large garden specimens. Share with your friends and family – the more, the merrier! Get ready for a day of monstrous pumpkins and spine-chilling fun at the Giant Pumpkinpalooza & Zombie Walk 2023! See you there!"
Recycle Utah's 13th Annual Harvest Festival at Cattlemen's Hall, 911 W. Center St., Oakley. 12:00p-5p "There will be dozens of vendors selling a dazzling array of local goods; you’re bound to admire the character, flavor, and creativity of the area! The festival will feature local food and drink, activities for kids, live music, local crafts, and more. The festival is free and open to the public."
International Rescue Committee's Discover Food Festival,11a-9p at 450 S. 200 E., SLC. "The Discover Food Festival, presented by the IRC in Salt Lake City and Charcuterie Artisans, will offer community members the opportunity to engage with and support local refugee and new American culinary businesses, featuring a variety of global cuisines. The festival aims to bring together over 1,000 community members to celebrate global food traditions and taste the rich culinary diversity available in Utah. Enjoy food from around the globe, live entertainment, and entrepreneur food demonstrations!"
Tuesday, October 10:
Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Annual Conference, 11a-5p at Zions Bank Technology Center, 7860 S. Bingham Jct. Blvd., Midvale. Event by Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: "Come hear updates from the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and take advantage of incredible networking and business growth opportunities. Most of the content will be in English with a small mix of Spanish as well. Lunch is provided." For tickets, click here.
Deadline for applications to RDT's So You Think You Can Choreograph. "Calling all dance enthusiasts and aspiring choreographers! Are you ready to unleash your creative flair and imagination on the world? Join us as a choreographer for RDT’s thrilling gala fundraiser, Regalia: So You Think You Can Choreograph? We are looking for a few brave souls (that are NOT dance professionals) to try their hand at being a choreographer. RDT’s 2024 Regalia event will provide the perfect platform to share your passion for dance and make a difference in the lives of your community." For more details and to apply, click here.
Wednesday, October 11:
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Saturday, October 14:
"Utah Film Center is proud to present its annual Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival 2023, October 12th-15th in person at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City along with a selection of films available online starting October 15th. This year, Damn These Heels celebrates 20 years of entertaining and inspiring our local community with films, workshops, special performances, and guests that highlight queer stories, queer history, and queer joy. By walking in another’s shoes, Damn These Heels symbolizes gaining a new perspective by experiencing another’s journey."
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Saturday, October 28:
All proceeds raised go towards our victim advocacy programming that directly assists victims, survivors and their families, with a focus on our Pacific Islander population." To register, click here.
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