Rallies & Resources

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

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 25. CLICK HERE for voter registration drives and links to online voter registration information.

Tuesday, September 25:

  • Big Band Tuesday at Gallivan CenterPhoenix Jazz & Swing Band, 7:30 p.m. Salt Lake City and Gallivan Center Events, 239 S Main St, Salt Lake City, Throughout the summer we present our Big Band Tuesdays! Each week features a full big band along with free swing dance lessons presented by Ballroom Utah. This is the best date in Salt Lake because it's free and world-class!
  • Tuesday Farmers Market, 4:00 p.m. Downtown SLC Farmers Market, Pioneer Park, Salt Lake City,  This laid-back produce market will feature about twenty vendors, during the peak of the harvest season. Shoppers will find a dynamic and diverse shopping experience featuring produce, along with meats, cheese, baked goods and other locally produced food. 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Keynote: Dolores Huerta, 6:30 p.m. Weber State University Shepherd Union, 3848 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Ever heard of the strike for farmworkers' labor rights? How about the Grape Strikes and Boycotts of the 1960s? Maybe the name César Chávez rings a bell? Ever heard of Labor & Feminist Icon Dolores Huerta? Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. 
  • Warm Welcome Winter Clothing Drive, 5:30 p.m. The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, 221 S 400 W, Salt Lake City, Join us as a Refugee, Immigrant, or New American Voice--an initiative of the International Rescue Committee to create a platform for former refugees, immigrants and New Americans to mobilize in order to support refugee resettlement and refugee programming in the U.S. 
  • Murray Food Truck League Night, 5:00 p.m. 272 E Murray Park Ave. Murray, Solving one of the greatest Summertime conundrums at Murray Park this year! Ever wanted to spend all day at the park, but have to worry about packing food, or are you there for your kid's game and need a snack? We're bringing food trucks to the park to make it easy for you to enjoy the great outdoors! We will have a truck there starting at 11am, with the main event going from 5-9pm. 
  • FTR Guest Chef-Jacob Seitz Sampson!, 5:30 p.m. Fit To Recover, 789 West 1390 South, Salt Lake City, Monthly guest chefs help to bring major talent to the kitchen, help us get excited about food, and help us learn new and simple tricks for our own cooking!

Wednesday, September 26:

  • 32nd Annual Great Salt Lake Chili Affair, 5:30 p.m. Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, All proceeds benefit the single men, single women, and families with children The Road Home serves through emergency shelter, supportive services, and housing programs.  Delicious chili from various local chefs, as well as salads, breads, desserts, live entertainment, a silent auction, and a supervised children’s area. Wear your sports gear or come casual to this tail-gating themed party! 
  • Afternoon Blockbusters, 2:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, watch the most popular movies from the Library's collection on the big screen. No need to wait on the hold list to see these hits!
  • Art Exhibition Call for Entries, 10:00 a.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City. All City Library locations host art exhibitions year-round. Submissions are accepted twice a year, from March 27–April 10 and from September 26–October 10.
  • Sugar House Farmers Market, 5:00 p.m. Sugar House Farmer's Market, 1040 E Sugarmont Dr (2225 S), Salt Lake City, The Sugar House Farmer's Market is excited to kick off the 2018 season at the beautiful Fairmont Park! We are your perfect midweek stop for fresh produce, delicious food and unique Utah products, all while shopping local to the sounds of local musicians! 
  • River's Bend Senior Center Book Club, noon, River's Bend Senior Center, 300 N 1300 W, Salt Lake City, This fun, casual book club meets the last Wednesday of each month at the River's Bend Senior Center. Every month the group reads the same book, then talks about it in a discussion moderated by a librarian from Day-Riverside Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library. A great way to share the reading experience!
  • Anita Hill: "From Social Movement to Social, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at University of Utah Alumni House, 155 Central Campus Drive, SLC. 2018 Tanner Lecture on Human Values welcomes Anita Hill. This talk is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a "first come, first served" basis.

Thursday, September 27:

  • The Great Polarization: Economics, Institutions and Policies in the Age of Inequality, 7:00 p.m. at Gardner Commons | Siciliano Auditorium. Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers.

  • Single Mother's Seminar and Job Fair, 5:00 p.m. Granite Education Foundation, 2500 South State Street, D-108, Salt Lake City, Single Mother's Seminar and Job Fair is next month! Come meet with some of the best employers in the state and hear from our amazing panel of Successful Working Mothers!

  • Opening Reception | Site Lines: Recent Work by U Art Faculty, 5:30 p.m. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marcia & John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake, The exhibition, guest curated by Felicia Baca, features more than forty works in a wide variety of mediums from more than twenty-five local creators and teachers.
  • Dark Money: Film Screening and Discussion Panel, 7:00 p.m. Join KUED Channel 7 and the Salt Lake City Public Library for a special screening and conversation about one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. 
  • Fermentation Workshop, 7:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, HelloBulk Markets, 751 W 800 S inside SQUARE KITCHEN, Salt Lake City, At Hello!Bulk we are all about fermented foods, but want to learn more all about making our own! Don't you? Join us later this month as Michael Cundick shares his wealth of knowledge about fall crops and how to preserve them in this healthy way. 
  • Air Protector Public Assembly, 6:30 p.m. Krishna Temple Salt Lake City, 965 E 3370 S, Salt Lake City,  Air Protector Assembly will be going over plans and strategy for autumn as well as pot lucking in the beautiful Krishna Temple Community Garden and Food Forest - a great way to see regenerative food systems in action!
  • Farm Fresh Series,6:00 p.m. Day-Riverside Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 1575 W 1000 N, Salt Lake City, Learn how to add fresh summer produce to your meals. In this four-class series we'll discuss the benefits of cooking at home, shopping at farmers markets, meal planning, and more. Each week, see and sample a recipe demonstration using fruits and vegetables available fresh locally. No more throwing away well-intentioned but unused produce purchases! 

Friday, September 28:

Friday-Sunday 28-30

Saturday, September 29:

  • Spiral Jetty Community Meet-up, 11:00 a.m. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, arcia & John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, The event is part of the Museum’s ARTLandish: Land Art, Landscape, and the Environment series of talks, films and other events that explore our complex relationship with the world around us.
  • The Gerry-Meander 5K Fun Run, 7:00 a.m. Rowland Hall-Saint Marks Middle School, 843 S Lincoln St, Salt Lake City, Put on your best patriotic costume and join the League of Women Voters of Salt Lake in the 2018 5K titled the "Gerry-Meander" Fun Run/Walk. Please join us for vendors, games, and information on how to stop gerrymandering in Utah and how to support Proposition 4 on the November ballot.
  • Utah County | Light the Water Lantern Festival, 4:30 p.m. Lindon Marina, 4400 W Vineyard Rd, Orem, Come to enjoy good food, lively entertainment, and a beautiful spectacle of twinkling lights with your family and friends. Light the Water Lantern Festival is an experience you don't want to miss.
  • Living Traditions Presents Fall Garden Party, noon, The spirit of the festival continues with Autumn. We will have more details in the weeks to come. But get ready to enjoy some of the Living Traditions spirit and fun at the beautiful, International Peace Gardens.
  • Grand Masquerade Charity Gala, 7:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City,  Book Your Bucket List LLC is hosting their first Annual Masquerade Charity Gala benefitting Operation Underground Railroad, a foundation established to rescue children from human sex trafficking. 
  • Housing Affordability Summit, 1:00 p.m. Tyler Branch of the Salt Lake County Public Library, 8041 South Wood Street (55 West), Midvale, Kent Norton, a former KSL personality, has agreed to serve as moderator. Panelists at the summit will include Dejan Eskic from the Kem Gardner Institute at the University of Utah, Urban Planning Professor Michael Clark from Brigham Young University, Tara Rollins of the Utah Housing Coalition, Jeff Southard of the Utah Homebuilders Association, and Zach Schofield, a research analyst with the Sutherland Institute.

Sunday, September 30:

  • Garden Yoga at The Plot, 10:00 a.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Set yourself in The Plot — the Main Library's Community Garden — while Sarah Kelley of Centered City Yoga guides you through stretches and restorative poses. Suitable for all experience levels.
  • Garden Storytime at The Plot, 3:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Kids and caregivers can sit among the green plants and ripening vegetables of The Plot — the Main Library's community garden — for a garden-themed storytime followed by an activity that will awaken their inner green thumb!
  • Brazilian Drum Workshop, 1:00 p.m. Utah Arts Alliance, 663 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, Samba Fogo presents a four-week Brazilian drum workshop! All workshop students will be welcome and encouraged to attend the Samba Fogo Band Audition on Sunday, October 14, 2:00-3:00pm.
  • F&MAD Film Fest 2018, 7:00 p.m. Tower Theatre, 876 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, F&MAD Fest is a juried selection of the best student films of the 2017/2018 academic year. Don’t miss your chance to vote for the Best of Fest!

Monday, October 1:

  • Zine Making Workshop, 3:00 p.m. Utah Pride Center, 1380 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Join us for a night of history and hands on creating at the Utah Pride Center. Not an artist? Not a zine-making wizard? Not sure what a zine is? Not to worry! No special skills needed. All are welcome, supplies provided. We will introduce the history of zines through an LGBTQ+ and feminist framework followed by hands on collaborative zine making.
  • Instructions on Parting, 7:00 p.m. Park City Film Series, 1255 Park Ave, Park City, Instructions on Parting weaves breathtaking artistic footage with cinema verite to tell an elegiac story about transformation, grief, and the essential nature of the collective human journey. Told in an unconventional visual style, the story evolves from the viewpoint of Director Amy Jenkins, whose first child is born while she negotiates the cancer diagnoses and transits toward death of three of her closest family members. 

Tuesday, October 2:

  • ACME Session: Embody Pride, 5:00 p.m. Utah Pride Center, 1380 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, How do we resist attacks to our queer and transgender communities, celebrate our accomplishments, while also holding ourselves accountable across intersections of difference? Come participate in an interactive dialogue surrounding art as a medium for activism, and the accountability that artists must have to folx within the communities they seek to represent.
  • Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners, 6:00 p.m. Sweet Branch, Salt Lake City Public Library, 455 F Street, Salt Lake City, Your quest begins at the Sweet Branch! Form a party, hunt for ancient treasures, and use your wits, magic, or brute force to battle goblins, wyverns, and the dreaded gelatinous cube. Dungeons & Dragons is a game of adventure, imagination and near-limitless possibilities. 
  • SLEAP Monthly Meet-Ups, 5:30 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, SLEAP is starting monthly meet-ups at the Salt Lake City Public Library. The goal of these meet-ups is to have a forum to discuss, share insight, and strategize on professional and/or personal development topics related to the arts. 
  • Public Health Graduate School Fair, 5:30 p.m. The Tower at Rice-Eccles, 451 S 1400 E, Ste 600, Salt Lake City, The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health will host a FREE graduate school fair. There will be representatives from various schools and programs as well as a member from the SOPHAS team to answer all of your application questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health at one convenient location!
  • Women of Color Support Group, 5:30 p.m.  Rape Recovery Center, 2035 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, 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. 

Wednesday, Ovtober 3:

  • Utah Q-munity Organizations - Leadership Teams Meet 'n Greet, 8:00 a.m. Utah Pride Center, 1380 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, The Utah Pride Center would like to excitedly invite all of the Queer and LGBT Qmmunity groups and organisations in Utah to a morning of Queer Coffee, Queer Tea, Queer Croissants and Queer Conversations. We are hoping to bring together the leaders and leadership teams from the many different facets of our wonderful communities to meet each other, chat about common areas of concern and consider ways to work together in 2019. 
  • Paint Mixer Workshop: Timpanogos, 6:30 p.m. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Follow a professional artist from The Paint Mixer as she guides us through a two-hour, step-by-step tutorial of how to paint one of our state's many stunning landscapes.
  • Site Lines Artists Gallery Talks, 5:00 p.m. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marcia & John Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, This exhibition is sponsored by the U’s Arts Pass program with additional support provided by the Department of Art and Art History.
  • TANF Housing Program - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, 11:00 a.m. The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, 120 W 1300 S, Salt Lake City, Are you or do you know of a family experiencing homelessness, at risk of homelessness, or know a family who needs short term housing assistance, then the TANF Housing program may be able help. 

Thursday, October 4:

  • Books to Die For: Mystery Novel Book Club, 7:00 p.m. Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Book to Die For is The City Library's book club for mystery lovers, amateur sleuths, armchair detectives, and forensic fanatics. Join like-minded readers to discuss a different book each month in the Main Library's Level 2 Conference Room. October 4, Black Friday by Alex Kava
  • Therapeutic Art Program for Parent Caregivers, 10:00 a.m. Art Access, 230 S 500 W Ste 125, Salt Lake City, This six-week long art therapy program is open to parent caregivers of children with special needs who would like to use the language of visual art to explore and share their experiences in a safe and supportive group environment. The program is designed by Marina Alexandrescu, an art therapy graduate student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, as part of her master’s thesis research. 
  • Three Tenors of Climate Change SLC, UT, 7:00 p.m. Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, Using personal stories, long term study and decades of documentation and participation, Santer, Duncan and Garzon have teamed up to bring their climate story to audiences across the U.S. Duncan begins the evening with a discussion of his documentation of North America’s iciest landscapes going back to 1991. 

Friday, October 5:

Tuesday,  November 6:

  • General Election

Civic Engagement Resources:


 Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, 

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