Rallies & Resources
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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Saturday, August 20:

Saturday, August 27:

  • Rose 25th Anniversary Celebration, 10a-2p at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 S., SLC. "We’re celebrating 25 years of innovative art at the Rose Wagner Performing Art Center by throwing an anniversary bash. Join us for live performances, busking from local artists, yummy refreshments, and even make your mark on our community art project with the Blocks Truck. The celebration is FREE and open to the public, and fun for all ages. You won’t want to miss it!"

  • 2022 Allies Gala: Gorgeous Planet, 6:00 p.m. at Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., SLC. Event by Equality Utah: "Join us for the largest LGBTQ fundraising event in Utah. The Allies Gala is an annual event benefiting the Equality Utah 501(c)(4). We are Utah's largest LGBTQ political action & advocacy organization. We are working for a fair and just Utah. If you have questions about where your donation is allocated, please reach out to essie@equalityutah.org. Thank you for your support! DRESS THEME: COSMIC VOGUE - Gorgeous DIY to High Couture Fashion. Look to the stars for inspiration." For tickets, click here

  • 2022 Poverty Summit, 9a-1p at Christ United Methodist Church, CUMC Salt Lake, 2375 E. 3300 S., SLC. Event by Crossroads Urban Center: "Come learn about the causes of hunger and homelessness in Utah and policy solutions that will reduce those problems and join a community of caring and friendly people. Hosted by Crossroads Urban Center, the Coalition of Religious Communities and Powerful Moms Who Care."

  • Project Rainbow's Big Gay Barbie-Q, Jordan Park, 1060 S. 900 W., SLC. Event by Project Rainbow: "Please join us for our Annual Big Gay Barbie-Q and Project Rainbow Volunteer Appreciation Party. Get to know your Gayborhood, find out about local LGTBQIA+, QTBIPOC resources and community programs and partners. We will have Music, Games, and much more Fun! Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Snacks ( Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options will be available).

Wednesday, August 31:

  • International Overdose Awareness Day - Utah State Capital, 7:00-9:00 p.m. on the south steps of the Utah Capitol, 310 N., State St., SLC. Event by Utah NaloxoneOverdose Awareness Utah and USARA - Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness: "Join us to remember those we've lost, raise awareness and be part of creating positive change. Each year International Overdose Awareness Day is recognized on a global scale. Hundreds will gather at the Utah State Capitol South steps to remember our loved ones lost to overdose as well as raise awareness and promote recovery. Many of us have lost our loved ones to overdose but we CHOOSE to remember that for those still here and struggling, there is always hope for recovery."

Fri-Sun, Sept. 2-4: 

  • Urban Arts Festival at The Gateway, SLC. Rooted in the social and cultural life of the community, Urban Arts Festival provides a platform for cultural art, music, and performance. FREE.

Friday, September 9:

  • KRCL's 909 Day Block Party & Record Sale, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at 509 W. 300 N., SLC. We recently moved our studios into the thriving and diverse Guadalupe Neighborhood and we're inviting you to come down and check out our new space, plus get to know some of our new neighbors, and do some record digging, as we welcome back the annual KRCL Record Sale!
    4-6pm: Friday Soul Party (played on speakers outside)
    6-7pm: RadioActive (Punk Rock Farmer Friday with live music from The Zissous)
    7-8pm: The Zissous full set outside + Robert Nelson of Smile Jamaica spinning records indoors in the retail space with the Record Sale
    Vendors, Food Trucks, and KRCL Open House with KRCL Record Sale
    Participating Neighbors and Friends:
    Boys and Girls Club
    Rise Up Dance Studio
    Guadalupe School
    Spy Hop
    Clever Octopus / Infinite Tentacle
    Giv Group
    Sponsored, in part, by Mark Miller Subaru

Saturday, September 10:

  • Hispanic Heritage Parade and Street Festival,  11a-8p at The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande St., SLC. Event by Utah Hispanic Heritage Parade: "Take Care Utah invites you to Utah’s annual Hispanic Heritage Parade and Street Festival. This event celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. This free event will feature an exciting community PARADE that kicks off at 11:00 a.m.! We will have members of the Hispanic communities, organizations, and political parties representing different Hispanic countries for the parade. There will also be food vendors ( Colombian, Mexican, Venezuelan, Peruvian, Bolivian and more!), adult beverages, local artisans, dance performances, live music, and other family-friendly entertainment! Register your group to participate for free: https://takecareutah.org/parade. Read more about why we created this event here: https://voices-of-utah.com/.../the-sound-and-taste-of.../."

  • Salt Lake AIDS Walk+, 10a-12p at Liberty Park, SLC. Event by Utah AIDS Foundation: "Salt Lake AIDS Walk+ aims to raise awareness for the health injustices faced by the LGBTQ+ community, reduce HIV-related stigma, and honor those we have lost to HIV. This is an annual fundraiser that benefits clients served by Utah AIDS Foundation. Participants are encouraged to raise money to provide Utahns with critical health services. Challenge your friends to start a team and encourage them to raise more than the rest! Almost 40 years after the beginning of the HIV epidemic, our resilient community knows how to courageously advocate and support those we serve. Utah AIDS Foundation is rolling out an expanded mission and vision to fill gaps in the community designed to serve the health needs of the LGBTQ+ community. In this spirit, we've renamed the event. Meet Salt Lake AIDS Walk +, reflecting Utah AIDS Foundation's commitment to the community." To register, click here

  • Harvest Hope Fundraiser 5K Fun Run, 9a-12p at Galena Hills Park, 12500 S. 550 W., Draper. $20. "Harvest Hope is a Non-Profit Organization that was founded in 2018 by 5 friends who grew up together right here in Draper, Utah. Harvest Hope has been supported by the generous donations of local community members, businesses, and foundations. Harvest Hope has impacted over 700 individuals in Kenya. Harvest Hope specializes in poultry projects and rice farming."

  • Dance for Life Suicide Awareness Gala 2022, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre 50 W. 200 S., SLC. Donation requested. "Celebrate Life with Incredible Guest Dance Stars and Special Guests for a unique Dance for Life Suicide Awareness Gala Event 2022!"

  • Millcreek Business Council Jordan River Canoe Clean Up, 10-2p at Zevex Park Ln. & Confluence Ave., Murray. FREE. Event by Millcreek Business Council & the Jordan River Commission. "This project will involve habitat preservation by removing debris and trash from the river to restore ecological integrity to the Jordan River Parkway and maintain the natural area. The JRC brings the canoes, PFDs, paddles, and instruction. All we need is volunteers to help with hauling trash from the river."

  • Salt Lake City March for the Right to Rescue, 10a.m. at Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State St., SLC. FREE. Event by Direct Action Everywhere. "Join 100+ activists to march through Salt Lake City in support of animal rescue and animal rights! We will bring attention to the trial of DxE investigators Wayne Hsiung and Paul Darwin Picklesimer who are facing years in prison for documenting cruel conditions and rescuing sick piglets from a Smithfield Foods factory farm in Milford, Utah."  Learn more and register to attend the convergence at dxe.io/utahsignup.

Monday, September 12:

  • A Crime on the Bayou: Film Screening and Conversation, 6:00 p.m. at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 20 S. West Temple, SLC. "Join UBLAC for a film screening and discussion with author Matthew Van Meter. Moderator: Shaadie Nunnally. ASL interpretation will be provided. If you need any accommodations, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/DRTWxH7Mk9Qumrta8. Crime on the Bayou, a film based on Deep Delta Justice. A Black teenager bravely challenges the most powerful white supremacist in 1960s Louisiana with the help of a young Jewish attorney. Systemic racism meets its match in decisive courtroom battles, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and a lifelong friendship is born. This event is made possible with support from UBLAC and Utah Humanities."

Friday, September 16:

Saturday, September 17:

Thursday, September 22:

  • Tanner Talk with Azar Nafisi, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., SLC. "Azar Nafisi is a lifelong champion and ardent supporter of the importance of Humanities and Liberal Arts and the role they play in the preservation and promotion of democracy. She is best known as the author of the national bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which electrified its readers with a compassionate and often harrowing portrait of the Islamic revolution in Iran and how it affected one university professor and her students. Earning high acclaim and an enthusiastic readership, Reading Lolita in Tehran is an incisive exploration of the transformative powers of fiction in a world of tyranny. Nafisi explores the power of literature in traumatic times in her new book Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times." To reserve your free ticket, click here

  • National Voter Registration Day, 11a-2p at the J. WIllard Marriott Library, 295 S. 1500 E, SLC. FREE. "We're partnering with the SLC League of Women Voters as well as ASUU to help you register to vote as part of National Voter Registration Day. Stop by our table on Level 2 from 11 - 2 and we'll help you get registered."

Saturday, September 24:

  • UCCD International Youth Summit, a free, single-day conference for Utah youth, aged 14-32. The International Youth Summit aims to bring current and future activists, changemakers, and leaders together to network, connect, and inspire each other. This year's theme: Rising Tide, a triple entendre for:

    • youth leadership
    • equity, diversity, inclusion, justice (a rising tide lifts all boats)
    • climate change and the Great Salt Lake

  • U.S. National Park Service waives entry fee to all parks today, one of five fee-free days this year. Also marks National Public Lands Day.

Thurs-Fri, Sept. 29-30:
  • Slopes Serves- 1 Million Meals for Utah 2022, 11a.m.-8p.m. both days, at Salt Palace Convention Center, Hall 5, 100 S. West Temple, SLC. FREE. "During the Silicon Slopes Summit, we're inviting organizations, individuals, groups, and families to join us in packing 1 million healthy meals for the Utah Food Bank. Whether you sign up for one shift or a few, we need your help in making a difference for people in our community."

Thursday, October 6:

Sunday, October 30:

Friday, November 11:

Wednesday, November 16:

  • Tanner Lecture on Human Values with Heather McGhee, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah. "Tanner Lecture on Human Values with Heather McGhee, Author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. A renowned expert on the American economy, Heather McGhee is one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers exploring inequality today. Both her viral TED talk and her instant New York Times bestseller The Sum of Us reveal the devastating true cost of racism—not just for people of color, but for everyone. Deeply stirring, intelligent, and compassionate, McGhee’s talks offer us an actionable roadmap during one of the most critical—and most troubled—periods in history." To reserve your free ticket, click here


RadioACTive 06.30.22

Get ready for the Fourth of July weekend with camping and movies. National parks guide Alex on the Map and Silver Gate Lodging in Yellowstone. Dino Don is in town to debut robotic dinosaurs at Thanksgiving Point. Plus, RadioACTive's Autumn Thatcher talks with iconic Rolling Stone editor and music writer Ben Fong-Torres, whose life story is told in a new Suzanne Joe Kai documentary now streaming on Netflix.


RadioACTive 06.29.22

Water judges and the Great Salt Lake with SL Tribune Reporter Saige Miller. The Spiral Jetty as a climate change symbol with the Tribune's Palak Jayswal. Hart Theater Co.'s production of The Wild Party is ready to hit the boards.


RadioACTive 06.28.22

On Primary Election Day, RadioACTive Intern Diego Bradley took over the show for a youth perspective on politics and civic engagement with UCCD's Young Diplomats. Kearns Youth Council takes the lead on service in their community. League of Women Voters of Utah's Genevra Prothero on voter services.


RadioACTive 06.27.22

With Roe v. Wade no longer the law of the land, RadioACTive checks in with Karrie Galloway of Planned Parenthood Action Council of Utah on the future of reproductive rights in Zion. Plus, the future of Miranda rights given the SCOTUS ruling in Vega v. Tekoh.