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Saturday, August 20:
KRCL broadcasting live from the Downtown SLC Farmers Market, 7a-1p at Pioneer Park, 350 W. 300 S., SLC.
UCAIR Gas Can Exchange, 8a-1p at Salt Lake County Environmental Health Department, 788 Woodoak Ln., Murray. Event by Utah Clean Air Partnership - UCAIR: "This Exchange will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rules: Limit of 2 per person. All gas cans brought to the exchange must be completely empty. Exchanges will be a straight exchange for a new gas can. You must hand in a pre-EPA standard gas can to receive a new EPA-compliant gas can." For more details, click here.
Colors of Cancer, 2:00-10:00 p.m. at The Gateway Plaza, 18 N. Rio Grande St., SLC. FREE. "Just like the colors of the rainbow each have a meaning for the LGBTQ+ community, these colors also correspond with a specific cancer ribbon... Research confirms that the LGBTQ+ community carries a disproportionate burden of cancer, has distinctive risk factors, and faces additional barriers to accessing health care. We plan to change that and have fun doing it!"
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 firstname.lastname@example.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).
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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.
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Friday, September 16:
Let Justice Roar Gala, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Grand America Hotel, 555 S. Main St., SLC. Event by Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake: "Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary. This will be a roaring ‘20s black tie theme. Wear your vintage black tie. Let Justice Roar!" For tickets, click here. Please RSVP by Sept. 9th.
Saturday, September 17:
7th Annual Tell The Story History Conference, 7:30a-5p at S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah. Event by Sema Hadithi African American Heritage and Culture Foundation: "Think you KNOW the history of Utah? Come hear stories of Utah's history & learn a FULLER version. In-Person and Virtual." For details and registration, click here.
International Coastal Cleanup 2022, 9a-12p at Great Salt Lake State Park, 13312 W. 1075 S., Magna. FREE. "Help us remove trash from the shores of Great Salt Lake and learn about how you can help protect this vulnerable ecosystem."
Hike for Hunger 2022, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Canyons Village at Park City, 4000 Canyons Resort Dr., Park City. $39-$59. "This event takes place on the beautiful trails of Park City in and around Canyons Village and features outdoor fun, food, music, gondola rides, and more for the whole family!"
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:
climate change and the Great Salt Lake
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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.
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