Rallies & Resources

This page features 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. *******Many events are held by organizations seeking donations or raising funds for their causes. KRCL neither vets nor endorses them, so follow best practices when evaluating such requests, consult your advisors, and proceed at your own risk.*******

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Wednesday, June 19:

  • Happy Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. To learn more, click here

  • West Valley Arts Juneteenth Celebration, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 S., West Valley City. "Celebrate Juneteenth with us with music, art, and food! Enjoy performances from The Debra Bonner Gospel Choir, Daysha Lassiter, Ngoma y'Africa, and more. ​There will be art exhibits, food, and vendors. Plus, free food to the first 50 people who arrive!"

  • USU Juneteenth Mignon Barker Richmond Memorial 5k & Fun Run, 8:00-11:00 a.m. at Steve and Dona Reeder Cross Country Course,  1165 E. 1400 N., Logan. "Honoring and celebrating the legacy of Mignon Barker Richmond (USU Alum 1921), the first African American student to graduate from a university in the State of Utah. Eighty percent of event proceeds will go towards a memorial in her honor to be located in the USU Logan Campus. The other 20% of the proceeds will go towards future Juneteenth programming."

  • Salt Lake Juneteenth Community Gathering & Celebration Walk, 10:00 a.m. at the Utah State Capitol, SLC. Event by Salt Lake Juneteenth: "The Celebration will kick off at 10:00 am with a Community Gathering at the Utah State Capitol, the Community Gathering program begins at 10:30 am and will feature inspiring messages from community leaders and elected officials. Following the program, community members will walk in unity to the Gateway arriving at noon to kick off the Community Celebration."  

  • Salt Lake Juneteenth Celebration and Black Owned Business Expo, 12:00-8:00 p.m. @ The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande St., SLC. Event by Salt Lake Juneteenth: "Celebrating Black Joy! Salt Lake Juneteenth is Salt Lake City, Utah's official Juneteenth Celebration, bringing culturally relevant programming to Utah's capitol. Salt Lake Juneteenth Celebration & Black Owned Business Expo celebrates emancipation and the ending of slavery in the United States of America. Get your FREE ticket now at saltlakejuneteenth.org. Celebration Elements:
    - Black Owned Business Expo, showcasing Utah's entrepreneurial diversity. 
    - Black Art Gallery, showcasing the visual artworks of Utah's talented Black artists
    - Entertainment, showcasing Utah's talented Black performing artists.
    - Kids' Corner, complete with a bounce house and activities for children.
    - Raffle Prizes, amazing prizes courtesy of our sponsors and Black-owned businesses!." 

  • Authorship & the Black Experience in Utah: A Juneteenth Workshop with Marriott Library & Sema Hadithi, 11:30a-4:30p, UoU Marriott Library, room 1705F. "Sema Hadithi is partnering with the Marriott Library to provide a very different Juneteenth event. There will be a panel discussion, a make-and-take of a zine, and oral history interviews surrounding 'Your Black Experience in Utah'. Note: last year when we did ten (10) oral history interviews on this same subject we interviewed both Black Americans, Africans, and White Americans. We hope to do the same this year. 35 seats available." To register, click here

  • Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Fulton Library Quad & Bingham Gallery, Utah Valley University Library, Orem. Presented by Utah Valley University African Diaspora Initiative at Utah Valley University Library, Orem: "Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It is also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Black Independence Day. At UVU we celebrate the event as a commemoration of ending slavery. Come to learn and connect with community through food, games, local performers, artists, and speakers!"

  • Logan Juneteenth Community BBQ, 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Bridger Park, 1181 N. 400 W., Logan. "Come together in unity and solidarity at the annual Juneteenth Community BBQ, catered by 5-Star BBQ. Enjoy games and activities for families and children of all ages. This event is free and open to the public. Food served at 6 pm (FREE)."

  • Southern Utah Juneteenth Celebration, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Veterans Park, 75 E. Telegraph St., Washington City. Event by Utah Black Chamber: "Celebrate Juneteenth on June 19th at Veterans Park in Washington City! Join us from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for food, music, speeches, vendors, and a joyous celebration of freedom and community. While this is only the third time Juneteenth has been celebrated as a national holiday, it has been honored in the African American community for over 150 years. This marks the third consecutive celebration in Southern Utah and the second at Veterans Park. All residents and visitors are welcome!"

  • Stories of Pride: A LGBTQ+ Celebration of Community, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Church & State, 370 S. 300 E., SLC. "Please join us for a one-night-only LGBTQ+ celebration of storytelling and community! Hosted by Alexis Powell, the 90-minute show will feature Karin Anderson, Eli McCann, Manny Loley, Wynter Storm, Jamie White, and more. This show exists to celebrate queer joy, triumph, love, liberation, defiance, connection—and to reject the narrative that the LGBTQ+ experience is defined only through trauma. With this in mind, each storyteller has prepared a 5-7 minute story or reading on whatever topic they’d like. Tickets are $15 through Eventbrite, and code PRIDE gets you $5 off. The show is co-presented by Torrey House Press and Strangerville Live. The program is family-friendly-ish (we can’t promise your children won’t hear bible swears or euphemisms). Program runs at 1.5 hours. Looking forward to seeing you there!"

Thursday, June 20:

  • The Roots of American Music, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at USU's Taggart Student Center Ballroom, 650 N. 800 E., Logan. "An interactive workshop that explores the impact of African Americans on the American Music Landscape. From the plantation fields to the present day, we will take you on a sensory journey where you will hear, see, feel, sing, and get up and dance. A celebration of music that will soothe the soul."

  • JUNETEENTH Freedom Day Music Festival, 6:00-8:00 p.m., the east lawn behind the SLCC letters at SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus, 4600 S. Redwood Rd., SLC. "Let's celebrate JUNETEENTH! SLCC JUNETEENTH Freedom Day Music Festival will be an event with entertainment, performances, food and more! This event will take place on the east lawn of the Taylorsville Campus. Bring your blankets and camping chairs and join us on the lawn! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC."

Saturday, June 22:

  • Pride Bar Crawl, 4p-12a at various locations. Organizers say that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Utah Pride Center. For details and tickets, click here

  • Wisdom Keepers Arts Market, 10a-4p at Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, 120 W. 1300 S., SLC. 

Tuesday, June 25:

  • Utah LGBTQ+ History Lecture, 10a-12p at Memorial House in Memory Grove, 375 N. Canyon Rd., SLC. Event sponsored by The Locker Room SLC: "Explore significant sites within Salt Lake City that have been central to the LGBTQ+ community, including City Creek Canyon, Capitol Hill, the historic West Side, and early downtown SLC. Learn about activism and community gathering efforts that continue to create visibility and foster a safer, kinder, and more loving environment for LGBTQ+ Utahans today. Also, learn about the key figures who have made significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community in Utah. Our speaker, Connell O'Donovan, is a historian, biographer, and professional genealogist who has uncovered much of what we know about LGBTQIA+ Utah. Connell is dedicated to inclusive research and ongoing community work, ensuring all Utahans are represented. He is currently documenting the history of Drag Queens in Utah from 1871-2021 and producing a film on the tragic double suicide of two young LDS lesbians in Salt Lake City in 1926. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Salt Lake City's diverse and dynamic LGBTQ+ history." To RSVP and reserve a seat, click here

Thursday, June 27:

  • Golf for Kids' Sake - 2024, 8:00 a.m. at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course, Lehi. Event by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah: "Get ready to tee off with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah at GOLF FORE KIDS’ SAKE! Our annual golf event is perfect for both beginners and experts alike. It's a day of golf, fun, and friendly competition to support our mission of one-to-one mentoring in Utah. It’s a fantastic opportunity for corporate team building, so gather your coworkers and come out to support a great cause. To explore opportunities for sponsorship and participation, visit the registration link: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/golforkidsak202/event/golf."

  • GenderfuQ 2024, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at SugarSpace, 132 S. 800 W., SLC. "Pride kickoff party. Hosted by Sammee St. James and Mona Diet. All ages welcome. Concessions, Queer Marketplace, live music and performances. This is a sober event." Tickets on sale June 1st.

Fri-Sun, Jun 28-30:

  • , 4:00-11:00 p.m. at Clubhouse on South Temple, 850 E. South Temple St., SLC. "The Magpipes invite you to a musical short film premiere celebration. Musical performances from Theoretical Blonde, The 1001 Band, and The Magpipes. Stay for an evening full of music featuring artist booths, performance art, a full bar, and dancing! A food truck will be posted outside – special thanks to - The Grind (coffee & waffles). From the director that brought you Crumb's 'Locket' music video, Haoyan of America and The Magpipes present: Imposter Syndrome, a musical short film experience sure to get you thinking." For tickets, click here

  •  @ Library Square, 210 E. 400 S., SLC. "The Utah Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the arts, showcasing a diverse array of artistic expressions and cultural experiences. This multi-day event is one of the region’s premier arts festivals, attracting artists, performers, and enthusiasts from across the nation. Immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of artistic experiences and explore unique and thought-provoking works while engaging with the artists themselves. The festival will be open daily from 12:00–11:00 p.m. More info at uaf.org or email hello@uaf.org."

Friday, June 28:

Saturday, June 29:

Sat-Sun, June 29-30:

  • , 10a-7p at The Gateway, 18 S. Rio Grande St., SLC. Event by SLC Pride: "Transform Pride with Us!! Local vendors, local entertainers, local artists! June 29th, 3:00 - 10:00 pm. June 30th, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm. Foster a vibrant and inclusive celebration of Queer community and its diversity, where visibility, belonging, support and equity are at the heart. Showcase the rich and complicated tapestry of what it means to be Queer, here. Amplify the voices and experiences of our community, through an intentionally created atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and celebration."

Monday, July 1:

  • The Cookout, 12:00-7:00 p.m. at Fairmont Park, 1040 E. Sugarmont Dr., SLC. Event by Our Sundays SLC: "We're back for the 3rd annual, The Cookout! Get ready to attend your favorite summer gathering at Fairmont Park with the WHOLE family! Whether you're a double-dutch champ or dominoes player, come fellowship with us. This is your chance to relax, unwind, or dance like this ain't Texas (shout out to B). Mark your calendars and get ready to savor the flavor of summer at The Cookout! Shea butter, shorts, and good vibes are strongly advised." FREE, but you need to RSVP and reserve a spot.

Saturday, July 20

  • 11th Annual Celebrating the People Powwow, Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 State St., Sandy. Event by Native American Events: "Every year it seems to be getting hotter and hotter so to make it more enjoyable for our attendees, we're moving the powwow INDOORS! Since we are going into an A/C-controlled building, we will be charging $3 for admission to help cover the costs (65+ and 6 & under are free). More information to come! We are accepting Vendor applications (Arts & Crafts, info/health booths only) please email Nativeamericanevents801@gmail.com to get an application. If you would like to volunteer, be a sponsor, or make a donation to the committee, you can email the above email address or reach out to Mitchell, Dave or Chelsea." 

Fri-Sun, Aug. 9-11:

 

Sat-Thurs, Aug. 24-29:

  • 38th National Veterans Golden Age Games, Salt Lake City. "The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System and National Veterans Golden Age Games are looking for nearly 2,000 volunteers to give back to our Veterans as they go for the gold in Salt Lake this summer. Nearly 1,100 Veterans from across the country will descend on Salt Lake from August 24-29 for the 38th National Veterans Golden Age Games. The Golden Age Games serve Veterans 55 and older who receive care at VA medical centers. We are looking for volunteers of all ages. The only restrictions are ages 5-13 must be accompanied by a parent and 14-17 must have parental permission." To register to volunteer, click here.    

Fri-Sat, Sept. 27-28:

  • SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual PANDOS Defend the Sacred Powwow, Dow James Park, 438 W. 400 N., Tooele. Grand Entry Friday at 6:30 p.m.; 12:00 & 5:00 p.m. Saturday. Miss PANDOS Pageant Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Questions? Email Dave John, davejohn64@hotmail.com.

Sat-Sun, Sept. 14-15:

  • Festa Italiana SLC | 2024,  The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande St., SLC. Event by Festa Italiana SLC: "Salt Lake City's famous Italian Festival, Festa Italiana SLC, returns for its 9th year on September 14th and 15th at The Gateway! Come enjoy live Italian entertainment and the culinary diversity of Italy. This year's festival will be held at The Gateway along the street from 100 S to the Fountain and Piazza at the North end. Admission is FREE. Hours are Saturday 12:00-10:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00-7:00 p.m. During the two-day festival, highlights include live Italian entertainment, food booths highlighting the regions of Italian cuisine, an Italian beer and wine garden, arts & crafts, historical displays, a bocce tournament, live raffles, exotic Italian cars, and much more. Proceeds from the festival will support local and national non-profit charitable organizations supported by the Italian-American Civic League of Utah."

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