Our Community Calendar is a resource we offer to all qualified nonprofits. Community Calendar events are highlighted live, on-air throughout the day on KCPW. Featured events are chosen at random. You will also find all current Community Calendar events listed here at kcpw.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Community Calendar now also has a physical home. Following the criteria listed below, bring professional materials (no handwritten signs please) promoting your event to the KCPW studios at 210 East 400 South, Suite 10. We’ll happily hang them in our window for all Library Square traffic to see.

To submit an event to the Community Calendar, the event must meet the following criteria:

  • The event must take place in Utah.
  • The organization promoting the event  must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
  • The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.

If your event meets these criteria, click “Post Your Event” below. Include your contact information in case we have any questions. Otherwise, your event may not get published.

KCPW would like to encourage you to make the most of your post by adding a featured image and links to your organization.  Utilize the provided field boxes (i.e. location, ticket information) to display information as accurately and quickly as possible.  Please do not submit duplicate postings for the same event.

Please submit requests at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, at least two weeks prior to the event.

If you are posting a class or workshop that requires registration, list just the first instance in the date and time, and include the details for subsequent classes in the description.


Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions – Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:45 pm
Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions - Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

The Stegner Center’s 22nd Annual Symposium, to be held March 23 to 24, 2017, will focus on “Water in the West: Untapped Solutions.” The symposium will address how the twin drivers of climate disruption and demographic change are likely to impact water availability in the West over the next 50 years.

With these challenges as a backdrop, the Stegner Center’s solution-oriented symposium will focus on practical solutions to problems. Specifically, the Symposium will address four sets of issues: changing law—legal innovations to address these issues; changing science and the role of technology in improving data-driven water resource planning and management; changing infrastructure and new approaches like recycling wastewater; and changing behaviors—creating incentives that bring about the changes needed to respond to a dynamic world. The symposium will be interdisciplinary in nature and include speakers from the physical, biological and social sciences, academia, government, industry, public interest organizations, and the legal profession.

Double, double toil and trouble: Recipes to brew financial crises @ J. Willard Marriott Library
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm
Double, double toil and trouble: Recipes to brew financial crises @ J. Willard Marriott Library |  |  |

The Friends of the Marriott Library
Spring 2017 Sunday Books and Authors Series
Speaker: Cihan Bilginsoy
Why did the housing and mortgage-backed securities markets collapse in 2007? Did dot-com companies of the 1990s and English railway companies of the 1840s have anything in common that explains the boom and crash of their share prices? What menace scared the Bank of England in 1720, J.P. Morgan in 1907, and the Federal Reserve in 1929? Which was the better course of action for the government: saving Bear-Stearns or letting Lehman Brothers fail? How do supposedly rational investors so frequently succumb to euphoria and despair? Asset price bubbles and bank-runs have been an endemic feature of the capitalist system for centuries. The historical record offers a treasure trove of experience that may shed light on how and why financial crises happen.
Dr. Cihan Bilginsoy’s book, A History of Financial Crises: Dreams and Follies of Expectations (Routledge, 2015) documents asset price bubbles and banking crises, from tulip bulbs in the 17th century Netherlands to the subprime mortgages in the 21st century U.S., and explains competing views on why financial markets fail and the role of the government in stabilizing them.
Dr. Bilginsoy received his BS degree in Economics and Statistics from Middle East Technical University in 1976, an MA in Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1979, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in 1986. He joined the Economics Department at the University of Utah 1993 and became a full professor in 2006. He has published widely in scholarly journals.

The Bystander Dilemma – Utah Law Review Symposium @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Bystander Dilemma - Utah Law Review Symposium @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law |  |  |

Past, present, and future, the world is full of opportunities for bystanders to take meaningful action to prevent horrific crimes. Yet, far too often bystanders remain complacent. In Nazi Germany, an untold number of bystanders watched as millions were subjected to the most heinous treatment in the history of the modern world. Today, bystanders have an opportunity to prevent atrocities from being thrust onto victims. Whether they are refugees from Syria or college freshmen on our own campuses, bystanders have an opportunity to act; yet, they often choose not to.

Inspired by University of Utah College of Law Professor Amos Guiora’s forthcoming book, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust, the Utah Law Review is pleased to announce its 2016/2017 Symposium: The Bystander Dilemma: The Holocaust, War Crimes, And Sexual Assaults. The symposium will critically examine the legal and moral obligations of bystanders. The symposium will be held throughout the day on March 31st, 2017.

The symposium will first consider bystanders during the Holocaust. No other tragedy can highlight the bystander dilemma like the Holocaust, because so many individuals had an opportunity to act; but most failed. The Holocaust panel will be composed of leading academics, professionals, and theologians to address the bystander dilemma and provide a context for the remainder of the symposium.

The following two panels will consider the bystander dilemma in the context of modern day War Crimes and sexual assaults. These panels, also, will be led by leading academics and professionals. For a complete list of the distinguished speakers contributing to the symposium, please see the attached enclosure.

S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean and Jefferson B. and Rita E. Forham Presidential Professor Robert Adler will provide opening remarks. A keynote address will be given by University Professor and Professor of Law Jeremy Waldon of New York University.

The symposium is open to the public and all are invited and encouraged to join. Furthermore, the distinguished speakers will publish articles in a symposium issue of the Utah Law Review. The symposium issue will include an article written by Harvard Law School Dean and Morgan and Helen Chu Professor of Law Martha Minow.

Real Women Run Spring Training @ Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah
Apr 22 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Real Women Run Spring Training @ Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah |  |  |

Join us for conversation, exploration, and practical training on finding your voice, getting more engaged in your community, and pursuing leadership roles (elected and otherwise).

Real Women Run is a collaborative nonpartisan initiative to empower women to participate fully in public life and civic leadership through elected political office at all levels, appointments to boards and commissions, participation in campaigns, and engagement in the political system.

Founded in 2011, Real Women Run partners include YWCA Utah, Hinckley Institute of Politics, Vision 2020, Salt Lake Community College, AAUW Utah, League of Women Voters of Utah, Women Lawyers (Utah Bar Association), Utah Women & Leadership Project – UWLP at Utah Valley University, The Walker Institute at Weber State University, Utah State University, current and former elected officials from major political parties, and community members. Real Women Run is a national network partner with the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics.

An Evening with Sandra Cisneros @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm
An Evening with Sandra Cisneros @ Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah presents “An Evening with Sandra Cisneros” hosted by KUER’s Doug Fabrizio, producer and host of RadioWest, at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets available Monday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. at ArtSaltLake.org or 801-355-ARTS (2787). Limit is two per person.

Cisneros will discuss the Chicana literary movement, her writing and the influence of her heritage on her work. She will read excerpts from her books, including her recent memoir “A House of My Own: Stories From My Life.”

“Sandra writes not simply of the Latino experience,” said Bob Goldberg, director of the Tanner Center. “Her words reach to people of all communities and remind us of the human spirit that binds us together.”

Cisneros’ visit is in conjunction with the Tanner Humanities Center’s 2017 Artist in Residence program.

About Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, several honorary doctorates and book awards nationally and internationally and most recently Chicago’s Fifth Star Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the National Medal of the Arts, awarded to her by President Obama in 2016. “The House on Mango Street” has sold over five million copies, been translated into more than twenty languages and is required reading in elementary, high school and universities across the nation.