Monday, April 6, 2009

St.. Louis Activist Events for April 6 - 11

If you haven't noticed, Activist Hub has a new blog . We've had several different contributers already, and would love to have more; please send me an email if you are interested in participating! Also, check out this week's featured activist Amy Smoucha, fighting for Health Care For All!

This week's events:

Monday, April 6. Health Care Reform might be one of the biggest, most important political fights of our lifetime. Find out more about it today at the Healthcare Reform Roundtable at SLU, 6 PM in Il Monestero Center (3010 Olive). There is a great lineup of speakers that you can check out here.

Also Monday, "Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony" will be screening at 8pm @ Brown 118 at WashU. It is a film about apartheid in Africa and how music played a role for so many in getting through it. The film is being presented by the WashU chapter of Amnesty International.

Tuesday, April 7, Election Day! Don't forget to vote if you're in the city or the county. Also, if you'd like to help to remind people to vote in St. Louis City, please send me a message and join the group here .

Also Tuesday, Claire McCaskill is holding a kitchen table talk at 9 AM with the St. Charles County Young Democrats at the St. Charles Community College Gymnasium. To find out more, check out the facebook page.

Also Tuesday, at 5 PM, NARAL is holding a newsletter mailing party at their office. For more info, go to their facebook event .

Also Tuesday, Anna Baltzer, an amazing local speaker, is going to be speaking at WashU as part of Students for a Peaceful Palestinian Israeli Future's Week of Dialogue. Her talk "Witness in Palestine" goes from 7 to 8 PM in Laboratory Sciences building room 300.

Wednesday, April 8, 6-7pm at the Brown Lounge of the Washington University School of Social Work. Check out, "Saving Live of Forgotten People: social work,c onservation and sustainable development in Amazonian and Nicaraguan forest communities," a talk by Diana Chaves. The organizers ask that you RSVP to or 314.935.5859

Thursday, April 9. Greater St. Louis NORML & Legalize St. Louis is meeting at 7:15 at the Indian Trails branch of the St. Louis County Library (8400 Delport) to discuss the final details for their March to the Arch. You can find the facebook event at this link.

Friday, April 10, I can't find much for today, so it might be a good time to check out some socially conscious artwork. We have a lot of choices: "Faces of Afghanistan" showing at the Carpenter branch of the St. Louis Library, "A Little Bit Political" at the Crown Village Gallery, "Another Me: Transformation from Pain to Power" at the St. Louis Museum of Art , and "Farm Aid: 23 Years of Music For America's Family Farmers" showing at the Coffee Cartel, #2 Maryland Plaza.

Saturday, April 11 is the Black Bear Bakery Brunch KDHX Benefit from 9 AM to 2 PM, featuring the bluegrass Hot Baloney Boys an Shantytown Players. Black Bear is at 2639 Cherokee.

Also Saturday, St. Louis is hosting "A New Way Forward" rally along with many other cites across the U.S. calling for the U.S. to Nationalize, Reorganize, and Decentralize our financial institutions. Our city's event is being hosted by a blogger at Show Me Progress, so it should be an interesting blend of new and old styles of organizing. Check it out!

Have a fun and meaningful week,


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