Friday, May 8, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for May 11-17

This Week's Events:

Monday, May 11. Karl Rove is going to be in town handing off right-wing talking points to the Missouri Chamber of Commerce about the proposed Employee Free Choice Act. The Act would make it easier for workers to decide if they want a union and better protect them from management intimidation, so naturally Rove hates the idea. Fortunately, Missouri Jobs with Justice and other groups will be outside sharing the real facts about the Employee Free Choice Act and asking, "We shouldn't have believed Rove on weapons of mass destruction, why would we listen to him now about our country's economic future?" The rally in opposition to Rove starts at 3:45 at 7701 Forsyth and you can get the details here.

Also Monday, join the United Auto Workers (UAW) as they hold a "Save Our Jobs" rally in Keiner Plaza at 6 PM.

Also Monday, at 7 PM, Landmarks Association of St. Louis hosts a presentation and book signing of Houses of Missouri at the Chantillon-DeMenil House (3352 DeMenil Place) as part of their "Preservation Week 2009."

Tuesday, May 12, The Royale (3132 Kingshighway) is hosting a resume clinic from 2 to 5 PM.

Also Tuesday, The Landmarks Association of St. Louis continues "Preseveration Week 2009" with a screening of "Hail, Hail, Rock 'n' Roll," a documentary about Chuck Berry.  Doors open at 7 PM at the Tivoli (6350 Delmar) and the program starts at 7:20.

Wednesday, May 13, The "Labor Law Breakfast Series" continues with a discussion of the COBRA subsidy and Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program in the American Recover and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  The event starts a 8 AM at the IBEW Local 1439 Hall, 2121 59th Street.

Also Wednesday, there's a meetup for St. Louis Food Not Bombs at 6 PM.

Also Wednesday, Preservation Week continues with an opening reception for the Mississippi Valley Architecture exhibit starting at 6 PM at 911 Washington Avenue #170.

Also Wednesday, the LGBT Community Center of Metropolitan St. Louis hosts a regular "Trans Community Discussion" at 625 N. Euclid Avenue, Ste 420, from 7 to 9 PM.

Thursday, May 14, There will be an Open House Public Hearing on the Page-Olive Connector (141 Extension) Study.  The proposed project would disrupt an environmentally sensitive area, and the Missouri Coalition for the environment is encouraging people to attend.  The event will be from 4 to 8 PM at Parkway Central High School (369 N. Woods Mill Road) in the gymnasium.

Also Thursday, The Missouri History Museum screens "Ask Not," a movie examining the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy of the military.  The movie starts at 7 PM and will be followed by a panel discussion. You can find more details here.

Friday, May 15. Landmarks Association of St. Louis's Preservation Week 2009 continues with two interesting events.  First, there's a discussion of St. Louis Architect Theodore Carl Link at  Architecture St. Louis (911 Washington #170 ) from noon to 1.  Then, later in the day Landmarks is holding the "2009 Most Enhanced Awards" honoring the best in restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive re-use of St. Louis's historic structures.  The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Roberts Orpheum Theater, 416 N. 9th Street.

Friday through Sunday, the Webster Film series shows the movie "In a Dream" about Philadelphia muralist Isaiah Zagar.  St. Louis could use some more murals, no?

Saturday, May 16, Join Connect With on a number of volunteer projects throughout the day, starting at 10 AM.  Check out this link for more details.

Also Saturday, the closing day for "Preservation Week 2009" features a walking tour of some of the works of St. Louis architect Theodore Carl Link.  The tour begins at St. John's Methodist Church at 5001 Washington, starting at 10 AM.

Also Saturday, at 4 PM, at the Central Baptist Church Educational building (2843 Washington Blvd), there will be a discussion of Africa, Obama, and the legacy of Malcom X. The event will include conversations about black talk radio in light of Obama's presidency and a discussion on Sudan, Somalia, and Zimbabwe.  

Saturday and Sunday, there will be a used book sale to raise money for the Chantillon DeMenil House Foundation, at 3352 DeMenil Place.

Sunday, May 17, there will be a 5K run to benefit the Open Door After School Program starting at 8 AM at the Son's of Rest Shelter in Tower Grove Park.  Click here for more details.

Also Sunday, the Organization for Black Struggle hosts "Malcolm X/African Liberation Day" at the Missouri History Museum from 4 to 6 PM.  Anyango Reggie will discuss the struggles of the Rwandan people's lives after genocide and explore the particular issues of women and the World Bank's negative influence.  

Also Sunday, there will be a remembrance of those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS and their survivors called "Love Letters" and hosted by the MCCGSL.  The event starts at 6 PM and is located at 1919 Broadway.

Have a fun and meaningful week,


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