Tuesday, May 19, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for May 19-23

This week's events:

Tuesday, May 19, All Day, there is an impending execution in the State of Missouri as Dennis Skillicorn is scheduled to be executed one minute after  midnight on Wednesday, May 20.  Missourians Against the Death Penalty are asking all people to contact Governor Nixon and ask for Clemency.  Their Execution Alert can be found here.  There will also be a prayer service at St. Francis Xavier Church at 7:30 PM and a vigil outside the same church from 8:15 to 9 PM.  St. Francis Xavier is located at 3628 Lindell Blvd.

Also Tuesday, Show Me No Hate is hosting a discussion of Marriage Equality at the Central Reform Congregation (5020 Waterman) from 6 to 8 PM.  Many of the couples who recently took the bus to Iowa to get married will be there.

Also Tuesday will be a screening of "Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl" as part of the St. Louis Labor Council's Labor Learn Film Series.  The movie will be showing from 6:30 to 7:30 at IBEW Local 1, 5850 Elizabeth Avenue.  

Also Tuesday, Jon Ginoli, the founder and lead singer of gay rock band Pansy Division will be discussing his life and book Deflowered at Left Bank Books CWE location, 399 N. Euclid, at 7 PM.

Wednesday, May 20, tune in to Charlie Brennan's show on 1120 KMOX at 9 AM to listen to Bob Soutier, President of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council, discuss the Employee Free Choice Act.

Also Wednesday, the LGBT Community Center of Metropolitan St. Louis will be hosting a discussion on the topic, "Straight Talk on Queer Money: Socially Responsible Investing in Companies that Support LGBT Causes," by presenter Jon Shigemura, Investment Advisor and Representative of Metlife.  The talk is from 6:30 to 9 PM at 625 N. Euclid Ave. Ste 420.

Also Wednesday will be the first volunteer meeting for Greenpeace Saint Louis, who will be working on a campaign to fight global warming this summer.  The meeting will be at Epiphany UCC (2911 McNair Avenue) from 7 to 8:15 PM.

Thursday, May 21, there will be a happy hour for Smoke Free St. Louis City at 5:30 PM at the Church Key, 4127 Manchester Road.  Free pizza included!

Also Thursday, the much anticipated public meeting for the proposed McEagle North City/Downtown Project will be held at 7 PM at the Central Baptist Church Education Center at 2837 Washington Avenue (across from the church).

Also Thursday, there will be a discussion of "Herbal Medicines and Botanical Supplements: Facts and Fiction" from 7 to 9 PM at Herbies Vintage 72 (405 N. Euclid Avenue).  

Friday, May 22 is the beginning of the African Arts Festival at the St. Louis Art Museum, 

Also Friday, Michael Pollan, bestselling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma, will be speaking at the St Louis County Library at 1640 S. Lindberg from 7 to 9 PM.  Click here for more details.

Also Friday is opening night for "My Heart is Always Shaking," a play based on interviews of two dozen women who escaped the Taliban and are trying to make a new life in St. Louis.  The play shows at 8 PM and 10 PM on Friday night at St. Louis University Theater - Xavier Hall, 3733 West Pine Mall, and will run through June 7th.

Saturday, May 23, the African Arts Festival will continue being celebrated at the World's Fair Pavilon.   Get the full schedule at this link.

Also Saturday will be a Citywide Bicycle Scavenger Hunt that raises money for BicycleWORKS!  The event starts at 5 PM at the Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester) and goes until 1 AM.  Sounds really cool!

Have a fun and meaningful week!



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