First of all, please tell facebook to stop blocking the St. Louis Activist Hub! And now back to the regularly scheduled programming.
This Week's Events:
Monday, June 22, is the last chance to save the San Luis!
Also Monday, the Community Arts and Media Project (CAMP) is hosting Dirty Fist, a duo from Gainesville, at their space at 3022A Cherokee St from 8 to 11 PM. .
Tuesday, June 23, Many Metro East Social Service agencies have received letters informing them of cuts ranging from 25% to 75%. This suggests that as soon as July 1, support for a wide range of people in need will disappear. There will be a rally for preserving services at 11:30 AM at the ChestNut Health Systems Madison Recovery Facility in Madison, IL. Contact Chris Cox at 618-493-7382 ext. 322 for more information.
Also Tuesday, Amnesty International St. Louis City will be holding their monthly letter-writing meeting from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Hartford Coffee Company located at 2974 Hartford Street.
Also Tuesday, The Interfaith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA) will be holding a "Brazil Dinner," with Webster Professor Dan Hellinger who just returned from Brazil. The dinner will be at Yemanja Brasil, 2908 Missouri Ave, starting at 7 PM. RSVP by calling 721-2977 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also Tuesday, Vital Voice Magazine and Pride St. Louis are holding a "U"nity Party to kick off Pride Week at the Mandarin Lounge, 44 Maryland Plaza from 7 to 11 PM.
Wednesday, June 24, Russell Howze will be in town to discuss his book "Stencil Nation," at the Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th Street at 7 PM. The event will include a brief video presentation as well as a cash bar.
Thursday, June 25, Citizens for Modern Transit, who helped lead the fight to get some Metro funding restored, is hosting a "St. Louis Streetcar Economic Development Forum" at the Missouri History Museum from 8 AM to 10 AM. The event will feature an expert on the Portland Streetcar, John Carrol. They are asking people to RSVP by calling Kim Cella at 314-231-7272.
Also Thursday, City Affair and the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis are holding an open house on "Downtown Next: Stepping Up to a New Vision" at the Old Post Office, 815 Olive Street, from 5 to 7:30 PM.
Also Thursday, Matthew Alexander, who was awarded a Bronze Star for his achievements in Iraq, including finding Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, will be speaking at the downtown location of Left Bank Books (321 North 10th Street) on his book "How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq" from 7 to 9 PM. The event is co-sponosored by Amnesty International St. Louis and you can RSVP here.
Friday, June 26, from Eric, "Friday is an important opportunity to be involved in the National Park Service's planning process for the Ozark National Riverways. The rivers (Current and Jacks Fork) have been plagued with problems brought on by lax enforcement and downright illegal activities on the part of the Park Service. Please visit moenviron.org and click Save the Current River to watch a video and read about what is going on."
Also Friday, the Carondelet Community Betterment Foundation is having a "Bunco Night Fundraiser" at Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse (6400 Minnesota) from 7 to 10 PM. $10 admission.
Also Friday, Udi and His Fellow Villagers, a guerilla funk bank who kicked ass at the Alberto Gonzales protests and as such will always occupy a special place in my heart, will be playing at The Gramophone at 4243 Manchester from 10 PM to 1:30 AM.
Saturday and Sunday, the 27th and 28th, is the long-anticipated St. Louis Pride Festival 2009! Check out the schedule at this link and RSVP via facebook here.
Saturday, June 27, 5-8 PM, at the Old Court House (11 North 4th Street), "There will be a peaceful rally in Saint Louis in support of the brave people of Iran this Saturday. The purpose of the rally is to express our sympathy with the people of Iran who are risking their lives coming to the streets of the major cities in Iran objecting the fraudulent recent election results. There will be no disrespect to any particular person or authority. Our common purpose is to peacefully express our support for the people of Iran while we can maintain our personal political views, which may differ among us."
Also Saturday, check out "Blues in the Night," a benefit for the Institute for Peace and Justice at the Black Rep Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square at 8 PM.
Sunday, June 28, Growing American Youth is shooting for "200 Youth Strong in the St. Louis PRIDE Parade" this year! Meet up at South Grand and McDonald in front of the Carpenter Branch Library at 11 AM.
Have a fun and meaningful week!