Monday, June 8, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for June 8-14

Last week, without warning or explanation, facebook disabled my account. I have sent them several emails and have yet to hear any response as to why they did this. I learned about many of the events listed on the Activist Hub through facebook invitations, so this will make it harder for me to catch all of the amazing events that are going on around St. Louis. Hopefully, this problem will be taken care of soon.

This week's events:

Monday, June 8, Triumph Grill at 3419 Olive is hosting a fundraiser for Springboard, an organization that supports academic, cultural, and enrichment programs in local schools. Call 314-446-1801 to reserve a spot and make sure to mention the name Springboard. The event goes from 5 to 9 PM.

Monday through Friday, UMSL is hosting a Fundraising Institute as part of their nonprofile managment and leadership program. Get the full details here.

Tuesday, June 9, NARAL is asking for help stuffing their summer newsletter. RSVP to help out here.

Also Tuesday, from 4 PM to close, McAlister's Deli will be donating 15% of sales to United Way.

Also Tuesday, Amnesty International will be holding their monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth.

Wednesday, June 10, Metropolis St. Louis is hosting a discussion of the economic and social implications of a "Global Midwest Megaregion" with participation from several prominent speakers. The event is at the Old Post Office at 815 Olive from 6 to 7:30. Refreshments will be served starting at 5 PM.

Thursday, June 11, author Nancy Kehoe discusses her book "Wrestling with Our Inner Angels" a story about her application of spirituality in her work with mentally ill patients. The discussion is hosted by Left Bank Books, 299 N. Euclid Ave, and runs from 7 to 9 PM.

Thursday is also the last chance to catch "Throw Down Your Heart" at the Webster University Film series. This film follows Bela Fleck as he travels through Africa exploring the local music and culture. The movie is at 8 PM in the Winifred Moore Auditorium on the Webster Campus.

Friday through Sunday, the fascinating-looking film "Examined Life", featuring interviews with Peter Singer, Cornell West, and others, will be screening at the Webster Film Series at 8 PM. The movie will be showing in the Winifred Moore Auditorium on the Webster Campus.

Friday, June 12, Ansel Adam's photographs of Yosimite National Park go on display at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Also Friday, listen to the stories of LGBT African Christians as Christ Church Cathedral screens "Voices of Witness Africa" in Schuyler Hall, 1210 Locust from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Friday, Robin Carnahan will be the featured speaker at the 27th Annual First Capitol Dinner at the Trigg Banquet Center (300 O'Fallon Plz, O'Fallon, MO) from 7 to 11 PM. Make sure to get your tickets in advance.

Also Friday is the opening reception for the "Women Are Goddesses" exhibit at the Soulard Art Market, 2029 S. 12 Street. Check out the great artwork and grab some refreshments from 7 to 10 PM.

Also Friday, there will be a fundraiser for Whats Up Magazine at Off Broadway, 3511 Lemp Ave, from 9 PM to 1:30 AM.

Saturday, June 13 is the St. Louis Komen breast cancer race/fun walk. The event runs from 7 AM to 4 PM and you can find more out here.

Also Saturday is the 2nd Annual Progressives Picnic, for progressive bloggers and friends, held in Tower Grove Park at the Cypress South Pavilion from noon to 5 PM. There's only one rule: No Glass Bottles! A map to help find the event location is posted on the facebook page.

Also Saturday is the one year anniversary celebration of SAGE Metro St. Louis! The event is from 2 to 4 PM at the Kerr Building, 21 O'Fallon Street in St. Louis.

Sunday, June 14 is Pride Day at Six Flags, a day where the amusement park recognizes the GLBTQ community. Ticket information can be found on the facebook page.

Also Sunday, Justice and Peace Shares, a local organization that supports the work of several important progressive St. Louis institutions, is having a fundraiser at McGurk's from 4:30 to 6:30. Music, drinks and appetizers will all be on hand. McGurk's is located at 12th and Russell.

Have a fun and meaningful week!


1 comment:

  1. For people following the events in Iran via Twitter, please change your profile to Tehran location & timezone (GMT+3:30). It may confuse the Iranian gov't trying to track down protesters via Twitter.