Monday, June 1, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for June 1 - 7

This week's events:

Monday, June 1 .  St. Louis is one of many cities hosting a vigil in Memory of Dr. George Tiller, a doctor murdered in cold blood at a church because he performs abortions.  The vigil will be from 6:30 to 7:30 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3664 Arsenal St.  

Tuesday, June 2.  Greenpeace St. Louis will be carpooling to St. Charles from 4 to 7 PM to speak with people about Global Warming outside of a propagdanda fest of global-warming deniers.  If you're interested, send an email to Hannah Allison at .

Also Tuesday, A great new project called "Summer of Solutions" that works on community-based climate change solutions is having a potluck meeting at 6015 Waterman from 7 to 10 PM.

Wednesday, June 3, the St. Louis MoveOn Council will be meeting to discuss the next steps of the "Power Up America" Campaign to develop a sustainable economy with stable jobs.  They'll be meeting at Bradford's Pub at 720 Westport Plaza at 7 PM.

Also Wednesday, Danny Glover is returning to St. Louis in support of efforts to save Reggie Clemons' life.  He will be speaking with Reggie over the phone, and the documentary "Borrowed Time" will also be shown.  The event starts at 7 PM at Kennerly Temple COGIC, 4307 Kennerly Avenue.  Find out more here.

Thursday, June 4-CANCELLED- UFCW is holding rallies across the country in an effort to organize Wal-Mart employees.  Current Wal-Mart employees will be on hand asking the public and co-workers to join the effort to unionize the country's largest employer.  The local rally will be at 10741 West Florissant in Ferguson, MO at noon.  For more info, contact Cynthia Blackmon at 636-736-2769. -CANCELLED-

Also Thursday, join the Interfaith Partnership and Faith Beyond Walls for an educational forum on the role of Interfaith Communities in healthcare reform.  The will be several excellent speakers presenting followed by a question and answer session. The Forum will be held at Central Reform Congregation (5020 Waterman Ave.) from 5:45 to 8 PM.  Please RSVP to or 314-531-4787.

Also Thursday, there will be a prayer vigil for Reggie Clemons, slated to be executed on June 17, at the St. James AME Church, 4301 St. Ferdinand sponsored by the Metropolitan Clergy Coalition, at 7 PM.

Also Thursday is the June meeting for City Affair, a group working to restore the greatness of St. Louis via the preservation of its built environment and advocacy of urbanist planning.  This month they will be discussing the controversial "Northside" proposal by developer Paul McKee.  The meeting will be at the Stl-Style Headquarters (2400 S. Jefferson) from 7:30 to 9 PM.

Also Thursday, Greater St. Louis NORML and Legalize St. Louis are having a meeting for people interested in volunteering this summer for the Sensible Sentencing Initiative petition.  They'll be meeting at volunteer coordinator Mike Hathaway's place at 2011 Blendon at 7:30 PM.  

Saturday, June 8.  Area F Council is holding the 7th Annual HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk and Health Expo at Dwight Davis Park (on the corner of Riverview and Lillian) from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Also Saturday, The National Kidney Foundation and St. Louis University are hosting a Kidney Walk to help raise awareness of the need for early detection of kidney disease.  They'll be meeting at the corner of Grand and Lindell and the event goes from 8:30 AM to 2 PM.  

Also Saturday, a group of people who think the city needs to change the fact that Interstate 70 cuts off the downtown from the riverfront and creates dead space in downtown are holding a picnic under the highway.  The event is at the Intersection of Washington Ave and Memorial Drive from 1 to 3 PM.  From the comments on the wall, everyone is advised to "dress as preppy as possible" to avoid suspicion.  

Sunday, June 7, the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis is hosting a book fair to benefit the Rabbi Robert P. Jacobs Jewish Fund for Human Needs.  The event is from 10 AM to 9 PM at the Borders book stores in Creve Coeur (11745 Olive) and Brentwood (1519 S. Brentwood). Make sure to download coupons at in advance.

Also Sunday, the Missouri Rural Crisis Center will be showing a documentary about factory farming titled "Farming Was My Life: The Hidden Costs of CAFOs" at the Central Reform Congregation (5020 Waterman Blvd) from 4 to 6 PM.

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