Sunday, July 12, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for July 13-19

This week's events:

Monday, July 13, The Gateway Green Alliance, the Instead of War Coalition, and other groups are hosting the "Caravan for Cuba" as they come through town.  Unfortunately, online details are a little sparse, but I know that there will be presentations about both the medical and  agricultural setups in Cuba.  The event starts goes from 5:30 to 10 PM at the Community Arts and Media Project (3026 Cherokee).  UPDATE: For additional details and full schedule, see comment below.

Tuesday, July 14, The Communication Workers of America (CWA) will be protesting outside of AT&T in downtown, asking AT&T to start bargaining fairly over their contracts.  The rally will be at 909 Chestnut from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  If you can't make the lunchtime event, CWA will also be passing out handbills before the All Star Game from 5:30 to 7 PM.  The meetup location is either outside Busch Stadium across from the Musial statue or at One AT&T Center: check this page for final details.

Also Tuesday, Women in Black, a group that holds silent vigils against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, will be holding a vigil outside the St. Louis Bread Company in the Loop, from 11:3o to 1 PM.

Also Tuesday,  Greenpeace will also be sending a message at the All Star Game, asking President Obama to support strong action to prevent global warming.  They'll be meeting at 5:30 at the player's entrance to Busch Stadium, at the intersection of Broadway and Poplar.

Also Tuesday, Amnesty International of St. Louis has their monthly meeting at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth, from 7 to 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, July 15, a new coalition is forming in St. Louis called the St. Louis Equal Housing and Community Reinvestment Alliance, which is working to increase investment in low-income and minority communities through citizen participation in the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) processes.  They will be having a meeting from 10 AM to noon at the Equal Housing Opportunity Council, 1027 South Vandeventer.  For more information, contact Leon Parker at 314-534-5800 ext 26 or .

Also Wednesday, Jobs with Justice is gathering in support of the Employee Free Choice Act outside of Karl Rove's $1,000 a plate dinner at the schmancy pants St. Louis Club in Clayton, 7701 Forsyth (on the corner with Hanley).  The rally is from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

Also Wednesday, the Diabetes Association is holding a Step Out STL kickoff event from 6 to 9 PM at the Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th Blvd.  

Thursday, July 16, Show Me Your Solutions is hosting a forum with former Senator Jack Warner (R-VI) to discuss National Security, Energy, and Climate Change.  The forum will be from 10:30 AM to noon at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 North Warson Road.

Also Thursday, FUEL is hosting a Whitaker Urban Evening Series event to showcase recent area revitalization success in North City.  The event is from 6:30 to 9: 30 at St. Louis Place Park.

Also Thursday, the documentary "On Borrowed Time," which focuses on the life and case of death row inmate Reginald Clemons, will be showing at the Missouri History Museum from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Thursday, Katie Krueger will be reading from her latest book Give with Gratitude: Lessons Learned Listening to West Africa at Velocity Cafe (286 DeBaliviere) from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Thursday, Left Bank Books' Lesbian Reading Group will be meeting at the 399 N. Euclid Location to discuss Written on the Body starting at 7:30.

Also Thursday, the Webster Film series screens A Constant Forge, a documentary about iconoclast director John Cassavetes, at 8 PM at the Moore Auditorium, 470 East Lockwood.

Friday, July 17, the Peace Economy Project is holding their monthly BBQ (with vegetarian options) at Grace United Methodist, 6199 Waterman, from 5:30 to 7 PM.  Lori Read of the American Friends Service Committee will be speaking about how US foreign military aid is contributing to global poverty and violence.

Saturday, July 18, Vespa St. Louis is holding a fundraiser for a local activist and friend MJ who has been having medical difficulties.  Check out the details here.

Also Saturday, the Catholic Action Network is holding a Celebration of Mary of Magdala at the Center for Theology and Social Analysis (1077 S. Newstead) at 9 AM.

Also Saturday, Madeline Coburn will be in town to discuss her book A Pastor's Life Behind Bars, a story of a women who lived on Death Row for 27 years before being pardoned.  She'll be speaking  and signing books at the Vaughn Cultural Center, 3701 Grandel, from 2 to 4 PM.

Also Saturday, NARAL is holding a Clinic Escort Training at 1210 S. Vandeventer from 2 to 4 PM.

Also Saturday, the Diversity Arts Program is holding an Open Mic and Reception at the Regional Arts Commission (6128 Delmar) from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Saturday, Burners without Borders and Operation Brightside are teaming up for a benefit at the Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester, from 8 PM to 2:30 AM

Sunday, July 19, and every Sunday, there will be a vigil recognizing the costs of the U.S. wars at St. Francis Xavier Church on the corner of Grand and Lindell, from 7 to 7:30 PM.

1 comment:

  1. Notes for Caravan for Cuba in St. Louis program below:

    Monday, July 13, 2009
    3026 Cherokee (at Minnesota, the Community Arts & Media Project building)
    $10 includes dinner at 5:45 pm with slides of

    “Cuba’s Agroecological Transition” (Steve Hollis) and

    “Medical School in Cuba” (Don Fitz & Barbara Chicherio)

    7:00 pm, Forum on Cuba & the US with

    Delores Mills [facilitator],

    Tim Kaminski “Cuba in 1980,”

    Bud Deraps “Cuba during the Special Period.”

    Virginia Druhe “People in Cuba,”

    Keynote speaker — Ellen Bernstein “Obama and US-Cuba Relations”

    9:00 pm, Cuban & other Latin music by D.J. Carlos G. Charles