Sunday, August 9, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for August 10 - 16

This week's events:

Monday, August 10, Laird Schaub, a founder of one of Missouri's oldest intentional communities, will be speaking from 6:3o to 9:30 about "Living in Community" at Home Eco, 4611 Macklind Avenue.

Also Monday, Black Bear Bakery at 2639 Cherokee will be hosting the Urban Renewal Film Festival from 8:30 to 10:30 PM, which features films that start community dialogues about urban revitalization.

Tuesday, August 11, Claire McCaskill will be hosting a "Healthcare Listening Forum" from 2 to 4 PM at the Field House at 1000 Viking Drive in Hillsboro, MO.  The teabaggers will be out in full force, looking for any excuse they can find to call Obama a Nazi, so we need as many people to attend as possible if we want real healthcare reform to happen.  University City cancelled the event closer to St. Louis, but you can RSVP for the Hillsboro event here.  Get there early!

Also Tuesday, Amnesty International is having their monthly meeting at Bethel Lutheran Church (7001 Forsyth Boulevard) from 7 to 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, August 12, ReVitalize St. Louis is holding a fundraiser for a "Downtown Defense Fund" with the Dave Drebes Players from 6 to 8 PM at the Royale (3132 S. Kingshighway).

Also Wednesday, the Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolitan St. Louis is holding their general body meeting from 6 to 8 PM at their HQs at 3701 Grandel.

Thursday, August 13, The Bleeding Deacon at 4123 Chippewa is hosting a "Party to Prevent Violence" from 4 PM to 8 PM with 10% of sales going to Safe Connections.

Friday, August 14, there will be a Healthcare Reform Solidarity meeting at the Culture Cafe (6150 Delmar) from 5:30 to 8:30 with Reggae, Hip Hop, Soul and a petition to support Obama's health care efforts.

Also Friday, the Step to the Bete fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association will be at EXO Ultra Lounge at 3146 Locust from 6 PM to 3 AM.  RSVP is required.

Also Friday, there will be a benefit for Prison Performing Arts at the Mad Art Gallery (2727 S. 12th Street) from 7 to 11 PM featuring belly dancers, fire eaters, an auction of St. Louis artists' work, samplings from St. Louis's food traditions, and much more!

Saturday, August 15, is the date for Walk as One, an annual walk and picnic bringing together St. Louisans to stand up against racism and oppression.  They'll be meeting at 9 AM at Langenberg Field in Forest Park.

Also Saturday, the St. Louis Rehabbers Club will feature the Southwest Garden Neighborhood in their monthly tour. They'll be meeting at 9:30 AM at 4950 Southwest Avenue. 

Also Saturday, the St. Charles County Young Democrats are having a BBQ for Change from 10 AM to 5 PM at 2871 N. Highway 94.

Also Saturday is the day of the Great Nationwide Kiss-In, celebrating love and affection and open to everyone!  They'll be meeting in front of City Hall (1200 Market St.) from noon to 3 PM.

Also Saturday is the 4th Annual Thirst for Life Kickoff Party, raising money for PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Support) and the St. Louis Effort for AIDS, and featuring "The Art of PAWS."  Music, food, and art will be happening from 7 to 10 PM at Just John in the Grove (4112 Manchester).  

And Saturday night is the night for the much-anticipated 2nd annual World Naked Bike Ride, an event protesting oil dependency, advocating positive body image, and raising cyclist awareness.  The festivities kick off at 9 PM at Stupp Plaza in Tower Grove Park.

Sunday, August 16, the Human Rights Campaign in St. Louis will be celebrating St. Louis Black Pride with a Festival in the Plaza from 2 to 8 PM in Keiner Plaza.

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