Sunday, August 16, 2009

St.. Louis Activist Events for August 17-23

This Week's Events:

Monday, August 17, Show Me No Hate is holding a meeting to plan for the National March for Equality at Mokabe's Coffee House from 5:15 to 7 PM. Mokabe's is located at 3606 Arsenal.

Also Monday, The Human Rights Campaign welcomes Voices of Honor for a discussion of the "don't ask don't tell" policy that prevents fit, competent, and skilled Americans from serving solely because of their sexual orientation. They'll be screening a film on the subject, Ask Not. The event is in the multi-purpose room of the Missouri History Museum at 5700 Lindell, from 6:30 to 8 PM.

Tuesday, August 18,UPDATE: See end of message Greenpeace, the Metro St. Louis Coalition for Inclusion and Equity, and M-SLICE will be holding a press conference outside of Clay Elementary School (3820 N. 14th) to identify the high-risk chemical facilities that each put 10,000 or more citizens at risk in Missouri. The press conference will be at 11 AM. UPDATE: this press conference has been moved to Wednesday at the same time and location.

Also Tuesday, veterinary behavior specialist Dr. Debra Horowitz will be giving a lecture, "Talking to the Animals: Enhancing Our Relationships with Our Canine and Feline Companions," at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell and DeBaliviere) at 7 PM.

Wednesday, August 19, the Current Affairs Reading Group at Left Bank Books will be discussing In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan from noon to 1 PM at 321 N 10th St.

Also Wednesday, the Greater St. Louis Council for Change will be meeting at Velocity Cafe (286 DeBaliviere) from 6 to 8 PM.

Wednesday through Friday, NARAL will be having a mailing party from 9 AM to 5 PM each day for their "Fabulous at Forty" Gala.

Thursday, August 20, there will be a Northside Bar Crawl in the Ville starting at 6:30. Says host Brian Marston, "The ville is St. Louis' Harlem, a close-knit black community that has made prodigious cultural contributions to the life of our city." The walk begins at MLK and Whittier; check here for the full schedule.

Also Thursday, the Missouri Organic Association will be discussing how to garden and care for your lawn naturally. They'll be meeting at 6:30 PM, unfortunately at the Whole Foods Market located in Town and Country.

Also Thursday, the Lesbian Reading Group at Left Bank Books will be discussing Stone Butch Blues at 7:30 PM at 399 N. Euclid.

Friday, August 21, the Peace Economy Project monthly BBQ/VBQ will host Kathy Wright, who will be discussing St. Louis' role in the Nuclear Freeze movement. The event will be at Grace United Methodist (6199 Waterman) from 5:30 to 7 PM.

Saturday, August 22, dress up in your tux, prom dress, gaudy jewelry or cuff links and join Billionaires for Wealthcare as we crash the St. Louis Tea Party rallies this Saturday.  Billionaires for Wealthcare remind the world that the status quo is all about protecting the profits of insurance companies and the richest Americans.  We'll be gathering across the street from Senator McCaskill's office at 5850 Delmar at 11:30 AM.  Wealthcare not healthcare!

Also Saturday, at 1 PM, Metropolitan Congregations United is sponsoring a health care reform vigil at the state headquarters of Anthem-Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri, 1831 Chestnut in downtown St. Louis, to advocate for a health care system that is affordable and accessible for everyone. More information about the group is here.

Also Saturday, Rebuilding St. Louis Together is holding their 4th Annual Trivia Night at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd., from 7 to 10 PM.

Sunday, August 23, join the Bayou Bash at the Iron Barley (5510 Virginia) to listen to some blues and urban percussion, and to raise money for the Common Ground Relief Fund in New Orleans. The event is from 12:30 to 7 PM.

Also Sunday, there will be a reception and fundraiser for activist and Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, celebrating her 85th birthday. The event will be at the Rosebud Cafe at the Scoot Joplin House, 2658 Delmar, from 5 to 8 PM.

1 comment:

  1. The Greater St. Louis Council for Change Wednesday meeting has been cancelled until further notice