Sunday, September 13, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Sept. 14-20

This Week's Events:

Monday, Sept 14, Capoeira Angola St. Louis is hosting a guest teacher who will be speaking on the relationship between performing art and social responsibility.  The event will be from 6:15 to  PM in Malindrodt on the WashU campus.  

Also Monday, the Muslim Student Association at St. Louis University is holding a Fast-a-thon to raise money for local refugees who don't have enough to eat.  They'll be fasting all day, and then eating dinner in the Busch Student Center Ballrooms at night, starting at 7 PM.  
Check here to find out how you can pitch in!

Also Monday is the weekly Co-Op Cafe over at the WashU co-op at 6021 Pershing from 8:30 to 10 PM.  This week will feature an open mic, short film clips by art and film students, and a rap.

Also Monday is a meeting for VDAY at McMillan Cafe at WashU from 9 to 10 PM.  

Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Mountaintop Removal Road Show will be at the SIUC campus, room 118C in the ASA Building, from 11 AM to 12:50 PM.  

Also Tuesday, the Beacon and the Royale continue their collaboration on discussing the idea of race in St. Louis with a discussion titled, "Are you other?" The event goes from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Royale (3132 S. Kingshighway).   

Also Tuesday is the 4th Annual Thirst for Life Kickoff Party hosted by the St. Louis Effort for AIDS at Just John (4112 Manchester) from 7 to 10 PM.

Also Tuesday, former President of Mexico Vicente Fox will be speaking at the Busch Student Center at SLU in the Wool Ballroom from 7 to 9 PM.  The Interfaith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA) is requesting that people attend and ask some good questions about the Mexican Free Trade Agreement.  

Wednesday, Sept. 16, Pride Alliance at WashU is holding a Pride Perk-Up complete with loads of caffeine at the Pride Suite on the top floor of the Women's Building from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.  

Also Wednesday, Fulbright scholar and activist Anna Baltzer will be speaking on "Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories and Photos" at Webster Hall room 401 on the Webster University Campus, from 1 to 2:20 PM.  Anna is an amazing speaker so check it out if you have a chance!

Also Wednesday, the movie "Life in a Bubble" which explains the roots of the financial crises by exposing the tangled alliances between the financial system, politicians, and lobbyists, will be showing at Student Center Room 200/201 at the St. Louis Community College at Meremec campus, 11333 Big Bend, from 5 to 8:30 PM.

Also Wednesday, Vernon Smith will be leturing on Relics of African Civilization and Antiquity at the Julia Davis Branch of the St. Louis Public Libraries, on Natural Bridge and Taylor, from 6 to 9 PM.

Also Wednesday, peace activists Kathy Kelly and Dan Pearson from Voices for Creative Nonviolence in Chicago will be speaking about their recent trip to Pakistan at the St. Louis Room at the Busch Student Center at SLU (20 N. Grand Blvd.).  The event starts at 7 PM and is sponsored by the St. Louis Instead of War Coalition.

Also Wednesday, North Side Business Owners and Clergy are holding a forum to take a stand against Eminent Domain abuse and gentrification.  The event is from 7 to 10 PM at Vashon High School, 3035 Cass Avenue.  

Thursday, Sept. 17, Anna Balzer will be speaking on "Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories and Photos" in the Sunnen Lounge in the University Center at Webster, from 1:30 to 2:50 PM.

Also Thursday, the Webster Earth Alliance is looking for volunteers to help recycle at PlaySTL 2009 in the Delmar Loop.

Friday, Sept. 18, Active Citizen 360 is hosting a screening of "Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore" documenting the 2004 primary challenge by recently convicted state Senator Jeff Smith several years ago.  I'm guessing it would be rather painful to watch for many people, but certainly is good fodder for an interesting discussion afterward.

Saturday, Sept. 19, the Great Rivers Greenway is holding a River des Peres Trash Bash at Fultz Field on the River des Peres Greenway Trail from 8:30 AM to 1 PM.

Also Saturday will be the St. Louis Walk for Farm Animals protesting the horrible conditions of modern factory farms, put together by the tireless work of Sara Accord.  They'll be meeting up at the Chinese Pavillion in Tower Grove Park (4256 Magnolia) at 10 AM.  Join the walk or pitch in some money for an important cause!

Also Saturday, St. Louis NORML will be at the Mel Carnahan Criminal Courthouse protesting the extradition and sentencing of legalization activist Marc Emory from 4 to 6 PM.  The courthouse is located at 1114 Market Street.

Also Saturday will be Crank and Click 2, a citywide scavenger hunt for cyclists that will raise money for Trailnet.  The event starts at 5 PM at the Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester).

Sunday, Sept. 20 will feature an excitingwritten  new play Beyond Stonewall:Why We March by Joan Lipkin of That Uppity Theater Company and Tennesse Playwright Sharon Bandy inspired by the crazy comments on the Post-Dispatch's website.  The play will be from 1 to 2 PM at the Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis (1919 S. Broadway).  Well, at least something good came out of those insane comments!

1 comment:

  1. New from IOW this week:
    Calling all Activists!
    Kathy Kelly and Dan Pearson will be talking about their Peaceable Assembly Campaign Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at CTSA, (Center for Theology and Social Analysis) 1077 Newstead.

    Please join us for conversation and brainstorming about ways we can bring that campaign to St. Louis!

    Check out our website for more info: Calendar section

    Colleen Kelly
    Instead of War