Monday, September 21, 2009

St. Louis Activist events for Sept. 21 - 27

This week's events:

Monday, Sept. 21, MoPIRG kicks off it's year at BA 105 on the Meramec CC campus in Kirkwood with an introductory meeting. The meeting is from 5 to 6 PM.

Also Monday, The Esquire 7 joins movie theaters around the world simultaneously premiering the movie "The Age of Stupid," a movie filmed from the perspective of 2055 AD questioning why we didn't do more to stop climate change when we had the chance. The Esquire 7 is located at 6706 Clayton Rd. and the movie will show at 6:30 PM.

Also Monday, the Catholic Action Network is sponsoring a talk titled "How Big is Your God," by internationally recognized scholar Paul Coutinho at the College Church Ballrooom (on the corner of Grand and Lindell) from 7 to 8:30 PM.

Also Monday, Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard and an amazing activist, will be speaking about her book The Meaning of Matthew at the Ethical Society at 9001 Clayton starting at 7 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 22, the College Dems at Webster are holding a bake sale on the campus Quad from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Also Tuesday, Moveon, Health Care for America Now, and several other local groups are holding a "Big Insurance: Sick of It" rally outside Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield on 1831 Chestnut at noon. This is part of a national campaign to call out the insurance companies that are spending millions of dollars to prevent reform to a broken system with skyrocketing costs that allows tens of thousands of people to die every year. RSVP for the event here.

Also Tuesday, Show Me No Hate is holding a meeting at 5:30 at Mokabes (3606 Arsenal) for the upcoming bus trip to the huge National Equality March in DC Coming up on October 10-11.

Also Tuesday, the Webster University Democrats will be joining OFA volunteers to phone bank for Health Insurance Reform at the law offices at 1420 Strassner from 6 to 8:30 PM.

Also Tuesday, Amnesty International for the City of St. Louis has their monthly letter-writing meeting at Hartford Coffee Company (3974 Hartford Street) from 7 to 8 PM.

Also Tuesday, Dr. Jeff Schweitzer will be giving a talk, "Beyond Cosmic Dice: Moral Life in a Random World" at the Ethical Society (9001 Clayton Road) from 7 to 9 PM.

Wednesday, Sept 23, the YWCA of Metro St. Louis is hosting a discussion on "The Miseducation of Black Children" from 5:30 to 7 PM at their 2711 Locus Street location.

Also Wednesday, St. Louis City is holding a TIF hearing for the controversial McEagle Properties NorthSide Regeneration Plan at room 208 of City Hall (1200 Market) from 6 to 8 PM.

Also Wednesday, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment is holding a cocktail party to celebrate their 40th Anniversary at Erney's 32 (4200 Manchester) from 6:30 to 10:30 PM.

Also Wednesday, the Interfaith Committee on Latin America is holding a dinner with a discussion of Honduras at Papagayos market (6922 Manchester) from 7 to 9 PM.

Thursday, September 24, in solidarity with the protests outside of the G20 summit in Pittsburg, PA, the Instead of War Coalition and Greenpeace are holding a "Dirty Money, Dirty Politics, Dirty Energy" bike ride for change starting at 3:30 PM on the corner of Market and Tucker.

Also Thursday, St. Charles County Organizing for America members will be meeting at the Middendorf-Kredell library at 2750 Hwy K in O'Fallon from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Also Thursday, Drinking Liberally in the City of St. Louis is gathering at the Premium Lounge (4199 Manchester) from 6:30 to 11:30 PM.

Also Thursday, the traveling exhibit "Transgender Considerations: My Right Self" will be on display at the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (520 S. Euclid) from 7 to 8:30 PM.

Also Thursday, the St. Louis Urban Corps is holding a trivia night at the Mattingly Brewery (3000 S. Jefferson) from 7 to 10 PM.

Friday, Sept. 25, Jill Freidberg, a documentary film maker, will be holding a workshop on "Media and Social Justice" from 4 to 6 PM at Marillac Hall at UMSL.

Friday and Saturday,
David Dorfman's dance piece, "underground" based on Dorfman's remembrance of the radical Weather Underground group in the 60s, will be showing at the Edison Theatre on the WashU campus at 8 PM.

Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, the Strange Folk Festival, a "craft happening in psychedelic color," will be taking place in Community Park in O'Fallon, IL starting at 10 AM.

Also Saturday, the Literacy for Social Justice Teacher's Research Group is holding their annual "Educating for Change Curriculum Fair" at Merillac Hall in UMSL from 9 AM to 3 PM. This event is getting bigger and better every year, and I highly recommend it! Independent filmmaker Jill Freidberg will be the keynote speaker, and there will be several workshops.

Also Saturday, Earthways Center is hosing a Green Homes Festival from 10 to 6 PM at 3617 Grandel.

Also Saturday, there will be a "Beer Pong Benefit" for two people traveling to Guatemala to provide occupational therapy for children with hand and arm injuries and deformations. The event is at 1250 Orchard Village Court in Manchester, Mo from 9 PM to 3 AM.

Sunday, Sept. 27, The St. Michaels Day Dash raises money for police officers and firefighters and goes from 7:30 to 10:30 AM at Station Plaza (Madison Ave. and Kirkwood Rd. in Kirkwood).

Also Sunday, the Catholic Action Network is holding their 4th Annual sing along Hootenanny at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust) from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

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