Sunday, September 27, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Sept. 28 - Oct. 3

This week's events:

Monday, Sept. 28, the Peace Economy Project is hosting a "casual, yet elegant" evening called Wine, Not War at the Wine Press (4426 Olive) from 6 to 9 PM.  It will feature a classical guitarist, a sampling of several wines, and hors d'oeuvres.  

Also Monday, the YDGSL are holding their September Membership meeting a Maggie O'Briens from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

Also Monday, the Keep a Child Alive campaign at SLU is premiering a movie "Alicia in Africa" which documents Alicia Key's journey to see the effects of HIV/AIDSs in the Busch Student Center from 7 to 8 PM.  

Also Monday, the WashU Coop Cafe from 8:30 to 10 pm at 6021 Pershing will feature and open mic and The Blind Nills.  

Tuesday, Sept. 29, the LGBT Center of St. Louis is hosting Queer Yoga from 6:30 to 8 PM at 625 N. Euclid.  

Also Tuesday, the Doerr Center for Social Justice at SLU is hosting Social Justice Night at the Busch Student Center (room 170) featuring internationally recognized peace activist John Dear, from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, the ACLU's LGBT Director  is speaking at the Washington University School of Law on "The State of the LGBT Movement" in Anheuser-Busch Hall from 4 to 5:30.  

Also Wednesday, Ed Martin is expected to announce that he's running against Russ Carnahan for Congress. Yes, this Ed Martin. And this Ed Martin.

Also Wednesday, the MO History Museum will be screening the documentary Boys Will Be Men from 6 to 8 PM, followed by a roundtable discussion.

Also Wednesday, McKendree University will be hosting Pulitzer Prize-winning former journalist Maria Karagianis as part of their Distintuished Speaker Series for a talk titled, "Making Meaning: 7 Steps to Creating a Life Worth Living."  The talk will be from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Russel E. and Fern M Hettenhausen Center for the Arts.

Also Wednesday, PROMO is hosting a comedy night at the Edison Theatre at WashU from 8 to 10 PM featuring Suzann Westenhoefer.  

Thursday, October 1st is the date for the October City Affair, where the topic of discussion will be the TIF for Northside and what citizens can do to influence the city's decision.  The meeting will be from 7:30 to 9 PM at the Old North Community Space (14th St. and N. Market).

Friday, October 2nd, Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan will be in St. Louis to talk about foreign policy, healthcare, and her campaign for congress.  The event will be at the Overland Community Center from 6 to 9 PM.  

Saturday, Oct. 3, the Community Arts and Media Project (CAMP) is holding a yard sale, otherwise known as the CheroFlea Market.  I would imagine there must be some amazing finds from their basement!   The event will be from 8 AM to 3 PM at CAMP on 3026 Cherokee.

Also Saturday, Nancy Pelosi will be in town for a fundraiser for Congressman Russ Carnahan.  The wingnuts hate Pelosi, and part of the reason is that she's been doing a great job so far standing up for the public option in health care reform.  She'll be speaking at the Chase Park Plaza.

Sunday, Oct. 4., it's Farm Aid for crying out loud!  Why would you be anywhere else during the day?

Also Sunday, the Interfaith Committee on Latin American (IFCLA) and the Missouri Immigrant Rights Association (MIRA) are screening the movie Made In L.A. chronicling three sweatshop workers in L.A at 5 PM Sunday evening at Bethel Lutheran Church.  The Producers of the film will be on hand to take questions. There's a special rate for students

1 comment:

  1. Hello to the St Louis Actvist posts.
    The same night that Nancy Palosi was in St. Louis raising awarness, both the tea partiers and Green Peace were out with signs. I am involved with Green Peace, and was out in the cold and holding signs about the ecology.
    Green Peace plans for another activist event about the ecology on October 24 at the Arch.
    Have a good week. Bev