Monday, September 7, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Sept. 7 - 13

This Week's Events:

Monday, Sept. 7.  is the date for the annual labor day parade in downtown St. Louis.  The leaders of the local tea party movement, of course, despise organized labor due to the fact that it created the American middle class, but the rest of us should show our support any chance we get.  The lineup starts at 7 AM on Olive between Jefferson and 15th Street.  The parade starts at 9 AM going East on Olive until Tucker, then South to Market, and finally West to 15th.

Also Monday, Slow Food St. Louis is holding an "Eat in for Change," at the Schlafly Bottleworks Parking Lot from 11 AM to 2 PM, asking for people to speak up and demand healthy food at our  schools.

Also Monday, Coop Cafe kicks off at the WashU residential Co-op starting at 8 PM. They will be roasting marshmallows and listening to Midnight Supper, a bluegrass band from Kansas.  The Coop is located at 6021 Pershing.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, Women in Black will hold their monthly vigil calling for peace between Israelis and Palestinians outside of the St. Louis Bread Company on the Delmar Loop from 11:30 AM to 1 PM.

Also Tuesday, The Instead of War Coalition Steering Committee will be meeting from 7 to 9 PM at the World Community Center at 438 N. Skinker.

Also Tuesday, the Amnesty International chapter for the City of St. Louis will be meeting from 7 to 8 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth Blvd.

Also Tuesday, Left Bank Books is hosting author Dyana Furmansky to discuss her book Rosalie Edge: Hawk of Mercy.  Furmansky was an environmentalist whose activism earned her the names "Joan of Arc" and "hellcat."  The event starts at 7 PM at the 399 N. Euclid location for Left Bank.

Also Tuesday, the St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) is having their monthly meeting at 7 PM at the Brentwood Community Center, 2505 S. Brentwood.

Wednesday, Sept. 9, The Urban League Young Professionals are holding a general body meeting at 6 PM at the Harris Stowe Telecommunity Room at 3026 Laclede.  

Also Wednesday, if you'd like to participate in a watch party for President Obama's health care address to congress, go here.

Also Wednesday, Growing American Youth is hosting a watch party for the much anticipated new comedy GLEE.  The event will be at the Tivoli (6350 Delmar) from 7 to 9 PM and will be emceed by the uber-talented Ed Reggi.  Check it out if you have a chance!

Also Wednesday, join Coro, a national organization that prepares individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena, for a discussion on the economic, social, political, and spiritual logic of Affton, Missouri explored solely through the people of the community.  The event is from 7 to 7:45 at the Afton Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road.

Thursday, Sept. 10, Planned Parenthood is holding a phone bank for health care reform, from noon to 3 PM at 4251 Forest Park Avenue.

Also Thursday is the Labor Day edition of Drinking Liberally at the Premium Lounge (4199 Manchester) from 6:30 to 10:30 PM.

Also Thursday, you can phone bank for the Instead of War Coalition and Greenpeace as they spread the word about the upcoming Bike for Change.  They'll be calling from the Missouri Coalition for the Environment Office, 6267 Delmar.

Friday, September 11, President Obama signed legislation establishing September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.  You can find out how to participate here.  

Also Friday, Citizens for Modern Transit are holding their 25th Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Grand Hotel on Washington Avenue from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Friday through Sunday will be the TOCO Family Music Festival and Camp Out at Camp Ondessonk, 3760 Ondessonk Road, benefitting the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Also Friday through Sunday is the Schlafly Art Outside 2009 Festival that showcases local art and music.  It will be held at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood.

Saturday, Sept. 12, join the Christian Vegetarian Association as they participate in the Festival of Faiths and Cultures at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.  For more info, contact Paris at .

Also Saturday, the Gateway Green Alliance is holding their annual Great Grean Pesto Feast at Grace United Methodist (in the Fellowship Hall) at 6199 Waterman from 6 to 8 PM.  The theme is "Our Right to Safe, Affordable Homes," and there will be vegan options available.

Also Saturday, there will be a "Rock Out to Knock Out" benefit to raise money in the fight against diabetes at Pop's in Sauget, IL from 6 to 11:30 PM.  Check out the full lineup here.

Sunday, Sept. 13, the St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) is having a table at the "Trails for Tails" event in St. Charles, a fundraiser for the St. Charles Humane Society.

Also Sunday, some friends are holding a fundraiser at Bar Italia on Maryland Plaza in the CWE to help pay for the medical bills of a chef who has had 4 surgeries for bone infections.  The event is from 3 to 8 PM.

Also Sunday, and every Sunday, the Instead of War Coalition will be holding a candlelight vigil for peace at St. Francis Xavier Church, on the corner of Grand and Lindell, from 7 to 7:30 PM.

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