Monday, October 12, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Oct. 12-18

This week's events:

Monday, October 12, Straights and Gays for Equality (S.A.G.E) is hosting a screening of Milk at the DSAC Caf' at Fontbonne from 7:30 to 10:00 PM.

Also Monday, the WashU Co-op has it's weekly open mic night at 6021 Perhing from 8:30 to 10 pm.

Monday through Wednesday, the Sheldon Concert Hall is hosting Breakfast in Bed: the Voices of Domestic Violence at 7:30 PM nightly.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, will be the first of several meetings for long-range planning meetings for Metro.  The event will be at the World Trade Center in Clayton from 5 to 7 PM.

Also Tuesday, the WashU Peace Coalition is hosting a discussion on the question, "Why are we in Afghanistan?"  Dr. Canfield of the Anthropology Department will provide a 30 minute overview of the current situation and will be followed by an extended period of Q&A and discussion.  The event is at 7 PM in Eliot 102.

Also Tuesday, Landmarks Association will be holding a class on state and federal tax credits from 7 to 9 PM at 911 Washington, Suite 170.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Gay-Straight Alliance at SIUE is holding a Die-In to raise awareness of people killed in hate crimes at the Quad on the SIUE campus starting at noon.

Also Wednesday, the WashU Peace Coalition will be hosting Frida Berrigan, an expert on nuclear and conventional arms control, for a talk.  She'll be speaking in Crow 204 on the WashU campus from 7 to 8:30 PM.

Thursday, Oct. 25, Jackson Katz, an internationally recognized expert, will be speaking about gender violence prevention at the Leadership Center in the Spellman Campus Center at Lindenwood University, 209 S. Kingshighway (in St. Charles), from 7:30 to 10 PM.

Friday, Oct. 26, is the first day of Power Shift 09, a statewide conference being held at SLU for those interested in passing a strong clean energy bill. The conference lasts until Sunday, and should have great training sessions and workshops for anyone interested in activism.

Also Friday, the Catholic Action Network is holding a Women Led Prayer session at 3832 Botanical, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Also Friday is the Fourth Annual AmeriCorps St. Louis Trivia Night raising money for a great cause.  The event will be at the Heights in Richmond Heights (8001 Dale ave.), starting at 7 PM, and there will be unlimited beer, soda, and light snacks. Tables are $20 per person; call 314-772-9002 for more info.

Also Friday, arms control expert Frida Berrigan will be speaking at the St. Louis Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton, from 7 to 9 PM.  Ms. Berrigan was invited to St. Louis by the Peace Economy Project, and this should be a great talk!

Also Friday, the Flax Gallery is holding a Save the Girls art exhibit to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  The gallery is located at 1214 Washington and the show runs from 7 to 11 PM.

Saturday, Oct. 17, the St. Louis Art of Living Society is holding a Take Action Against Poverty event at the Maplewood United Methodist Church (7409 Flora) from 4 to 5 PM.

Sunday, Oct. 18, the Community Arts and Media Project (CAMP) is hosting an interactive art experience called Art meets the Street at 3022 Cherokee from 1 to 3 PM.

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  1. Check out the Operation FREE bus tour that rolls in to St. Louis on Tuesday, 10/13. Verterans for Clean Energy and Climate legislation will be at VFW #3500 at 1717 Big Bend Blvd. in Richmond Heights. Event starts at 6:00pm.