This Week's Events:
Monday, Oct. 19, a personal care item drive is beginning at the George Warren Brown School of Social work and continuing until Nov. 1st. The items will be given to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, which serves over 3600 individuals per month. There will be collection bins in Goldfarb and Brown Halls on the WashU campus.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, is the National Health Care Reform Day of Action. Several groups around town will be holding signs and banners at busy intersections from 7 AM to 9 AM and from 4 PM to 6 PM. Find out more about the locations here; or sign up for the facebook group of the Skinker and Forest Park Parkway event here.
Also Tuesday, there will be a pro-healthcare reform rally outside of Senator McCaskill's office (5850 Delmar) from noon to 1 PM.
Also Tuesday, the Literacy for Social Justice Teacher Research Group will be holding a "Banned Book Event" at Legacy Books and Cafe (5429 Delmar) from 1 to 3 PM. The theme is "Voices Silenced and Voices Mandated in the Classroom."
Also Tuesday, St. Louis County Council candidate Terri Williams is holding a Tuesdays with Terri meet and greet at CJ Muggs Restauraunt (101 West Lockwood in Webster Groves) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, Left Bank Books current affairs reading group will be discussing Paul Krugman's Return of Depression Economics at 399 Euclid from noon to 1 PM.
Also Wednesday, Pride Alliance at WashU is holding Perform with Pride at the Gargoyle on the WashU campus from 8 - 9 PM
Also Wednesday, the Way Out Club is hosting a tour stop put on by the HEN Foundation, a group that supports progressive artists/activists, featuring Colleen Kattau, Koji, and "None for Me." The event will be from 8 PM to midnight, at 2525 S. Jefferson.
Thursday, Oct. 22, there will be a benefit dinner for the Animal Protection Association (ironically?) at Jim Edmonds Steakhouse at 1900 Locust Avenue.
Also Thursday, as part of the Controversy 'n Coffee series on the WashU campus, there will be a discussion of socioeconomic diversity at WashU from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the DUC Commons.
Also Thursday, the Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR) is participating in the National Protest Against Police Brutality from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Julia Davis Branch Library at 4415 Natural Bridge.
Also Thursday, the Missouri History Museum (Lindell and DeBaliviere) is hosting a film about Human Rights in Haiti at 7 PM in the Lee Auditorium.
Friday, Oct. 23, Greater St. Louis NORML is holding a Marijuana Legalization Protest from 4 to 7 PM at the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell.
Also Friday, the long awaited return of the MetroLink Prom is back! This year's theme is "Enchanted Ride," which sounds quite prom-y. They'll be meeting at 7:30 at the Forest Park Parkway metrolink platform (but check back at the link for precise details). Along the way, they'll elect a prom king and queen, slow dance, line dance, and take prom portraits. It's a pretty awesome way to show your support for public transit!
Also Friday is the Young Democrats of Greater St. Louis Halloween Party at the Glaziers Union Hall (5916 Wilson Ave.) from 7 to 10 PM.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 AM to 8 AM, PASTE, South City Studio, and Girls Guide to the Galaxy are holding a 24 hour needle event, Needles for Newborns, to benefit the St. Louis Children's Hospital. PASTE is located at 1009 Russell Avenue in Soulard.
Also Saturday (Oct. 24) is Kirkwood Make a Difference Day from 8:30 AM to noon. Check here for details.
Also Saturday is the Zombie Squad Blood Drive at the St. Louis Police Association Hall (3710 Hampton) from 11 AM to 4 PM. They want your BLOOD! You should click the link if only to see their awesome picture!
Also Saturday is an important rally at the Arch urging our leaders to take real action to combat global warming! The rally will be from noon to 2 PM, and the first people to RSVP at
www.350.org/actionatthearch get a free shirt.
Also Saturday, the Royal (3132 S. Kingshighway) is hosting a Cuban Missile Crisis Party. I don't know if it's activist, but it at least sounds vaguely political and fun
Sunday, Oct. 25, and every Sunday, the Instead of War Coalition will be holding a Candlelight Vigil for Peace at the corner of Grand and Lindell.
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