Sunday, October 25, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Oct. 26-Nov1

This week's events:

Monday, Oct. 26, Connect 4 is hosting a discussion of socio-economic diversity on the WashU Campus from noon to 1 PM in the DUC commons on campus.  

Also Monday, there will be a meeting on the WashU campus to discuss how to respond to the recent racial discrimination incident at a Chicago Bar where several black students were denied entry into a bar because they had "baggy jeans" while white students with similar clothes were allowed in.  The students held a protest the next day, but are looking into how to continue their campaign.  The meeting will be from 8 to 10 PM at LabSci 300 on the WashU campus.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, the National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater St. Louis is hosting a workshop on Building Inclusive Communities from 9 AM to 5 PM at the United Way of Greater St. Louis (910 N. 11th St.)

Also Tuesday, ReVitalize St. Louis is hosting a workshop on Green Rehabbing at the Landmarks Association of St. Louis (911 Washington, Suite 170) from 7 to 9 PM.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, the YWCA (2711 Locus St.) is hosting a discussion On Common Ground about the relationship between African Americans and Jews from 5:30 to 7 PM.

Also Wednesday, MO Department of Agriculture Director Jon Hagler is the speaker at the Holden Public Policy Forum's Pizza and Politics discussion in the Sunnen Lounge at Webster University (175 Edgar Road) from 6 to 7:30 PM.

Also Wednesday, Metropolitan Congregations United is hosting a Jammin' for Justice Fundraiser from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust).  Featuring Hudson and the Hoo Doo Cats.

Also Wednesday, the West County Democrats are hosting a screening of Life on the Edge of a Bubble + a discussion with the filmmakers at UFCW Local 655 (300 Weidman Rd., Ballwin) at 7 PM.

Also Wednesday, Sister Helen Prejean will discuss her book Dead Man Walking and experiences ministering to death row inmates at the Immaculat Conception Catholic Church (2300 Church Rd. in Arnold, MO) at 7 PM.

Also Wednesday, the Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue) is hosting WashU Psychology Prof. Randy Larsen for Mirth Busters: Facts and Fictions of Happiness from 7 to 8:30 PM.  

Thursday, Oct. 29, there will be a presentation and lecture on the Bosnian genocide at room 200/201 of the Student Center of the Meramec Campus of the St. Louis Community College from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Also Thursday, St. Louis Mayor Slay is speaking on urban issues in St. Louis at the DUC Commons on the WashU campus from 5:30 to 8 PM.

Also Thursday, award-winning author Keith Boykin will be speaking on Being Black and Gay in America from 6 to 7:45 in McDonnell 162 on the WashU campus.  

Also Thursday, there will be a discussion of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story at the Carpenter Branch Library (3309 S. Grand) from 6 to 8 PM.

Also Thursday, Drinking Liberally St. Louis City is meeting up at the Premium Lounge (4199 Manchester) at 6:30 PM.

Also Thursday, there will be a Take Back the Streets panel discussion on violence at Seigle Hall room L003 on the WashU campus from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Thursday, the Community Arts and Media Project (CAMP) is holding a brainstorm/potluck from 7 to 9 PM at 3022A Cherokee.

Thursday and Friday, the Center for the Humanities at UMSL is hosting a "What is a City?" conference with loads of interesting speakers and panels.

Friday, Oct. 30, the Pulitzer Foundation is holding an opening for artist/urbanist/social activist Gordon Matta-Clark from 5 to 9 PM at 3716 Washington Blvd.  As part of the exhibit, the foundation will also be holding panel discussions about neighborhood revitalization later on.

Also Friday,  Black Bear Bakery, a local worker-owned collective, is hosting the May Day Orchestra for a performance of their 2nd Folk Opera from 8 to 9 PM at 2639 Cherokee.

Also Friday, Pride St. Louis is hosting a Hell on Heels Halloween costume competition and fundraiser at Attitudes Nightclub (4100 Manchester) from 11 PM to 3 AM.

Saturday, Oct. 31, activist and State Representative candidate Stacey Newman is holding a Halloween rally at the Shaw Park North Pavilion (10 S. Brentwood Blvd) from 9:30 AM to noon.

Also Saturday, MoKaBe's is hosting a Dia de los Muertos SAMBA d'ESQUELETOS from 11 AM to 5 PM to raise money for Leonoar Peltier's defense fund and fro the Word in Motion Slam poetry programs for St. Louis City schools.  They're also asking people to bring canned foods.  There will be poetry, painting and much more: check out this link for the full details.

Also Saturday, Ken Haller is having a Halloween/Birthday party that also raises money for PROMO at 4146 Flora from 6 PM to midnight.  

Sunday, Nov. 1, the Jewish Fund for Human Needs is holding a book fair fundraiser from 10 AM to 9 PM at Borders in Breentwood (1519 Brentwood Blvd.).  15% of purchases at Borders will support the cause.

Also Sunday, the Center for Theology and Social Analysis is having their own discussion of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story at 1077 Newstead from 1 to 2:30.

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