Monday, October 5, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Oct 5 - 11

This week's events:

Monday, October 5, St. Charles County Organizing for America group will be phonebanking for health care reform from 6:30 to 9 PM.

Also Monday, listen to Joel Salitin's perspective on our industrial food system at the University Center Gymnasium on the Webster Campus (175 Edgar Rd.) from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

Also Monday, take part in an important and fun fundraiser for a bus trip to the March for Equality in Washington D.C. this weekend. The organizers of the trip are making sure that no one will be turned down for lack of funds, and you can help! Performer Dieta Pepsi will be hosting "Homo Bingo" at Just Johns (4112 Manchester) from 9 PM to 1 PM and the suggested donation is only $5. Please contribute to a movement whose time is now!

Tuesday, Oct. 6, The Burning Kumquat, WashU's community garden, is hosting a Farm Party with Mollie Katzen, author of the Moosewood Cookbook. The event will be at the Garden on Wallace Drive from 4 to 8 PM, and will feature an iron-chef style cookoff.

Also Tuesday, there's another great benefit for the bus trip to this weekend's D.C. rally. This benefit at Nancy's Place (4510 Manchester) features local celebs Dieta Pepsi, Trish Busch, Ed Reggi and John Kinney. There's an early 9 PM show, and a 10 PM show that will also feature Lola Van Ella!

Wednesday, Oct. 6, a group of progressives is meeting for a casual lunch. For more details, check out the first comment below.

Also Wednesday, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is hosting "Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Possibility or Dream?" at the University City Library (67-1 Delmar) from 7PM to 8:30 PM.

Also Wednesday, this month's Black and Green Wednesday put on by the Gateway Greens will be focused on a recent ACLU report that documented Abuse in the St. Louis Correctional Centers. The event will be at Legacy Books (5429 Delmar) from 7 to 10 PM.

Thursday, Oct. 8, Women's Voices Raised is hosting a discussion titled, "Disparities in Health Care and the Challenge of Covering Everyone" with Dr. Ross, the Associate Dean for Diversity at the Washington University Medical School. The event will be at the Ethical Society (9001 Clayton Rd.) starting at 6:30 PM.

Also Thursday, St. Louis NORML will be meeting from 7:15 to 9 PM at Mokabe's on the corner of Grand and Arsenal.

Friday, Oct. 9, The Gay-Straight Alliance at SIUE is celebrating Coming Out Day on the Quad from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Also Friday, the St. Louis Young Dems are hosting a Blues Brothers Birthday Bash for Alderman Lewis Reed at the Glaziers Union Hall (5916 Wilson) from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Friday and Saturday, the LGBT Center of St. Louis is hosting a Purple Hand Queer Youth Leadership Summit open to everyone 13-25. The event will feature workshops on LGBT History, Politics, and Organizational Structure, as well as lunch, dinner, and a movie screening.

Saturday, Oct. 10, is the first day of the National March for Equality in Washington D.C., led by Harvey Milk's close friend Cleve Jones. There's a large contingent of people going from St. Louis, and you can join as well (there are still about 5 seats left on the bus I'm told).

Also Saturday, the Proposition One Nuclear Disarmament Tour, a nationwide grassroots movement, will be at the Carpenter Branch of the St. Louis Public Library (309 S. Grand) starting at 3 PM.

Also Saturday, NARAL is holding a "Fabulous at Forty" fundraiser from 6:30 to 10:30 PM at Crowne Plaza Clayton, 7750 Carondelet.

Also Saturday, Carrie Newomer is coming to St. Louis to perform at a benefit concert for the Center for Social Justice at Saint Louis University. The event will be at Tegler Hall on the SLU campus (3550 Lindell) at 7:30 PM.

Sunday, Oct. 11. The St. Louis Instead of War Coalition will be marking the 8th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan with a special event "Afghanistan: 8 Years of War. End it Now!" at the corner of Lindell and Grand from 7 to 8 PM.


  1. Hi, Adam

    Can you post this notice to this week's events? I invited you.
    The FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month, the Progressive-leaning get together at lunch time. No speakers, no agenda, or recruiting -we're just there to swap ideas, news & gossip.

    City or county? Spend an hour or so with 'your' kind of people – creative, Progressive, intelligent, inquisitive, inventive, etc. For 3 years we’ve been exchanging ideas and resources with others in pursuit of economic, social and political justice. Join us for this pleasant gathering.

    Wednesday, October 7 from 11:30A 'til…(as long as you can stay) at

    Delmonico's Diner
    4909 Delmar Blvd
    Saint Louis, MO 63108
    (north side of Delmar, West of Euclid, Central West End, metered parking)

  2. Wanted to give a head's up about the Music for Lifetime Achievement Benefit/Open Mic at Off Broadway this Sunday, Oct 11 from 2-6 pm. $3 minimum suggested donation or a working musical instrument to go to the kids is the entry fee.

  3. Capitalism and the Economic Crisis

    Hosted by the Workers International League, Autonomy Alliance, and the Metro-East Progressive Network

    Saturday, Oct. 10, 2-4pm at Black Bear Bakery; 2639 Cherokee St.

    The worldwide economic crisis continues to deepen and day by day shows that the capitalist system is a dead-end. But what is the alternative?

    Join us for a public meeting and panel discussion to hear more not just about the yet-unfolding "Great Recession", but more importantly what we can do to build a real alternative.

  4. There's actually a peace advocacy group that is marking the 8th anniversary of the Afghanistan war by flooding the White House's Facebook fan page over the next few days.