Sunday, November 8, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Nov. 9-15

This week's events:

Monday, Nov. 9, Feminism Awareness Week, hosted by V-Day, kicks off at Washington University with a 7 PM talk in Rebstock 215. Check out the whole week's worth of great events here.

Monday is also the kickoff of Hip-Hop Against Hunger Week at WashU with a host of other great events.

Holy moly! Monday is also the start of Pluralism Week at WashU. I guess that means that this is officially Week Week at WashU.

Also Monday, North Siders will gather at Vashon High School (2nd floor library) at 6:30 to discuss their course of action in response to the City's passage of Paul McKee's project.

Also Monday, anti-war troubador Dave Lippman will be performing at the Center for Theology and Social Analysis (1077 Newstead) at 7:30 PM.

Also Monday, there's an action planning meeting on race relations at WashU in the DUC, room 234 at 8 PM.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park is screening the movie True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers as part of American Indian Heritage Month at noon.

Also Tuesday is the monthly Women in Black vigil raising awareness about Palestine outside of St. Louis Bread Company at 11:30 AM.

Also Tuesday, Landmarks Association of St. Louis is hosting a class on Buying LRA Property at 7 PM.

Also Tuesday, St. Louis University's Diversity Leadership Cabinet is hosting a discussion of Political Correctness from 7 to 9 PM in the Busch Student Center room 173.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, Benedict Kiernan will be speaking on Blood and Soil: Genocide in World History at 11 AM in Graham Chapel at WashU for the Holocaust Memorial Lecture.

Also Wednesday, three Palestinian students will be discussing their experiences as part of Gaza Voices, One Year Later at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville at 7 PM. The event will be at the Edwardsville Public Library (112 S. Kansas St., Edwardsville, IL) Community Room.

Also Wednesday, WashU students concerned about the university's status as a research institution will be packing the student senate asking them to pass a resolution that urges the school to no longer use misleading marketing terms like "clean coal," in the title of their research initiatives.

Thursday, Nov. 12, there will be a new batch of counterprotests to the hateful Fred Phelps family's anti-LGBT protests in St. Louis. Check out the events here, here and here.

Also Thursday, Urban Eats Cafe (3301 Meramec) is hosting a HomoLatte Cocktail Party and Brainstorming session at 5:30 PM. HomoLatte will feature LGBT arts and spoken word on the 2nd Thursday of every month.

Also Thursday, SLU RHA is holding a Tie Die Party with a discussion of diversity at the Busch Student Center, Room 173, at 6 PM.

Also Thursday, Lane Tabernacle CME Church is holding a Public Accountability Meeting featuring St. Louis youth and politicians from 6:30 to 8 PM at 910 N. Newstead.

Also Thursday, the Graduate Student Association at WashU is hosting a panel with SAGE Metro on Living with Pride. It will follow a screening of a movie about Ruth Ellis, thought to be the oldest "out" African American lesbian. The movie will be from to 9 PM in the Brown Lounge (in Brown Hall) at WashU.

Also Thursday, former Senator Jean Carnahan will be at Left Bank Books discussing her book The Tide Always Comes Back at 7 PM at 399 N. Euclid.

Also Thursday, St. Louis NORML is having it's monthly meeting at 7:15 at Mokabees Coffee House (3606 Arsenal).

Also Thursday, the Mountaintop Removal Road Show comes to the Community Arts and Media Project (CAMP) center in St. Louis. The show will be at 7:30 and CAMP is located on the corner of Cherokee and Minnesota.

Friday, Nov. 13, SIUE Making Waves is holding a Demonstration to raise awareness about Darfur from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the campus Quad.

Also Friday, the St. Louis International Film Festival will be screening Oscar Micheaux's Within Our Gates, an examination of racism in U.S. society at 7 PM at the St. Louis Artists Guild.

Saturday, Nov. 14, the Hi-Pointe Theatre will be screening Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, a film that examines the modern farming system, at 2 PM.

Also Saturday, Affordably Green is holding a free workshop Build, Buy, or Rehab Green from 2 to 5 PM at the University City Library (6701 Delmar)

Also Saturday, there will be an Evening for the Children of Palestine at the Gibson Heights Presbyterian Church (1075 Taylor) from 5 to 10 PM.

Also Saturday, the important progressive institution Missouri Pro-Vote is holding their 14th Annual Awards Dinner at 7 PM.

Sunday, Nov. 15 will be the Cranksgiving Bike Ride and Food Drive. Cyclists will ride around St. Louis to pick up groceries for the needy. It sounds like a fun and important event, and you can check it out at 10 AM at 4012 Shenandoah.

Also Sunday, BB's Jazz Blues, and Soups is hosting a Homeless Veterans Benefit at 6:15 PM.

Also Sunday, the movie FRESH about reinventing our food system via urban and sustainable farming will be showing at Brown Hall room 118 on the WashU campus at 7 PM. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion.


  1. Thanks for the updates. However, your dates are a little screwy starting with Tuesday (and then it carries down). Tuesday is 11/10 and Wednesday is 11/11...