Sunday, March 14, 2010

St. Louis Activist Events for March 15-21

This Week's Events:

Monday, March 15, there will be a debate between Chesterfield Mayor John Nations and CBT's John Burns about Proposition A, the ballot initiative to raise sales taxes 1/2 of 1 % to fund public transportation in the St. Louis region. It will be at 11:30 AM at the Clayton Chamber, 50 Gay Avenue.

Also Monday, Co-op Cafe at the Wash U co-op (6021 Pershing) will feature an open mic and a set from Andy Hyland from 8:30 to 10 PM.

Monday and Tuesday, groups will be selling ethical chocolate for a good cause and raising awareness about child slavery at the Wash U campus from 6 to 8 PM on both days.

Tuesday, March 16, Planned Parenthood will be having a Prevention First Lobby Day in Jefferson City. A bus leaves from St. Louis at 7:30 AM and returns in the evening.

Also Tuesday, the MO History Museum will host a reading of one of abolitionist Elijah LoveJoy's historic editorials at 2 PM.

Also Tuesday, City Affair will be passing out literature to support the Proposition A transit sales tax at the Clayton Metrolink Station from 4 to 6 PM.

Also Tuesday, there will be a talk on Race and the 1904 World's Fair at the MO History Museum from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Also Tuesday, all students across St. Louis are invited to Paint a Shirt for Prop A at the co-op at 6021 Pershing from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. There will be Free Pizza!

Also Tuesday, there will be a political rally for Stacey R. Hancock at the Indigo Hotel (4630 Lindell) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Wednesday, March 17, Theology at the Bottleworks (2100 Locust) will feature a discussion on the topic "are we making movies or are movies making us" at 7 PM.

Thursday, March 18, Andrew Young, former aide of John Edwards and author of the new book The Politician, will be speaking at the Missouri Athletic Club Art Lounge (405 Washington Ave) from 9 to 11 AM. The event will be broadcast live on KMOX.

Also Thursday, Repower America and 1Sky supporters will gather outside of Claire McCaskill's office (5850 Delmar) asking her to support strong climate legislation from noon to 1 PM.

Also Thursday, there will be a reception in support of Senate Candidate Robin Carnahan at Lombardo's (201 S. 20th St.) from 5:30 to 7 PM.

Also Thursday, Azar Nafisi will be speaking about her book Things I've Been Silent About, detailing her life growing up in Iran, at 7 PM at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid).

Friday, March 19, join the St. Louis Young Dems for the Jefferson Jackson Dinner After Party at Flamingo Bowl (1117 Washington Avenue) from 9:30 PM to 3 AM.

Friday through Sunday, V-Day at SIUE will be presenting A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and A Prayer by Eve Ensler in the Abbot Auditorium from 7 to 10 PM.

Saturday, March 20, Revitalize St. Louis will be holding a rehabbers club tour starting at 3848 Utah Place at 10 AM.

Also Saturday, there will be a discussion of communism and particularly the Communist Manifesto at 112 South Kansas Street in Edwardsville, IL from 2:30 to 5 PM.

Also Saturday, the City to River group will be touring Memorial Drive to discuss the idea of better connecting the downtown to the river. They'll be meeting from 3 to 5 PM at the Stan Musial Statue on the corner of 7th and Spruce.

Also Saturday, the Great American Meatout will be held from 5 to 7 PM at the First Congregational Chuch a 6501 Wydown.

Also Saturday, What's disgusting? Union Busting! Find out more about efforts to unionize Starbucks workers in Minneapolis at 2639 Cherokee from 6 to 8 PM.

Also Saturday, there will be a Trivia Night Fundraiser for the Social Justice Teacher Research Group and the Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma at Il Monsastero, St. Louis Room (3050 Olive).

Also Saturday, folk Singer John McCutcheon will be performing from 7 to 9 PM at the St. Louis County Library (1640 S. Lindbergh).

Sunday, March 21, there will be a discussion of Art, Education, and Democracy facilitated by Dali Chambers at 1627 N. 19th from 1 to 3 PM.

Also Sunday, there will be a book signing with St. Louis writer Angie O'Gorman from 4 to 6 PM at 1077 Newstead.

Also Sunday, the Center Center for the Arts and Education (3547 Olive) will host the Kickoff Party for Q-Fest from 5 to 8 PM.

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