Tuesday, March 9, 2010

St.. Louis Activist Events for March 9-14

This week's events:

Tuesday, March 9, The LGBT Center of St. Louis is hosting Fiesta Y Cine from 6 to 9 PM at 625 N. Euclid Avenue.

Also Tuesday, Stephen Batchelor will discuss his book Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist at 7 PM at the CWE Left Bank Books (399 Euclid).

Wednesday, March 10, President Obama will be in the St. Louis area speaking about healthcare and raising money for local politicians. There's a grassroots reception open to the public from 6:30 to 8 PM with Obama and Senator McCaskill at the Renaissance Grand Hotel (800 Washington Avenue). Cost is $25.

Also Wednesday, there are several progressive groups that will be demonstrating outside Obama's speech for various causes. One group rallying for health insurance reform will be meeting at 4 PM at the hotel. Another health care reform group pushing for a public option is meeting at 4:30 and recommends contacting Chris Powers at 752-5447 or cb_powers@att.net for exact staging details. Repower Missouri will be meeting at the Washington Post Coffee House (1312 Washington) to rally for clean energy and climate legislation. And also a group meeting at 5 PM at the Coffee House who want Obama to focus on Main St. vs. Wall Street.

Also Wednesday, the Urban League of Young Professionals will be meeting from 6 PM to 8 PM at 3701 Grandel Square.

Also Wednesday, the RFT's cocktails for a cause this month will be at the Label (758 S. 4th Street) from 6 to 8 PM raising money for Beyond Housing.

Also Wednesday, Ali Eteraz will discuss his book Children of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan at 7 PM as part of thr Medart Lecture Series at the Maryville University Buder Commons (650 Maryville University Drive).

Also Wednesday, there will be a screening of Kinsey at St. Charles Community College (4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville, MO) in the Social Sciences Building Auditorium from 7 to 10 PM.

Thursday, March 11, Catholic social justice NGO 8th Day will be at 701 N. Eighteenth St. from 1:30 to 4:30.

Also Thursday, The YWCA "so reel" speaker series will discuss the idea of men unlearning sexism from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Cenrer (2711 Locust) .

Also Thursday, the Missouri History Museum will be showing Dirt: The Movie at 7 PM followed by a panel discussion.

Also Thursday, pastors and people of faith will be holding a press event in support of Proposition A at the Delmar Metro Station at 7 PM.

Also Thursday, St. Louis NORML has their monthly meeting at 7 PM at the Community Arts and Media Project building (3022 Cherokee).

Thursday and Friday, KEZK will be holding a radiothon for the Children's Miracle Network.

Friday, March 12, Teamsters 332 will be holding a rally to show support for Ascension Health in Flint from 11 to 11:30 AM at 4600 Edmundson.

Also Friday, the Liberty in North Korea organization will be screening a documentary about North Korea from 1 to 2:30 at St. Charles Community College.

Friday and Saturday, Herstory Weekend 2010 will feature music, dancing, artists and much more at the Ground Floor (215 Main, Belleville, IL) from 7 PM to 1 AM.

Saturday, March 13, there will be a workshop on Bridging the Gap for Struggling Families from 9 AM to noon at the Parkway Church of Christ.

Also Saturday, the St. Louis Craft Mafia is holding the Indie Craft Revolution craft show at the St. Louis Artist's Guild on the corner of Big Bend and Clayton.

Also Saturday, the Literacy for Social Justice Group will be hosting a screening of a documentary of late historian Howard Zinn's life along with a discussion of how to further his work from 1 to 3 PM at the World Community Center (438 N. Skinker).

Also Saturday, MCC of Greater St. Louis (1919 S. Broadway) will be showing the movie HannahFree as part of a benefit for SAGE Metro St. Louis from 5:45 to 8:45 PM.

Also Saturday, Night of the Loving Dead at the Crack Fox (1114 Olive St.) will feature dancing zombies and will raise money for disabled veterans. The event is from 9 PM to 1 AM.

Sunday, March 14, and every Sunday, there will be a vigil for peace at the corner of Lindell and Grand.

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