Monday, April 19, 2010

St.. Louis Activist Events for April 20-25

This week's events:

All week long is Earth Week at SLU! Click here for the full schedule of events.

Tuesday, April 20, there will be a discussion of some of the ethical implications of buying various clothes at the Quad on the Webster University campus from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Also Tuesday, there will be a fundraiser in honor of Jeffrey L. Boyd from 5:30 to 8 PM at the Carpenters District Council (1401 Hampton).

Also Tuesday, Veterans for Peace and Left Bank Books will be hosting author Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee for a discussion of her book A Few Good Women, at 7 PM at 399 N. Euclid.

Wednesday, April 21, the Cross Culture Center and Dept. of African American Studies at SLU is hosting An Evening with Nikki Giovanni from 7 to 10 PM at the Busch Student Center Room 170 (Wool Ball Rooms) at SLU.

Also Wednesday, St. Louis author Angie O'Gorman will be presenting her novel The Book of Sins at Left Bank Books Downtown (321 N. 10th St.) at 7 PM.

Also Wednesday, environmentalist John Cronin will be speaking at the Community Music School at Webster University (535 Gardent Avenue) from 8 to 11 PM.

Thursday, April 22, students at SLU High School are having a Car Free Day for Earth Day.

Also Thursday, there's a whole host of events scheduled at Wash U for Earth Day, including free food, movies and a carnival.

Also Thursday, some good people will be celebrating Earth Day by doing Yoga under the Arch from noon to 1 PM.

Also Thursday, Homegrown, the fantastic one-act play about racism by St. Louis artist Jacqueline Masei will be performed at Brown 118 on the Wash U campus from 5 to 8:30 PM.

Also Thursday, author William Iseminger will be discussing his book Cahokia Mounds: America's First City at Left Bank Books (321 N. 10th) at 6 PM>

Also Thursday, there will be a workshop on how to fix and maintain your bike at 5062 Waterman from 7 to 10 PM.

Also Thursday, check out a screening of Food, Inc. at Eat Outside the Box from 7 to 9 PM at the MRH High School (7539 Manchester).

Thursday through Saturday, the International Human Rights Film Festival will be showing films at Wash U.

Friday, April 23, Wine Not War at the Wine Press (4436 Olive) from 5 PM to 1 AM will raise money for the Peace Economy Project and feature the Bottom Up Blues Gang and Natural Bridge.

Also Friday, there will be an unvieling of the internationally acclaimed TreeHugger Project by local artists Agnieszka Gradzik and Wiktor Szostalo from 6 to 7 PM at Shaw and Vandeventer.

Also Friday, check out the Peace Potluck at the Wash U Co-op (6021 Pershing) from 7 to 10 PM.

Also Friday, the film Traces of the Trade will be shown at Christ Church Cathedral (1210 Locust) from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Friday, the SLU Haiti Task Force will be camping out for Haiti on the Quad starting at 7 PM.

Also Friday, CHARIS will be performing at the Lafayette Park UMC (2300 Layfayette) at 7:30 PM.

Also Friday, there will be a fundraiser for the upcoming May Day events at Foam Coffe and Beer (3359 South Jefferson Avenue) from 7:30 PM to midnight.

Friday and Saturday, there will be performances of the Vagina Monologues at SIUE.

Friday through Sunday, there will be an Earth Day Celebration at the Mountain Creek Resort on the Niangua River.

Saturday, April 24, is the last chance to donate to my Birthday Wish!

Also, Saturday is AmeriCorps Serves Day with a lot of opportunities to help the St. Louis Community.

Also Saturday, Metropolis Saint Louis will be working with Places for People to renovate a home for mentally-challenged low-income individuals from 9 AM to noon at 5235 Page Avenue.

Also Saturday, the Missouri Botanical Gardens will be celebrating Earth Day by giving behind-the-scenes tours of their greenhouses throughout the day.

Also Saturday, the St. Louis Branch of the Workers Intenational League will be holding a discussion of the Communist Manifesto from 2 to 5 PM at 112 S. Kansas Street in Edwardsville, IL.

Also Saturday, 5th District County Council candidate Terri Williams will be having a bowling fundraiser at Saratoga Lanes (2725 Sutton) from 3 to 6 PM.

Also Saturday, there will be a Leaders of Tomorrow networking event with Mo House Candidate Terry Wilson from 5 to 8 at 400 Washington.

Also Saturday, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP) are having their annual Spotlight Dinner at 100 N. Jefferson with guest John W. Simon. Doors open at 6 PM and the program starts at 7.

Also Saturday, check out the Taste of Elvis Fundraiser for MO House Candidate Gary McKiddy from 6 to 10 PM at 1900 Randolph St. in St. Charles

Sunday, April 25, it's the Earth Day Festival in St. Louis! Get all the details here. NORML and NARAL will both have booths. Also, lest we pretend things are too simple, please check out the comments by Don Fitz in this story for a critique of the modern Earth Day events.

Also Sunday, Dr. David Gill will give Missourians for Single Payer's 8th Annual Health Care Lecture at the St. Louis Ethical Society at 11 AM.

Also Sunday, Katie's Pizzeria Cafe will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to the St. Louis Earth Day Festival from 11 AM to 10 PM.

Also Sunday, and every Sunday, join the Vigil for Peace on the corner of Grand and Lindell at 7 PM.


  1. Gladney trial was scheduled for today, right? Any news?

  2. I think what I heard was that there was a hearing scheduled for today, but that the actual trial would start later. I'll definitely have much more to say once it gets going.

  3. I love your site, but I'm not on Facebook, and the activity links all go to Facebook. If possible it would be nice if you could link to non-Facebook info as well. Although I know Facebook is taking over the world, there are still a few holdouts.

  4. Yeah I now see the trial is set for tomorrow, the 23rd. Or at least that's what was announced a few weeks ago. I long to keep close track of this process, and personally I'm surprised Gladney hasn't dropped the charges yet, since many people would be damaged if he loses outright in court, and has to provide evidence of his "injuries" and actions. I'm so glad for your blog and your continuing efforts, keep it up please!