Sunday, April 25, 2010

St. Louis Activist Events for April 26- May 2

This week's events:

Monday, April 26, the Young Democrats of St. Louis are having their monthly meeting at Maggie O'Brien's at 7 PM.

Also Monday, Pride St. Louis is having a community meet-up at 7 PM at Mokabe's 3606 Arsenal to discuss plans for the upcoming PrideFest 2010.

Also Monday, Lindsey Tomlinson will be performing at the Co-op Cafe at 6021 Pershing at 8:30 PM.

Tuesday, April 27th, there will be a huge debate at Graham Chapel at Washington University about the role of Coal in our energy future! Fred Palmer, Vice President of Governmental Relations at Peabody will be debating Bruce Niles, the National Coal Campaign Director of the Sierra Club. The moderator will be Bryan Walsh of Time Magazine. Amazing! The event will be from 5 to 6:30 in Graham Chapel. If you can't make it to campus, you can host a viewing party or stream it live from your computer!

Also Tuesday, there will be a Making Sense of Health Heform Education Forum at Eden Theological Seminary (in the Luhr Library: 475 East Lockwood Ave.) at 7 PM. Don Marsh will be moderating.

Also Tuesday, the Burning Kumquat at Wash U will be screening A Chemical Reaction, a movie about the dangers of pesticides, at 6:30 PM in January Hall Room 110.

Also Tuesday,
Amnesty International of St. Louis City has their monthly letter writing meeting at PM at the Hartford Coffee Company (2974 Hartford).

Also Tuesday, the West End Grill (354 N. Boyle) will be holding a Vegetarian Wine Dinner from 7 to 10 PM.

Wednesday, April 28, NARAL will be taking a bus to Jefferson City for a Pro-Choice Lobby Day. The bus leaves at 7:30 AM and gets back around 5:30 PM.

Also Wednesday, Valerie Patton, the Executive Director of the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative, will host a conversation on Cross Cultural Mentoring at the YWCA "So Reel" Brown Bag Series at 11:30 AM (2711 Locust).

Also Wednesday, RAVEN will be leading a discussion on sexual violence prevention at Tegler 105 on the SLU campus from 4 to 5 PM.

Also Wednesday, members of the Missouri Supreme Court will be on hand at Webster University's Pizza and Politics at 6 PM at the Sunnen Lounge of the university.

Also Wednesday, at the April Schlafly Science on Tap, Professor William Orthwein will discuss the role of judicial independence from 7 to 8:30 at the Schlafly Bottleworks.

Also Wednesday, Washington University students are asked to pack the senate at Simon 120 to encourage the Student Union to vote yes on a resolution requesting increased Increased student participation and oversight in investment decisions, & harmony between investment decisions and the University's mission statement. The meeting is at 9 PM.

Thursday, April 29, there will be an all day workshop on improving low income and minority communities access to wealth from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at 12777 Olive St.

Also Thursday, the Organization for Black Struggle is kicking of a signature gathering campaign in their Justice for Reggie effort.

Also Thursday, buy a cupcake in the Danforth University Center Commons at Wash U from 11 AM to 2 PM and support Kiva, which supports entrepeneurs in developing countries.

Also Thursday is Dine Out for Life, a night where a number of local restaurants donate a percentage of their proceeds to fight AIDS/HIV. The official web site is here for all of the listings, and there are a large number of facebook events for various locations, including here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Also Thursday, the bARTer Collective RV will be bartering on Cherokee Street (at Texas, across from Globe Drug) from 5 to 7:30 PM.

Also Thursday, there will be a benefit for the Co-op Library at the Wash U Co-Op from 7 to 11 PM at 6021 Pershing.

Also Thursday, author Areva Martin will be discussing her book The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up for Your Autistic Child at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid) at 7 PM.

Also Thursday, three outstanding international journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will be sharing their experiences from 7:30 to 9 PM at 5:30 E. Lockwood.

Also Thursday, Engineers without Borders will be playing Hold Em' for Haiti from 7:30 to 10 PM at the Danforth University Center at the Wash U campus.

Also Thursday, the Pulizer hosts Food, Art, and Community at 7:30. See the post on the Activist Hub blog for more info!

Also Thursday, The Yes Men Fix the World will be playing at the Webster Film Series at 7:30.

Also Friday, there will be a PRIDE Stuff Making Party in Edwardsville, IL at 7 PM.

Also Friday, the Good Gawd James Brown Tribute at Off Broadway (3511 Lemp Ave) will be raising money for KDHX fro 8 PM to midnight.

Saturday, May 1 five miles along Locust and Lindell will be car-free and open to bikers, walkers, etc.

Also Saturday, thousands will march for Immigrant Rights starting at America's Center (710 Convention Plaza) at 11:30 AM.

Also Saturday, celebrate International Workers Day with a number of amazing events throughout the day (1 PM to 8 PM) on Cherokee Street. There will be a rally from 5 to 5:30. Also, Haymarket Martyrs and the Chicago Anarchists, May Day and the 8 hour day, Yes! In My BackYard!, and a concert by the May Day Orchestra.

Also Saturday, there's a call for art and service for Michael Long, who fell 40 ft off a billboard and was severely injured, from 2 to 10 PM at the Shanti (825 Allen in Soulard).

Also Saturday, there will be a March to the Arch for Marijuana Liberation Day (protesting the current draconian laws around cannabis) starting at Kiener Plaza (Market and Broadway) at 3:30.

Saturday is also the kickoff of an amazing week of events at the Chautauqua Art Lab Week. Check here for the full schedule.

Also Saturday, House of Style STL kicks off Project Green at 5 PM at Maryland Plaza.

Also Saturday, there will be a Trivia Night for Children's Christian Formation classrooms from 6:30 to 10 PM at 3310 S. Grand.

Sunday, May 2, and every Sunday, the Instead of War Coalition holds a vigil for peace at the corner of Grand and Lindell at 7 PM.

Also Sunday, The Yes Men Fix the World will be playing at the Webster Film Series at 7:30.

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