Sunday, May 16, 2010

St. Louis Activist Events for May 17-23

This week's events:

All weeks long, check out the amazing schedule for Harvey Milk Week! Join the facebook event here.

Monday, May 17, the very cool film "Beyond the Motor City" will be screened at the Tivoli at 7 PM. The director Aaron Woolf will be there, and Congressman Carnahan will be joining Woolf and Tom Shrout of Citizens for Better Transit for a panel discussion afterwards. Also, Woolf and Shrout will be leading a discussion at Pi Pizza before the event at 5 PM.

Also Monday, as part of Harvey Milk Week, there will be a St. Louis Queer History Presentation at the Wine Press (4436 Olive St.) from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Monday, there will be a discussion of Understanding Health Care Reform and the 2010 Midterm Elections at the Hill House (514 Gray Ave. in Webster Groves) from 7 to 9 PM.

Tuesday, May 18, there will be a Building Inclusive Communities Workshop at the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club (2901 N. Grand) from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Also Tuesday, as part of Harvey Milk Week, local LGBT leaders will be talking about St. Louis during the Harvey Milk era at Rustin's Place (625 N. Euclid) at 7 PM.

Wednesday, May 19, Urban Eats Cafe (3301 Meramec) will be hosting a KivaWalk Awareness Event, raising money for microfinancing around the globe, from 5 to 8 PM.

Also Wednesday, is the 5th Anniversary of Green Drinks, a social gathering for environmentally minded folks from the St. Louis region. The party will be at The Green Center (8025 Blackberry) from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.

Also Wednesday, author Jean Kwok discusses her book Girl in Translation at Left Bank Books (399 N. Euclid) at 7 PM.

Thursday, May 20, this month's YWCA "so reel" Racial Justice lecture will focus on the Interment of Japanese Americans in WW II from 5:30 to 7 PM at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Heritage Center (2711 Locust).

Also Thursday, Safe Connections will hold Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence Through the Arts at 6 PM at the 560 Music Center (560 Trinity in U-City).

Also Thursday, as part of Harvey Milk Week, TransHaven Missouri and PROMO will be hosting a LGBT Town Hall about Gender Identity/Expression at the Central Reform Congregation (5020 Waterman Blvd) from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Thursday, there will be a discussion of Understanding Health Care Reform and helping the 2010 candidates from 7 to 9 PM at St. Phillips United Church of Christ (10708 Lavinia Dr.).

Also Thursday, this month's Drinking Liberally for St. Louis City will be at Premium Lounge (4199 Manchester) from 7 to 10 PM.

Friday, May 21, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be giving the Commencement Address at Washington University at 8:30 AM. You can watch the live streaming video on the internet.

Also Friday, as part of Harvey Milk Week, there will be a Benefit for Growing American Youth with Acid Betty and Epiphany Get Paid from NYC along with several local performers at the Complex Nightclub (3515 Chouteau) from 10 PM to 3 AM.

Saturday, May 22, as the apex of Harvey Milk Week, there will be a March and Rally in honor of Harvey Milk starting at 9 AM at the Novak's Bar and Grill (4121 Manchester) and going to City Hall for an 11:30 rally. Alderman Shane Cohn and many others will be speaking at the rally.

Also Saturday, there will be a non-corporate craft fair at Gallery 101 (101 East Main, Colinsville, IL) from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Also Saturday, there will be an Organizing for America Meeting about health care and the 2010 elections at the Barr Branch Library (1701 Jefferson) from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Also Saturday, NARAL will be holding a Clinic Escort Training at 1210 S. Vandeventer from 2 to 4 PM.

Also Saturday, as part of Harvey Milk Week, there will be a screening of the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk at The Complex, 3511 Chouteau, at 7 PM.

Also Saturday, there will be a Anti-Wrecking Ball Hootenany by the Friends of the San Luis at the Historic Stahl Stables (2412 Menard) from 8 PM to 1 AM.

Sunday, May 23, as part of Harvey Milk Week, Growing American Youth will be holding a Benefit Brunch at Mokabe's (Grand and Arsenal) from 9 AM to 1 PM, with a discussion around the theme, "Am I the Next Harvey Milk?"

Also Sunday, Barbara Fraser is holding a Office Grand Opening at 8420 Delmar as part of her bid for the MO Senate from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

Also Sunday, Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants is holding an International Buffet from 3:30 to 5:30 PM at Nerinx High School (590 E. Lockwood in Webster Groves).

Also Sunday, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment is holding their Annual Meeting as well as a Jeopardy competition from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Highlands Golf and Tennis Center in Forest Park (5163 Clayton).

Also Sunday, as part of Harvey Milk Week, there will be a St. Louis Queer History Tour from 4 to 6 PM starting in the CWE.

Also Sunday, and every Sunday, there will be a vigil for peace at the corner of Grand and Lindell at 7 PM.

Also Sunday, Pride St. Louis is having a Broadway Bash in Colinsville at 10:30 PM.

1 comment:

  1. Met the guys behind the Kiva Walk yesterday at the Ethical Society - great guys.

    The Society's Youth Group has a project where they support the organization and they spoke briefly during yesterday's Youth Sunday Platform. Something really, really worthy to support.