This week's events:
Sunday, June 13, Byron DeLear is a progressive blogger and expert in green jobs running for MO House of Representatives. You can help phone bank for him today from 5 to 9 PM at the SEIU dialer on 5585 Pershing. Refreshments will be provided.
Monday, June 14, OFA will be doing a get out the vote canvass from 5:30 to 8 PM. They'll be meeting up at the St. Louis Bread Company at 21 Allen in Webster Groves.
Also Monday, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri will be speaking about his book The Price of Stones, about the founding of the Nyaka AIDS Orphans School, at 7 PM at the Maryville University Auditorium (650 Maryville University Drive).
Tuesday, June 15, General Wesley Clark (ret.) will be in town for a Breakfast Fundraiser for Congressional Candidate Tommy Sowers at 8:30 AM at the Central West End Pi (400 N. Euclid).
Also Tuesday, there will be a Justice for Janitors rally at Kiener Plaza (Market and Broadway) at noon, standing up to Bank of America.
Also Tuesday, there will be a pancake dinner by the campaign to elect Gary McKiddy for state representative at Lady Di's Diner (630 N. Kingshighway) from 3:30 to 9 PM.
Also Tuesday, there will be a training for PrideFest - Gateway ONA volunteers from 7 to 9 PM at Eden Seminary, room 240.
Also Tuesday, Dr. Frank Flinn from Washington University will be discussing Galileo and the Church: Was the Conflict Necessary at the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum at 7 PM.
Wednesday, June 16, Cocktails for a Cause will be raising money for Food Outreach from 6 to 8 PM at Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester).
Also Wednesday, the St. Louis Poetry Slam will be at the Focal Point (2720 Sutton in Maplewood) from 8 to 11 PM.
Thursday, June 17, the inaugural event for Seeds of Change, an attempt to bring together people who care about the community, will be held at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center (975 N. Watson Rd.) at 8 AM (coffee and pastries at 7:30). They do ask that people RSVP.
Also Thursday, there will be a Happy Hour for NARAL from 5 to 6:30 at the office at 1210 S. Vandeventer.
Also Thursday, FIRE DOG and Celia's Big Rock Band are performing at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust) from 9 PM to midnight.
Through Saturday, you can donate to Brandy's Kidney Walk team to raise money for a good cause.
Saturday, June 19, check out the Soulard Earth Festival from 10 AM to 9 PM at the Soulard Market.
Also Saturday, OFA will be canvassing in Webster Groves (meet at the Bread Co at 21 Allen) from 10 AM to 1 PM. The will also be canvassing at those times in Barnhart, MO, meeting up at the Jefferson County Library Windsor Branch (7479 Metropolitan).
Also Saturday, the Metro East Pride Festival will be from noon to 10 PM at the West Main Mall in Downtown Belleville.
Also Saturday, and every Saturday, a group of activists protests outside of Pampered Pets at the St. Claire Square Mall in Fairview Heights, IL, because the store gets its dogs from puppy mills which have been cited numerous times for improper care of the animals. The protests are from 11 AM to noon, and you can find out more info here.
Also Saturday, St. Louis A.N.S.W.E.R. is distributing a petition for the government to seize BP and will be holding a rally outside of Claire McCaskill's office (5850 Delmar) from 1 to 5:30 PM.
Also Saturday, Mo House candidate Deb Lavender is holding a Trivia Night at the Kirkwood Community Center (1115 Geyer Road) from 6 to 10 PM.
Also Saturday, Alderwoman Kacie Starr Triplette is holding An Evening with a Starr fundraiser at Marriot Union Station Grand Hall (1820 Market) from 7 to 11 PM.
Also Saturday, the Benton Park West Neighborhood is holding a Trivia Night Fundraiser from 7 to 10 PM at 3022 Oregon.
Also Saturday at 7 PM is the official St. Louis World Refugee Day Meetup. Local human rights/social justice advocates/activists and passionate observers REPRESENT. This weekend is World Refugee Day and you can hear take a trip around the world without leaving town. Hear from refugees in St. Louis! New City Fellowship (3502 Grace Ave, behind Taco Bell on Grand/Gravois) presents a panel of refugees from Congo, Burma, and Nepal. Listen to them tell pieces of their story and hear music from their culture.
Also Saturday, it's the third annual World Naked Bike Ride from 9 to 11 PM, beginning at the parking lot behind Commerce Bank, Juniata St. East of South Grand.
Sunday, June 20, there will be a Meet'n'Greet for Missouri House Candidate Susan Carlson and a potluck from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at the Cervantest Co-op House at 6036 Pershing.
Also Sunday, and every Sunday, there will be a candlelight vigil for peace at 7 PM at the corner of Grand and Lindell.
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