This week's events:
Tuesday, July 20, There will be an important rally outside of Senator Claire McCaskill's office (5850 Delmar) telling her to take a stand against polluters at noon. Specifically, we are asking for Claire to (1) support an offshore drilling moratorium, (2) support a federal subsidies shift to renewable technologies, and (3) reject campaign contributions from Big Oil & Coal. It's long past time for change!
Also Tuesday, the film Drugs and Death at Bagram will be showing at the Tivoli as part of the St. Louis Filmmaker's showcase at 5 PM. Check the St. Louis Activist Hub wall for more info.
Also Tuesday, you're invited to canvass with an excellent candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives, Deb Lavender. The canvass starts at 5 PM at Des Peres Physical Therapy (1133 Colonnade Center Drive).
Wednesday, July 21, a group of people interested in taking action to prevent an unjust foreclosure will be gathering at the World Community Center (438 N. Skinker) at 9:30 AM.
Also, Wednesday is the date for the July Green Drinks, a chance to relax with people who care about the environment. This month's green drinks focuses on Art and Ecology and will be from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Schlafly Bottleworks.
Also Wednesday, there will be a town hall to discuss St. Louis Area LGBT Homeless Shelter Initiatives from 6:30 to 9 PM at the Central Reform Congregation (5020 Waterman).
Also Wednesday, Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice will be showing Against All Odds, a documentary about East St. Louis, at 6:30 at Meramec Community College , Kirkwood -lecture hall room 103. The filmmaker Sandra Pfeifer will be there to take questions.
Also Wednesday, there will be a party at Tres Hombres in Carbondale, IL for the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell starting at 9 PM.
Thursday, July 22, join the ACLU for a presentation on Racial Profiling and Preventative Policing featuring Dr. David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law from 7 to 9 PM at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (12 Millstone Campus Drive).
Also Thursday, the film From Mammies To Diva: African American Actresses in the 1920s to 40s will be showing at the Missouri History Museum at 7 PM.
Friday, July 23, there will be a Trivia Fundraiser for Terri Williams, Democrat for St. Louis County Council, at the Webster Groves Rec Plex from 6:30 to 10 PM.
Saturday, July 24, there will be a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and Community Fair at Fairgrounds Park (Natural Bridge and N. Grand) from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Also Saturday, there will be canvassing throughout the day for the Democratic Party in the Saint Peters area starting at 235 Jungermann Rd at 10 AM.
Also Saturday, the Missouri History Museum will host Working Like a Dog: A Look at Support Dogs at 11 AM.
Also Saturday, the Education for Social Justice group will be meeting at Jilly's Cupcake Bar (8509 Delmar) for a casual get-together from 1 to 4 PM.
Also Saturday, there's a 'Colorful' Blogging While Brown STL Tweet-Up at Cafe Mochi (3221 S. Grand) from 4:30 to 6:30 PM.
Also Saturday, there's a Metro East Pride Meet n Greet at 133 West Main in Belleville, IL from 6 to 9 PM.
Saturday and Sunday, it's the City Wide Open Studios sponsored by the Contemporary Art Mueum.
Sunday, July 25, there will be a special benefit from noon to 8 PM for Suzie Martin, who has been facing difficult medical challenges, at the Patio @ Novak's (4121 Manchester). Many different artists will be performing!
Also Sunday, Schlafly Bottleworks will be showing Ingredients as part of the Slow Food Film Series at 7 PM.
Also Sunday, there will be a Community Meet-Up for Pride St. Louis from 7 to 8:30 at MoKaBe's Coffehous (3606 Arsenal).
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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