This week's events:
Monday, August 2nd, join a group of progressives fighting back against the GOP/Tea Party attempts to roll back health care reform by encouraging people to Vote No on Proposition C.
Also Monday, there will be a planning meeting for Project Safe Harbor for LGBTQ Youth at Mokabe's (Arsenal and Grand) at 6:30 PM.
Also Monday, the St. Louis Instead of War Coalition is having their monthly meeting at the World Community Center (438 N. Skinker) from 7 to 9 PM.
Tuesday, August 3rd is election day! Vote No on Prop C and, if you have time, work to help get progressives elected! People and groups that have facebook pages for their election day work: Jim Barrett, NARAL, Barbara Fraser, and No on Prop C. Watch party for Doug Clemens at 8 PM. (note, if you send me a link I'll be happy to add more, but my internet has been acting sketchy lately).
Also Tuesday, there's a planning meeting in response to some recent neighborhood violence in the Cherokee Street area at Foam (3359 S. Jefferson) from 7 to 9 PM.
Also, Tuesday is National Night Out for the 19th Street Neighborhood (3200 Block @ Palm) from 7 to 9 PM.
Wednesday, August 4th, this month's Black and Green Wednesday will focus on Cuba's Environmental and Medical Revolution from 7 to 9 PM at Legacy Books and Cafe (5429 Delmar).
Thursday, August 5, there will be a peaceful counter-demonstration to the anti-gay marriage group NOM from 5:30 to 7 PM at Memorial Park in Clayton (78 S. Meramec Avenue).
Also Thursday is Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day, where a portion of proceeds from Blizzard's goes to helping sick and injured children.
Also Thursday, Connect With...The Arts, an effort to engage St. Louisans more in their community through arts and culture, community service, diversity initiatives, professional development and networking, will be at the Coronado Ballroom (3701 Lindell) from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
Also Thursday, the St. Louis Human Rights Campaign hosts a First Thursday at the Premium Lounge (4199 Manchester) from 6 to 8 PM.
Also Thursday, interestingly enough, Drinking Liberally will also be at the Premium Lounge from 7 PM onward.
Also Thursday, Jeanette Mott Oxford will introduce Stewart Acuff who will speak about his new book Getting America Back to Work at 7 Pm at Left Bank Books Downtown (321 N. 10th Street).
Also Thursday, the August City Affair will feature a discussion of Cherokee Street at the Future Home of the St. Louis Curio Shoppe (2301 Cherokee St.) at 7:30 PM.
Friday, August 6, there's a KSHE blood drive from 10 AM to 7 PM at a number of locations.
Also Friday, there's an ArtD Tour of some of the artistic venues in St. Louis starting at 5:30.
Also Friday, there's a Variety Show benefit for the Community Arts and Media Project from 7 to 11 PM at 3026 Cherokee.
Saturday, August 7, there's an electronics recycling drive at Sunset Ford from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Also Saturday, Simchah Sharath reads poetry starting at 2 PM at the Kranzberg Arts Center (501 N. Grand).
Sunday, August 8, there's a Recycled Art Festival starting at 11:30 AM at the Magic House.
Also Sunday, Black August, a month for reflection and radical resistance, kicks off with a movie night from 5 to 9 PM at Gya (2700 Locust Avenue). The movies Black August, The Homer G Phillips Story, and The Spook Who Sat by the Door will be screened.
Also Sunday, and every Sunday, there will be a vigil for peace at the corner of Lindell and Grand at 7 PM.
Also Sunday, there will be a benefit honoring the life of Mr. Savion Simpson Black at Attitudes Nightclub (4100 Manchester) from 9 PM on.