This week's events:
Monday, Sept. 20, the Sierra Club will be phone-banking for Robin Carnahan at 5585 Pershing from 1 to 3:30 PM.
Also Monday, though not really an activist event per se (but we are a learned group, are we not?), former St. Louisan and author of the new book Freedom Jonathan Franzen will be speaking at Christ Church Cathedral (1210 Locust) at 7 PM.
Also Monday, the classic movie Salt of the Earth will be shown as part of the St. Loius Social Justice Film Series at 6 PM at the New Life/NLEC building (1411 Locust).
Tuesday, Sept 21, the St. Louis Vegan Network is hosting a Hummus Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7 at Cafe Natasha's (3200 S. Grand).
Also Tuesday, there will be a fundraiser for Pat Dolan, a candidate for the St. Louis County Council, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at McGurk's John D. Irish Pub (1200 Russell).
Also Tuesday, Global Zero, a group devoted to reducing nuclear weapons to ZERO by 2030, is holding their first general body meeting at Wash U from 6 to 7 PM at the DUC room 234.
Also Tuesday, Professor Ahmet Karamustafa will give a presentation What Is Islam? at 6:30 PM at the Hickory/Hackberry Room in the Morris University Center of SIUE.
Also Tuesday, the Organization for Black Struggle is holding a Pamoja Session on transitioning back to the elected St. Louis School Board from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Rowan Community Center ( 1401 Rowan).
Also Tuesday, the West End Grill and Pub(354 Boyle) is hosting an Earth-Friendly Wine Dinner from 7 to 10 PM.
Wednesday, Sept. 22, Naral will be phone banking for State Representative Jeanne Kirkton from 5:30 to 8:30 Pm at 5585 Pershing.
Also Wednesday, Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants will be holding a Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Royal (3132 S. Kingshighway).
Also Wednesday, author Terry McMillan will be discussing her latest book Getting to Happy at 7 PM at Christ Church Cathedral (1210 Locust).
Also Wednesday, author Karl Marlantes discusses his book Matterhorn, about the Vietnam War) at 7 PM at Left Bank Books (299 N. Euclid).
Wednesday though Friday at Washington University is Cardiac Care Week.
Thursday, Sept. 23, Widening the Welcome: Inclusion for All will discuss how congregations can better include persons with disabilities at 3 PM at the Drury Plaza Hotel.
Also Thursday, there will be a fall fundraiser for MO House candidate Genise Montecillo from 4 to 7:30 at the St. Louis Police Officer's Association Hall (3710 Hampton).
Also Thursday, Punctuate, A Happy Hour and Raffle to Benefit StudioSTL, will be held at HandleBar (the new cycling bar in the Grove at 4127 Manchester) from 5 to 8 PM.
Also Thursday, Missouri Votes Conservation is holding a Green Candidate Meet-and-Greet at Cicero's (6691 Delmar) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
Also, Thursday is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. The LGBT Community Center of Metropolitcan St. Louis (625 N. Euclid Ave, Suite 420) will be showing a movie and holding a discussion from 6:30 to 9 PM to mark the occasion.
Also Thursday, FISH at Fontbonne University will be holding a vigil to commemorate the lives of people affected by cancer from 7 to 8 PM at the university meadow.
Also Thursday, two great St. Louis institutions are combining forces as Schlafly releases as special Pi Common brew at 9 PM.
Friday, Sept. 24,Una, the feminist voice at SLU, is celebrating Love Your Body Day at the grassy knoll by the clock tower from noon to 4 PM.
Also Friday, the ACLU is hosting their annual Bill of Rights Celebration from 6:30 to 11 PM at the Soulard Preservation Hall (1921 S. 9th Street).
Also Friday, there's a Trivia contest to raise money for SAGE Metro St. Louis at the MetLife Building (13045 Tesson Ferry Rd) from 6:30 to 10:30 PM.
Also Friday, back by popular demand is the Annual Metrolink Prom, starting at 7:30 PM at the Convention Center Station (Westbornd Platform).
Also Friday, there's a KDHX 88.1 Benefit and Tribute to Alex Chilton and Big Star at Off Broadway (3509 Lemp) from 7:30 PM to 1 AM.
Saturday, Sept. 25 there will be a Trash Bash cleanup of the River Des Peres from 8 AM to 11 AM.
Saturday is also the day for the annual Strange Folk Festival at Community Park in O'Fallon, Illinois (401 E. 5th Street) from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Also Saturday, Naral will be canvassing for State Representative Sam Komo from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Also Saturday, there's a Visionwalk to help fight blindness from 10 to 11:30 AM in Tower Grove Park.
Also Saturday, the annual Green Homes Festival will be taking place from 10 AM to 6 PM at Grand Center (3600 Block of Grandel Square).
Also Saturday, there will be a Breast Cancer Benefit at the Waiting Room in St. Ann (10419 Saint Charles Rock Road) from 2 to 7 PM.
Also Saturday is the St. Louis Human Rights Campaign Dinner Gala from 6:30 to 11 PM at the Hyatt Riverfront (315 Chestnut). Local power couple, wonderful people, and fantastic activists Scott Emanuel and Ed Reggi will be receiving an award at the event.
Sunday, Sept. 26, is the 5th Annual Catholic Action Network (CAN) Hootenanny from 6 to 9 PM at the Schlafly Tap Room