(note: I strongly agree with all of the St. Louis American's endorsements in this election, except that I would also add the great Arthur Lieber, running against Todd Akin)
Election Week! Here's why you should vote and get involved. Here's how you can get involved.
This week's activist events:
Monday, November 1, the I Care Campaign, for everybody in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area (STL) who cares about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and ally issues, will be meeting from 6:30 to 8 PM at the Wine Press (4436 Olive).
Also Monday, there will be a couple trainings on the Say No to A effort. Contact email@example.com or 314-644-0466 x13 for more info.
Also Monday, if you're interested in being a non-partisan poll-watcher on Tuesday, there's a crash course training & pre-election rally Monday night from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Central Reform Congregation (5020 Waterman). Listen to an interview with Denise Lieberman, leading the efforts in St. Louis, here.
Tuesday, November 2, is election day! Vote! Vote! Vote! You can find your polling station here (based on the current address you are registered to vote at). Make sure you know your rights as a voter.
Election Day Events:
Election Night Parties:
Wednesday, Nov. 2, PRIZM at UMSL is hosting a talk by Midwest Gender Queer Blogger/Activist Jac Stringer, 2 PM at the Pilot House (1st floor of MSC: 1 University Blvd).
Also Wednesday, the SLU Roundtable is hosting a dicussion on Illegal Immigration from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Busch Student Center Ballroom room 171.
Also Wednesday, there will be a discussion of oil spills from an ecological and social justice perspective at Legacy Books and Cafe (5429 Delmar) at 7 PM.
Also Wednesday, there's a Community Science and Technology Night at the Lift for Life Academy (1731 Broadway) from 6 to 8 PM. hosted by fabulous St. Louis Science Blogger Daniel Lee.
Also Wednesday, SUI Edwardsville Women's Studies is hosting Healing Journeys: Gender, Sexuality, and Forgiveness from 7 to 9 PM at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability.
Also Wednesday, an interesting experiment in art and involvement called _CommunityService_ will be at the Upstairs Lounge (3131 S. Grand) starting at 10 PM.
Thursday, Nov. 4, a Happy Hour raising money for Angel's Arms will be at the Double D Lounge (1740 S. Brentwood) at 4:30.
Also Thursday, there will be a discussion about the impact of coal at Ursa's Fireside at Wash U from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
Also Thursday, the Diversity Awareness Partnership is hosting their 3rd Annual Diversity Dinner at the St. Louis Science Center's James S. McDonnell Planetarium from 6 to 9 PM.
Also Thursday, Metropolis St. Louis is hosting a Walk on South Hampton from 6 to 10:30 PM.
Also Thursday, Amnesty International will be screening the movie Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed City, at the Chase Park Plaza Cinemas (212 N. Kingshighway) from 7 to 9 PM. November's City Affair will be a Happy Hour format leading up to a screening of the movie.
Also Thursday, the RFT is holding their BeAst of St. Louis 2010 Party at the City Museum from 7 to 11 PM. I'm still waiting for my free pass.
Friday, Nov. 5, the 1st Annual African American Literary Movement event will be at Forest Park College at noon.
Also Friday, PRIZM at UMSL is having a Brown Bag Lunch w/ Safe Zones from noon to 1 PM at 303 Lucus Hall.
Also Friday, the SLU OUTLaws and Rainbow Alliance are hosting Professor of business law at Lincoln University of Missouri Kylar Broadus at Morrissey Hall -the courtroom- from 4 to 6 PM.
Also Friday, A Women's Place, one-act plays about women in extraordinary circumstances, kicks off at the West End Players (733 Union Avenue) at 8 PM.
Saturday, Nov. 6, there will be a work day at the Rockhaven Ecozoic Center (7621 Rivermont Trail, House Springs, MO) from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Also Saturday, Earth Dance farms is hosting a Pesto Festo at The Savoy (119 S. Florissant, Ferguson, MO) from 6:30 to 10 PM.
Also Saturday, join Planned Parenthood for Choice Art 2010 at Concrete Ocean Contemporary Art Gallery (2257 S. Jefferson) from 7 to 11 PM.
Sunday, Nov. 7, it's Cranksgiving 2010 at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave) from 10 AM to 2 PM, a bike event collecting food can donations for Food Outreach.
Also Sunday, Borders in Brentwood Creve Couer are holding book fairs to benefit the Jewish Fund for Human Needs from 10 AM to 9 PM.
Also Sunday, the Gateway Men's Chorus is having a CD Release Party for Love Changes Everything at the Cedars @ the JCA (13190 S. Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, MO) from 2 to 4 PM.
Also Sunday, WUSICE will be participating in a discussion From Copenhagen to Cancun: The Role of China and the U.S. about climate change, from 5 to 6:30 PM at the Danforth University Center Room 276.
Also Sunday, the Center for Theology and Social Analysis (1077 S Newstead) will be hosting Lauren Giblin discussing her Summer in Nepal from 7 to 9 PM.
Also Sunday, and every Sunday, there will be a vigil for peace at the corner of Grand and Lindell at 7 PM.