Monday, October 18, 2010

St. Louis Activist Events for Oct. 18-26

Elections are only two weeks away! Here's why you should get involved. Here's how you can get involved. Don't forget to check out the upcoming Gateway to Sanity rally featuring a simulcast of Stewart and Colbert at the Archgrounds.

This week's events:

Monday, Oct. 18, there will be a screening of the film Waiting for Superman followed by a discussion at the Plaza Frontenac Theatre from 6 to 11:30 PM.

Tuesday Oct. 19 there will be a fundraiser for Assistant Minority Whip Mike Colona from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Friendly's Sports Bar And Grill (3503 Roger Place).

Also Tuesday, Hip Hop for Empowerment in the Arab World will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Morris University Center Hickory Room, 2nd Floor, at SIUE.

Also Tuesday, Will Tuttle, author of #1 Amazon best-seller The World Peace Diet, will be speaking at Christ Church Cathedral (1210 Locust) from 7 to 11 PM.

Also Tuesday, there will be a follow up discussion for the Responsible Public Debate series at the Ethical Society (9001 Clayton Rd.) from 7 to 9 PM. You can get caught up on the discussion by clicking here.

Also Tuesday, Washington University's Contoversy and Coffee series will feature a panel discussion on the topic Does American Have a Muslim Problem? The panel, featuring professors Karamustafa, Lee, and Bowen, will be from 7:30 to 9 PM at the DUC room 276.

Also Tuesday, a vigil will be held at College Church (corner of Grand and Lindell) at 8:30 PM to mark the passing of Roderick Nunley, scheduled to be executed by the state that day.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, people are being asked to wear purple to stand up against Homophobic bullying.

Also Wednesday, the Young Nonprofits Network of St. Louis is hosting Yearn to Learn, a chance to learn about opportunities for nonprofit professionals, at Llwelyn's Pub (17 Moody, Webster Groves), from 5 to 8 PM.

Also Wednesday, Christ Church Cathedral (1210 Locust) will host a forum on Project Safe Harbor from 6:30 to 8 PM.

Also Wednesday, the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust) will be hosting Jammin' for Justice from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.

Thursday, Oct 21, NARAL will be canvassing for Margo McNeil, a pro-choice state representative, from 5 to 8 PM.

Also Thursday, in St. Charles, there's an opportunity to meet the candidates from 6 to 8 PM at STS Joachim and Ann Care Services (4116 McClay Rd.).

Also Thursday, there will be a candlelight vigil in honor of Tyler Clementi and all LGBTQIA youth who have suffered from the inhumanity of others at Bowles Plaza on the Wash U campus from 7 to 8 PM.

Also Thursday, LINK WashU will be screening the movie "Hiding" about life in North Korea from 7 to 8:30 PM at Ursa's Cafe.

Friday, Oct. 22, SAGE Metro St. Louis is holding an HIV and Aging Community Meeting from 10 AM to noon at the Tower Grove Manor Retirement Apartments (2710 S. Grand).

Also Friday, there will be a rally in favor of local control of the police department (and in opposition to police brutality) at Market and Tucker at noon.

Also Friday, there is a debate scheduled for the candidates of Missouri's 2nd Distract (including the amazing candidate Arthur Lieber) at St. Charles Community College (4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive) from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Friday, the annual Democratic Halloween Party will be at 5916 Wilson Avenue from 7 to 11 PM.

Saturday, Oct 23, the Show Me the Blog conference will be from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Also Saturday, at the Jacoby Arts Center (627 East Broadway in Alton, IL) is hosting a Bad People Do Good Things blood-drive.

Also Saturday, the Organization for Black Struggle will be celebrating Jamala Rogers turing 60 at the Phylllis Wheatley Center (2711 Locust) from 9 PM to 1 AM.

Sunday, Oct. 24, join Congressman Russ Carnahan and attorney general Robin Carnahan at the Arnold Days parade from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Also Sunday, Joe's Cafe is hosting a fundraiser for the excellent Prioton Performing Arts organization from 2 to 4 PM at 6014 Kingsbury.

Also Sunday, the St. Louis Gay History Project will be collecting items that document the personal history of LGBT individuals over the years from 2 to 6 Pm at the Bad Dog Bar and Grille (3060 Chouteau).

Monday, Oct 25, there will be a rally for the Voice of the Unemployed from 9 AM to 5 PM at Art Hill in Forest Park.

Also Monday, author Greg Epstein will discussing his book Good Without God at the Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church at 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, Oct 26, NARAL will be canvassing for pro-choice candidate for state representative Deb Lavender from 5 to 8 PM.

Also Tuesday, Justin Krebs, co-founder of Living Liberally, will be speaking about his new book at Left Bank Books (321 N. 10th) from 7 to 10 PM.

Also Tuesday, the Black Leadership Organizing Council is hosting a discussion entitled "Tea Party: Conservatism or Racism?" at the UMSL St. Louis Century Rooms from 7 to 9 PM.

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