Monday, November 16, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Nov. 16-22

This week's events:

Monday, Nov. 16: NARAL is having a mailing party from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Also Monday, the St. Charles County Young Democrats are asking people to take Representative Todd Akin to task over his sad stance on healthcare reform at Akin's talk at the STLCC Social Sciences Building Auditorium at 10 AM.  

Also Monday, Sigma Iota Rho is holding a cupcake fundraiser for KIVA from 11 AM to 2 PM at the DUC on the WashU Danforth campus.

Also Monday, the College Democrats and College Republicans will be debating health care at Fontbonne University from noon to 1 PM in the Lewis Room of the library.

Also Monday, the Brown School of Social Work is hosting a discussion of Media (Mis)Representations of Sex Trafficking Workshop in Goldfarb 359 from 5:30 to 7 PM.

Also Monday, the MO History Museum is hosting a discussion titled Policing Black Activism in the Lee Auditorium from 7 PM to 9 PM.

Also Monday, environmental activist Bill McKibben is speaking at The Hett (701 College Rd, Lebanon, IL) from 7:30 to 10:30 PM.  

Also Monday, there's an Open-Mic + WUSLAM at the WashU Co-op from 8:30 to 10 PM.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis is holding a forum titled Hunger Does Not Take a Holiday at the Salvation Army (1130 Hampton) from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Also Tuesday, Transgender Awareness Week kicks off at WashU with an open safe zones meeting about trans identities in the Pride Suite of the Women's Building.  Click here for the full schedule of the week's events.

Also Tuesday, Landmarks Fall Class series continues with a discussion of how to work with your Alderperson, CDA, and Preservation Board from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Tuesday, the St. Charles County Young Dems are having a Yes We Can canned food drive from 7:30 to 10:30.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Community Arts Initiative (CAI) is hosting a roundtable discussion on Building Community Through the Arts with a number of great panelists.  The event is in Goldfarb 132 on the WashU campus from 12:15 to 2 PM.

Also Wednesday, the YWCA is hosting a discussion about the racial inequities in healthcare from 5:30 to 7 PM at 2711 Locust.

Also Wednesday, NARAL is holding a phonebank to stop the ridiculous Stupak amendment from becoming law from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Also Wednesday, the St. Louis Vedanta Society is hosting a discussion of Vedanta Environmental Ethics by Swami Chetanananda from 7 to 8 PM.

Also Wednesday, the Social Justice Center at WashU is hosting a discussion of socioeconomic diversity at the school from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in the DUC Fun Room.

Also Wednesday, What's Up Magazine will be teaming up with the Atomic Cowboy to hold "The Dizzy Spell," a spelling bee for discerning adults.  Proceeds benefit KDHX and What's Up Magazine, the independent publication that employs the St. Louis homeless and fights for community justice.  The event starts around 9 PM at the Atomic Cowboy.

Also Wednesday, ANAD and Delta Phi Epsilon at Webster University are holding a vigil for all of the people who have struggled with eating disorders from 9:30 to 11 in the Quad.

Thursday, Nov. 19, there will be a tour and open house of the first Historical and LEED Residential Renovation in St. Louis from 4 to 7 P at 6321 Southwood Avenue.

Also Thursday, SIUE's Gay and Straight Alliance are putting on a performance for the Transgendered Day of Remembrance from 5 to 7 PM at the Goshen Lounge in the Morris University Library Center. 

Also Thursday, Tony P is hosting a fundraiser called Dining with the Young Communists from 6:30 to 9 PM.

Also Thursday, a group is asking people to turn out to the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees meeting to tell them not to cut needed funding to the Meramec Child Care Center.  The meeting is from 7 to 8 PM at 300 S. Broadway.

Also Thursday, there will be an Art Exhibit and Silent Auction for the local Amnesty International chapter from 7 to 9 PM at SqWires Annex (1415 S. 18th).

Friday, Nov. 20, Voices for Children are holding a Trivia Night to support local foster kids and parents from 5 to 8 PM at Goldfarb Hall on the WashU campus.

Also Friday, Metro East Pride is holding a Chili and Hot Dog Fundraiser at Club Escapade from 6 PM to 2 AM.

Also Friday, Camp Kumquat is having a Hoedown in the Umrath Lounge on the WashU campus from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Friday, the Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis will be hosting a groundbreaking theatre piece titled Intimacies from 8 to 11 PM.  The event is produced by the amazing That Uppity Theatre Company.

Saturday, Nov. 21, Steve Patterson will be leading people on a walk that traces the steps of Lisi Bansen, who was struck and killed while in a wheelchair because the area lacked sidewalks.  The walk starts at Delmar just West of Jefferson at 10 AM.

Also Saturday, Greenpeace St. Louis will be collecting postcards to fight climate change in the Delmar Loop from 1 to 5 PM.  Meet at the Tivoli.  

Also Saturday, there will be a Gala celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment from 6 to 9 PM at Whitaker Hall on the WashU campus.

Also Saturday, there will be a fundraiser for the LGBT Community Center of St. Louis from 6 PM to midnight on the Manchester Strip.

Also Saturday, there will be a No Justice No Peace benefits concert from 7 to 11 PM at 2526 South 12th Street.

Sunday, Nov. 22, Theology on Tap at the Royale will be discussing New Atheism at 5 PM.

Also Sunday, the Moolah will be screening the much acclaimed movie Precious based on the even more acclaimed novel Push at 5 PM.

1 comment:

  1. Friday is also Transgender Day of Remembrance: