Monday, November 2, 2009

St. Louis Activist Events for Nov. 2 - 8

This week's events:

Monday, Nov. 2, Fred Phelps and his cult are famous for their absurdly hateful anti-homosexual rhetoric. Taking a break from protesting at soldiers funerals, they are going to be in town today holding a protest at local high schools with LGBT groups. There is going to be a peaceful counterprotest to Phelps' cult from 1:15 to 2:30 PM at Hazelwood Central High School (15875 New Halls Ferry Rd) today.

Also Monday, the Board of Trustees at Washington University has apparently decided to embrace a "energy future" that is heavily reliant on fossil fuels. WashU students are countering with their own vision for an energy future that relies on renewable forms of energy. There are a host of events from 1:15 to 6:30; check here for the full details.

Also Monday, there will be a rally in support of Brad DeLong, a teacher suspended for assigning a scientific article about homosexuality to his class at the Superintendent's office in Piasa, IL at 6 PM.

Also Monday, Urban Eats (3301 Meramec) is holding a House Party for future Senator Robin Carnahan from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

Also Monday, Maryville University is hosting The Big, Fat, Everything You Want to Know about LGBT Show of Shows from 8 to 9 PM at the Buder Student Commons (650 Maryville University Drive).

Also Monday is the weekly Coop Cafe at the WashU Co-op from 8:30 to 10 PM.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, will be the 2nd installment of Tuesdays with Terri Williams, progressive candidate for St. Louis County's 5th District. The event will be from 6 to 9 PM at the Brancia Wine Bar (449 S. Kirkwood Rd).

Also Tuesday, if you live in the 73rd district, I highly recommend you vote for progressive rock star Stacey Newman.

Also Tuesday, Slow Foods St. Louis will be screening the movie Mad City Chickens at the Schlafly Bottleworks about people who keep urban chickens at 6 PM.

Also Tuesday, the BlackBean Burger Club is having a Veggie/Vegan Food Cooknite from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Village House on the WashU campus.

Also Tuesday, the Jewish Environmental Initiative (JEI) is hosting an exciting event, Green Pathways Out of Poverty, that will be discussing the emergence of a new green economy with several very interesting speakers. The event will be at the Central Reform Congregation (5020 Waterman) from 7 to 9 PM.

Also Tuesday, Landmarks Association is hosting a fall class on Mixed Use and Commercial Property Rehabbing and Investing from 7 to 9 PM.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, is the grand opening of Organizing For America's new St. Louis office at 3407 California Ave. from 6 to 9 PM.

Also Wednesday, the director of PROMO is going to be speaking about the current political state of the LGBT movement in Missouri and nationally at the Pride Alliance meeting from 8 to 9 PM in Seigle 304 on the WashU campus.

Thursday, Nov. 5, is the 10th year anniversary celebration of one of the most effective organizations in St. Louis, Missouri Jobs with Justice. The event will be at 6 PM at IBEW Local 1 (5850 Elizabeth). The Keynote Speaker with be State Treasurer Clint Zwiefel.

Friday, Nov. 6 is Caring for Kids Night at the Moulin, raising money for children who have been abused, neglected or considered "at risk." The event will be from 6 to 9 PM at 2017 Chouteau Ave.

Saturday, Nov. 7th, thee will be a tour of Old North St. Louis starting at the Urban Studio Cafe (281 N. 14th St.) from 10 AM to noon.

Also Saturday, there will be a North Side Harvest Festival, where residents, businesses and churches will be gathering in solidarity to stand against eminent domain abuse in MO (with a particular focus on Paul McKee's proposed North Side project). The event will be from noon to 4 PM at 5034 Sheridan.

Also Saturday, there will be a rally at the Arch from 1 to 4 PM in support of health care reform.

Also Saturday, EarthDance FARMS is holding a Pesto Festo, a celebration of local farms, from 6:30 to 10 PM at 119 Florissant in Ferguson, MO.

Also Saturday, Amnesty International at UMSL is hosting Rock 4 Darfur, a fundraiser to help the people of Darfur. The event will feature several St. Louis bands and Jamaican food, and will be from 7 to 10:30 PM at the Pilot House on the UMSL Campus.

Also Saturday, the SLU Rainbow Alliance will be hosing their 2nd Annual HomOcoming in the West Pine Gym from 7 to 9 PM.

Sunday, Nov. 8, the Urban Eats Cafe and Bakery presents The Other Side of the Human Soul, an interesting looking art exhibit by Danielle Correll.

Also Sunday, and every Sunday, the Instead of War Coaliiton will hold a Candlelight Vigil for Peace at the corner of Lindell and Grand.

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