Monday, January 11, 2010

St. Louis Activist Events for Jan 12-18

This Week's Events:

Tags used in this post: #race exhibit #MLK Day #lgbt #human rights #environment #animal welfare #education #peace #community #legal reform #arts

Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Missouri History Museum, in anticipation of their major exhibit Race: Are We So Different?, will be screening the movie "Long Story Short" at noon. #race exhibit

Also Tuesday,
from 2 to 7 PM there will be an open house at the SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders) Metro St. Louis Center, located at 2710 S. Grand. #lgbt

Also Tuesday, Amnesty International is having their monthly business meeting from 7 to 8:30 at Bethel Lutheran Church (7001 Forsyth). #human rights

Also Tuesday, 1SKy is asking you to take 5 minutes to call your Senators and ask them to support climate legislation for green jobs, the climate, and our future. #environment

Also Tuesday, the St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START) is having their monthly meeting at7 PM at the Brentwood Community Center (2505 S. Brentwood). They will be discussing the upcoming ballot initiative campaign to end cruelty at Missouri puppy mills. #animal welfare

Also Tuesday, the elected Saint Louis Board of Education will be having a board meeting with a presentation from Dr. Sullivan-Brown on the "Best System of School Governance" at 7 PM at Carr Lane School (1004 N. Jefferson). #education

Also Tuesday, Veterans for Peace local chapter 61 is presenting "Rethink Afghanistan" at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust) at 8 PM. #peace

Wednesday, Jan 13, Urban Eats Cafe (3301 Meramec) is hosting a Well-Read Wednesday discussion with A Broken Mirror author John Rolens at 6 PM. #community

Also Wednesday, the Urban League Young Professionals of Metropolian St. Louis are meeting from 6 to 8 PM at the Boeing Company, Building 100 Auditorium (Airport Rd. and McDonnel Blvd., Berkeley, MO). #community

Also Wednesday, Schlafly and RFT are sponsoring a monthly Saint Louis Neighborhood tour, focused primarily on bars. This week's tour focuses on Maplewood and starts at 7 PM. #community

Also Wednesday, the LGBT Community Center of Metropolitan St. Louis is hosting a Transgender Community Issues Discussion Forum at 7 PM. #lgbt

Thursday, January 14, Drinking Liberally of St. Louis City is meeting at the Premium Lounge (4199 Manchester) from 6:30 to 9:30. #community

Also Thursday, author Stephan Schwab discusses his book Guantanamo, USA at Left Bank Book's downtown location (321 N. 10th) at 7 PM. #human rights

Also Thursday, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment is hosting Big River, from the guys who made "King Corn", about the environmental effects of corn on the waterways.  The movie screens at 7 PM at the Tivoli and will be followed by a panel discussion by Executive Director Kat Logan Smith, Law & Policy Coordinator Caroline Ishida, and Youth Partnership Executive Director Maggie Menefee.  #environment

Also Thursday, the monthly meeting of St. Louis NORML is from 7:15 to 8:30 at Mokabe's Coffee House (Arsenal and Grand). #legal reform

Also Thursday, the team that sent a bus to the National Equality March in D.C. is hosting a 10,000 for Charity Benefit Show at Nancy's Place (4510 Manchester) from 8 to 11 PM #lgbt

Friday, January 15, Active Citizen 360 is providing pizza and screening political thriller "The Interpreter" at the Civitas HQ (10845 Olive, Suite 155) from 6 to 9:30 PM.

Saturday, January 16 is the grand opening of the major Race: Are We So Different exhibition a the Missouri History Musem.  You can read the Post-Dispatch's write-up of the exhibition here.  In conjunction with the exhibit UMSL Professor Dr. Jackie Lewis Harris will be speaking about of the anthropology related to the exhibit at 2 PM.  There will also be a theatrical production Race to the Finish at 3 PM at the Museum. #race exhibit

Also Saturday, there will be a fundraiser for the community arts center SCOSAG at the Tin Can Tavern (1909 Locust) starting at 6 PM. #arts

Sunday, Jan 17, Mic the People for the People and TOCO Charity Open Mic at Off Broadway (3509 Lemp) from 2 to 6 PM will raise money from Tapestry of Community Offerings and the Community Arts and Media Project. #arts #community

Also Sunday, The Missouri History Museum is hosting a Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 2:30 PM. #race exhibit #MLK Day

Also Sunday, there will be the third installment of the NOH8 Photoshoot at Nancy's Place (4510 Manchester Ave.), from 7 to 11 PM. #lgbt

Also Sunday, the Instead of War Coalition will hold a vigil for peace at College Church on the corner of Lindell and Grand. #peace

Monday, Jan. 18, as has been said many times, Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be a "day on," not a "day off."  Come participate in the annuel gathering and march downtown.  Join the presentation at the Old Courthouse at 10 AM and/or the March starting at 11 AM.  The Instead of War Coalition and many other community groups will be there.  And please check out this list of possible volunteer opportunities. Washington University will also host a commemoration later from 7 to 9 PM. #MLK Day

1 comment:

  1. It is July 27 11:00 a.m. At this very moment Monsanto is having their Monsanto Global Engineering Backyard Barbecue in Mcdonnell park on Adie rd. in St. Ann MO! This is not a joke! I just saw them cooking up lots of meat 30 minutes ago while I was running in the park. They are under the lindbergh pavillion, the furthest one back. They even have the nerve to have a red and white checkered banner announcing their barbecue, as if it was some sweet grandmother's picnic! These are the people that brought you genetic engineering on a global scale! This is a golden opportunity to protest them. Rarely do you see the enemy in public, they are usually hiding behind their corporate walls. You can not miss them. They are the overweight white men with very short hair, pale skin and glasses. Most of them have Ron Paul stickers on their pickup trucks, a few had rebel flags! I guess Mittens Romney is not far right enough for them. I urge all local activists to get out there and protest them at this moment, this opportunity may not present itself again. Tell every activist of all types to get out there right now! GO! GO!