One quick thing before this weeks events.  I see that there are several members of the Activist Hub who are running for aldermanic positions in St. Louis (Antonio French, Travis Reems, Shane Cohn, Mary Homan) and I’d like to provide a chance for the candidates to say a little about why they’re running and what help they could use.  If you are a candidate, or even if you would like to stump for a candidate, please send me a message.

This week’s events:

Tuesday, January 13.  Amnesty International’s monthly meeting is today, in a new location.   They’ll be meeting at 7 PM at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth Boulevard.

Also Tuesday, today is also the monthly meeting for the St. Louis Animal Rights Team (START).  This meeting is also at 7 PM, at the Brentwood Community Center at 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd.

Wednesday, January 14. will be visiting Senator Kit Bond’s office to pressure him to pass Obama’s economic stimulus bill that invests in green jobs, health care, and clean energy.  The event is at 1 PM at Bonhomme and S. Central in Clayton, and you can RSVP  [ here.

Also Wednesday, Benoit Denizet-Lewis will be at Left Bank Books discussing his book America Anonymous, which is told through the perspectives of addicts.  The talk starts at 7 PM at the Central West End location at 399 North Euclid.  More info is at the LBB site .

Thursday, January 15.  The St. Louis Interfaith Committee on Latin America welcomes Ambassador Charles Shapiro to discuss “Challenges in Latin America and Trade Ties.”  The event is from 5 to 7 PM at the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery Center at 2236 Tower Grove Avenue, and you can get more info here.

Friday, January 16.  I can’t really find anything during the day Friday, but it would be a good time to check out the exhibits on George Washington Carver and Katherine Dunham at the Missouri History Museum.  You can get more info at this or this link.

Friday night, there will be the 2nd installment of the inter-co-op jam sessions at the Gray Man Media House at 6145 Pershing.  The event goes from 8 to 11:55 PM so bring your instruments and voices and RSVP at the facebook page.

Saturday, January 17.  Every Saturday at 1 PM, people gather at Pampered Pets in the Chesterfield Mall to protest the inhumane conditions of puppy mills.  More info is here.

Also Saturday,  You should definitely check out civil rights classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” while it is in town at the Edison Theater.  This Saturday is an extra special time to go as veteran activist Jamala Rogers will be honored at a special ceremony at the  2 PM show.  More details on the show can be found at the Edison page.

Also Saturday, sport’s fans can “stomp for a cause” starting at 3 PM at the Webster University Gorlock’s basketball game against Eureka.  Attendees are encourage to donate unneeded shoes before the game.  More info is here.

And don’t forget the MLK day and inauguration day are both next week, so keep your calendars open for some great events.

Have a fun and meaningful week.