Actions & Events

Attend Local Actions and Events sponsored both by our branch and our allies. Support the WILPF goals of peace, justice and feminist democracy throughout the region.

May 7, 2021
  • Implementation of the EU Action Plan for Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024 in Asia & the Pacific
    May 7, 2021  1:00 am - 4:00 am

    Join this online discussion on the implementation of the EU Action Plan in Asia and the Pacific. This is part of a series of regional events to stimulate in-depth exchange on some of the human rights and democracy challenges in the region, as well as on the possible contribution of joint regional and EU efforts in addressing them.

    The EU Special Representative for Human Rights Mr Eamon Gilmore will deliver a key note speech on the Action Plan and its geopolitical context. Ms Paola Pampaloni, Deputy Managing Director for Asia and Pacific at the EEAS, will welcome participants. Ms Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights will moderate the discussion.

    The panellists are:

    H.E. Ms Rensje Teerink: Head of EU Delegation to Bangladesh and former Head of EU Delegation to Nepal; specialised in Asian studies.

    Ms Sarah Brooks: Programme Director at the International Service for Human Rights; focused on human rights defenders in the Asian region as well as defenders of migrant and refugee rights.

    Mr Charles Santiago: Member of the Parliament in Malaysia and Chair of the Human Rights and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee; Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Parliamentarians for Human Rights;

    Hon. Karen Lucia S. Gomez-Dumpit: Commissioner, Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Philippines; pivotal for the CHR’s engagement with the UN Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies; First Director of the CHR's Child Rights Center, focusing particularly on juvenile justice.

    You will be invited to ask questions to the panellists; in fact, you can already submit your questions in the registration form!

    Register now:
    https://europa.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8de28399209ca43c8b5cd7601&id=2374230f0b

    We count on you!
    EEAS

    https://www.facebook.com/events/214055703486682/

     

  • Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights [...]
    May 5, 2021  3:00 am - May 14, 2021  6:00 am

    Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich studentów studiów stacjonarnych Wydziału Prawa i Administracji UŚ na wykłady online, które w dniach 5-14 maja 2021 r. poprowadzi Dr Ewa K. Strzelecka

    Temat wykładów:

    Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

    Szczegółowy harmonogram wykładów, informacje o dr Ewie K. Strzeleckiej oraz sposób aplikowania na wykład zamieszczone są na stronie internetowej: https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wpia/event/gender-islam-and-international-development-wyklady-online-5-14-maja-2021/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/927187454783473/

     

  • Monthly Vigil for Racial Justice
    May 7, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Compton Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

    The ecumenical witness to racial inequities continues ON FIRST FRIDAYS as a powerful message to rush-hour commuters that our two communities--Compton Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) & St. Margaret of Scotland-St. Louis--are standing up for the Gospel call to love our neighbor as ourselves. Please join us, wearing a mask, holding a sign, while keeping a social distance.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/438844630586897/?event_time_id=438844637253563

     

  • Black Lives Matter Vigil
    May 7, 2021  6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Peace United Church of Christ

    Please join Peace United Church of Christ, 204 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO every Friday, 6:00 to 6:30 for a vigil in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Please bring your own mask and carefully observe social distancing guidelines. Rain or Shine.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1683593778493660/?event_time_id=1683594415160263

     

May 8, 2021
  • Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights [...]
    May 5, 2021  3:00 am - May 14, 2021  6:00 am

    Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich studentów studiów stacjonarnych Wydziału Prawa i Administracji UŚ na wykłady online, które w dniach 5-14 maja 2021 r. poprowadzi Dr Ewa K. Strzelecka

    Temat wykładów:

    Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

    Szczegółowy harmonogram wykładów, informacje o dr Ewie K. Strzeleckiej oraz sposób aplikowania na wykład zamieszczone są na stronie internetowej: https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wpia/event/gender-islam-and-international-development-wyklady-online-5-14-maja-2021/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/927187454783473/

     

  • John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day St. Louis MO
    May 8, 2021  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sumner High School

    Join us for a Votercade Parade, Celebration Village, and Day of Action in support of voting rights!

    Shortly after the record-breaking voter turnout in the Presidential election and the powerful Black, Brown, and Youth voter turnout in the Georgia Runoff, state legislatures in 47 states released an offensive onslaught of over 300 proposed bills with the intent to disenfranchise and suppress the vote of communities of color, elderly and disabled voters, and young voters.

    Voting rights and racial justice supporters have partnered with national leaders and cities across the country to host the National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day on Saturday, May 8, 2021 in St. Louis. We will be honored if your organization agrees to join us in this fight for democracy and voting rights.

    The purpose of the event is to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of democracy by supporting the For the People Act (S1), The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (HR4), D.C. statehood, and eliminating the filibuster as a barrier to preserving voting rights. These Acts create a pathway to voting for everyone and protections against current law designed to suppress the vote in targeted communities, particularly Black and Brown communities.

    The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day will coincide with events in more than 97 cities across the country. The scheduled events include a National Broadcast, followed by a local press conference and a “Votercade” Parade. The Action Day concludes with the Celebration Village, where voting rights advocates will conduct teach-ins and lead advocacy actions to help participants contact their federal delegation.

    During the week leading up to the Action Day, canvassers will deliver information to residents in the Black community nearest the Votercade Parade route the week before.

    If you would like to join the May 8 event to participate in the Votercade Parade or the Celebration Village, please sign up by April 30, 2020 at bit.ly/may8stl

    If you would like to learn more about the National Movement, there is a Town Hall event on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:00 pm. RSVP at http://bit.ly/JohnLewisTownHall2.

    For additional information, contact Gena Gunn McClendon at ggunn@wustl.edu.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1619355795118934/

     

May 9, 2021
May 10, 2021
May 11, 2021
  • Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights [...]
    May 5, 2021  3:00 am - May 14, 2021  6:00 am

    Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich studentów studiów stacjonarnych Wydziału Prawa i Administracji UŚ na wykłady online, które w dniach 5-14 maja 2021 r. poprowadzi Dr Ewa K. Strzelecka

    Temat wykładów:

    Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

    Szczegółowy harmonogram wykładów, informacje o dr Ewie K. Strzeleckiej oraz sposób aplikowania na wykład zamieszczone są na stronie internetowej: https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wpia/event/gender-islam-and-international-development-wyklady-online-5-14-maja-2021/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/927187454783473/

     

  • The 27th Annual Commemoration of Vietnam Human Rights Day
    May 11, 2021  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    GotoWebinar https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/461191665879686923

    (Washington, DC) --- The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognized that “the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world” and proclaimed that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person... No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.”

    The Vietnam Human Rights Day is an annual observance held in the United States on May 11. It was designated by a Joint Resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. Deplorably, Vietnam continues to be an authoritarian state ruled by the Vietnamese Communist Party, one of the worst abusers of basic human rights.

    On the 27th Annual Commemoration of the Vietnam Human Rights Day, speakers will discuss topics regarding human rights for Vietnam. Members of the media and the public are cordially invited to attend.

    Format: Webinar
    Date: Tuesday, 05/11/2021
    Time: 07:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

    Invited Speakers:
    Former Congresswoman Leslie Byrne: The Author of the Joint Resolution Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
    Senator Hai Thanh Ngo (Canada)
    Michael Orona, Senior Advisor for Strategic Policy, U.S. State Department Commissioner Anurima Bhargava: USCIRF
    Mr. Tri Duc Ta: Mayor of Westminster City, CA
    Dr. Sean Lin: Falun Gong
    Dr. Richard SaisoMorn: Next Generation Laotian Democracy Movement
    Mr. Ngawang Tashi: US Tibet Committee
    Prisoners of Conscience: Mr. Dai Van Nguyen
    Mr. Michael Phuong Mr. Hai Hoang Vu
    Mr. Hung Phan: Federation of Vietnamese Communities of The USA Mr.Bon Nguyen: Vietnamese Community of Australia
    Dr.Lam My Hoang: Association of Vietnamese Refugees of Germany
    Mr. Dong Van Tran: Association of vietnamese Community of Canada
    Dr. Hoi Van Do: Vietnam Interfaith Council

    RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/461191665879686923

    Contact: Mr. Hung Phan, Tel: 616-929-9999
    Email: may11vnhrd@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/events/898559717654210/

     

May 12, 2021
  • Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights [...]
    May 5, 2021  3:00 am - May 14, 2021  6:00 am

    Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich studentów studiów stacjonarnych Wydziału Prawa i Administracji UŚ na wykłady online, które w dniach 5-14 maja 2021 r. poprowadzi Dr Ewa K. Strzelecka

    Temat wykładów:

    Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

    Szczegółowy harmonogram wykładów, informacje o dr Ewie K. Strzeleckiej oraz sposób aplikowania na wykład zamieszczone są na stronie internetowej: https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wpia/event/gender-islam-and-international-development-wyklady-online-5-14-maja-2021/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/927187454783473/

     

  • Intersectionality and Class: From 'Leaning In' to Solidarity
    May 12, 2021  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    ZOOM

    Our first workshop, presented by the East Side Jews Activist Collective, is a three-part, discussion-based, interactive workshop with author and professor Ashley Bohrer. In it, we will be examining economic class through the lens of intersectionality; an analysis of inequality that relates to overlapping social and political identities. We’ll examine issues of race, gender, and sexuality, and gain an understanding of how these identities intersect with capitalism. Ultimately we will explore how we can resist oppression by embracing solidarity.

    The three consecutive Wednesday night sessions will take place May 12, 19th, and 26th at 6pm. Each session will last 90 minutes. If you are only available for one or two sessions but would still like to attend, please indicate on the registration form below, or email us @ eastsidejews@sijcc.net.

    To attend you must sign up here: https://www.sijcc.net/events/esj-summer-learning-intersectionality-and-class-from-leaning-in-to-solidarity

    This series is for anyone interested in politics, and hoping to deepen their analysis of oppression, class, intersectionality, and capitalism. ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/296961781955444/

     

May 13, 2021
  • Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights [...]
    May 5, 2021  3:00 am - May 14, 2021  6:00 am

    Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich studentów studiów stacjonarnych Wydziału Prawa i Administracji UŚ na wykłady online, które w dniach 5-14 maja 2021 r. poprowadzi Dr Ewa K. Strzelecka

    Temat wykładów:

    Gender, Islam and International Development: women’s empowerment and human rights in the Middle East and North Africa

    Szczegółowy harmonogram wykładów, informacje o dr Ewie K. Strzeleckiej oraz sposób aplikowania na wykład zamieszczone są na stronie internetowej: https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wpia/event/gender-islam-and-international-development-wyklady-online-5-14-maja-2021/

    https://www.facebook.com/events/927187454783473/

     

  • Feminist Perspectives on Anticapitalist Politics w/ Silvia Federici & Joy James
    May 13, 2021  11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Rojava &
    Emergency Committee for Rojava present:

    Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Capitalist Politics
    with Silvia Federici and Joy James

    May 13, 7:00 PM Rojava/12:00 PM EST USA

    Women from different geographies have long seen the oppression of women as inseparable from capitalist exploitation. While emerging from various historical contexts, many Black, indigenous, Third World and Marxist feminists have built their theories and practice on the interconnected nature of multiple oppressions, weaving together a critique of capitalism, racism, colonialism, and patriarchy, and arguing that any struggle for gender justice must necessarily address the other systems of oppression.

    Thus, Black feminists were articulating the interconnections between race, gender and class long before the term intersectionality was coined and entered popular discourse. Marxist feminists have emphasized the importance of the gendered and racialized labour of social reproduction, reclaiming it as a legitimate arena for anticapitalist struggle. Indigenous and peasant women across the world have been on the forefront of the struggles against dispossession and ecological plunder, even as they have challenged their oppression as women within their own communities. The Kurdish women’s movement over the last four decades has similarly attempted to theorize the interlocking of capitalism, nation-state and patriarchy while engaging in the struggle for liberation both as women and as members of a colonized people. They have developed a conceptual framework called jineoloji to reimagine revolutionary theory and praxis.

    Drawing on various traditions of radical feminist thought and action, this panel will explore feminist perspectives on capitalism and anti-capitalist struggles. How can we benefit from a feminist perspective in the current moment of deepening ecological, economic, and political crises, aggravated and laid bare by the pandemic? How can a feminist perspective inform anti-systemic struggles and visions of alternative forms of social organization that would transcend capitalism and all other systems of oppression? Who are the protagonists of current anticapitalist struggles? Does a feminist perspective point us to a new internationalism?

    To discuss these and other questions, join our distinguished panelists Silvia Federici and Joy James in conversation with Sarah Marcha of the Andrea Wolf Institute of Jineolojî Academy in Rojava on May 13 at 12PM EST / 7PM Rojava. The panel will be livestreamed on the Youtube channel of the University of Rojava here: https://youtu.be/nj10R0ohSow

    Panelists:

    Silvia Federici is Professor Emerita at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and a scholar, teacher and activist from the radical autonomist feminist Marxist tradition. In the 1970s, she was a cofounder of the International Feminist Collective, and an organiser of the International Wages for Housework Campaign. In the 1990s, after a period of teaching at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, she was a cofounder of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, as well as the Anti–Death Penalty project of the US-based Radical Philosophy Association. Through all these years she has written books and essays on philosophy and feminist theory, women’s history, education and culture, and more recently the worldwide struggle against capitalist globalization and a feminist reconstruction of the commons.

    Joy James is the F.C. Oakley Professor of Humanities at Williams College, where she teaches in Political Science, Africana Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and American Studies. She is the author of many books including Seeking the Beloved Community: A Feminist Race Reader, Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics and Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender and Race in U.S. Culture. Her edited books include The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings, Imprisoned Intellectuals, States of Confinement, The Black Feminist Reader, and The Angela Y. Davis Reader.

    Discussant: Sarah Marcha is a member of the Andrea Wolf Institute of Jineolojî Academy in Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (Rojava).

    Moderator: Ozlem Goner is an Associate Professor at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center of City University of New York and a steering committee member of the Emergency Committee for Rojava. She is the author of Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders: Memories of State Violence in Dersim published by Routledge in 2017.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/492561128452668/

     

  • ONE WILPF National Call: 7pm ET, 6pm CT, 5pm MT, 4pm PT On The Second Thursday Of The Month
    May 13, 2021  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    At the time of the event, click the link below to join:
    http://s.mconf.us?t=zf8Me&webphone=true
    Or you can join manually by calling +1 (310) 409-2027, dialing your PIN
    604164 #
    and then opening the Visual Interface: http://s.mconf.us?t=zf8Me

     

May 14, 2021
May 20, 2021
May 21, 2021
  • REFUGEE SOLIDARITY SQUATS AS POLITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES OF CARE: A FEMINIST ACTIVIST RESEARCH IN ORFA
    May 21, 2021  5:30 am - 8:30 am
    zoom

    By Matina Kapsali (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
    In this presentation, I discuss refugee solidarity squats as political infrastructures of care. Drawing on a feminist activist research in Orfanotrofio housing squat conducted between 2015-2017, I narrate the process of collective home making in the squat by investigating how activists and refugees negotiated their different subject positions and challenged the differential lines of power that defined them, such as gender, political background, race and so on. Drawing on critical geographical scholarship and feminist research on care and social reproduction, I argue that refugee squats are not only sites of struggle against anti-migration policies but also stages for the collectivisation of care through the enactment of equality. Through my analysis, I foreground equality and care as co-constitutive practices; equality becomes embodied through the collectivisation of care while care becomes politicised through the enactment and presupposition of equality. In the presentation, I also reflect on the methodological complexities of doing research in solidarity.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/238517574655140/

     

May 22, 2021
  • Peace Summit: Organizing Towards Peace, Justice & Conflict Resolution
    May 22, 2021  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Zoom

    CAPA’s student leaders have been hard at work organizing the 2nd annual Peace Summit! This year’s theme of Organizing Towards Peace, Justice, and Conflict Resolution will feature speakers and workshops to help activists of all backgrounds and experiences to increase the tools in their toolbox for change and find inspiration to continue this important work! Register to join us to strengthen our movement!

    Learn more about the event at ChiPeaceAction.org/Peace-Summit-2021

    The movement for peace and justice has a lot of work to do. From reclaiming financial resources from the Pentagon, preventing war with Iran, combatting the existential threats of both climate change and nuclear weapons, the need for a more organized and more connected peace and justice movement is urgent.

    Check out some of the featured speakers and workshops!
    • Keynote address from Margaret Flowers of Popular Resistance
    • Media Strategy Panel with Jerome McDonnell,Leonna McAfee, Hassan El-Tayyab, and Chris Geovanis
    • Activism 101 Workshop with Danaka Katovich
    • Antiracism + Organizing Workshop facilitated by Beautiful Trouble
    • Building a Local Peace Economy with Kelly Curry
    • Activism Through Pop Culture with Frank Dorrel, the publisher of Addicted to War, and Emily Dorrel, CODEPINK’s Social Media and Communications Director
    • Moving Beyond an Us vs Them Perspective with Peace Journalist Robert C Koehler
    • And so much more! Check out the full program by clicking here.

    Register today so you don’t miss out on this great line-up!

    Learn more about the event at ChiPeaceAction.org/Peace-Summit-2021

    https://www.facebook.com/events/507848803576075/

     

  • Feminist strategies, movements and best practises from West Afri
    May 22, 2021  11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Feminist movements, organisations and activists have been in the forefront pushing for change and equality in West Africa and globally, for example during the recent #EndSars protests in Nigeria. During the corona pandemic we have seen a surge in violence against women both globally and in West Africa. In this debate, we will hear about the strategies and best practises from feminist activists and organisations from Nigeria and Ghana as well as Amnesty's offices there. We will also get input on how we can show solidarity without reproducing colonial stereotypes.

    Gratis adgang!

    Masser af digitale debatter, som du kan streame hjemmefra #covidstyle
    Grundet pandemi og forsamlingsforbud, vil der være begrænsede billetter til alle vores fysiske events. Billetlink vil blive offentliggjort, så snart vi ved mere om kapacitet og afstandskrav for siddende arrangementer
    Brug af mundbind vil blive påkrævet
    Husk at holde øje med programændringer og opdaterede corona restriktioner på hjemmesiden

    OM TALK TOWN

    Talk Town er en samtaleby om køn, ligestilling og feminisme; et forum for dialog på tværs af faglig og personlig erfaring; et sted for nysgerrighed, netværksdannelse og dialog. Talk Town er scenen, hvor alle lige fra faglige organisationer, græsrødder, medier, politiske partier, aktivister, foreninger til enkeltpersoner tager ordet.
    Festivalen er åben for alle, både dem der allerede beskæftiger sig med køn, ligestilling og feminisme - og dem der er nysgerrige på det.

    Læs mere på http://www.talktown.dk
    Følg med på Instagram: @talktown
    #talktown #talktown2021

    Talk Town 2021 er støttet af Københavns Kommune, Roskilde Festival Fonden, Statens Kunstfond, K. Vinders Fond, SOUNDBOKS, Tuborg Fondet, Nordea-fonden, CISU og KODAs Kulturelle Midler.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1128584240888363/

     

  • WILPF St Louis board meeting
    May 22, 2021  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

     

June 1, 2021
  • Vietnam War Dialogs
    June 1, 2021  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Learn about the L.A.R.A. method for constructive dialogue (Listen, Affirm, Respond, Ask/Add) in this interactive program. Watch and discuss three short scenes set in 1970 in St. Louis that explore youth perspectives of the Vietnam War. All three dialogues were researched, written, and performed by the 5Teens Make History Players.

    Tim & Allen: A Soldier’s Choice

    April 30, 1970. Goody Goody Diner. A veteran recently back from a tour of duty in Vietnam runs into a young man who’s trying to decide whether to report for duty after being drafted.

    Christine & Loretta: Unjust Priorities

    May 5, 1970. Washington University. Two editors of the Student Life newspaper discuss the relationship between the student anti-war movement and the civil rights movement in the wake of the Kent State shooting and the subsequent arson of a Washington University ROTC building.

    Eileen & Dana: Protest and Patriotism

    June 7, 1970. Lindell Boulevard. A participant in a patriotic “hard hat” march encounters a counter-protester who opposes America’s involvement in Vietnam.

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    Teens Make History is a work-based learning program for local high school students. Through long-term, paid apprenticeships in exhibitions and museum theatre, the program aims to build key professional skills and give students the confidence they need to succeed. For more information or to learn how you can support this program, visit mohistory.org/TMH.

    Support for Teens Make History is provided by the Bayer Fund and the Trio Foundation of St. Louis.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/864091930849072/

     

June 2, 2021
  • 2021 Juneteenth Celebration
    June 2, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Missouri History Museum

    Commemorate the nation’s emancipation from slavery with this month-long series.

    EVENTS SCHEDULE
    Just Breathe STL
    Wednesdays June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6–8pm
    Missouri History Museum North Lawn

    TheCollective presents an intergenerational summer wellness experience for the entire family. Participate in a variety of activities including yoga, journaling, mindful art, music, and healthy food and drink samples. If you like walking, hiking, and biking, we also encourage you to take advantage of trails in Forest Park while you’re here.

    This program will take place in person on the North Lawn of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, should conditions allow. Protective face masks are required, and guests will be asked to practice social distancing.

    Registration for this onsite program is required and will open in May.

    I Dream a World: A Celebration of Juneteenth
    Tuesday, June 15 | 6pm
    Missouri History Museum North Lawn
    REGISTER: https://10379a.blackbaudhosting.com/10379a/I-Dream-a-World-A-Celebration-of-Juneteenth-15Jun2021

    This program is presented in collaboration with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.

    Lift every voice during this citywide celebration commemorating Juneteenth, as Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Missouri Historical Society host an evening of music, song, and spoken word! Enjoy moving performances by members of the 2021 Opera Theatre Festival Season Ensemble and other local artists in a rousing program curated by soprano Nicole Cabell and baritone Will Liverman.

    This program is free and will take place in person on the North Lawn of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, should conditions allow. Protective face masks are required, and guests will be asked to practice social distancing. Registration for this onsite program is required and will open on Monday, May 3.

    ASL interpretation and Audio Description will be provided at this program.

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    All pre-scheduled public and member virtual programs have automated closed captioning available. Additionally, ASL interpretation is available for programs with two weeks advanced notice. Please email access@mohistory.org to request ASL interpretation or with other accessibility questions.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/445280850108782/

     

June 4, 2021
  • #NoWar2021 Virtual Conference
    June 4, 2021  1:00 pm - June 6, 2021  6:00 pm
    Ottawa, ON

    #NoWar2021 Virtual Conference: June 4-6, 2021
    From Weapons Fairs to War Zones: Unraveling the War Machine
    Tickets now available:
    https://hopin.com/events/nowar2021-virtual-global-conference

    #NoWar2021 is a unique event that brings together a global grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations around the topic of CANSEC and the global arms trade. As North America’s largest weapons expo, CANSEC typically brings together 12,000+ government and military officials and weapons industry reps from 55 countries to Ottawa each year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and pressure from our coalition, CANSEC 2020-2021 has been postponed to 2022. But that doesn’t mean our work is over. We’re demanding the permanent cancellation of CANSEC and also drawing attention to the fact that CANSEC is a symptom of a larger problem – Canada’s and the world’s complicity in the global arms trade and the institution of war.

    Instead of pouring trillions into weaponry, the world must invest in a just recovery from the pandemic and a green new deal that includes a just transition for arms industry workers. #NoWar2021 will bring together key international allies to not only assist Canadian efforts to permanently #CancelCANSEC but also to share expertise from similar campaigns worldwide in the global struggle for war abolition.

    Panels, discussion groups, workshops, and trainings will cover a range of topics, such as: how to shut down a weapons expo, weapons in space, the global arms trade, war’s environmental footprint, divestment, digital storytelling, nonviolent civil resistance, and more.

    The COVID pandemic has forced us to rethink what global conferences look like and to re-imagine virtual spaces. It presents us with an opportunity to facilitate global exchange through the use of creative digital platforms. In spite of the pandemic, we can still organize, while at the same time saving money and reducing our carbon footprint by not flying around the world for international conferences.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/229099201896686/

     

June 5, 2021
  • #NoWar2021 Virtual Conference
    June 4, 2021  1:00 pm - June 6, 2021  6:00 pm
    Ottawa, ON

    #NoWar2021 Virtual Conference: June 4-6, 2021
    From Weapons Fairs to War Zones: Unraveling the War Machine
    Tickets now available:
    https://hopin.com/events/nowar2021-virtual-global-conference

    #NoWar2021 is a unique event that brings together a global grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations around the topic of CANSEC and the global arms trade. As North America’s largest weapons expo, CANSEC typically brings together 12,000+ government and military officials and weapons industry reps from 55 countries to Ottawa each year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and pressure from our coalition, CANSEC 2020-2021 has been postponed to 2022. But that doesn’t mean our work is over. We’re demanding the permanent cancellation of CANSEC and also drawing attention to the fact that CANSEC is a symptom of a larger problem – Canada’s and the world’s complicity in the global arms trade and the institution of war.

    Instead of pouring trillions into weaponry, the world must invest in a just recovery from the pandemic and a green new deal that includes a just transition for arms industry workers. #NoWar2021 will bring together key international allies to not only assist Canadian efforts to permanently #CancelCANSEC but also to share expertise from similar campaigns worldwide in the global struggle for war abolition.

    Panels, discussion groups, workshops, and trainings will cover a range of topics, such as: how to shut down a weapons expo, weapons in space, the global arms trade, war’s environmental footprint, divestment, digital storytelling, nonviolent civil resistance, and more.

    The COVID pandemic has forced us to rethink what global conferences look like and to re-imagine virtual spaces. It presents us with an opportunity to facilitate global exchange through the use of creative digital platforms. In spite of the pandemic, we can still organize, while at the same time saving money and reducing our carbon footprint by not flying around the world for international conferences.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/229099201896686/

     

June 6, 2021
  • #NoWar2021 Virtual Conference
    June 4, 2021  1:00 pm - June 6, 2021  6:00 pm
    Ottawa, ON

    #NoWar2021 Virtual Conference: June 4-6, 2021
    From Weapons Fairs to War Zones: Unraveling the War Machine
    Tickets now available:
    https://hopin.com/events/nowar2021-virtual-global-conference

    #NoWar2021 is a unique event that brings together a global grassroots coalition of individuals and organizations around the topic of CANSEC and the global arms trade. As North America’s largest weapons expo, CANSEC typically brings together 12,000+ government and military officials and weapons industry reps from 55 countries to Ottawa each year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and pressure from our coalition, CANSEC 2020-2021 has been postponed to 2022. But that doesn’t mean our work is over. We’re demanding the permanent cancellation of CANSEC and also drawing attention to the fact that CANSEC is a symptom of a larger problem – Canada’s and the world’s complicity in the global arms trade and the institution of war.

    Instead of pouring trillions into weaponry, the world must invest in a just recovery from the pandemic and a green new deal that includes a just transition for arms industry workers. #NoWar2021 will bring together key international allies to not only assist Canadian efforts to permanently #CancelCANSEC but also to share expertise from similar campaigns worldwide in the global struggle for war abolition.

    Panels, discussion groups, workshops, and trainings will cover a range of topics, such as: how to shut down a weapons expo, weapons in space, the global arms trade, war’s environmental footprint, divestment, digital storytelling, nonviolent civil resistance, and more.

    The COVID pandemic has forced us to rethink what global conferences look like and to re-imagine virtual spaces. It presents us with an opportunity to facilitate global exchange through the use of creative digital platforms. In spite of the pandemic, we can still organize, while at the same time saving money and reducing our carbon footprint by not flying around the world for international conferences.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/229099201896686/