Register Now for CommonBound 2018!
Harris-Stowe State University
June 22-June 24, 2018
CommonBound will bring together people with powerful visions for the future: a cross-section of community leaders, thinkers, and practitioners from around the world,
including the New Economy Coalition’s 200-plus member organizations from throughout the US and Canada.
Participants will share strategies and stories, build relationships, highlight achievements, and chart a shared path toward a society that puts people and planet first.
Learn more at www.commonbound.org
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Host a CommonBound Attendee
Become a CommonBound Solidarity Housing Host.
One of the best ways to ensure access to this gathering of 700+ new economy leaders, activists, and visionaries is to offer housing to our out-of-town guests.
You might even make a lifelong friend!
Meet Us in St. Louis
New Economy Coalition and Solidarity Economy St. Louis are partnering for the bi-annual CommonBound convening taking place in St. Louis, MO at Harris-Stowe State University, June 22-24 to answer one question:
How do we build a new economy?
Workshops will range from hands-on trainings, to panels of leading community innovators, academics and researchers, to dispatched from the leading edge of change.
Networks Gatherings include a mix of open and closed all-day sessions organized by volunteers who want to bring a group of 20-60 people together to increase the capacity of our movements.
A day chocked full of Food, Fun, Fellowship and Resource sharing in front of Christ Church Cathedral, on 13th St between Locust and Olive. This will be a day in which we bring our housed and our unhoused neighbors together. This is our chance to put our action where our mouth is. We could feed people all day, but how do we as a community support those with less than ourselves.
This is an event where we bring together our neighbors with, and without walls. The goal is to give not a hand out, but a hand up. I ask of my friends, if you have resources, or access to resources that may help in getting people off of the street and into housing, jobs that can help them take care of themselves, gently used clothing that can be used for interviews, hygiene products, bus tickets, or is a stylist/barbers, we need all hands on deck. When we hold up a sign, and make the proclamation that "#BlackLivesMatter", then we need to overstand that approximately 85%- 95% of St. Louis's homeless population is black. If you are able to assist with any of these asks, please send me a DM. If not just come on out on September 30, and bring your love for those who need it most.
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust St, St. Louis 63103
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Calling all stakeholders! A Red Circle is up and running and ready to serve the community! We invite you all to our Open House to meet our volunteers, see our office and meeting space, hear about our mission and vision, and get involved in community empowerment! Music, food, garden tours, books, and more! We can't wait to see you all! A Red Circle is housed at Greater St. Mark Family Church, 9950 Glen Owen Drive, St. Louis, MO 63136. Phone number is 314-522-2021.
Hosted by A Red Circle Nonprofit Organization
Location: 9950 Glen Owen Drive, St. Louis 63136
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Calling all black women, femmes, trans people, & non-gender conforming people & those who love them!! On September 30th please join us for a Black Women's March & Marketplace. The purpose of this event is to unite black women in all their variety & denounce state violence; mass incarceration; rape & sexual abuse; murder & brutalization of transwomen; the disappearances of girls from our community & the war on people of color migrating to the United States. We need you to gather with us because there's strength in numbers. Let's begin to heal together & support one another!
This event is free and open to public.
10:00 am: Gather at InPower Institute, 4125 Humphrey St, St. Louis, MO 63116 to begin with meditation & centering practices.
11:30 am: We will march in solidarity with the March for Black Women in Washington, D.C. to the Divine Center of Love, 3617 Wyoming St, St. Louis, MO 63116 to support black business at a marketplace. Enjoy a massage, handmade soaps & moisturizers, clothing, food, & more.
12:30 pm: Network, shop, listen, & learn how you can support local campaigns and black led organizations.
Vendors interested in reserving a space & organizations interested in sponsoring this event please in-box Nikia Paulette.
If you can’t march with us, then ride with us. If you can’t ride with us, then shout from your front yards, your kitchen tables and from your street corners. Shout from the pews of your churches and LGBTQ centers, from your HBCUs and healing circles, from the halls and stairwells of the public housing complex where they put you, and from your conference tables and board rooms. Our differently-abled Black sisters, our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, we ask you to rise with us in your hearts and in your bones.
Please join us, in the March for Black Women, in mass mobilization for our security and safety, our human rights and our freedoms, calling on the federal government and our own Black communities to take the following actions:
Issue an apology to all Black women for centuries of abuses, including sexual violence and reproductive violations against Black bodies, especially the brutalization of transwomen.
Beyond the 2016 Gender Bias Policing Guidance, ensure immediate and sustainable measures by the U.S. Government to eliminate incarcerations, incidences of rape and “sexual misconduct”, police murder and violence against all Black women, and especially transwomen.
End the threat against the human right to healthcare and increase access, including all reproductive health care, bar none.
Ensure economic justice for Black low income women at the communal and federal level, many of whom are at increased risk for violence due to lack of economic power.
Cease and desist all threats of deportation of immigrant women across the country, especially those whose deportation may cost them their lives or safety.
This event is sponsored by Reproaction, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region & Southwest Missouri.
Starting Location: InPower Institute, 4125 Humphrey St., St. Louis 63116
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Ayyye! Join us for the penultimate event of the season. This month Goodie House is pleased to welcome
Tasha UnspoKen Archie
This month's show is gonna be brilliant! We are back to our home venue Human Spaces at 216 Haven 63111. Free snacks, wine and hugs. This is a lineup you don't want to miss!
Hosted by Goodie House: Poems and Stories for Writers, Lovers and Freedom Fighters.
Location: Human Space, 216 Haven St, St. Louis 63111
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Last week, Mayor Lyda Krewson cancelled her town halls after protesters took the streets after the acquittal of Jason Stockley. We need to have more spaces to conversation and action, so we created our own.
Join us for a discussion on policing, public safety and bail from organizations in STL & a Q&A with Black elected officials including:
Tishaura Jones, St. Louis City Treasurer
Terry Kennedy, 18th Ward Aldermen
Bruce Franks, State Representative
Rasheen Aldridge, 5th Ward Committeeman
Hosted by Organization for Black Struggle, ArchCity Defenders Inc., Decarcerate STL, & St. Louis Action Council.
Address: 1210 Locust St, St Louis, MO 63103-2322, United States
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A generous donor purchased six apple trees for A Red Circle's Holistic Living Circle and we need to get them planted! A Red Circle is a member of Solidarity Economy Stl and a group of us will be doing the work. Join us; it'll be fun!!
“SELL YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS AND MAKE MONEY”
September 17, 2017
9am – 1pm
1202 S Boyle St Louis MO 63110
Cloths..Shoes..Books..Dishes..Household Items..Working Appliances..Decor..Art Work...Etc Etc
You cannot sell food items but you are allowed to give out "FREE" samples and take orders for later dates.
Bootleg music and movies are prohibited.
Voices Of Women will be selling hot food and cold drinks.
Register to vote while you are there. Men’s Club and Voices Of Women will be available to assist you with registration.
Call (314) 896-3869 to RSVP your space or make sure you stop by and shop.
$20.00: PER CAR SPACE
$10.00: FOR TABLES UPON REQUEST
All proceeds go to VOW to help the community take new directions.
Solidarity Economy presents...
RECLAIM + SUSTAIN
FOOD AND FARM WEEKEND
On Saturday, September 9th 12-7pm at Thomas Dunn Learning Center (3113 Gasconade St. 63118), Solidarity Economy St. Louis is hosting RECLAIM + SUSTAIN: A FOOD AND FARM WEEKEND. We're bringing people together around the belief that everyone should have access to healthy, affordable, and locally-sourced food. We'll be sharing and connecting with farmers, gardeners, business owners, chefs, holistic healers, educators, artists, community organizers, and anyone else who wants to be part of a food justice movement. To support our event, visit solidaritystl.org and click the "Donate" button at the bottom of the page.
If you want to transform our food system from the ground up, RECLAIM + SUSTAIN is for you!
5 Ways to Help Make RECLAIM + SUSTAIN a Reality
1. People power - help out with set-up, take down, workshops, vending, and more!
2. Outreach - spread the word in your networks through advertising, flyering, doorknocking, inviting us to come speak at your next event
3. Food - donate food, snacks, produce for the weekend
4. Equipment - let us know if you have access to sound systems, tables, chairs, tents, etc.
5. Raffle prizes - donate something for raffles, bartering, and giveaway opportunities! (bonus points if it’s something that you’ve created yourself)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line RECLAIM + SUSTAIN to help.
Help a Farmer
Self-determination and cooperation are key to liberation! They are also the keys to a strong food system that nurtures the people.
With these keys, we are creating:
A Food / Farm Map to locate the farmers, gardeners, food producers, and distributors who reclaim our land and sustain our people. To find help for your Food / Farm Project, please visit http://bit.ly/2tMtg4l.
A Food / Farm Network to offer help, support, distribution, marketing, publicity, and more to our farmers, gardeners, and food producers. This network gets hands-up learning about how to make our food system and land work for us. To get connected with a food / farm project that needs your help, please visit http://bit.ly/2tu1czS.
Join Cookin' with Mommy - Maggie Klonsky for a family-friendly, free workshop designed to share tips for easy preparation of healthy foods in a way where children can take part.
No registration required. Children welcome.
Market will be open for regular business hours of 10am to 2pm.
Come grab you a plate of VEGGIE BBQ complete with sides + drinks + desserts (yes, it's ALL vegetarian friendly!) and help us make our first annual Reclaim + Sustain: A Food And Farm Weekend a reality!
RECLAIM + SUSTAIN: Food and Farm Weekend is bringing people together around the belief that everyone should have access to healthy, affordable, and locally-sourced food. We'll be sharing and connecting with farmers, gardeners, business owners, chefs, holistic healers, educators, artists, community organizers, and anyone else who wants to be part of a food justice movement. We are crowdfunding to make our event FREE and accessible to the public, and compensate our amazing presenters--will you support us?
Can't make it to the event but still want to contribute? Visit our crowdfunding page: https://www.ioby.org/project/reclaim-sustain-food-and-farm-weekend-0
JVL Neighborhood Healthcare Block Party featuring the St. Louis Story Stitchers "Pick the City UP Tour"
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Place: Tillie's Corner 1353 N. Garrison Ave. St. Louis, MO63106 (corners of Garrison and Sheridan Avenues, across from Dunbar Elementary School in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood, see attached flier)
The goal of this short, sweet two hour gathering is to give a lasting impact concerning HEALTH ISSUES that our neighbors can truly benefit from. To inspire youth, families, and seniors to believe there are important HEALTH resources available to readily assist them. There will be youth entertainment and encouraging messages nonstop.
For your reference the St. Louis Story Stitchers organization is listed as a resource on the City of St. Louis Website https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/health/
Healthy Living STL
Aging well is critical to longevity. Whether you're starting young or you are a seasoned individual, healthy eating is vital in order to age well.
Back by very popular demand Nathaniel Jordan, the Minister of Wellness, will be our guest facilitator in July and August.
With gardens sprouting healthy goodness everywhere, Nate will take us on a journey to develop healthy, life giving ways of eating. Participants will have an opportunity to share and discuss ways to implement these strategies, as well as their shared wisdom.
A salad meal will be served. Registration is required.
Call 765-993-4977 for more information.
Also, here is the link to the event - PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:
Solidarity Economy St. Louis presents A Day of Neighborhood Foraging. Join us for a day of neighborhood foraging on Saturday, July 1st 1-3pm at Hyde Park (20th & Salisbury). We'll learn to identify wild, native plants for food and medicine.
What knowledge will you share? What treasures will you find?
Go on an adventure with Mama Chou and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association of North St. Louis to find out. See you there!
The Free Lance Economy and The Growth of Home Based Business
Have you thought about starting a home based business? The shifting of the job market have many people thinking of ways to become their own boss or to simply bring home extra income. Home base businesses are a driving force behind the economy and changing lives.
If you’ve thought about starting a home based business and you don't know how join STL Black Biz and the Black Biz Power Breakfast June 24th at Diner’s Delight for an informative session with experts in who will give you insight in what it takes to build your own home business.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Visit Eventbrite to buy your tickets.
Pledge with me to spend $25 each at Progressive Emporium & Education Center.
Calling the African Community to March from Pamoja Prepatory Academy (3935 Enright Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63113) to Progressive Emporium & Education Center at 1108 N. Sarah St., St. Louis, Missouri 63113 314-875-9277!!!
In honor of the march, the store is offering us a 25% discount off your purchases!
March for Our Freedom & Liberation in Building Up Our African Economic Systems and Educational Institutions! Together we build trust and our own economy.
Inspired & Approved by Master Teacher Kaba Kamene Hiawatha.
Sponsors and donations are desired to pay for the City Permit, t-shirts, banner and food. Individuals and businesses email us for the sponsor letter if you are interested in sponsoring this event or someone for their $25 pledge. Email us the name of the person that you are donating their pledge. Melchizedekllc@gmail.com Donate at Paypal.Me/Frenchaire or mail checks payable to Be And Us LLC at P. O. Box 150051, St. Louis, MO 63115. Thank you for your attendance, support, coins, shares, and love.
We Are Building an United Africa
Perennial’s second annual ‘Picnic for Perennial’ will take place Sunday, June 18 from 12-3pm in Tower Grove Park, Cypress South Pavilion! Grab your adventuresome friends and gather ‘round the picnic blanket for a green afternoon of sustainable fun. Tickets available here.
Pack up your eco-friendly picnic and join the festivities:
- Free Yoga by Yoga Buzz
- Fix a flat tire demo with The Monthly Cycle
- Backyard games and an upcycled craft station from Perennial
- Kids 14 and under are free. Dad’s get a discount on tickets.
- Win fun prizes for the greenest picnic blanket in our eco-picnic competition
Put on your greenest outfit and coordinate your picnic meal with the earth in mind. The most sustainable blankets and individuals will win a bounty of local goods. Thank you to our 2017 judge, Cassie Hage!
Help build a culture of creativity and sustainability in St. Louis! All proceeds benefit Perennial’s creative reuse programs.
Thank you to our partners: St. Louis Earth Day, Yoga Buzz, The Monthly Cycle, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, The Old Bakery Beer Company
Proficient Chiropractic Men's Health Workshop
The Deadliest Weapon of Mass Destruction This World has EVER SEEN The Standard American Diet (SAD)
We are living in the most obese and sickliest nation in world HISTORY. 90% of Americans are overweight. 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men WILL be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. 50% of Black Americans have Heart Disease. The #1 cause of disability in America is from strokes, and the #1 cause of amputations in America is from diabetes. And it’s GETTING WORSE! What in the world is going on?
The Minister of Wellness – Nathaniel Jordan, will deliver a powerful message concerning one of the primary causes behind the diseases ravaging our nation – The Standard American Diet (SAD). During this informational and motivational health sermon, you will learn:
- How our modern way of eating in this nation has sparked the biggest cancer and heart disease epidemics in world HISTORY. Also, how the Standard American Diet contributes to mental disorders.
- Why the SAD has so efficiently created a nation of epidemic obesity.
- The different components of the SAD, and how each one perpetuates diseases & obesity.
- How to eat a nutrient-dense, plant-RICH diet – aka The Nutritarian Diet.
- How eating a Nutritarian diet-style can insure you attain and MAINTAIN a lean healthy weight, and it’s potential to prevent and reverse disease.
- How the Standard American Diet has been INTENTIONALLY designed to create psychological and physiological food addiction
- About the mind-altering drugs which have been put into processed foods to insure LIFETIME addiction.
- Why it seems some people would rather DIE than stop eating their favorite junk food.
- Why success in other areas of life does not transfer over into overcoming food addiction
- How to distinguish between TRUE hunger vs. TOXIC hunger
A s activists, organizers, and folks working toward liberation for all, our work is significant and purposeful but also exhausting. How do we recharge? What do we do when we burn out? How do we sustain ourselves and our organizations for this lifelong work?
Come and hear from an intergenerational, multi-racial, intersectional group of local activists and organizers as they talk about wellness and sustaining themselves and their work throughout their activism. This round table discussion will be followed by small group discussions with all attendees.
Our goal is to talk about what has worked and what hasn't, obstacles faced, achievements attained, and how we can keep ourselves and the movement whole and healthy.
Registration at 2:00 pm
Round table and small group discussions 2:30-5:30 pm
Social 5:30-6:00 pm
Donations accepted--more if you can; less if you can't
No one will be turned away.
Childcare and snacks provided.
Park on church parking lot and enter church from the lot.
Recent years have seen a rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes, rhetoric, and discriminatory policies.
Part two of our two-part Anti-Muslim Oppression workshop will feature a speaker from the CAIR-Missouri Speaker's Bureau, and explore...
- how anti-Muslim oppression operates on individual and institutional levels
- how Muslims are racialized in contemporary America, with stories from the St. Louis Black Muslim community
- how we can we resist anti-Muslim oppression together
Did you miss Part I? Don't worry! We'll start with a brief recap. Some helpful background materials will be posted here soon for those that like to read up beforehand.
Suggested donation $5-10 at the door -- nobody turned away for lack of funds. Childcare available upon request (let us know when you register)
Space is limited, please REGISTER HERE:
Co-sponsors: The St. Louis Anti-Racist Collective (ARC), the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
Please join us for our second annual intergenerational FREE trans and GNB family picnic.
We are providing hot dogs and veggie dogs and condiments. Pride St. Louis is donating water and soda. Bring a dish to share! Bring chairs and your family and friends. All ages, and everyone is welcome.
Please sign-up if you plan to bring a side dish: http://bit.ly/2qq5ZTk
A porta-potty will be available on site.
**This is an alcohol free event.
Vendors will include PROMO, TES of St. Louis, Bringing Families Together, We Got Us., local artists and craftspeople. The St. Louis Effort for Aids will be in attendance providing free screenings for anyone who is interested.
CHARIS, the St. Louis Women's Chorus will also be preforming!
the clothesline no. 31 presents
Chrysalis is about how we create things that are private, that privately happen, but present it playfully in public-
what vulnerabilities we have as people but in this context, offering a space to bring these identities, feelings and experiences forth into a public sphere; not just in the sense of transformation as becoming someone or something else but looking at how we share these inbetween spaces together.
Space as defined by the meanings and perceptions that glow in the dark of human presence. Where the boundaries of who you are blur and change in subtle and mysterious ways among the people who are existing with you at that same particular place and time.
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Please bring that prom dress you wore once, that wig only for Halloween, the silver blazer that's too loud for the symphony or those checkered platform shoes you want to wear everyday- to inhabit the night and become part of our changing room.
Doors open at 8pm.
Androbeat will perform at 9pm.
Sounds will be continued by Selective Listening and Makeda Kravitz.
For more info: AndroBeat
This Job fair is an oppurtunity to find gainful employment, higher education, and/or financial guidance. We really wanted to concentrate on our SLPS parents and the adults of St. Louis city and county, when we are making livable wages, life is much more comfortable for everyone. Come to Roosevelt between the hours of 10am-2pm
MoppetSwap is an exchange of kids items for eco-savvy parents who want to live a more clutter-free existence. No cost, just bring at least a bag of your kids stuff - only quality items, no holes or stains please - and take as much as you need. Volunteers sort the items and run them out to tables: Newborn, 6 months, 12mo, 18mo, 2T, 3T, 4T(all the way up to 10 years old) Maternity, Toys & Books, Gear, etc. At the end, leftover items are donated to a women's shelter in North City, Karen House. This community event relies on volunteers - If you'd like to volunteer, please let me know!
Join us in honor of the life & courageous work of the late, Bertha Cáceres, for a beautiful evening of spoken word performances, live music, love & resistance, and a special dinner, to welcome two very esteemed guests, Melissa Cardoza, Afro-Indigenous Freedom Fighter, Poet and Author, of 13 Colors of Resistance, and Karla Lara, Singer/Songwriter of the Struggle.
In the age of increased surveillance, our communities must have more oversight over what technology is purchased and how it is being used against civilians. Over the past year, the Privacy Watch STL coalition, which includes the ACLU of Missouri, Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, National Lawyers Guild-STL, Empower Missouri, and Amnesty International St. Louis, have been meeting and developing possible policy solutions and a campaign to build more transparency and accountability with how our government and law enforcement uses surveillance technology.