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Just Local Notes: St. Louis Justice Events
WHAT: Concert with Rory Cooney & Friends: Vocalist and composer Rory Cooney will perform in concert with wife Theresa Donohoo and the St. Margaret of Scotland Choir. The concert, A Better Empire, a Better God, will feature several of Rory’s own songs and some spiritual/folk tunes, along with narrative about spirituality based on the Gospel of Mark. Rory is the director of liturgy and music at St. Anne Catholic Community in Barrington, Illinois. Admission is $10 suggested donation. RSVP to 314-481-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Saturday January 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sisters of St. Joseph Holy Family Chapel,6400 Minnesota Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63111
WHO: To learn more, visit www.togetherinfaithseries.com. This concert is a part of the Together in Faith Event Series.
WHAT: OBS & YCPD 35th Anniversary You are invited to join OSB as we mark this major milestone and confront the road ahead. Theme: “Ferguson & Beyond: Organizing & Agitating for Victory.” Exploring the state of the Black Liberation struggle in the wake of recent events and the subsequent militarized response to protests. There will be live performances by some of St. Louis’ best artists, followed by a keynote address from OSB chair, Montague Simmons. To purchase tickets online, click here: http://obs-ac.bpt.me
WHEN: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm
WHERE: St. Louis Gateway Classic Foundation, 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, St. Louis, MO 63106
WHO: The Organization for Black Struggle and Youth Council Positive
WHAT: Community Coalition for Clemency: You can help 14 Women seek clemency. The purpose of the new organization is to advocate for incarcerated women in Missouri who received sentences that were disproportionate to their crimes, and in many cases, harsher than what anyone would receive in similar circumstances today. The Coalition asks Governor Nixon to reflect on the words of Pope Francis and show mercy to these women. Several of them have life sentences based on crimes committed against domestic and sexual abuse perpetrators. Just recently Pope Francis labeled life-long prison terms as a “hidden death penalty”.
WHEN: Act now and help make the lives of these women and their families better in the new year. Follow the link and add your name to the petition https://www.change.org/p/jeremiah-nixon-grant-clemency-for-14-women-in-missouri-prisons
WHERE: To learn more about the individual women who need you’re your help visit https://www.change.org/p/jeremiah-nixon-grant-clemency-for-14-women-in-missouri-prisons
WHO: Coalition for Clemency and Justice for Patty Prewitt
WHAT: St. Louis Green’s Holiday Light Recycling Drive 2014. Wondering what to do with you old or unworkable holiday lights? You can recycle them! Last year participants diverted 104,000 pounds of holiday lights from our local landfills.
WHEN: The drive runs Thanksgiving through mid-January. This year's goal: 134,000 pounds!
WHO: St. Louis Green