Friday, October 21, 2005

From JMO: Two Protest Opportunities

From JMO: Two Protest Opportunities

From: Jeanette Mott Oxford
Subject: please participate if you can
Date: Oct 21, 2005 0:12 AM, CDT

I wanted to share information with you about two important peace and justice opportunities, one today (Oct. 21) and one on Oct. 29. Please participate if you are able. (By the way, the music of Holly Near plays a significant role in why I am a justice activist today.)

Jeanette Mott Oxford
State Representative - 59th MO House District
District Office Phone: 314-772-0301

What: Protest Dick Cheney & Jim Talent's misguided priorities

Date: Friday, October 21st

Time: 4:30 to 5:30pm

Where: NW Corner of Clayton Road and Lindbergh -- We will walk 1/2 block to the Frontenac Hilton where the fundraiser is being held.
(Park at Plaza Frontenac or Schnucks or Schneithorts)


More than the Music, it's the Circle...

On Saturday October 29 at 8 PM, St. Louis Justice and Peace Shares ( will present a benefit concert, Singing For Our Lives: Holly Near in Concert. The concert is co-sponsored by the Music Department of St. Louis Community College, Forest Park and will be held in Mildred Bastian Theatre, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park(5600 Oakland) Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Free tickets are available to St. Louis Community College students, faculty, and staff (present valid ID). Call 314-725-5303 for tickets or pick buy tickets at Left Bank Books (Central West End), Plowsharing Crafts (Delmar Loop), Mokabees (South Grand) and Music Folk (Old Orchard).

The Holly Near Concert on October 29 ( download flyer ) offers us an opportunity to hear exceptional music (sample at Through this concert the larger justice and peace community will help carry the costs of a new experiment in collaboration, Justice and Peace Shares ( The concert offers us an opportunity to invite our friends to enter the larger circle of social activism. (see below Holly's quote from an article that appeared in this week's Vital Voice, St. Louis).

Riddle's Holly New Concert Special: A special thank you to Andy and Paula Ayer's of Riddle's Penulitmate Resturant in the Delmar Loop who have offered a concert special. Arrive at Riddle's by 6 PM, show your concert tickets, and recieve a 20% discount on dinner. Andy and Paula are also providing dinner for Holly, John, the pianist, and the sound and stage crew. If you would like to make a reservation at Riddle's call 314-725-6985, but reservations are not required.

Holly Near quote in the Vital Voice (October 14 -27, 2005):

I am also very interested in demystifying activism. We need to see that our daily lives can be lived in the practice of activism. For example, the concert coming up. Going to a concert can be a great party, friends getting together, eating out and then a show. Or, one can pause and say, "Hmmm, Holly Near concert. This is an opportunity. Who do we know who has never been to an event like this? Let's invite them". Many of us remember a cultural event that we went to that changed our lives, opened our minds, altered our perspective. Oftentimes we were invited. So I would encourage everyone planning to come to this event to think of someone to bring into the circle."

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