April 2, 2009 by cgsstlouischapter

Wednesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. – As part of St. Louis University‘s Ninth Annual ATLAS Week (see <> or call                314/977-3145         for more details), well-known rapper and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal will give the keynote address “From Child of War to a Voice for Peace” in the Wool Grand Ballroom of St. Louis University’s Busch Student Center, 212 No. Grand Blvd, St. Louis MO 63103. Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended.


Monday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. – As part of St. Louis University’s Ninth Annual ATLAS Week, Scott Simon of NPR will give the James C. Millstone Memorial Lecture “The Politics of Greed and Hope” in the lower level Xavier Grand Ballroom of the St. Francis Xavier Church, Grand Blvd. at Lindell Blvd.


Friday, May 1 – All-day lectures on the International Criminal Court at Webster University in Webster Groves as part of the American Exceptionalism & Human Rights Conference sponsored by Webster University’s College of Arts & Sciences, the UN Association of St. Louis, and the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in Global Awareness.  For more details see <>.


Saturday, May 2 – The 2009 Mary T. Hall Seminar of UNA-USA will feature Bruna Molina, former Registrar of the UN’s Human Rights Commission, discussing current developments in the area of international protection of human rights.


Coming Events

Saturday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. - WILPF Fundraiser at The Chapel Sanctuary for the Arts, 6238 Alexander Drive, St. Louis MO 63105 (one block south of Wydown just west of Skinker Boulevard). The main stage entertainment will be Mississippi Crossing, a blues/jazz folk band which includes Dan Hellinger and Joann Eng-Hellinger. There will be a silent auction with many artistic offerings and the opportunity to have artists paint a significant design on any woven material (not knit) you want painted such as a jacket or pillow.

Saturday, May 12, 10:15 a.m. - CGS/STL Board of Officers & Directors meets at World Community Center, 438 No. Skinner Boulevard, 63130. The meeting is open to all. Note that the meeting date is back to the second Saturday of the month in accord with the usual schedule of the second Saturdays of odd-numbered months. Sunday, May 20, 3:00 p.m. - CGS/STL Annual meeting at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, 63117. David Gallup, President and Chief Counsel of the World Service Authority, will be speaking on “What Are the Two Most Important Questions of the 21st Century?” The annual business meeting will include the election of officers and board members for the coming year and will be followed by the usual optional buffet turkey or vegetarian dinner.

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