Gateway Green Alliance/Green Party of St. Louis

Meeting of the Green National Council of the G/GPUSA
Friday - Sunday, March 10-12, 2000

Hosted by the Gateway Greens at the Gateway Green Center, 6101 Delmar (at Rosedale) St. Louis, Missouri


Fri, March 10
7 pm:      Forum, "Environmental Politics & People of Color"

Sat, March 11
9 am:      Green National Council meets
1 pm:      lunch, by Green Party of St. Louis/GGA
2 pm:      Green National Council meets
8 pm:      Ogoni Celebration of Life

Sun, March 12
9 am:      Green National Council meets
1 pm:      lunch, by Green Party of St. Louis/GGA
2 pm:      Green National Council meets

DIRECTIONS: If you are flying, take the Metro (train) EAST to the DELMAR STATION. Walk 200 feet or so to Delmar. Turn right and walk a short block to the Gateway Green Center at the corner of Delmar and Rosedale.

If you are driving, look on any St. Louis map for the corner of Delmar and Skinker, a major intersection, near the northwest corner of Forest Park. The Gateway Green Center is one block east of this intersection, at 6101 Delmar. If you have any questions call Don Fitz at 314-727-8554.

There will be someone at the Center beginning at 1 pm Friday, March 10. If you will arrive before then, make arrangements by calling 314- 727-8554.

LODGING: Gateway Greens will make every effort to arrange places for people to stay in local homes for those who contact Barbara Chicherio (314- 727-8554 or e-mail before March 3. Others will receive a list of area motels. Yellow Cab is next door to the Gateway Green Center.

MEALS: There will be vegetarian lunches at the Center on Saturday and Sunday for $5 each day. For breakfast and dinner, there are many restaurants on Delmar within two blocks of the Center.

REGISTRATION: $10 for use of building. Please send $ for registration and lunches to Gateway Greens, P. O. Box 8094, St. Louis MO 63156.

EMERGENCY CALLS: The phone number at the Center is 314-721-3192. You cannot make a long distance call from the Center but someone can call in long distance.

The forum on "Environmental Politics and People of Color" will start at 7 pm, Friday, March 10. It will begin with 13 year St. Louis Police Department veteran Dennis McLin describing his experience of being put on paid leave when he began speaking out against police violence. The forum will include Marc Loveless of the Chicago Greens and Tamara Trejo, Clearinghouse Coordinator for the G/GPUSA. This will be the best time and place for people coming into St. Louis to meet the person(s) with whom they are staying.

The "Ogoni Celebration of Life" will begin at 8 pm on Saturday, March 11. It will be in loving memory of Malachi Leage, an Ogoni political refugee from Nigeria who died in a car accident six months after arriving in St. Louis. Gateway Greens encourage generous cash donations which will go to Malachi's surviving wife and three children. Activities will include comments from Noble Obani-Nwibari, Vice President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), the video "Delta Force" which exposes the role of Shell Oil in the pollution of Ogoniland, traditional Ogoni music, and contemporary American music.

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