What If Cannabis Could Cure Cancer? (Hypothetically speaking...) Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal in St Louis? Why or Why Not?

Submitted by Jerome on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 1:32pm.

Could the chemicals found in marijuana prevent and even heal several deadly cancers? That is the question posed by Len Richmond in this film, "What if Cannabis Cured Cancer." Viewers will be presented studies on this subject. Open discussion after the movie served with potluck barbecue grill food. This is free and open to the public. No illegal drugs are allowed at this event.

Cervantes House Rules and Residential Membership Agreement [Who Wrote the Book of Love?]

Submitted by Jerome on Sat, 06/18/2011 - 6:10pm.

Dear Cooperators,

Here is the new Cervantes House Rules and Residential Membersihip agreement, along with the original 2005 version. Please note the last clause:

"s) THE BOOK OF LOVE [BOOK OF CO-]: Residents are encouraged to volunteer for tasks above and beyond the call of duty, to help the Cervantes House and the rest of the Cooperative Network and greater community. These extra hours are called Love Hours (or Co- Hours) and are recorded in the Book of Love (also called the Book of Co-). Generally we get back what we give."

Coop Cafe: One Last (Mic) Stand, Monday May 2, 8:30-10:00pm

Submitted by Jerome on Mon, 05/02/2011 - 3:31pm.

In the cyclical spirit we are going to end this semester the way it began, with a good old fashioned Open Mic.

So come enjoy performing, food, ambiance, and friends as we share our passions, tea and cookies one last time this semester.

Coop Cafe Presents: Coop Cafe Goes Classical, Monday April 25, 8:30-10:00pm

Submitted by Jerome on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 2:39pm.

In another classic rendition of the Coop Cafe we have eleven musicians coming to show some of their classical music prowess!

A regular open mic will precede the event (as per usual) and we will also be enjoying the cookies and tea that have warmed our hearts and stomachs this semester.

Hope to see you there (and not square)

6021 Pershing, St Louis, MO 63112

free college course: cooperation, sustainability, and spirituality

Submitted by Jerome on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 1:50pm.

Here is the syllabus to the FREE public version of the Webster University Freshman Seminar, taught previously in various versions at Washington University from Autumn 03 to Summer 07. This course is about everything that can possibly go wrong (and right) with a Co-op, and the spiritual dimensions of labor. Please see course description. Please see also the discussion questions on Ursula K. LeGuin's :ambiguous utopia, "The Dispossessed," at the end.

Freshman Seminar: Cooperation, Sustainability, and Spirituality
[Short Syllabus, Autumn 2008]

Dr. Jerome Bauer
W-F 3:00-4:20pm, WEBH 325

every day is labor day at the washu cooperative, because cooperation means working together: people helping people

Submitted by Jerome on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 12:53pm.

Dear Cooperators and Other Friends,

I have sent this Labor Day message almost every year since 2004, and I see no reason to change it. Just a few notes:

1) We were born together with the war, and in reaction to it, in Spring 03. There has to be a better way to settle our disagreements than blowing people away. Our mission statements talk around this.

2) We are WashU's Syndicate of Initiative, growing out of a class project inspired by Ursula K. LeGuin's ambiguous critical utopia, The Dispossessed.

Earth Week! WUSTL Sustainability Update 4/18

Submitted by Jerome on Mon, 04/18/2011 - 5:37pm.

Earth Week is here!

Join us in celebrating Earth Week! This year, see live music at the DUC played by the Green Strum Project on recycled instruments, learn more about the BP Oil Spill, get your hands dirty at the Burning Kumquat, prowl for owls in Forest Park, enjoy low carbon fare at Bon Appetit's Low Carbon Cookoff and more! See our flyer below for more information, or see the week's events on Facebook.

Here is the text of the flyer:


Forest Park Owl Prowl
Today, 4/18, 6pm, Forest Park

Coop Cafe Presents: Andy Berkhout and Joanna Landis!, Monday April 18, 8:30-10:00pm

Submitted by Jerome on Mon, 04/18/2011 - 5:30pm.

Coop Cafe is proud to present the folksome duo of Andy Berkhout and Joanna Landis.

Q: Do they have a website?
A: Andy has a website, you can find it by clinking here: http://www.andyberkhout.bandcamp.com/

Q: Is there a youtube video I can watch to prepare myself?
A: There is, find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCCrEWYEvk8&feature=channel_video_title

Q: Will cake and tea be served?
A: Yes, there will be cookies and cake.

Q: Will there be an open mic?
A: Yes! There will also be an open mic before hand so bring yourself prepared to participate!

Coop Cafe Presents: Unionz, Monday April 11, 8:30-10:00pm

Submitted by Jerome on Mon, 04/11/2011 - 4:57pm.

The Coop Cafe is proud to bring the musical stylings of our very own Unionz. [Matthew Story, Phil Fargason, Aeron Small, Matt Stork, Jacob Stern, woo]. It'll be a rock-a-locking show.

Bring your friends, bring your smile, and bring your own talents because there will be an Open Mic preceding the show.

Tea and Cookies will be served in PuPu Platter form (or maybe on a cookie sheet) so come prepared to be satisfied.

6021 Pershing Avenue, St Louis, Missouri, 63112

Peoples Joy Parade and April Events! (at Community Arts and Movement Project)

Submitted by Jerome on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:57pm.

CAMP has lots going on for April Read on to see what's happening here along Cherokee Street!
People's Joy Parade May 7

We're bringing back the People's Joy Parade for this year's Cherokee Cinco de Mayo festival, now for the 3rd year in a row! The Parade will launch at 1:11pm on Saturday May 7th Welcome are crepe paper float makers, home made costume fashionistas, b-boys/girls, midnight minstrels, Gigante puppeteers, low-riders, bike brigades, moving installation artists, Elvis impersonators, cardboard bricoleurs, and many more.