Six staff who worked for CORE, SNCC and other civil rights organizations in the 1960s will discuss their experiences on the movement’s front lines. Their work spanned the entire 1960s, from early Freedom Rides to Black Power. They participated in desegregation struggles in Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee, and gathered much of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s nationally known research collection on civil rights. The traveling exhibit, “Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students,” will be on display at the museum that evening as well.
Upcoming WORT in the Community Events
Professor Michael Mann, the climate scientist who created the well-known “hockey stick graph” that depicts Earth’s temperature from 1000AD to the present, will give a public lecture on Thursday, April 17th on the UW-Madison campus. The “hockey stick” was featured in the high-profile “Summary for Policy-Makers” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and it quickly became an icon – and a lightning rod – in the politically charged debate over human-caused (“anthropogenic”) climate change.
Professor Mann will tell the story behind the hockey stick, using it as a vehicle for exploring broader issues regarding the role of skepticism in science, the uneasy relationship between science and politics, and the dangers that arise when the defenders of special economic interests attempt to skew the discourse over policy-relevant areas of science.
Mann’s visit and public lecture has been organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences for the 5th annual Len Robock Lecture. The Center for Climatic Research in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is a co-sponsor of Mann’s public lecture.
April 19, 2014
Celebrate Muir’s Birthday, Earth Day, and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
Join the WI Friends of John Muir, the Sierra Club, and others to celebrate John Muir’s Birthday, the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and Earth Day on Saturday April 19, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at John Muir Memorial Park, located at N1383 CR-F in Montello.
This multi-location event includes a morning litter clean-up, hike, John Muir exhibit, children’s concert with the Prairie Sands band, birthday cake, and more!
April 26, 2014
April 27, 2014
PurpleStride Madison is a family-friendly 5K run and 2-mile walk around the picturesque Warner Park. It is an event that unites the community by raising awareness and support for the fight against pancreatic cancer. The run/walk will take participants on a journey filled with hope and inspiration starting and ending at the Duck Pond. There will be children’s activities, entertainment, refreshments and more. There is something for everyone. PurpleStride Madison is sponsored in part by First Weber Group.
May 1, 2014
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May 17, 2014
Every spring, we kick off our visitation season with our annual Family Day event at the Leopold Center! This is a free, family-friendly event, featuring hands-on activities for kids and families. The day has included hikes, live reptiles, hayrides, watercolor painting, and more! Your family can visit the Leopold Shack and explore the woods, prairies, and river just like the Leopold family did 75 years ago. Food is available for purchase on-site. Come on out and bring the kids for an afternoon of fun! If you would you would like to volunteer during this event please contact Anna Hawley at email@example.com or 608-355-0279.
June 4, 2014
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June 24, 2014
DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services) will be hosting its seventh annual Celebrate Independence! Luncheon on June 24, 2014. This luncheon is an awareness event to benefit domestic violence survivors as well as the community. This year’s speaker is Dr. Jill Murray, the nation’s leading expert on the subject of teen dating violence. Abusive dating relationships are occurring at an epidemic rate with far-reaching implications for further violence both in personal relationships and in society at large. Dr. Murray has appeared on more than 350 television shows – including Oprah, 20/20, and Good Morning America. She has also authored the best-selling books: But I Love Him, Destructive Relationships, and But He Never Hit Me.
For more information on how to become an event sponsor or a Table Captain, please visit http://abuseintervention.org/celebrate-independence/
July 8, 2014
July 27, 2014
The Best Friends Gourmet Bike Tour is a ride through the Neenah countryside with many routes to choose from. The family route – 4 to 12 miles and a 25, 55, 75, or the 100 mile Century routes. Rest stops along the route feature baked goods, fresh fruits, and beverages. Following the tour a Gourmet Picnic will be served from 10:30am to 3:00pm at the school featuring homemade soups, vegetables, beverages, sub sandwiches, wraps and calzones. Check out our website for more information or call 920-729-5600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org To register on-line go to Active.com.
The mapped tour will have mechanical assistance, sag wagons and all distances have rest stops with Replenish energy drink, water, home baked goods, & fresh fruit. Upon completion of the tour, cyclists will enjoy a gourmet picnic featuring fresh bakery, homemade soups, calzones, sub sandwiches, wraps and beverages.
August 12, 2014
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October 25, 2014
Every fall, we end our visitation season with our annual Leopold Center Art Discovery Day event at the Leopold Center. Art Day is fun for the whole family! It features presentations, demonstrations, and time for individual interaction with each artist. Each year we select a group of inspiring regional artists and artisans that find inspiration in the land ethic and the natural world for their work. This is a great event to discover new art and maybe even start your holiday shopping a little early. Join us! If you are an artist or artisan who would like to submit an application for consideration to be a part of Art Discovery Day, please contact Anna Hawley at email@example.com or 608-355-0279.