Today in 1951: The United States enacts Public Law 78, allowing importation of contract Mexican labor.
By 1960, more than 3 million so-called braceros [brah-SEH-rohs] will be working in the United States. Nearly all will be denied citizenship and the right to bargain collectively with their employers.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Absolutely Art and Cafe Zoma host an artists reception for Amy Arnold, Kelsey Sauber-Olds and Michael Joyce. Catering by Bunky’s Café. The show will run through July. The reception is tonight from 5 to 9pm at 2322 Atwood Avenue. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Meghan at 249-9100.
Saturday, the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association sponsors its annual Tour des Coops, a walking tour of six chicken coops. This is tomorrow from 1 to 4pm. Maps for this free, self-guided tour will be available at the first stop: 459 Sidney Street. Held rain or shine. Call 255-2706 with questions.
Sunday is Clinic At A Time’s “Rock for Hope,” to raise funds for a 4-unit maternal health center in Bichena, Ethiopia. Live music, food, crafts and kids activities. This is Sunday from 1 to 5pm at the Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Avenue in Middleton. There is a cost for this event. More info at clinicatatime.org.
Sunday, A Room of One’s Own welcomes author Mardi Jo Link for a reading and booksigning from Bootstrapper, her poignant, irreverent, and hilarious new memoir about survival and self-discovery. This is Sunday at 2pm at the bookstore, 315 West Gorham Street. Call 608-257-7888 for more info.