Today in 1993: President Bill Clinton announces regulations to implement his “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding gays in the military, saying that the armed services should put an end to “witch hunts.”
The policy was developed by General Colin Powell, then Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and eventually summarized as “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue, don’t harass.”
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, Echo Valley Hope welcomes The Tillers, The Getaway Drivers and Mark Utley of Magnolia Mountain to Echo Valley Farm in Ontario, Wisconsin for the third annual concert, “There is Enough.” 100% of the suggested free-will donation will benefit local food pantries. This is tomorrow from 4 to 8:30pm at the farm. For direction, visit echovalleyfarmwisconsin.com. Contact Dena at 608-337-4871 for more info.
Also Saturday, Madison Infoshop’s Summer 2013 Bike-In Outdoor Film Series continues with the film “Children of Men.” There will be a potluck-grill-out and music starting at 6pm – bring a dish or drink to share. There will be tours of the Infoshop, music, button-making, and more! The film starts at sundown. This is a free event – donations welcome. This is Saturday at Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street, in Nature’s Bakery parking lot. In case of rain, it will be indoors. More info at 262-9036 or madisoninfoshop.org.
Saturday is“Standing Against the Sandstorm II.” Registration begins at 4:30pm, and “The Price of Sand” will be screened at 6:15. Following will be a panel of Wisconsinites and scholars personally affected by the fracsand mining boom. This is presented by the Wisconsin Grassroots Network in partnership with the De Forest Area Progressives and the Madison Action for Mining Alternatives. It is free, and donations are accepted. This is Saturday at the Best Western InnTowner, 2424 University Avenue. For info, email WiGrassrootsNetwork@gmail.com or call Karen at 614-519-2216.