Today in 1968: Dr. Benjamin Spock, the pediatrician, author and peace activist, is found guilty of aiding draft resisters during the Vietnam War.
A Federal District Court jury in Boston convicted Dr. Spock and three others of conspiring to, quote: aid, abet, and counsel draft registrants to violate the Selective Service Act.”
Spock said, quote:What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?”
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
The 2013 Rustbelt Poetry Slam takes place tonight and tomorrow. The preliminary bouts are tonight from 8 to 10pm and tomorrow from 1 to 3pm at three different locations: Fair Trade Coffeehouse at 418 State Street; Espresso Royale at 650 State Street; and Redamte Coffeehouse at 449 State Street. All slams are free and open to the public. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow, The Madison Institute’s Progressive Round Table hosts a discussion titled “Work in the State of Wisconsin: Problems & Possibilities.” Laura Dresser, from the Center for Workforce Strategy at UW-Madison, will discuss the realities of employment problems in Wisconsin. This is tomorrow at 9:30am at the Capitol Lakes Health Center, 333 West Main Street. Parking is free in the ramp across the street. Bring in your parking ticket for validation. To avoid the five dollar fee during the Farmer’s Market, tell the attendant you’re attending a Madison Institute event. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Kelly for more info at 608-438-4178 or email email@example.com.