Today in 1971: Six thousand turn out for a National Organization for Women-organized Women March for Equality in New York City.
They were calling for equal rights, including the demand “51 percent of everything,” reflecting women’s proportion of the U.S. population. This first “Women’s Equality Day,” instituted by Bella Abzug, was established by Presidential Proclamation and reaffirmed annually.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Join Clean Wisconsin every Thursday for a group ride around the Madison area. Every Thursday at 5:30pm, the ride starts from the Clean Wisconsin office, 634 West Main. Each week, there will be two different routes: one longer route for faster, more experienced bikers, and one shorter route for more casual bikers.The Clean Wisconsin & Friends Bike Club is a friendly, for-fun bike group open to all. For more info, email email@example.com.
Evening Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious, low-cost meals to older and differently abled people. Locations are flexible and the time commitment is about one hour per shift. For details call 276-7598.
The Respite Center is a safe place for kids, ages birth to fourteen, whose families are under stress or in crisis. They are looking for volunteers to play with kids four hours a week. Training is required. Call 244-5730 for details.