Today in 1958: Linus Pauling presents the “Scientists’ Test Ban Petition” to the United Nations, signed by over 11,000 scientists, including 36 Nobel laureates, from 49 countries.
It called for an end to nuclear weapons testing for its detrimental health and ecological effects, among other reasons. In reaction to his efforts, Pauling was forced to resign as Chairman of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech after having served in that role for 22 years.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is Economics for the Rest of Us, the third session in a five-part Madison Free Skool series. This month’s topic is Work and Labor – How is value produced? Who benefits? Short background readings are available prior to each session. While the discussion will build upon itself over time, folks are welcome to drop in at any point. This is tonight at 6:30pm at Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. For more info, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. For other Free Skool events, visit: madisonfreeschool.wordpress.com.
Project Home has a variety of free classes happening now through March, including Basic Household Plumbing, Saving Energy in Your Home, and Water and Mold, and more. Classes are free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. All classes are from 6 to 7:30pm and will be held at 1966 South Stoughton Road. Call 608-246-3737 or email email@example.com to register. More info projecthomewi.org.