Today in 1952: Playwright and activist Lillian Hellman advises the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities that she refuses to testify against friends and associates, saying, quote, “I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, the Job Search Support Group meets at 7pm at Michelangelo’s Coffeehouse, 114 State Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow is “History Sandwiched In – The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider.” Between 1853 and 1929, nearly 150,000 children were transported from New York City to the homes of farm families in almost every state. Join author and historian Clark Kidder, who tells the story of his paternal grandmother, the late Emily Reese Kidder of Milton, who was brought to Wisconsin in 1909 as one of these orphan children. There is a small suggested admission fee. This is tomorrow from 12:15 to 1pm at the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street. For more info, call 264-6400.
Witness Tree Projects, in partnership with The Farley Center For Peace, Justice and Sustainability, are sponsoring a special Art and Community Conversation event, featuring the Beehive Collective, a national collaborative of artists who use their art to educate and provoke thought about social and environmental issues. This will be a discussion on environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes region. It’s free, and bring your own sack lunch. To RSVP and for more info, visit farleycenter.org. This will be Saturday May 31st, from 11am to 4pm, at Lussier Community Education Center, 55 South Gammon Road.