Today in 1933: Nazis raid the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin, which doubles as headquarters of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee, a thirty six year-old gay-rights organization.
The Nazis destroy all archives, including priceless books, scientific data, photographs and manuscripts. The organization will cease to exist. Nazis intensify the persecution by interning gays in concentration camps and forcing them to wear a pink triangle as identification.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, 350 Madison and Physicians for Social Responsibility present Climate 911: A Human Health Emergency – a panel discussion on the health effects of climate change. Panelists will be:
Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD; Joel Charles, MD/MPH candidate and Jason Vargo, Fellow at SAGE and Global Health Initiative. This free discussion is tonight from 7 to 9 pm at Friends Meetinghouse, 1704 Roberts Court. For more info, call Stephanie at 319-573-0140.
Friends of the Central Sands will hold an exciting day of networking, activities, and exploration regarding the current threats to our water resources. “Water Reality 2013” will take place Saturday, May 18th at Lake Lucerne Camp and Retreat Center near Wautoma. There is a cost for this event. Advance tickets and more info available at waterreality.org.