Today in 1989: Tens of thousands of Americans joined “Mobilize for Women’s Lives” in more than 150 cities and towns nationwide. They sought protection of women’s rights to reproductive choice, including abortion. Their focus was on state legislatures in their own states – where laws were being introduced to put limits of a woman’s right to choose when she should bear children.
More than 2500 defenders of legalized abortion gathered at the First Parish Unitarian Church in Kennebunkport, Maine, just a few miles from Pres. George H. W. Bush’s summer home, to hold a candlelight vigil.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight on the Access Hour, Ken Rotar hosts “Bricks of Truth” a talk show covering national political issues, separating truths from lies. Rotar, author of Bricks of Truth, takes a book of aphoristic insights into life. Callers are encouraged to share their questions and comments. Call in and join the discussion! Tune in at 7pm right here to community-powered W-O-R-T, 89.9 FM.
Today, as part of the Land Tenure Center speakers series, Father Lorenzo – a priest from the community affected by a polluting mine previously owned by Milwaukee-based The Commerce Group -speaks on mining in El Salvador. This will be at 4pm in room 140 Science Hall, 550 North Park Street. More info at:nelson.wisc.edu/ltc
Forward Marching Band Practice is held each Monday from 7 to 8:30 pm. If you’re new, come at 6:30 and talk to band members during warm-ups. Musicians of all skill levels are welcome. This is tonight at 2717 Atwood Avenue. More info at 241-0259.
Prevent Child Abuse before it starts. Volunteers are needed with Canopy Center to co-facilitate groups of youth, teens, and adults that have experienced abuse and hardship within the family. Contact Sarah Brunnquell, Volunteer Coordinator, at 729-1130 or visit canopycenter.org.