Today in 1989: Tens of thousands from all over the country march on Washington, lobbying Congress and Housing Secretary Jack Kemp to provide affordable housing for the homeless. Some of the signs read, “Build Houses, Not Bombs.”
Kemp signed a letter committing the George H.W. Bush administration to several steps to help the homeless, including setting aside about five thousand government-owned single-family houses for them.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, join Rick Bogle, one of the most controversial figures in the modern animal rights movement and the author of ‘Vegan Nation’, for a public discussion of why “animal rights” has nothing to do with treating animals “humanely.” Vegan refreshments will be served. Presented by the Alliance for Animals, this is tonight at 7pm at the Alicia Ashman branch library, 733 North Highpoint Road. More info at allanimals.org.
The YWCA Madison is dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing and shelter; education and training for finding, changing or maintaining a job; Racial and Restorative Justice programs to create a more inclusive community, and Girls Inc. to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. For more info on how you can help, please call YWCA Madison at 608-257-1436 or visit ywcamadison.org.
Books to Prisoners is a non-profit organization sponsored by Rainbow Bookstore that sends books to prisoners in Wisconsin and other states. They accept donations. More details at 257-6050 or rainbowbookstore.coop.