Today in 1967: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking at a Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, urges a massive civil disobedience drive in northern cities.
Responding to the widespread rioting there, he said, quote “It is purposeless to tell Negroes they should not be enraged when they should be . . . Civil disobedience can utilize the militance wasted in riots . . . .”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The City of Fitchburg is partnering with the Farley Center to host a Small-Scale Agriculture and Community Gardens Workshop at 9am on Thursday, August 22nd, at the Fitchburg Library. The workshop will link small-scale agricultural growers in search of land in which to grow their commodities with landowners in the City willing to rent their land to these growers. For more info, call Wade Thompson, with the City of Fitchburg, at 608-270-4258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 13th-annual Madison Money Conference will be August 24th at the Madison College. This nonprofit Conference offers affordable, high-quality, and unbiased financial education. Keynote speaker Damon Williams headlines the program, along with workshops, info tables, the opportunity to obtain a credit report, and time to discuss individual financial situations with knowledgeable experts. Childcare for children under 6 will be available at no additional cost, age-appropriate workshops for kids age 6 and over, three workshops in Spanish, continental breakfast, fabulous door prizes, and much more! Register at moneyconference2013.eventbrite.com and assetbuilders.org. For more info, call Richard at 663-6332.