Today in 1967: 264 are arrested at a military induction center in New York City during a Stop the Draft Week Committee action. Dr. Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg are among those arrested for blocking the steps at 39 Whitehall Street where the draft board met.
2,500 had shown up at 5 o’clock in the morning to show their opposition to the draft and the Vietnam War.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a Middleton Green Thursday event featuring Jessi Claringbole from EnAct, discussing ways to trim your holiday waste while still enjoying the season of feasting and giving, concluding with an optional gift wrap-a-thon! This is tonight at 7 at Willy West Community Room, 6825 University Avenue in Middleton. More info at tnsmonona.org.
Tonight, the Center for Photography at Madison hosts the opening reception of Vista and Views – Tenney and Yahara, a work-in-progress by Kurt Westbrook, on display through December. This exhibit shows tableaus found at Tenney Park and the Yahara River, guided by light and shadows in all seasons. Tonight’s reception is free and open to the public, and at 7pm at the CPM Gallery, 303 South Paterson Street, Door 2, second floor. Learn more at cpmad.org.
Tomorrow night, Absolutely Art hosts an opening reception for the December art show of Nicky Torkzadeh, Amy Chapman Brehm, and Arts and Meeting of the Minds. Enjoy food, live music, plus chair massages by Jonathan Garber. This is Friday from 5 to 9pm at 2322 Atwood Avenue.
More info at 249-9100.