Today in 1970: Five days after the Kent State killings, 100,000 march in Washington, D.C. against the Vietnam War.
On this same day, about 600 Canadian protesters deface the Peace Arch at the U.S.-Canadian border in Blaine, Washington.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Eduardo Galeano will be awarded the Havens Center Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship. In addition to the award ceremony, Galeano will be reading from his latest book Children of the Days. This is tonight at 7pm in Room 3650 Humanities, 455 North Park Street. Co-sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program. More info at havenscenter.org.
Share your ideas for a better Madison! Mayor Soglin and the Common Council are interested in hearing your ideas for making Madison a better place to live, learn, work and play. Your ideas and votes will help develop the themes of this year’s community budget conversations. Four community budget conversations will take place this month. Tonight at 7pm is “Work, Invent & Create.” This is at the Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin. More info at cityofmadison.com/budget.
Folks in the Milton/Fort Atkinson area are petitioning to halt the removal of a 150 year old bur oak tree which has been slated to come down to make way for the expansion of Highway 26. For more info, visit facebook.com/photosofthattree