Today in 1986: Reverend Jesse Jackson, future congresswoman Maxine Waters and others co-found the Rainbow Coalition, initially intended as a progressive public-policy think tank within the Democratic Party.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, delivers the fifth annual Len Robock Lecture, titled “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From The Front Lines.” This is at 7pm in Room 1220 of the Microbial Sciences Building, 1550 Linden Drive. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more info, visit aos.wisc.edu/robock
Tonight, the Center for Photography at Madison presents a lecture by James Rhem, with a look at the self-portrait and the ‘selfie.’ This is at 7pm in the CPM Gallery, 303 South Paterson, Door 2, second floor. The Third Thursday lectures are free and open to the public. Learn more at cpmad.org.
Tonight, Social Action and Solidarity hosts a free screening of “FLOW – For Love of Water,” about the looming world fresh water crisis. This is at 7pm at 122 State Street, Room 200. More info at 442-8399 or 815-685-8567.
Tonight, the topic at Madison Socrate’s Cafe is “Is The American Empire Crumbling? And If So, How ?” This is at 7pm at Redamte Coffeehouse, 449 State Street, Level 2. Newcomers should arrive half an hour early. For more info, call Richard, at 608-257-8869.