Today in 1917: The American Friends Service Committee is founded to provide young Quakers and other conscientious objectors the opportunity to serve those in need as an alternative to military service in what was later known as World War I.
They worked with British Friends assisting refugees from that conflict.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today is a faculty roundtable on “Boston, Chechnya and Terrorism.” A panel of experts will address issues of political Islam, how the Boston bombing compares with other recent terrorist plots, and more. This is at 4pm at 1125 Biochemistry Building, 420 Henry Mall. More info at 262-3379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Radicals and Progressives “Meet and Eat” is tonight at 5pm at the Orient House Restaurant, 626 South Park Street. More info at 249-0879.
The History of Political Economy Group meets tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at 404 South Park Street, Apartment 2. Newcomers welcome. More info at 256-1261.
Tonight, the UW Animal Rights Society sponsors a free showing of the film “Vegucated”, which follows the lives of 3 meat and cheese-loving people who agree to adopt a vegan diet for 6 weeks. This is tonight at 7pm in Room 2251 of the Humanities building, 455 North Park Street. Call Gina at 608-446-2243 for more info.
Tomorrow is the Immigrant Workers Union May Day March! Join the effort for immigration reform. Gather at Brittingham Park at 11:30am. The march starts at noon with speeches at the State Street stairs of the Capitol Building. More info at uniondetrabajadores.org.