Today in 1963: Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace stands in the doorway of the University of Alabama in order to prevent the admission of two negro students in a failed attempt to maintain segregation in educational opportunities.
He is forced to step aside later in the day when Vivian Malone and James Hood are registered as students.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
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.
Tonight, U.S. Labor against the War host a free presentation called “Labor Solidarity – from the U.S. to Iraq.” Michael Zweig will show slides and video of unions and civil society groups from a recent visit to Iraq. This is tonight at 6pm the Madison Area Technical College Downtown, 211 North Carroll, Room D240. For more info, call Ben at 358-6822.
One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused. It happens in every town and can happen in any family. Healing can be a difficult process, but there are groups working toward helping victims become survivors. Several local agencies including Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Rape Crisis Center, and others are sponsoring a one-day conference on surviving child sex abuse. It will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on June 20. There is a cost for this event. For info, visit wcasa.org or call 608-469-6686.