Today in 1967: 264 people were 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 were among those arrested for blocking the steps at 39 Whitehall Street where the draft board met. 2500 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!
Coming up on December 13, the Dane County Timebank Builders Workshop will explore the power of cooperatives. How can timebanking and cooperative structures fit together to create more powerful outcomes? Can this be explored here in Dane County? The workshop will be held at 1 South Pinckney Street on December 13th from 4 to 6pm. Get more info at danecountytimebank.org.
Celebrate the holiday season with music at Olbrich Botanical Gardens each Sunday in December at 2pm. Olbrich’s holiday concert series offers a medley of music. A small donation is suggested for each concert. This Sunday features Suzuki Strings Youth Violins. This is at 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at olbrich.org.
This Saturday, the School for Workers will hold a “Labor History Through Film and Media”. This will be held at the Anderson United Way Center on Atwood Avenue. There is a cost. Unions, individuals and companies donate to the School for Workers to further labor education and scholarships are available. If you need a scholarship, please contact the School for Workers at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Scholarships” in the subject line. To register for the class, or for more info, go to schoolforworkers.uwex.edu.
Madison’s Yard Waste sites have started their winter hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3pm only. The self-service drop off sites at 1501 West Badger Road and 4602 Sycamore Avenue accept a wide variety of materials including brush, electronics, holiday lights, recyclables, and mixed rigid plastics. More info at cityofmadion.com/streets.