Today in 1846: Author Henry David Thoreau is jailed for refusing to pay the poll tax as a protest against the Mexican war, which in turn leads to his writing “Civil Disobedience.”
This essay became a source of inspiration for Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Today, Dane County Timebank hosts a Builders Workshop on ‘Housing and Homelessness.’ The TimeBank is for everyone and people without housing stability have unique barriers to using it. Tonight’s workshop focuses on engaging everyone, and using cooperative economic tools to create good housing options for all. This is from 4 to 6pm in the 3rd floor Community Room of Madison Central Library, 201 West Mifflin. More info at danecountytimebank.org.
Tonight, Madison Public Library continues it’s Created Equal Film Series, screening “The Loving Story,” with guest facilitators Dr. Emily Auerbach, director of the UW-Madison Odyssey Project, and author Sherry Lucille. This is at 6:30 at Goodman South Library, 2222 South Park Street. More info at 266-6395.
Tonight, Rainbow Bookstore hosts Jenna M. Loyd, author of “Health Rights are Civil Rights,” which tells the story of the important place of health in struggles for social change in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ‘70s. This is at 6pm at Rainbow Bookstore Co-op, 426 West Gilman. More info at 257-6050 or visit rainbowbowbookstore.coop.