Today in 1971: As a prelude to a massive anti-war protest, Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C.
The generally peaceful protest was called Dewey Canyon Three – in honor of the operation of the same name conducted in Laos. They lobbied their congressmen, laid wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery, and staged mock “search-and-destroy” missions.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
The PFLAG monthly meeting will be held this Sunday from 2:15 to 4pm at The Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court. Free to all. Presbyterian Pastor Craig Howard always considered himself an open-minded person when it came to the LGBT community, but then he heard his daughter say the words, “Dad, I’m a lesbian”. He will explore the difference this made in his personal life as well as explore the meaning of those words in the context of the African American community. For more info contact Sharon Whitney at 608-271-5440.
The Ancient Earthworks Society meets tomorrow from 11:30 to 2:30 pm at Elie’s Family Restaurant, 4102 Monona Drive. Guest speaker Herman Bender will present “Bear Myths and Rituals: The Moon, Women, Stars and Possible Ancient Links to Eurasia in North America”. This free and open to the public. Contact Dave at 608-241-1444 or ancienteartworks.org for more info.
Tomorrow night, Madison Mennonite Church presents “Common Threads: Anabaptist and African-American Songs and Stories of Suffering and Hope” featuring baritone Anthony Brown, storyteller John Sharp, and accompanist Kenneth Rogers. This is tomorrow at 7pm at 1501 Gilbert Road. More info at 276-7680.
This weekend, Madison’s Freewheel Community Bike Shop will host a workshop exploring and practicing the construction of DIY bicycle carts. The public is welcome to view each day’s events. This will be at 1804 South Park Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday is the Sowing Seeds Spring Festival, from 11am to 2 pm at the Tenney Park Shelter, 402 North Thorton Avenue. Enjoy refreshments and live music by the Raging Grannies, Solidarity Sing Along, and local bluegrass band Off the Porch! For more info, visit wnpj.org, or call 608-250-9240.
The Madison Spinal Cord Injury Group’s 1st Annual Madison SCI 5K Scramble Fundraiser is tomorrow at noon at the UW Natatorium. Volunteers will be available to push wheelchair users. Visit sci-madison.org for more info. There is a small registration fee.