Today in 1973: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956,” was published in Paris in the original Russian. The book is a brutal and uncompromising first-hand description of political repression and terror in the Soviet Union and its forced-labor prison camp system, where the author spent eight years.
Solzhenitsyn dedicated it to “to all those who did not live to tell it.” He was again arrested and forced into exile within two months of publication.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, the Madison Marimba Quartet will perform it’s annual “Our Gift to You” holiday concert. This will be Saturday at 1pm at Mills Concert Hall in the UW Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street. This concert is free and open to the public. For more info, call 608-835-9861.
Sunday, there will be an Arboretum Public Walk with the topic of “Overwintering.” Explore the prairies, woodlands and savannas near the Visitor Center and observe the winter survival strategies used by native plants and animals. Dress for the weather and for walking on dirt or snowy trails. This free, naturalist-led walk will be Sunday from 1 to 2:30p.m. at the UW-Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway. More info at 608-263-7888 or uwarboretum.org
Community Literacy is a Literacy Network ESL program designed to tutor adult learners one-on-one in a classroom setting where childcare and additional tutor support are available. No experience or foreign language skills required! Childcare for both tutors and learners is also available. Contact Shawn at 608-244-3911 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.