Today in 1997: 100,000 march in solidarity with striking newspaper workers in Detroit after nearly two years on the picket line.
The Detroit Newspaper Agency, or DNA had refused to bargain in good faith, even after the union members had worked for months without a contract, and the DNA, which ran both the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News, had begun to impose the changes they had been insisting on at the bargaining table.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is 108 Sun Salutations, a fundraiser for Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools. Celebrate the solstice through the ancient practice of 108 repetitions of Sun Salutations. All levels are welcome, you do not need to complete all 108 to attend. Bring your own mat. Kids and Sun Salutation counters are also welcome. There is a suggested donation. This is tonight from 6 to 9pm at Lake View Elementary School, 1802 Tennyson Lane. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow is the Atwood Urban Forest Fest! See live milling demonstrations, furniture made by local woodworkers, an urban wood bicycle, talk to tree experts, get info out about the emerald ash borer, and more! This is tomorrow from 10am to 2pm in the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, 1904 Winnebago Street. More info at sustainableatwood.org.
The Starkweather Summer Solstice Celebration is tomorrow from 4 to 10 pm. This free event, held below the sledding hill at Olbrich Park on Lake Monona, features free canoe rides starting at 4 pm, music, food carts, puppets and Procession Of Species Parade and Pageant, drumming, singing, and dancing all finishing with a bonfire lighting at dusk. More info at madsolstice.org or 608-251-1893.