Today in 1980: President Jimmy Carter signs a measure that requires approximately 4 million U.S. men age 18 to 25 to register for the military draft, and all 18-year-old males thereafter.
If there were to be a crisis, registered men would be inducted as determined by age and a random lottery.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is a Madison Infoshop potluck and free screening of “Amandla: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony,” about the role of music in the South Africa anti-apartheid movement.
Location is 1019 Williamson Street. Potluck starts at 6:30pm, with the screening at dusk. More info at 262-9036.
Sunday, celebrate Verse Wisconsin at the 22nd Olbrich Gardens Poetry Reading, with a reading of poems, book swap, give-away of used poetry books and journals, and more! This is Sunday from 1 to 4pm at Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at versewisconsin.org.
Sunday is the 3rd annual Jaganath Puri Rathyatra Festival, a Hindu festival featuring Indian food, games, entertainment, and more. This is Sunday from 9am to 3pm at 2138 South Fish Hatchery Road in Fitchburg. For more info, visit aha-svtemple.org.
Also Sunday is the Penokee Film Night and Benefit, screening two films: “Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff” and “Protect Our Future,” with filmmakers’ panel discussion. Admission is free but a donation is suggested, with proceeds to benefit Bad River Legal Defense Fund and the Penokee Hills Education Project of the Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin. This is Sunday at 7pm at Marquee Theater in Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street. More info at wisconsin.sierraclub.org.