Today in 1971: Fourty members of the American Indian Movement camp in the sacred Black Hills, or Paha Sapa, atop Mount Rushmore.
Twenty were arrested. They were demanding the U.S. honor the terms of the 1868 treaty with the Sioux Nation, granting them the Black Hills territory.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Absolutely Art and Café Zoma host a group art reception titled “A Discourse on Love.” This exhibit, featuring over 45 artists, is the final culmination of a 9-month project by Mallory Shotwell, called the “Study of Love.” Meet the artists, view their work, participate in a project, share your story of love, enjoy catering by Bunky’s Cafe and live music! This is today from 5 to 9pm at 2322 Atwood Avenue. More info at 608-249-9100.
Tomorrow is Mad City Vegan Fest! – an annual celebration of veganism filled with great food, inspiring speakers, awesome raffle prizes, and a host of vegan-minded exhibitors. Free and open to the public, this is tomorrow from 10am to 5pm at Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street. More info at veganfest.org.
Sunday, River Alliance of Wisconsin sponsors the Fools Flotilla, a costume paddle to Yahara Waterfront Festival. Meet Sunday morning at 9:30am at Tenney Park. Arrive with your boats and bodies already decorated, or decorate on-site with your own supplies. There is no cost and no registration required. Just show up! More info at wisconsinrivers.org or call 608-257-2424.
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