Today in 1966: Nguyen Thi Can, a 17-year-old Buddhist girl, commits suicide by setting herself afire on a street in the city of Hue, Vietnam.
She was protesting against the South Vietnamese regime and the war being waged by the United States, the separate armies of the north and south, and the insurgent Viet Cong. It was the fifth such death in three days.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is the 9th Annual MadCityChickens Coop Tour. This free tour is 9am to 1pm. For a map of coop locations, visit madcitychickens.com.
Tomorrow, Absolutely Art partners with Whitehorse Middle School Teacher Peter Ferguson to host an art fundraiser for the school. Photo Cards, Matted Photos, Beach Glass Jewelry, and Jade and Burro’s Tail plants will be for sale. Funds raised will be used to provide unique learning experiences for students at Whitehorse. This is tomorrow from 1 to 5pm at 2322 Atwood Avenue. Call 249-9100 for more info.
Sunday, Wisconsin Physicians for a National Healthcare Program presents a free talk:“Time for Real Health Reform: Health in All Policies,” with UW Professor Tom Oliver. This is Sunday at 5pm at EVP Coffee, 3809 Mineral Point Road. For more info, call Brooke at 608-622-9077.
The YWCA Madison is dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing and shelter; education and training for finding, changing or maintaining a job; Racial and Restorative Justice programs to create a more inclusive community, and Girls Inc. to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. For more info on how you can help, please call YWCA Madison at 608-257-1436 or visit ywcamadison.org.