Today in 1909: In New York City, the International Ladies Garment Workers Union goes on strike against sweatshop conditions in what becomes known as the “Uprising of the 20,000” and the “Girl’s Revolt.”
The strikers won the support of other workers and the women’s suffrage movement for their persistence and unity in the face of police brutality and biased courts. A judge told arrested pickets: “You are on strike against God.” This was the first mass strike by women in the United States.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, the Madison Institute presents the second of a free 3-part study series on “Banking and the Federal Reserve.” Tomorrow’s presentation is titled “The Public Bank Solution.” Part 3 meets December 7th. This series is inspired by two books by Ellen Brown: “Web of Debt” and “The Public Bank Solution,” with extensive use of material from Wikipedia, the Federal Reserve website, and other sources. This is Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30am at Capitol Lakes Retirement Center, 333 West Main Street. For more info, call Kelly at 438-4178.
“The Phenomenon Bruno Groening – On the Tracks of the Miracle Healer” – a documentary film, will be screened tomorrow from 3 to 9 pm. This is at Edgewood College, Sonderegger Science Center, Room 108, 1000 Edgewood College Drive. Admission is free and donations appreciated. More info at 215-6373.
Sunday is the Winter Harvest of Hope Farmers Market, with proceeds supporting family farmers in need and the Churches’ Center for Land and People. Come meet family farmers and support the local fair trade food movement! This is Sunday at 8:15am at First United Methodist, 203 Wisconsin Avenue. More info at 203- 382-4266 or visit cclpmidwest.org.