Today in 1967: Sen. Eugene McCarthy announced that he would run on an anti-Vietnam war platform against President Lyndon Johnson for the nomination of the Democratic Party. McCarthy, though a contender to be Johnson’s running mate in 1964, had since become increasingly disenchanted with U.S. policy toward Vietnam, and opposed the war in his campaign.
McCarthy said “I am not for peace at any price, but for an honorable, rational and political solution to this war; a solution which I believe will enhance our world position, encourage the respect of our Allies and our potential adversaries, which will permit us to get the necessary attention to other commitments . . . and leave us with resources and moral energy to deal effectively with [the] pressing domestic problems of the United States itself.”
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is Warner Park Community Recreation Center’s 13th Annual HolidayFest Arts & Crafts Show. This will be from 9 to 3pm and includes over 80 Wisconsin artists, door prizes, live music and concessions. There is a small admission fee and plenty of parking. This will be at 1625 Northport Drive. For more info, call 608-245-3690, ext 0.
Also tomorrow, the MadWest Winter Farmers Market is from 8:30am to noon at the Lussier Community Center at 55 South Gammon Road. You’ll find organic produce, pasture-raised meats, artisan cheeses, fair-trade coffee, homemade chocolates, and local baked goods. The MadWest Winter Farmers’ Market will take place every Saturday through December 22nd. For more info, call Eric at 608-772-4461.
Tomorrow night, the Peregrine Forum sponsors a discussion of “Liberalism: a Counter-History”, followed by party. Chicago-based writer and critic Hugh Iglarsh will discuss Dominick Losurdo’s Liberalism: A Counter-History. This is tomorrow at 7pm at the Stendhal Parlor, 404 South Park Street, 2nd floor – above the University Audio store – use the downstairs entrance at the rear. The reception starts at 6pm, and party from 9pm on. More info at 608-442-8399.
Saturday night, the Sun Prairie High School Music Department presents the Annual Holiday Big Band Dance, featuring the Sun Prairie High School Jazz Bands and Jazz Combos, the Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School Jazz Bands, the Edgewood College Jazz Band, the Sun Prairie Alumni Jazz Ensemble, and the Polkateers Alumni Band. The dance is open to the public and there is an admission charge. This is Saturday from 7 to 11pm at Angell Park Pavilion, 315 Park Street in Sun Prairie. For more info call Matthew at 608-825-0030.
On Monday, the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture hosts the 2012 Danky Fellowship Lecture, co-sponsored by the Jail Library Group. Sarita Alami, PhD Candidate, Emory University, will speak on “Discipline and Publish: Radical Prison Journalism and the Making of a Penal Print Culture.” This talk focuses on the radical feminist and black power prison newspapers held at the Wisconsin Historical Society, examining how inmates created a vibrant inter-prison news network despite geographic isolation and significant censorship. This will be on Monday from noon to 1pm, at SLIS Commons, 4207 Helen C. White Hall, 600 North Park Street. For more info, call Anna at 263-4452.