Today in 1884: Eleanor Roosevelt is born. The most influential woman of her time, Roosevelt will anger elites with her newspaper column, lectures and support for human rights. Despite her marriage to the president, she will have a long and intimate love affair with journalist Lorene Hicock.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is a community celebration and fundraiser, “The Harvest Hootenanny!” with live music, crafts, games, and more. Proceeds go towards an Adaptive Garden addition for the McFarland Community Garden. This is tomorrow from noon to 4pm at the Garden, 5710 Anthony Street in McFarland. For more info, call Katie at 608-225-0103 or email email@example.com.
Tomorrow, Madison Tao Sangha Center hosts a Power of Ki Workshop: Good Fortune from the Buddha. This free event is tomorrow from 10am to 12:30pm at the Madison Tao Sangha Center, 2330 Willard Avenue. RSVP by calling 608-257-4663.
Tomorrow, the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project presents a music benefit for the library at the Rachel Corrie Cultural Center for Children and Youth in Rafah, Palestine. There is a suggested donation and there will be live music and a free olive oil tasting. This is tomorrow from 1 to 3pm at the High Noon Saloon, 701 East Washington Avenue. Madison. More info at 238-1974, or visit madisonrafah.org.
Sunday, see former Afghan M.P. and women’s rights, anti-war activist Malalai Joya, an outspoken advocate for women and against Islamist warlords as well as against U.S. intervention and war. Sponsored by Chadbourne Residential College, this is Sunday at 2pm at Gordon Commons, 770 West Dayton Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday is a free Fabric Dyeing Workshop for middle and high school girls. The fabric that’s dyed will be used in a community project titled “Fabric of Our Lives.” bringing together girls from across the city of Madison to create a one of a kind narrative quilt. This is Sunday from 2 to 4pm at Absolutely Art, 2322 Atwood Avenue. More info at 608-249-9100 or search on Facebook for Absolutely Art.