Today in 1971: after a breakdown in negotiations between officials of New York State’s Attica Prison and inmates, the inmates seize a cell block and take thirty two guards hostage.
A thousand National Guard, state troopers and local police storm the facility. A rain of bullets slaughters thirty-two of the prisoners and nine of the hostages. Governor Nelson Rockefeller, who has refused to take part in bargaining, supports today’s attack.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, at “Walk with a Doc,” join Dr. Lee Wilke, from UW Health Breast Center, and a team of physicians who will lead a discussion on the latest in breast cancer research, signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and treatment options. Meet tomorrow at 9am at Owen Conservation Park, 6021 Old Sauk Road. For more info, email email@example.com.
Tomorrow is an Ecological Restoration Work Party at the UW Arboretum. Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided. This is tomorrow from 9am to noon. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Highway. More info at uwarboretum.org.
Sunday is the PFLAG monthly meeting with a discussion of the future of the Madison Pride celebration. This is Sunday from 2:15 to 4pm at the Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Court. Free to all. For more info call Sharon at 608-271-5440.
Also Sunday, Madison Action for Mining Alternatives sponsor a benefit to raise awareness of the proposed Penokee Mine and collect donations for the Bad River Defense Fund. There is a suggested donation, but no one will be turned away. Donations are tax-deductible. This is Sunday at 7pm at First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.