Today in 1930: A National Trade-Union Unity League council marches around the Capitol Square. During the march, a crowd of University of Wisconsin students attacks council leader, Lottie Blumenthal. Police arrest university athletes who led the attack. One of the arrested athletes says (quote): “We are getting so damned many radical Jews here that something must be done.”
Three weeks ago, Blumenthal and the Young Communist League marched into Madison’s city hall and confronted Mayor Albert G. Schmedeman. After Blumenthal inquired about the city’s plans for 3,000 local jobless workers, Schmedeman replied he did not know there were so many and that he had no power to create work.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is “No More Food Deserts! No More Hunger! Remaking our Food System so Everyone can Eat Healthy.” This Dane County League of Women Voters Issues Forum focuses on our local food system and what local government and private initiatives can do to make fresh, healthy food available to everyone. This is tonight at 7pm at Capitol Lakes Grand Hall, 333 West Main Street. More info at lwvdanecounty.org.
This Friday is the 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Free Dinner Celebrating Women’s Cultures and Strengths. This is a free dinner with speakers and entertainment, and sponsored by the Meals for Madison, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Women Library Workers, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Madison Branch. This will be Friday from 4:30 to 7pm at St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 605 Spruce Street. Please RSVP to Nancy at 244-6595.