Today in 1908: Thousands of workers in the New York needle trades, primarily women), demonstrated and began a strike for higher wages, a shorter workday and an end to child labor.
This event became the basis for International Women’s Day celebrated all over the world since March 8, 1945.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
This afternoon, Occupy Madison and its allies will hold a rally for better homeless services. This is at 5pm on the steps of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.
Tomorrow, the Streets Division and the Madison Public Library will host a community meeting to update Madison residents on the anaerobic digester project and the City’s organics collection pilot program. This is tomorrow at 10am at Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Boulevard. More info at 267-2626.
Tomorrow is a meeting of the Unemployed Workers Council, with a talk entititled “Iran: Struggle and Crisis”. This is Saturday at 3:30pm at the Goodman South Library, 2222 South Park Street.It’s free and open to the public. More info at 608-628-4802.
Sunday is the first annual Natural Parenting Expo at the Monona Terrace Expo Hall. Parents will learn how to incorporate healthy, natural parenting practices while the kiddos have fun watching performances and learning to Zumba. The full schedule and advance ticket discounts are at naturalparentingexpo.com.
“What We All Wish We All Learned about Sex – But Never Did” with Ellen Barnard, MSSW Sex Educator and Counselor, will be this Sunday from 3 to 4:30 pm. Free and open to the public, this is at the First Unitarian Society, 900 University Bay Drive. For more info, call Kelly at 233-9774.
This year, Madison Public Library is offering free tax filing for individuals, courtesy of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA. VITA will be at the Hawthorne Branch of Madison Public Library, 2707 East Washington Avenue on the following Saturdays: March 9th and 23rd, and April 6th, from 9am to 1pm. Appointments are 20 to 30 minutes. If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present. Call the Central Library reference desk at 266-6350 to schedule an appointment or for questions.