Today in 1987: Benjamin Linder, a volunteer engineer from Seattle, is murdered in Nicaragua by the U.S.-sponsored insurgents known as the contras – characterized by then President Ronald Reagan as, quote, “the moral equivalent of our founding fathers”.
Linder had been working on a hydroelectric project in rural Nicaragua.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
In Pygmalion, Upstart Crow Productions presents an updated take on the play behind My Fair Lady. The cast of ten young actors bring the Shaw’s wit and social comment to life in a contemporary staging of the well known play. Performances are May 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 7pm, with a matinee on May 3rd at 2pm, at the Bartell Theatre, 113 East Mifflin Street. In lieu of an entrance fee, the company is soliciting donations to offset production costs. More info at upstartcrowsproductions.org.
Tonight is a Madison Infoshop Collective Meeting – new volunteers always welcome! Help keep
your local community activist resource clearinghouse alive and kicking. This is at 6:30pm at the Madison Infoshop, 1019 Williamson Street. Call 262-9036 for more info.
Community Literacy is a Literacy Network ESL program designed to tutor adult learners one-on-one in a classroom setting where childcare and additional tutor support are available. No experience or foreign language skills required! Childcare for both tutors and learners is also available. Contact Shawn at 608-244-3911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.