Today in 1917: 8,000 anti-war marchers demonstrate in Boston. Their banners read: “IS THIS A POPULAR WAR, WHY CONSCRIPTION?
WHO STOLE PANAMA? WHO CRUSHED HAITI? WE DEMAND PEACE.”
The parade was attacked by soldiers and sailors, on orders from their officers.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, a panel of three community members and actors will discuss the societal issues of anti-Semitism, racism, classism, and sexism as explored in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. This is tonight at 6:30 at Madison’s DreamBank, One North Pinckney Street. This is free and open to the public. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 608.906.1397.
On Saturday, July 13th, Red Caboose Day Care will hold its 3rd annual Move Your Caboose 5K Run-Walk! All proceeds will go to the Red Caboose Scholarship Fund. To register, search for Move Your Caboose on active.com. To find out more go to moveyourcaboose.org, call the center at 608-256-1566.
Get an insider’s view of Olbrich’s outdoor gardens during free, informal Guided Garden Strolls on Sundays through September 25. All ages are welcome for this drop-in, casual overview of the Gardens. Free strolls begin at 1:30 and 3pm and start in the lobby near the Garden entrance. No registration is required. Strolls are held rain or shine and will be cancelled only in the event of dangerous lightning. This is at 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at 608-246-4550, or visit olbrich.org.