Today in 2003: In the first-ever worldwide theatrical act of dissent, at least 1,029 stagings of Lysistrata, the Aristophanes anti-war comedy, are presented on the same day to oppose the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Performed in 59 countries, including Iraq, the play tells of Athenian and Spartan women who unite to deny their lovers sex in order to stop the 22-year-long Peloponnesian War. Desperate for intimacy, the men finally agree to lay down their swords and see their way to achieving diplomatic peace.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is the monthly meeting of the Madison Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World. Join the One Big Union and find out how you can kick the boss off your back! This is tonight at 6:30pm at the MTI Building, 821 Williamson Street. Use the back entrance More info at 255-1800.
A free semester-long series of lectures on hip-hop education brings top scholars, artists and leaders of hip-hop studies to the UW Madison campus. Tonight at 7:30 is a panel discussion titled “The Future of Hip-Hop Education and Pedagogy — What Does the Future Look Like?” This is at 1101 Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue. More info at gettingreal.wisc.edu.
Sustain Dane’s MPower Business Champion Program is a one year, fully-customizable program for businesses and organizations in the Greater Madison Region that want to reduce their environmental impact while saving costs and creating a healthier and more engaging workplace and community. Get more info at MPower 2014 Q-and-A conference calls, scheduled tomorrow at noon and Wednesday at 4pm. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/mpower2014.