Today in 1969: millions of people across the United States peacefully observe Vietnam Moratorium Day. The largest turnout is in Boston, where one hundred thousand listen to a speech by Senator George McGovern of South Dakota.
In Madison, Wisconsin, fifteen thousand rally at the University of Wisconsin Field House, then march by candlelight to the State Capitol. The first to arrive at the Capitol view a sea of candles pouring out of Langdon Street and filling Wisconsin Avenue.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Socrates Cafe, an informal philosophy discussion group, meets Monday nights. This is at Redamte Coffee House, 449 State Street, at 7pm.
Tomorrow at noon there will be a Brown Bag Discussion on “Universidad Campesina de la Resistencia” with Gildardo Tuberquia, leader from the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado, Colombia. Thiswill be at UW-Madison, Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. More info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious low-cost meals to older and differently abled people. Locations are flexible and the time commitment is about one hour per shift. For details, call 276-7598.
Dane County Friends of Ferals volunteers are dedicated to bettering the future of feral cats. Their mission is to establish a no-kill standard and promote the value and well-being of Dane County area feral cats. Call 467-4067 for details.
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 email email@example.com.