Today in 1971: Ninety-year-old Jeannette Rankin, the first female member of Congress, and the only one to vote against U.S. entry into both World Wars, leads 8,000 in protest of the Vietnam War in a women’s peace march on the Pentagon.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The Northside Artists Group and the Friends of Cherokee Marsh present “Raising Crane: Impressions of Cherokee Marsh,” with an opening reception at the Lakeview Branch Library this Friday from 6 to 8pm. All are invited to the reception to help create a mosaic celebrating Cherokee Marsh and inspired by the work of the local Gompers Elementary School Girl Scouts, also on display. The show runs through May 31st. More info at 241-1071.
Today is The People’s Speakout, an opportunity to exercise public free speech rights to voice the economic, political, social and environmental concerns of the day, with music, soapbox political speeches, open mike, and more. This is at 5pm at Veterans Plaza 30 on the Square. Hosted by Social Action and Solidarity. More info at 442-8399.
Tonight, IWW Social Action and Solidarity hosts a free Earth Month screening of “What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire.” This is at 7pm at 122 State Street, in Room 200. More info at 816-685-8567.
Tonight is a discussion of Genetically Modified Organisms with Mark Kastel, Co-Founder of The Cornucopia Institute, hosted by the Weston A. Price Foundation, Madison Chapter. Refreshments provided and children welcome! This is at 7pm at the Wilmar Center, 953 Jenifer Street. More info at 221-8696.