Today in 1941: Bus companies in New York City agreed to hire 200 black workers after a four-week boycott by riders led by Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. of Harlem’s Abysinnian Baptist Church, the largest Protestant congregation in the U.S.
Powell ran and won a City Council seat later that year and became a member of Congress four years later.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Come to the Goodman Community Center at 149 Waubesa this Saturday, April 20, between 10 and 2pm for the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. All proceeds for the Madison sale benefit the Alliance for Animals. For more info or to help, contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 257-6333.
A nationwide, month-long campaign of counter-drone teach-ins, rallies and protest, called “April Days of Action”, is challenging the escalated use of drones for targeted assassination by the Obama Administration as well as domestic surveillance by police agencies around the U.S. This Saturday at 11am, there will be a march from Library Mall to Capitol square, with rally and opportunity to make a square for national quilt of drone victims. For more info, email email@example.com
Tomorrow, Hancock Center for Dance and Movement Therapy will host an open house and presentation in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Healing through Drama and Dance and Movement Therapy” will show how these therapies are used with survivors of sexual assault, and demonstrate exercises that build self-esteem, trust, and grounding. Free and open to the public, this is tomorrow from 4 to 6pm at the Hancock Center, 16 North Hancock Street. RSVP appreciated at 251-0908.