Today in 1986: The Kerr-McGee Corporation agrees to pay the estate of the late Karen Silkwood 1.38 million dollars, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit.
Silkwood had been active in the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union, specifically looking into radiation exposure of workers, and spills and leaks of plutonium.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, see an American Indian Drum Circle performance, and the backdrop of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s permanent American Indian exhibit and temporary “Sisters in Spirit” art exhibit. This is a book party celebrating the launch of the “Indian Nations of Wisconsin” by Patty Loew. Light refreshments will be served. A book signing will follow. This is tonight at 7pm at the Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll. More info at wisconsinhistory.org.
The 5th Annual Black Women’s Wellness Day will be Saturday, September 21st at the Alliant Energy Center. Hosted by The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, this is an annual health summit aimed at informing, inspiring, and empowering African American women and girls to build and sustain healthy, wellness-centered lives. The event features a wellness fair with local health and wellness providers and vendors, and informative workshops on health and wellness topics. There is a cost and limited scholarships are available. For more info and to register, visit bwwday2013.eventbrite.org or call 608-729-1264.