Today in 1940: Civilian Public Service camps are established for conscientious objectors following the institution of the first peacetime draft.
It was the first time members of peace-oriented religious groups could legally avoid military conscription. Though they worked nine-hour days except Sundays, they had to pay their own room-and-board, and were not released from the camps until 1947.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today, City of Madison Parks Division will hold a Madison Skatepark Public Input Meeting to discuss the proposed skatepark at Central Park. City staff will discuss the project and seek input on the skatepark design. This is today at 5:30pm at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center , 953 Jenifer Street, in the Yahara Community Room. If you have questions or comments but are unable to attend the meeting, please contact Mike at 608-267-4921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk welcomes listener commentaries on subjects of interest to the W.O.R.T. listening community. Commentaries are limited to two minutes. Interested people who wish to do a Kiosk commentary may call the station at 256-2001 and leave a message for the Kiosk.
The Wheelchair Recycling Program offers low cost, refurbished mobility and medical equipment to people that may not have the resources to obtain them new. They have wheelchairs, walkers, bath items, grab bars and other assistive equipment for purchase. There are offices in Madison and the Greater-Milwaukee area. Visit wrp.org or call 608-243-1785 for details.