Today in 1943: The U.S. government requires the one hundred and ten thousand Japanese-Americans confined to internment camps to answer loyalty surveys.
Some of the interned were U.S. citizens, and some volunteered to serve in the armed forces during the war with Japan. The Nisei [nih-say], as they were known, were kept in the camps until the end of World War II.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is Madison Socrate’s Cafe, with the topic, “Will Men and Women be able to resolve their “differences” within this lifetime?” This is tonight at 7pm at Redamte Coffeehouse, 449 State Street. For more info, call 608-257-8869.
This Friday, Absolutely Art and Café Zoma host a reception for artists Paul Tourdot and Angela Richardson, with catering by Bunky’s Cafe and live music. This is Friday from 5 to 9pm at 2322 Atwood Avenue. More info at 608-249-9100.
Friday is VSA Wisconsin’s Beat the Winter Blues party. Enjoy the improvisational acoustic blues of HED, view the exhibition “What is Art? A Showcase of Expressive Responses”, purchase artwork, bid on silent auction items, and enjoy refreshments. Funds raised at this event will benefit arts programs for children and adults with disabilities conducted by VSA Wisconsin. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. This is Friday from 5:30 to 8pm at 1709 Aberg Avenue. For more info, visit vsawis.org or call 608-241-2131.