Today in 1971: Women in Switzerland are granted the right to vote in national elections and to stand for parliament for the first time in their nation’s history.
This happened through a national referendum in which only men could vote, passing 621,403 to 323,596. A previous referendum in 1959 failed 2 to 1.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This afternoon is a Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies lecture by Professor Marcus Moseley, from Northwestern University. His lecture, “Strange Fruit: Bialik and Kishinev in the Spring of 1903,” will be at 4pm in Union South. See TITU for the room number. This is free and open to the public. For info, call Laurie at 608-265-4763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight, a public meeting will introduce public stakeholders to the issues and process that Facility Engineering is using to evaluate the condition of the Garver Feed Mill under a contract with the City. This is at 6:30 pm at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at cityofmadison.com/engineering/GarverFeedMill.cfm, or call Paul at 608-266-4366.
In July 2011, Derek Williams, a 22 year old Black man, was arrested, beaten, shackled, and eventually died. Come hear about Derek’s life and the struggle for justice. The Milwaukee Justice Coalition, International Socialist Organization, and Zion City International Church Ministries have joined forces to provide a safe space and a platform for the Madison community to begin discussing and addressing issues of racialized police violence and mass incarceration in our state. This is Saturday from 4 to 6pm at Zion City International Church Ministries, 1317 Applegate Road. For info, email email@example.com.