Today in 1905: The Conference of Industrial Unionists in Chicago formed the Industrial Workers of the World, frequently known as The Wobblies.
The IWW mission was to form “One Big Union” among industrial workers.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Kicking off 2014 at the Center for Photography at Madison is Jim Barnard’s “Sculpting with Shadow and Light,” opening tonight at 7pm with a reception and artist’s talk. With subjects ranging from architectural interiors to landscapes to fine art portraits, Jim’s photography focuses on how the artful play of ligh enhances the beauty of his subjects. Tonight’s reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit continues through January, and is visible to the public during regular CPM events including the Open Gallery every Sunday from 12 to 4pm at CPM’s Paterson Street Gallery, 303 South Paterson, Door 2, Second Floor. For more info, visit cpmad.org.
Tonight is a free film screening of “Queen of the Sun” at the January Middleton Green Thursday. Featuring Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva, Queen of the Sun reveals both the problems behind the global bee crisis and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature. Sponsored by the City of Middleton Sustainability Committee and The Natural Step Monona with support from Willy Street Co-op, Madison Gas & Electric and Richard and Judy Fritz. This is tonight at 7pm at Willy West Co-Op, 6825 University Avenue in Middleton.