Today in 1835: Children employed in the silk mills at Paterson, New Jersey, go on strike for an eleven-hour workday and a six-day workweek rather than 12-14 hour days.
With the help of adults, they won a compromise settlement of a 69-hour week.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a free performance by the Capitol City Band. This is at 7pm Rennebohm Park, 115 North Eau Claire Avenue. Call 608-835-9861 for more info.
Tonight’s Socrate’s Cafe topic is “Do you have to be “privileged” to be anywhere good these days?” This is at 7pm at Michelangelo’s Coffeehouse, 114 State Street. For more info, call Richard at 608-257-8869.
Low cost spayings and neuterings for dogs and cats are available through the Dane County Humane Society and Maddie’s Fund. There are various times and prices and they include an FVRCP vaccine. Caretakers of feral or free-roaming cats can be helped as well. Call 838-0413 extension 103 for an appointment or details.
The YWCA Madison is dedicated to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women. To fulfill this mission, the YWCA Madison provides: Race and Gender Equity programming to create a more just and inclusive community; Job Training and transportation to help people find, change or maintain a job; and Safe, affordable housing and emergency shelter. For more info on how you can help, call YWCA Madison at 608-257-1436, option 2, or visit ywcamadison.org.