Today in 1776: The United States declares its independence from King George III and Great Britain, beginning the first successful anti-imperial revolution in world history.
Signed in Philadelphia by 56 British subjects who lived and owned property in thirteen of the American colonies, the document asserted the right of a people to create its own form of government. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were members of the 2nd Continental Congress which had voted two days earlier to separate from the British crown.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today is an “Anti-Militarist and Pro-Peace Fourth of July Celebration!” Arrive after 3pm for swimming, boating, and sunbathing. Picnic potluck starts at 5, with an open mike, film screenings, music, and singing of antiwar and labor songs. Bring food, beverages, blankets, music, and instruments. Park in the driveway or free public lot across the street. This is today from 3 to 10pm at 5404 Lake Mendota Drive, home of Lee Burkholder. Sponsored by the Solidarity Potluck. For more info, call Joel at 335-6469 or Martina at 815-685-8567.
The Williamson Street Art Center is re-opening, with art classes starting this month! Classes include Art Exploration for ages 5 to 12, Art Exploration for ages 12 and up, and Stress free painting and drawing for adults. Limited scholarships are available. For more info call Sharon at 658-3736 or Jennika at 563-419-3657.