Today in 1991: Jeffrey Collins is awarded a $5.3 million settlement from Shell Oil which had fired him for being gay.
Collins had offered to settle out of court for $50,000, but Shell refused.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is a discussion by the Socialist Party entitled “Fighting Capitalist Austerity and Moving Toward a Deep-Green Economy: a Socialist Strategy for South Central Wisconsin.” This is free and at 6:30pm at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street. More info at 231-3015.
Tonight, the local area Amnesty International group #139 will meet. Free and open to the public, this will include a presentation and discussion on “U.S. relations with Kazakhstan and the human rights record of the Nazarbayev regime” by Allen Ruff, U.S. historian and writer on foreign policy issues. This is tonight from 6 to 8pm at the Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road in Fitchburg. For info, call Azam at 608-698-6749.
This Friday at 7pm, the Stoughton Opera House hosts a benefit showing of the documentary film “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” There is a cost for this event, and donations are encouraged. Proceeds go to support the local honor flight – more info at badgerhonorflight.org. Reserved seat tickets can be purchased at the Opera House Box Office, 381 East Main Street in Stoughton, or online at stoughtonoperahouse.com.