Today in 1964: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
The new law, initiated and passed through the determination of President Lyndon Johnson and Senate Republican leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois, guaranteed for the first time equal access to public accommodations, quote “without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today is opening day for the Art Cart – a free, drop-in traveling art program that provides outdoor art-making experiences to children ages 3+ and their families. Activities include both group and individual projects with a variety of materials lasting 15 to 45 minutes. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The Art Cart travels to a variety of schools and parks throughout Madison this summer. For more info, call 608-204-3021 or visit mscr.org.
Today is The People’s Speakout, with music, speeches, and literature on economic, social, political, and environmental issues. All are welcome to present ideas or activist projects you need help with. This is at 5pm at Veteran’s Plaza on the Square, at Carroll and State Street. This free event is sponsored by Social Action and Solidarity. For more info, call 284-9082 or 815-685-8567.
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. operates EBT services at the Saturday Dane County Farmers’ Market. Customers receiving FoodShare benefits can withdraw funds to spend on local, delicious foods from the Market and enjoy this community atmosphere. For more info, call 608-246-4730.