Today in 1937: 1000 striking steel workers and members of their families, on their way to picket at the Republic Steel plant in south Chicago where they were organizing a union, are stopped by the Chicago Police.
In what became known as the “Memorial Day Massacre,” police shot and killed 10 fleeing workers, wounded 30 more, and beat 55 so badly they required hospitalization.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today, Wisconsin Family Ties will host a public webinar – part of a national campaign to support the passage of the federal “Keep All Students Safe Act,” designed to provide minimum federal standards regarding restraint and seclusion in our schools. This event is free and snacks will be provided. This is today from 4 to 5:30pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street. For more info, call Amy at 608-261-0532.
Join Clean Wisconsin every Thursday for a group ride around the Madison area. Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., the ride starts from the Clean Wisconsin office, 634 West Main. Each week, there will be two different routes: one longer route for faster, more experienced bikers, and one shorter route for more casual bikers.The Clean Wisconsin & Friends Bike Club is a friendly, for-fun bike group open to all. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.