Today in 1961: 50,000 to 100,000 women joined protests against the resumption of atmospheric nuclear tests by both the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
The demonstrations, in at least sixty U.S. cities, led to the founding of Women Strike for Peace. Their slogan: “End the Arms Race – Not the Human Race.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Calling all progressive lawyers, law students, and legal workers in the Madison area: join the Madison Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild for their informal bi-monthly social event tonight from 5 to 7 pm at Cardinal Bar, 418 East Wilson Street. The National Lawyers Guild seeks to be the legal arm of the progressive movement and promote social justice causes. This event aims to attract prospective members to learn more about the organization and get involved. We hope you will come help us BUILD THE GUILD in Madison! Contact 608-520-9400 for more info.
On November 6th, polling for Ward 44 will take place at the Tenney Park Pavilion at 402 North Thornton Avenue, a new wheelchair-accessible venue. Polling for Ward 44 used to take place at Tenney Park Apartments, 302 North Baldwin. Ward 44 is bordered on the west by Sherman Ave, east by E. Wash., S by N. Few St, and N by S. Lakewood Gardens and Fordem Ave.Contact Karen at 608.617.5909 for more info.
The Respite Center is a safe place for kids, ages birth to fourteen, whose families are under stress or in crisis. They are looking for volunteers to play with kids four hours a week. Training is required. Call 244-5730 for details.
The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition program offers a wide variety of services, food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children less than five years of age healthy and strong. For details call 267-1111.