Today in 1969: More than four-hundred thousand anti-Vietnam War protesters rally in front of the White House to conclude the “March Against Death”. The march began two days ago in darkness and near-freezing temperatures near the gates of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
About one thousand two hundred protesters crossed the Arlington Memorial Bridge every hour and then walked four miles to the White House. Each marcher carried a candle and a placard that named a soldier killed in Vietnam. As they reached the White House, they paused to say aloud the name of their soldier. Then, the protesters headed for Capitol Hill, where they put their placards in forty coffins.
All told, 45,000 marched through the two cold, stormy nights. The first marcher was Judy Droz, a twenty-three-year-old mother whose husband died in Vietnam this April.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This afternoon, there will be a Dane County TimeBank potluck and outreach fair. Learn more about the Time Bank, meet other members, and learn how you can get involved. Please bring a dish to pass and your own plate, cup, and silverware. This is today from 4 to 6 pm at the Glass Bank Building, 1 South Pinckney Street, in the conference room just up the steps from the 1st floor lobby. More info at danecountytimebank.org.
The Tenant Resource Center is in need of committed volunteers to be a Housing Counselor. Housing Counseling is a major part in helping tenants and landlords know and assert their rights; they call, guide, and walk through Wisconsin Housing Law with clients from all across the state of Wisconsin. If this is the right fit for you, attend the next Housing Counselor Training on Saturday, December 1, from 8:30 to 4pm in the Conference Room of the Social Justice Center, 1202 Williamson Street. A light breakfast, lunch, and refreshment will be provided. If you’re interested in attending, have comments, questions, or concerns, please contact Office Manager Cristina at 608-257-0143, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by their office at 1202 Williamson Street, Suite 102.
Tomorrow, Jikun Huang, Director and professor at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, will lecture on “China’s Food Security and Trade: Past Performance and Future Perspective.” This is free and open to the public and will be tomorrow at 12 noon in B30 Taylor Hall, 427 Lorch Street. Sponsored by the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and co-sponsored by The Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin School of Business, The Center for East Asian Studies, The Wisconsin China Initiative and the China Economic Forum. For more info, call Guanming Shi at 608-263-6250 or email email@example.com.