Today in 1892: Thirty thousand black and white, factory and dock workers staged a general strike in New Orleans, demanding union recognition, closed shops – where all co-workers join the union – and hour and wage gains.
They were joined by non-industrial laborers, such as musicians, clothing workers, clerks, utility workers, streetcar drivers, and printers.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight at 7pm, visiting Haitian band 2 Rasin (Ra-seen) will play a concert of their folk-fusion-roots style music at Madison Christian Community, 7118 Old Sauk Road. The concert will benefit the band’s U.S. tour as well as Haiti Allies, a local nonprofit focused on literacy, education, food for children, job creation and leadership building in Haiti. Concerts are offered on a free-will basis, and donations are encouraged. For more info, call Mary at 628-1740.
Starting tonight, the Young Shakespeare Players present the Adult Shakespeare Circle, performing “Measure for Measure.” This free play will be performed nightly through Sunday at 6 pm. This will be at 806 West Lawn Avenue. For more info, call 258-0015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One week from tonight, there will be a free Weatherization Class at Project Home, a nonprofit organization serving Dane and Green Counties. This will be Thursday, November 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1922 South Stoughton Road. Space in classes is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call 246-3737 to register. Visit projecthomewi.org for more info.
Mondays from 12 Noon to 1pm there is a Peace vigil at the corner of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Doty Street, in front of U.S. Post Office. All are welcome! Please bring your peace signs and banners! For more info, email email@example.com