Today in 1967: riot-clad police indiscriminately club students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison Commerce Building during a protest against campus recruitment by Dow Chemical.
Dow has designed Napalm, a chemical used by U.S. troops to scorch Vietnamese peasants. To disperse the crowd of several thousand, police use tear gas for the first time on a U.S. college campus. Amid clouds of gas and mace, the angry crowd holds its ground, then starts to throw rocks and bricks. The police use dogs and a riot squad to disperse the demonstrators. The clash sends sixty people to the hospital.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This Saturday, the UW-Madison Agroecology Program hosts an evening of dancing and live music from Kettle Creek String Band! On-farm camping is available for free. This will be at the Cates Family Farm in Spring Green on Saturday, October 19th. All proceeds benefit research projects of students in the Agroecology Program. There is a cost for this event. More info and tickets at agroecology.brownpapertickets.com!
The Friends of Fitchburg Library Used Book Sale is tomorrow from noon to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm, with a “clear the decks” bag sale on Saturday from 2 to 4. Sales support library programming. This is at the Fitchburg Library, 5530 Lacy Road.
Tomorrow, the North-Eastside Senior Coalition presents its 3rd annual Family Caregiver Resource Fair. This free event provides resources, training and education to help caregivers and those who anticipate assisting their spouses, aging parents, friends or neighbors. This is tomorrow from 9am to noon at Warner Park Community Center, 1625 Northport Drive. More info at nesoinc.org, or call 608-243-5252. This program is funded by the Dane County Family Caregiver Program.