Today in 1977: Steve Biko, the leader of the black consciousness movement, and probably the most influential young black leader in in South Africa, dies while being held by security forces in Port Elizabeth.
He was the forty-first person to die while in police custody in South Africa.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This weekend is the Midwest Wild Harvest Festival in Prairie du Chien. Learn about medicinal plants, mushrooms, and wild edibles. Activities include presentations, demonstrations, cooking contest, potluck, music, and more. There is a cost for this event and childcare is available. More info at wildharvestfestival.org or call Melissa at 715-354-9936.
Also this weekend, the Essen Haus is celebrating its 30th consecutive Oktoberfest, one of the longest running Oktoberfest events in Wisconsin. Enjoy traditional foods, polka bands, face painting, pie eating contests, and more. Parking and cover are free. More info at essen-haus.com
The 9th annual Mexican Independence Festival is this Saturday from 11am to 10pm at Mallards Park, 2920 North Sherman Avenue. For more info, search on Facebook for “Mexican Festival.”
This weekend, join Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin for Garden Days at a community garden in your neighborhood. Thirteen community gardens located in and around the City of Madison will host an open-house of activities and workshops this weekend. Please visit, support, and learn more about how community gardens are a vibrant asset to our neighborhoods. For more info, visit cacscw.org and click on the events tab.