The African American Expression in Print and Digital Culture conference offers two free public lectures. Today’s lecture is “This Hallowed Place: The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the American South, 1954 to 1968,” and is at 5pm at Madison Central Public Library, 201 West Mifflin. Tomorrow’s lecture is “Slavery, Black Visual Culture, and the Promises and Problems of Print.” This is tomorrow at 5pm at the Conrad Elvehjem Building, 800 University Avenue. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can make an impact on the life of a senior adult by assisting them to remain independent and living in their own home. Volunteers help with light housekeeping or other tasks once a week or bi-weekly. To get involved, call Laura with the Madison Coalitions of Older Adults at 608-243-5252.
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.