Today in 1952: President Harry Truman attempts to nationalize the steel industry in order to avert a nationwide strike.
He was concerned about a shortage of steel needed for the war effort in Korea.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today, the Havens Center presents Jacques Bidet, social theorist, philosopher and historian, and Professor Emeritus, University of Paris-Nanterrre. Bidet’s talk is “A Critical History of Socio-Political Modernity: Foucault, Marx and the Project of Human Emancipation.” This is at 4pm in Room 5243 at 455 North Park Street. Free and open to the public. For more info, contact 262-1420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight is an Amnesty International Local Group 139 special presentation of “Persecution of the Labor Movement” by Mr. Mansour Osanlou, Iranian labor leader and former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience. Free and open to the public, this is at 6:30 at the UW-Madison Pyle Center, 702 Langdon. Call 608-698-674 for more info.
Tomorrow night is “Social Cinema,” a free film series sponsored by the UW Haven’s Center.
Tomorrow’s screening is “Harvest of Loneliness,” about the Bracero (pronounced “brass-arrow”) program for Mexican workers in the United States. This is tomorrow at 7pm at Union South, 1308 West Dayton. More info at havenssocialcinema.org.
Friday is the Habitat Restore Salvage Art Show, from 5 to 9pm at Artisan Gallery, 6858 Paoli Road in Belleville -15 miles from Verona. Over 50 artists have created pieces made out of salvage materials. The show runs from through June 1st. More info at 608-712-4535.