Today in 1957: Eleven activists from the Committee for Nonviolent Action are arrested attempting to enter the atomic testing grounds at Camp Mercury, Nevada – the first of what eventually became many thousands of arrests at the Nevada test site.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The Radicals and Progressives “Meet and Eat” is tonight at 5pm at the Orient House Restaurant, 626 South Park Street. More info at 249-0879.
Tonight, Social Action & Solidarity sponsors a free screening of new documentary “War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State.” This is tonight at 7pm at the Fountain Back Bar, 122 State Street. More info 815-685-8567.
Tonight is the Annual Lanterns for Peace, to remember those who have died in war and to reflect on a peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world. Short program begins at 7:30pm, and at dusk, illuminated lanterns will be floated in the Tenney Park Lagoon. This is tonight at the Tenney Park Shelter, 1414 East Johnson. More info at 232-9945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Fitchburg is partnering with the Farley Center to host a Small-Scale Agriculture and Community Gardens Workshop on Thursday, August 22nd, at the Fitchburg Library. The workshop will link small-scale agricultural growers in search of land in which to grow their commodities with landowners in the City willing to rent their land to these growers. For more info, call Wade Thompson, with the City of Fitchburg, at 608-270-4258 or email email@example.com.