Today in 1993: In a letter to Santa, Amy Hagadorn of Fort Wayne, Indiana, asks for a school day without the teasing she endures because of her cerebral palsy.
WJLT-FM radio will broadcast Amy’s letter as part of a contest: quote, “Kids laugh at me because of the way I walk and run and talk,” she writes. “I just want one day where no one laughs at me or makes fun of me”.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, IWW Social Action and Solidarity host a free screening of Jeremy Scahill’s “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.” This is tonight at 7pm, at 122 State Street, Room 200. More info at 442-8399 or 815-685-8567.
Each weekday at noon is the Solidarity Sing-A-Long! Join local activists who continue the Solidarity protests begun two years ago. This is said to be the longest demonstration-protest-rally-happening ever. They have sung together over 500 times, with songs of the civil rights and labor movements, along with many created especially for the local situation. This is weekdays from noon to 1pm. Mondays thru Thursdays meet in the Capitol Rotunda. Fridays, meet near the Lady Forward statue at State Street and Mifflin. For more info, search on Facebook for Solidarity Sing Along.
Street Pulse seeks innovative ways to alleviate and raise awareness of homelessness and poverty. They are looking for volunteers to write, interview, edit and fundraise. Street Pulse meets every Sunday at 6pm at the Memorial Union.
Check Today in the Union for room location. Call 608-492-1294 or go to streetpulsenews.org