Today in 1982: The International Day of Disabled Persons is declared by the United Nations.
Quote, “The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons … aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities . . . .”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, the UW Animal Rights Society and Madison Infoshop host the talk “Criminalizing Activism: From the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act to Ag-Gag”. Will Potter will discuss how political activists are being labeled as “terrorists,” and what can be done about it. The free event is tonight at 6pm in the Masley Media Room of the Red Gym, 716 Langdon Street. For questions, call Gina at 608-446-2243.
Tonight is a screening of “Bringing Down a Dictator,” about the nonviolent overthrow of Serbian ruler Slobodan Milosevic by the student-led movement OTPOR. This is tonight at 7pm in Room 200 at 122 State Street. This is free, and sponsored by IWW Social Action and Solidarity. More info at 608-442-8399.
Tonight is “When a Factory Farm Comes to Town: The Environmental and Social Costs of Factory Farming in Wisconsin,” a panel discussion sponsored by Wisconsin Environment and Family Farm Defenders. The panel will focus on the negative community impacts of factory farms and sustainable farming alternatives. This is tonight at 7pm in Room 1111 of the UW Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street. The event is free and open to the public. For more info, call Katie at 608-287-0867.