Today in 1916: Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control, presumed a violation of the 1873 Comstock Law which prohibited distribution of literature on birth control, considered obscene under the act.
Goldman considered such knowledge essential to women’s reproductive and economic freedom. She had worked as a nurse and midwife among poor immigrant workers on New York’s Lower East Side in the 1890s. She also organized for womens’ suffrage, later opposed U.S. involvement in World War One, and was imprisoned for allegedly obstructing military conscription.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is “Definitive Guide to Preventing & Treating Muscle Aches, Pains,” Learn prevention and gentle self-treatment of muscle pain. Handouts, gentle stretches, relaxation techniques and self treatment tool suggestions will be offered in this stress-relieving class. This free event is tonight at 6:30pm at Goodman Library, 2222 South Park Street. More info at 608-843-2729.
Help Middleton Outreach Ministry go for the Gold in the Olympic feat to end hunger in our community. Teams are needed to compete in the fourth annual Canstruction Madison, by building structures out of canned and packaged food. The event will be held at KEVA Sports Center on May 1st, and team registration is happening now! For more info, call Elaine 826-3414, or visit canstructionmadison.org.