Today in 1989: Reverend Barbara Clementine Harris is elevated to the episcopate of the Anglican Church. Harris has long advocated social change in the church and society. She’s also a long-time member of the Union of Black Episcopalians.
The group was formed to promote the participation of blacks in the church and eradicate racism in society. In reply to the Church of England’s ongoing refusal to recognize the status of female priests and bishops, Harris responds: “I could be a combination of the Virgin Mary, Lena Horne and Madame Curie, and I would still get clobbered by some”.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is “A View From the U.S. – Mexico Border: the Struggle for Humanitarian Aid and Human Rights” – a conversation with members of the award winning humanitarian organization, No More Deaths – No Más Muertes. This is from 6:30 to 8pm at UW-Madison, Room 1120 Biochemistry, 420 Henry Mall. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow, join the Wisconsin Wave throughout the day at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Wilson Street, right outside the Monona Terrace, for a Day of Action against the corporate lobby group Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. The schedule is: at 9am, a Welcoming Committee Picket; at Noon, a Lunch Hour Picket, and at 5pm, a Rally to Shut the Chamber, Shut WMC! More info at wisconsinwave.org.
Beginning February 25th, there will be a four-part Bicycling Workshop Series featuring expert panelists from the Madison biking community. Learn about why you should commute, gear, safety, and more. Visit choosetocommute.org for more info or to register.