Today in 1688: Francis Daniel Pastorius and three other Pennsylvania Quakers make the first formal protest against slavery in the new world.
At the Thones Kunders House in Germantown, now part of Philadelphia, they signed a proclamation denouncing the importation, sale, and ownership of slaves.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This afternoon is a public lecture by Professor Jennifer Hawkins, Associate Research Professor at Duke University, titled “‘Beneficial’ Exploitation?: The Perplexing Case of Organ Sales.” This is at 4pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 North Orchard Street. Free and open to the public, this is presented, in part, by the Department of Medical History and Bioethics and sponsored by the Lectures Committee. For more info, email J. Paul at email@example.com.
This afternoon at “Art In” is a live painting demonstration and gallery show covering 50 years of artist Richard Springer’s work. All are invited to watch Springer start a new work at 4:30pm today. This is at Art In, 1444 East Washington Ave. Call 608-345-7352 for more info.
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 is “Definitive Guide to Preventing and Treating Muscle Aches and Pains.” Handouts, gentle stretches, relaxation techniques and self treatment tool suggestions will be offered in this stress-relieving class. This is tonight at 6:30pm at Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa. A small donation for the Goodman Center is requested. More info at 608-843-2729.