Today in 2003: Three activists, including Kate Berrigan and Liz McAlister, rappel down a 32-story skyscraper near the Los Angeles Auto Show and unfurl a banner reading “Ford: Holding America Hostage To Oil.”
They had chosen Ford due to its having the lowest average fuel economy of any auto manufacturer, and that it was not living up to the reputation it put forth as being an environmental car company.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
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.
The History of Political Economy Group meets tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at 404 South Park Street, Apartment 2 – above the Universty Audio store, apartment entrance in rear of the building. Newcomers are welcome. Bring snacks and beverages of your choice. More info at 256-1261.
Tonight, the Jane Addams Book Club will discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. This will be from 6:30 to 8pm at the Goodman South Library, 2222 South Park Street. All are welcome. On Tuesday, February 5th, the club will discuss Chris Hedges’ “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.” The Jane Addams Book Club meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Goodman South Library. More info at 608-846-5217.
Volunteers are needed for the Martin Luther King Junior Youth Recognition Breakfast to be held January 19th and 20th at the Edgewood High School Gym. Come lend a hand as outstanding youth in our community are recognized! For more info, or to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.