Today in 1996: Four Ploughshares activists in Liverpool, England, are acquitted of all charges on the basis of their having prevented a greater crime.
They had extensively damaged an F-16 Hawk fighter jet to be sold to the Indonesian government for use in its genocidal occupation of East Timor.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Fox and Branch will perform on the Great Lawn of Olbrich Botanical Garden at 7pm. There is a small suggested donation. Summer concerts in the garden occur each Tuesday night this month. This is at 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at 608-246-4550, or visit olbrich.org.
Tomorrow afternoon, get free, personalized, and confidential help applying for FoodShare benefits, also known as the QUEST card. Call 1-877-366-3635 to schedule an appointment with a FoodShare Specialist from Second Harvest Foodbank. Walk-ins also welcome. This is tomorrow from 3 to 6pm at the Hawthorne Branch Library, 2707 East Washington Avenue.
Fitchburg Fields has a variety of workshops coming up in August and September, including Spanish Language Food Workshops, Canning Tomatoes, and Vermiculture. There is a cost and scholarships are available. They also need volunteers to help with harvesting. To learn more, visit fitchburgfields.org.
The Parental Stress line helps prevent child abuse by connecting parents who are stressed or feeling alone with volunteers who talk with them by phone. Training is necessary. Call 241-4888 extension 26 for details.