Today in 1948: President Harry Truman signs the Selective Service Act, creating a system for registering all men ages 18 to 25, and drafting them into the armed forces as the nation’s military needs required.
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.
Tonight, Olbrich Gardens host a special Thai Music and Dance Performance at 5:30, with The Dang-Its performing at 7pm. This free performance is courtesy of the Royal Thai Consulate General, Chicago. Olbrich’s Summer concerts are every Tuesday night in June and July. A small admission donation is suggested. This is at Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at olbrich.org.
Tomorrow, the Regent Neighborhood Association and the First Congregational Church host “A Conversation on Race.” This conversation is inspired by Dr. Alex Gee’s essay, “Justified Anger,” and informed by the Dane County Race to Equity Report. Participants include UW History Professor William P. Jones, Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Centro Hispano Executive Director Karen Menendez Coller, and Reverend Alex Gee. This is Wednesday at 7:30pm at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1609 University Ave. For more info, visit regentneighborhood.org.