Today in 1963: The blacklisting of Pete Seeger and other members of The Weavers from the folk music television show “Hootenanny” promps a boycott by 50 folk artists.
Seeger had become a cultural hero through his outspoken and joyful commitment to the anti-war and civil rights movements, and helped popularize the anthemic “We Shall Overcome.”
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 University Audio store, apartment entrance in rear of the building. Newcomers are welcome. Bring snacks and beverages of your choice. More info at 256-1261.
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and community partners will host their annual Survivors & Allies Task Force celebration. This event will provide survivors with opportunities to voice their concerns and suggestions about current issues within the sexual assault movement. This will be held at the Madison Masonic Center, 301 Wisconsin Avenue, on April 27th. There is no cost, but registration is required, and the the deadline to register is March 27th. For info, visit the events page on WCASA’s website: wcasa.org , or contact Peter at 284-5494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.