Today in 1918: As anarchist draft resister Philip Grosser reports from Alcatraz Prison that he and other opponents of World War I are being tortured, Minneapolis is the scene of the first so-called “slacker raid,” a dragnet of men without draft cards.
Throughout the war, the raids will seize more than forty thousand non-registrants across the country. On July 15th, 1919, the U.S. War Department will announce that it has classified more than three hundred and thirty seven thousand American men as “draft dodgers.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and community partners will host their annual Survivors & Allies Task Force celebration on April 27th. This event provides survivors with opportunities to voice their concerns and suggestions about current issues within the sexual assault movement. There is no cost, but registration is required, and the deadline is March 27th. For info, visit wcasa.org , or contact Peter at 284-5494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet with a College Access Advisor tomorrow afternoon for free help with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA This form is required to become eligible for federal financial aid, state aid, and school aid programs. Call 266-6395 for a half hour appointment and to learn what information you need to bring. This is tomorrow, March 27th, from 4 to 6:00pm at Goodman South Madison Branch, 2222 South Park Street.