Today in 1982: The Polish government frees the leader of the outlawed Solidarity union movement, Lech Walesa, after 11 months of internment.
His release came only two days after riot police used tear gas, water cannons and phosphorous rockets to disperse large pro-Solidarity demonstrations in Warsaw and other cities.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Today, the Havens Center presents Robert Wade, Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics, for the 1st of 2 lectures, entitled “Emerging World Order? Economic Power and Global Governance in the 21st Century”. This is today from 4 to 6pm in Room 206 Ingraham Hall, on the UW Campus. Free and open to the public. For more info, call 262-1420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Patty Loew moderates a discussion with three panelists who provide perspective on how climate change is changing Wisconsin life and culture. Hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters, this is free and open to all. Please register in advance to ensure adequate seating. For those who cannot attend, this talk will also be live-streamed. Online registration and live-stream info at wisconsinacademy.org/climatepanel. This is tonight at 7pm at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art lecture hall, 227 State Street.
Tonight, IWW Social Action & Solidarity sponsor a free screening of “Rebels With a Cause,” a documentary on Students For a Democratic Society in the 1960s. This is tonight at 7pm in Room 200 at 122 State Street. More info at 815-685-8562.