Today in 1969: millions of people across the U.S. peacefully observe Vietnam Moratorium Day. The largest turnout is in Boston, where one hundred thousand listen to a speech by Senator George McGovern.
In Madison, fifteen thousand rally at the UW Field House, then march by candlelight to the State Capitol. The first to arrive at the Capitol view a sea of candles pouring out of Langdon Street and filling Wisconsin Avenue.
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.
“How to Start a Revolution,” a film about the theory and practice of Gene Sharp’s teachings on non-violent resistance, will be screened tonight at 7pm at the Fountain Back Bar, 122 State Street. This is free and sponsored by IWW Social Action and Solidarity. More info at 815-685-8567.
Community Action Coalition offers grants to encourage creation of new community gardens and expansion of existing gardens in the City of Madison. Grants of up to two thousand dollars will be given out in early March 2014. Applications are due November 30th. Call Micah at 246-4730, extension 236, or visit cacscw.org/garden_grants.php for more info.
The Dane County Humane Society is accepting donations of working or broken cell phones, laptops, digital cameras and more to help raise funds for animals while reducing the amount of electronic waste deposited in landfills. There are a variety of drop-off locations throughout Madison and donations are accepted through November 6th. More info at giveshelter.org.