Today in 1966: At a founding conference attended by thirty women, the National Organization for Women forms (quote) “to gain true equality for all women.” NOW will become one of the largest feminist organizations in the world.
The group got its earliest recruits from the status commissions in several states. Kay Clarenbach, who will chair the national board, has headed a very active Wisconsin commission. Of the roughly 300 charter members, 126 will live in Wisconsin.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This evening, the Madison Local Food Committee invites you to help kick-off a citywide conversation about creating the Madison Public Market. The City recently engaged Project for Public Spaces to develop a business plan for the project. Tonight’s Open House will be an early opportunity to meet the public market team and share your ideas. This is tonight at 5:30pm at the Overture Center Promenade Hall, 201 State Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight is a free screening and discussion of “Inside Job” about the global economic crisis of 2008. Sponsored by IWW Social Action and Solidarity, this is tonight at 7pm in the Fountain Back Bar, 122 State Street. More info at 815-685-8567.
Tonight, the Four Lakes Group of the Sierra Club sponsors a presentation about frac sand mining by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is tonight at 7pm at the Madison Public Library, 201 W Mifflin Street. For more info, call Dave at 608-233-8455.