Today in 1838: Frederick Douglass makes his escape from slavery in Baltimore.
Douglass goes on in life to become an abolitionist, journalist, author, and human rights advocate.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, a public hearing will be held to receive comments on the Dane County Department of Human Services’ proposed 2014 budget. The hearing will be at 6pm in Mendota 1 Room of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center. The meeting will begin with an overview of the Department of Human Services budget by department staff., then testimony from the public will be taken. Persons whose disability or child care responsibilities prevent them from testifying later in the hearings may present their comments immediately following the department overview. Each person presenting at the hearing will be limited to three minutes of testimony. For more info, call 266-5758.
Tonight is a screening of “We’re Not Broke!”, about mounting government deficits and corporate evasion of taxes. This is at 7pm at the Fountain Back Bar, 122 State Street. This free event is sponsored by IWW Social Action and Solidarity. More info a 815-685-8567.
Boombox the Wasteland is now looking for participants, volunteers and sponsors. This all-ages outdoor event happens Saturday, September 14th from 2 to 8pm at Union Corners, East Washington Avenue near the Sixth Street roundabout. Plans include art activities, bench building, dancers, skateboarding and more. Find out how you can get involved, display a yard sign, sponsor a bench or volunteer at boomboxthewasteland.com.