Today in 1893: In Hawaii, Queen Lilluokalani’s regime falls to U.S. pineapple tycoon Sanford Dole and pro-annexation sugar interests. With support from U.S. Minister John Stevens, Dole declares himself Hawaii’s president and lobbies for U.S. annexation.
The Senate Foreign-Relations Committee will recommend annexation, declaring it, quote “a duty that has its origin in the noblest sentiments that inspire the love of a father for his children.”
In 1898, President William McKinley will sign a joint resolution of Congress authorizing the annexation.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Join the weekly picket and leafleting in front of Fresh Market grocery store at University Avenue and Lake Street in Madison on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm and Thursdays from 5 to 6pm, to ask the store owner to join the national Palermo pizza boycott. For more info, contact the Fresh Market Palermo Picket Group at 442-8399.
Tomorrow is the Work and Learn series by and for Dane County TimeBank and timebanking’s national and international learning communities. Learn how we use timebanking to pool the resources of people in the community to create new avenues for capacity building, public safety and restorative justice. Learn about your local timebank youth courts and new juvenile justice diversion efforts, and help shape new efforts in applying community justice principles in adult settings. This is Thursday, January 17th from 4 to 6pm at the US Bank conference room, 1 South Pinckney. For more info, or to rsvp, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you forget to rsvp feel free to come anyway!
The Parental Stress line helps prevent child abuse by connecting parents who are stressed or feeling alone with volunteers who talk with them by phone. Training is necessary. Call 241-4888, extension 26 for details.