Today in 1978: 240,000 people march in San Francisco, California, in opposition to an anti-gay statewide ballot Proposition 6 initiated by Senator John Briggs.
Inspired by passage of a similar ordinance in Miami, Florida, it would have allowed local school boards to ban gay and lesbian teachers. Drawing broad opposition, including then Governor Ronald Reagan, it was rejected in November by 58 percent of voters.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight is “Sustainability Approaches and Practice” with Klaus Hoppe, former head of Renewable Energy and Recycling for the City of Freiburg, Germany’s Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Hoppe will discuss innovative strategies he helped to implement that assisted in transforming Freiburg into an internationally recognized city of ‘best practices’ in the field of sustainability. This is from 7 to 9pm at Union South, 1308 West Dayton. For more info, call Amy at 608-819-0689.
Join Primates Incorporated this Sunday for their Pancakes for Primates Benefit, with pancakes, orange juice, and coffee – all for a great low price. Mami Wata, a local, all-female African drumming band, will perform at 11am. This is Sunday from 9am to 1pm at Wil Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street. For more info, visit primatesinc.com or call Amy at 608-220-2166.
Wingra Boats presents Science Thursday! This week is a guided Watershed Tour. See springs, woods and wetlands and learn about the web of water that flows into Lake Wingra both above and below ground. This free, family-oriented science program meets at the boathouse in Wingra Park, 824 Knickerbocker Street, at 6pm, on Thursday. More info at wingraboats.com.