Today in 1981: The U.S. Senate approves a twenty billion dollar program to return the U.S. to full-scale production of chemical and nerve-gas weapons.
Though the U.S. maintained a public policy opposing chemical weapons, it extended financial and military assistance to Iraq in its war against Iran, despite the Iraqi military’s frequent use of such weapons.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Today is the 55th Annual Bean Feed! hosted by the South Central Federation of Labor. For a small donation, get all the hot dogs, baked beans, pasta salad and potato salad you can eat, plus a beverage. There are no speeches and there is no program – just a good meal and a chance for constituents to talk things over informally with their political representatives. This is at 6pm at the Labor Temple, 1602 South Park Street. More info at scfl.org.
Tomorrow, A Room of One’s Own bookstore hosts members of the feminist science fiction convention WisCon, with a reception and reading by this year’s Guests of Honor, N. K. Jemisin and Hiromi Goto. The reception and reading is free and open to the public. This is tomorrow at 6pm at the bookstore, 315 West Gorham Street. Call 608-257-7888 for more info. To learn more about WisCon, visit wiscon.info.
The Goodman Community Center Older Adult program offers a regular calendar of activities and resources for living well for adults age 60 and over. Enjoy gentle exercise, delicious meals, games and other programs. No reservations or registrations are required. For details, call 241-1574, extension 232, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.