Today in 1961: Amnesty International is founded in Great Britain. It’s a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights, particularly as laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Amnesty International helps maintain a media focus on political prisoners, and organizes public pressure to afford them their legal rights and obtain their release.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Today, Dane County TimeBank and Madison Free Skool host ShareFest: Celebrating a Sharing Economy. This free event includes a potluck, with grilled items served by TimeBank members, a Stuff Swap, plant and seed exchange, hourly skill-share workshops, and more. Help reduce waste by bringing your own tableware. This is from 5 to 8pm at the Tenney Park Shelter, 1414 East Johnson Street, rain or shine! For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-663-0400.
Tonight, A Room of One’s Own Bookstore hosts Barbara Wieser and Rosa Sanchez, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from Crimea, for a presentation titled “Crimean Tatars and the Russian Occupation of Crimea.” This free event is at 6pm at the bookstore, 315 West Gorham Street. Call 608-257-7888 for more info.
Today is the final day to RSVP to the Madison Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s Communication Planning Retreat, to be held this Saturday at 1pm at Goodman South Library. If you are interested in learning about how to work a communication plan for maximum effect, please consider attending. For more info, call Dace at 608-358-2940, or email email@example.com.