Today in 1984: American veterans of the Vietnam War reach a $180-million out-of-court settlement with seven chemical companies in a class-action suit relating to use of the herbicide Agent Orange in Vietnam.
The veterans charged they had suffered injury and illness from exposure to the defoliant used widely in the war to eliminate jungle cover for Vietnamese forces opposing the U.S. military presence.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is a multicultural party benefit for the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, with food, music and dancing to the multicultural tunes of DJ Lasisi. There is a suggested donation. This is tomorrow from 5 to 8pm at Neighborhood House Community Center, 29 South Mills Street. For more info, visit workerjustice.org.
Tomorrow is The People’s Speakout, with music, soapbox speeches, signs, and literature on economic, social, political, and environmental issues. This is tomorrow at 5pm at Veteran’s Plaza/30 on the Square. Sponsored by Social Action and Solidarity. For more info, call 284-9082 or 815-685-8567.
This Saturday, Bank of Sun Prairie hosts a paper-shredding event to help the community safely and responsibly recycle their unwanted documents. Community members may bring up to five boxes, or three thirteen-gallon plastic bags, or fifty pounds of papers to be shredded and recycled by Pellitteri Waste Systems. Coffee and donuts will be served. This is Saturday from 9 to 11am at 228 East Main Street in Sun Prairie. For more info, call Deb at 608-837-4511.