Today in 1905: former President Grover Cleveland announces his opposition to giving women the right to vote: (quote) “We all know how much further women go than men in their social rivalries and jealousies”.
He continued, “Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.”
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, The Havens Center and the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program presents Pedro Cayuqueo, with a talk entitled “40 Years After The Coup: Indigenous Rights, Democracy, and the Struggle for Recognition of the Mapuche People in Chile”. This is tomorrow from noon to 2 pm in the Landmark Room on the 3rd Floor of Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street. Free and open to the public. More info at 262-1420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Action Coalition announces the eighth year of grants to encourage creation of new community gardens and expansion of existing gardens in the City of Madison. Grants of up to 2,000 dollars will be given out in early March 2014. Applications are due on November 30th, 2013. For more info, call Micah at 246-4730, or visit cacscw.org/garden_grants.php.
Saturday is the 2013 Wisconsin Solar Tour. Learn and see renewable energy, green building techniques and sustainable living ideas in action. Tour sites are owned, lived in, and worked in by ordinary people and businesses. This is Saturday, October 5th, from 10am to 4pm. More info at midwestrenew.org/solartour.