Alibi V.21 No.19 • May 10-16, 2012 ››
Follow the Leader
Retiring legislator fought for women and the working class
Danice Picraux is a pioneer, but don’t let her catch you saying that. Born, as she says, at the “head of the baby boom” in 1946, she was raised in the aftershock of World War II. It was a time when, like a rubber band pulled too taut, the nation snapped back to traditional gender roles. The United States fled from the cultural phenomenon of women working during wartime. Returning to pre-war gender norms with a glaze of extremism, the ’50s model of the powdered, curled and aproned white housewife was born.
Councilors tackled a long agenda before a full house at their Monday, May 7 meeting. It was standing-room only with more than 100 people signed up to speak about police shootings, public access television and gas station regulation.
Compost Tea and Extracts Workshop
The basics of making and using actively aerated compost tea and compost tea extracts. Preregistration with payment required.
BLM Black History March
Start at The Pit to participate and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter march and then support local businesses, artists, performers and musicians.