Sunday, April 17, 2011

Updated Pilsenprole guide to May Day 2011...

The Pilsenprole complete guide to May Day 2011 in Chicago:

Note, some events have changed from a previous post...

Monday, April 25, 6:00 PM Getting the Voice of Workers Heard Loud & Clear — from Haymarket to the Present Haymarket Brewery and Pub, Randolph & HalstedA panel of labor journalists including Steve Franklin, David Moberg, Kari Lydersen, Jeremy Gantz, and Estelle Carol discuss media coverage of the workers’ story yesterday and today.

Wednesday, April 27, 6:00 PM Screening of Documentary Film on Sacco & Vanzetti Haymarket Brewery and Pub, Randolph & Halsted Following the showing, Professor Alison Fraunhar will lead a discussion of the film and the Sacco & Vanzetti case. Music will be provided by the group Mezcolanza.

Thursday, April 28, 6:00 PM Panel Discussion on Constitutional Issues for the Workers Movement from Haymarket to the Present Newberry Library, 60 West Walton This event is co-sponsored by a number of Chicago-area lawyers’ organizations. A panel will examine and debate legal issues in the Haymarket Tragedy and their implications for today. Free reception begins at 7:30 PM.

Friday, April 29, 5:30 PM Public Release of the Updated & Expanded Edition of The Day Will Come Gage Gallery, 18 South Michigan Ave, Chicago Issued in 1994, this ILHS publication contains a mapping and brief biographies of the men and women who are buried or have their ashes scattered alongside the Haymarket Martyrs’ Monument. The newly expanded edition will be introduced by project coordinator Mark Rogovin. Free reception with music provided by the Chicago Federation of Musicians. Complimentary beer and wine donated by the Haymarket Brewery & Pub. Also view the Gage Gallery photo exhibit, “The Working Class Eye of Milton Rogovin.”

Saturday, April 30, 2:00 PM Plaque Dedication & Reenactment of the Haymarket Tragedy Haymarket Square, Randolph & Des Plaines, Chicago ILHS will formally dedicate a prominent bronze plaque on the Haymarket statue to mark the 125th Anniversary of the Haymarket tragedy. The ceremony will be capped by a reenactment of the Haymarket events directed by stager Paul Durica. We need hundreds of our supporters, who will be aided by professional actors and musicians, to take part in portraying the crowd of workers present on the scene 125 years ago.

Sunday, May 1st, 1:00 PMForest Home Cemetery863 Des Plaines Ave., Forest ParkNext to the Eisenhower (I-290) and Blue Line, nine miles west of Chicago’s downtownRededication Ceremony of the Haymarket Martyrs Monument2011 will mark the restoration and rededication of the Haymarket Martyrs' Monument, the statue of liberty for workers around the world. As a symbol of international labor solidarity, come together to honor our history. The ceremony will have special guest Liz Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, and other dignitaries.

Sunday, May 1st: May Day March & Rally for Immigrant & Workers’ Rights2:00PM Reunion at Union Park, Corners of Lake St and Ashland Ave.3:00PM March Begins heading to Pilsen Neighborhood4:00PM March Ends and Rally Starts at Plaza Tenochtitlan in Pilsen (18th St and Blue Island Ave)

Sunday evening, May 1st, 7:00 PM Special May Day Concert Old Town School of Folk Music 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago Local artists coordinated by Bucky Halker will pay musical tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Haymarket Tragedy. Tickets are $15 and are available online at or by calling the box office at (773)-728-6000.

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