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450 S Michigan Ave, AUD 1851
Chicago IL 60605
United States

312-341-2247

Illinois Labor History Society

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ILHS Upcoming Events

2019 Union Hall of Honor
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Union Hall of Honor

The Illinois Labor History Society is now in the midst of planning our annual Union Hall of Honor Banquet. We are pleased to report that this year’s inductees are Congressman Charlie Hayes, United Packinghouse Workers of America, Irene Goins, Women's Trade Union League, Ron Powell, United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and Bob Simpson, International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Our keynote speaker this year is AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Elissa McBride.

This year’s dinner program marks the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the Illinois Labor History Society. This year's dinner will focus on "1969: 50 Years Before & After".

5:00 PM CASH BAR / 6:00 PM DINNER & PROGRAM

Friday, December 6, 2019

Teamsters Local 705 Hall, 1645 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60612

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THE DAY WILL COME:   HONORING OUR WORKING CLASS HEROES
Apr
23
4:00 PM16:00

THE DAY WILL COME: HONORING OUR WORKING CLASS HEROES

Illinois Labor History Society and

Purdue University Northwest

Department of History present

Join us for an afternoon of discussion about the origins of international labor day, the Haymarket Affair and how we still feel the effects today.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019

4:00 PM

ROOM WITH A VIEW

STUDENT UNION LIBRARY BUILDING

PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST

2200 169TH ST, HAMMOND, IN 46323

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The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes

Join us Wednesday, March 13th to celebrate the memory of Clarence Darrow and his commitment to justice. Two events:

- Wednesday morning: Flower tossing ceremony to commemorate Darrow at the Clarence Darrow Bridge in Hyde Park at 10 am.

- Wednesday evening: Symposium celebrating Darrow's work against the death penalty at The Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton at 6 pm.

Unlike past years the wreath-tossing celebration and the symposium are separate events:

The morning event at the Darrow Bridge will include the traditional flower-tossing and brief speeches, as well as a special reading of excerpts from Darrow's pleading in the Leopold and Loeb case, which will be discussed in greater detail during the evening program.

The topic for the evening program: The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes.

The 1924 murder of fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, and their defense by Clarence Darrow, raised profound and disturbing questions about social class, criminal psychology, morality, justice, and mercy. Join Nina Barrett, author of "The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes," for a talk about why, ninety-five years later, these issues continue to haunt us—and remain relevant—today.

Note: Registration is requested for the program at The Newberry Library.

Details are on the attached flyer. More information about the Darrow Commemorative Committee can be found at darrowbridge.org

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Gentle Warrior Awards Gala
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Gentle Warrior Awards Gala

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Get Ready for a Chicago Labor community Black History month event!

Join the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, a Black Labor History Museum, the only one of its kind worldwide, in collaboration with The Chicago Federation of Labor as they present the 2019 A. Philip Randolph "Gentle Warrior Awards", and celebrate the museum’s 24th Anniversary.

The Black Tie Gala Event is also the Museum’s Annual Primary Fundraiser. With Cliff Kelley as Master Of Ceremonies, this is an Event you do not want to miss! The event honors labor, history and some of Chicago’s finest!

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Copy of Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman Festival
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman Festival

Woodstock Celebrates, Inc. is hosting a Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman festival in Woodstock on Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 November. All events will be free to the public, who would be encouraged to donate for the specific purpose of renovating Old McHenry County Jail. 

On Saturday morning at 10, the library will show "The Gilded Age," a recent documentary about the 1880-1896 social-industrial crisis. On Sunday morning at noon, Steve Aavang will guide a walking tour of Woodstock sites associated with Debs and his jailer/friend, Sheriff George Eckert. 

Speakers on Debs and Pullman will present at Stage Left from 2 to 5 PM on both days, and the bookstore will host a signing by Ernest Freeberg of his book on Debs in 1919. 

Also on both Saturday and Sunday, the Old Court House will exhibit Debs Foundation material from 11 AM to 5 PM, and the library will showcase Pullman material from the Illinois Railway Museum from 1 PM to closing. 

All day on both days, Ethereal Confections will offer to patrons cocktails popular in the 1890s through 1919. Event updates will be posted on https://www.facebook.com/WoodstockCelebratesInc/

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Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman Festival
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman Festival

Woodstock Celebrates, Inc. is hosting a Eugene V. Debs/George Pullman festival in Woodstock on Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 November. All events will be free to the public, who would be encouraged to donate for the specific purpose of renovating Old McHenry County Jail. 

On Saturday morning at 10, the library will show "The Gilded Age," a recent documentary about the 1880-1896 social-industrial crisis. On Sunday morning at noon, Steve Aavang will guide a walking tour of Woodstock sites associated with Debs and his jailer/friend, Sheriff George Eckert. 

Speakers on Debs and Pullman will present at Stage Left from 2 to 5 PM on both days, and the bookstore will host a signing by Ernest Freeberg of his book on Debs in 1919. 

Also on both Saturday and Sunday, the Old Court House will exhibit Debs Foundation material from 11 AM to 5 PM, and the library will showcase Pullman material from the Illinois Railway Museum from 1 PM to closing. 

All day on both days, Ethereal Confections will offer to patrons cocktails popular in the 1890s through 1919. Event updates will be posted on https://www.facebook.com/WoodstockCelebratesInc/

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Haymarket Marytrs and Radical Row Tour
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Haymarket Marytrs and Radical Row Tour

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park for an hour-long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour. Learn the story of the Haymarket Affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8 hour day and those who died for it. $10 donation is requested ]

For more information on Forest Home Cemetery please visit: www.foresthomecemeteryoverview.com

*please park at the office at the Desplaines entrance

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Labor Day in Pullman
Sep
3
2:00 PM14:00

Labor Day in Pullman

Pullman Labor Day 2018


We’re proudly celebrating the Illinois Bicentennial during this year’s “Pullman Labor Day 2018” event.  Join us on the grounds and street outside historic Hotel Florence at Pullman State Historic Site on Monday, September 3, 2018 between 2 and 5 pm.  This free family-friendly event will have entertainment, music, food and a chance to learn more about the 1894 Pullman Labor Strike and the role of railroads in the development of Illinois – both bicentennial themes. We also hope to have a sneak peek inside Hotel Florence to see the great work being done to restore the grandeur of the first floor.


This year’s event partners -- Pullman State Historic Site, Friends of Pullman State Historic Site, Illinois Labor History Society, National Park Service, the Historic Pullman Foundation, and the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum -- are working hard to plan a great public event. 

Please mark your calendars for September 3rd and plan to spend some time with your family, friends and neighbors this Labor Day, recognizing the significance our community played in the national labor story. 

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Haymarket Martyrs and Radical Row Tour
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Haymarket Martyrs and Radical Row Tour

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park for an hour-long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour. Learn the story of the Haymarket Affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8 hour day and those who died for it. $10 donation is requested ]

For more information on Forest Home Cemetery please visit: www.foresthomecemeteryoverview.com

*please park at the office at the Desplaines entrance

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Haymarket Martyrs and Radical Row Tour
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Haymarket Martyrs and Radical Row Tour

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park for an hour-long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour. Learn the story of the Haymarket Affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8 hour day and those who died for it. $10 donation is requested ]

For more information on Forest Home Cemetery please visit: www.foresthomecemeteryoverview.com

*please park at the office at the Desplaines entrance

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"Changing Myself to Change the Delta": Black Women and Mississippi Catfish
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

"Changing Myself to Change the Delta": Black Women and Mississippi Catfish

"CHANGING MYSELF TO CHANGE THE DELTA": BLACK WOMEN AND MISSISSIPPI CATFISH


TIMUEL D. BLACK, JR. SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIP LECTURE PRESENTED BY: 
DR. LAGUANA GRAY, PHO
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF HISTORY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO

MONDAY, JULY 30TH - 6 PM

CARTER G. WOODSON REGIONAL LIBRARY
CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, 9525 S. HALSTED ST.

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Bug House Square Debates
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Bug House Square Debates

Bring your loudest heckling voice, mount the soapbox, and exercise your First Amendment rights! Join the Newberry for Chicago’s favorite free speech event, and take it to the park this summer! 

At a time when political polarization is intensified by the extremes of digital discourse, the Bughouse Square Debates are a public forum where people can encounter new ideas and share their own--in person! 

You can submit your own Soapbox Speech Proposals by June 15 to compete for the Dill Pickle Award! Submissions are accepted through this online form: https://www.newberry.org/soapbox-speaker-proposal-form

In the friendly free-speech competition, orators mount soapboxes and take about 10 minutes each to have their say about First Amendment issues, civil liberties, #MeToo, matters of civic engagement, pop culture – or any other burning concern.

Judges award the Dill Pickle Award to the champion soapboxer. The Pickle refers to the Dill Pickle Club, a bohemian gathering place once located around the corner from Bughouse Square. 

Schedule

Noon: Music by Environmental Encroachment

1 pm: Welcome and Introduction to Bughouse Square, Rick Kogan, Master of Ceremonies

1:10 pm: Presentation of the 2018 John Peter Altgeld Freedom of Speech Award to Robert J. Zimmer, on behalf of the University of Chicago

1:25 pm: Performance by Genesis Academy Summer Institute Students 

1:35 pm: Main Debate

2:30 pm: Soapbox Speeches and Open Soapbox

3:30 pm: Performance Interlude while the Soapbox Judges make their decision

3:45 pm: Dill Pickle Awarded to the Soapbox Champion

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Haymarket Marytrs and Radical Row Tour
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Haymarket Marytrs and Radical Row Tour

Join the Historical Society of Forest Park for an hour-long tour of Haymarket Martyrs Monument & Radical Row Tour. Learn the story of the Haymarket Affair, the monument and those who choose to be buried near this monument to the 8 hour day and those who died for it. $10 donation is requested ]

For more information on Forest Home Cemetery please visit: www.foresthomecemeteryoverview.com

*please park at the office at the Desplaines entrance

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