May Day Marches and Much More: Commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Haymarket Martyrs

April 29th 5:30 pm Gage Gallery Reception for International Trade unionists and public and release of new publication of The Day Will Come by Mark Rogovin and viewing of his fathers photos, Milton Rogovin.  (ILHS event)

April 30th, 2pm. Plaque dedication at Haymarket Square at Randolph and DesPlaines by Illinois Labor History Society and re enactment of the Haymarket Tragedy at the site followed by gathering of all who wish to come to Haymarket Brewery at Halsted and Randolph.  (ILHS event)

Sunday, May 1, 9 AM to 12 Noon at Haymarket Square, Randolph & DesPlaines;  Poetry for  Labor:  A free, public participatory reading to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Haymarket Square Affair, bring your own poetry or prose, or poetry or prose that you love, that brings to life in celebration, in reflection, in commemoration work and those who do it!

Sunday, May 1, noon rally sponsored by Jobs With Justice to protest Walmart international worker exploitation. March from Walmart in Forest Park (DesPlaines and Roosevelt Road in Forest Park) to Haymarket Monument in Forest Home Cemetery (see next entry).

May 1, 1 pm, World wide gathering to celebrate 125th anniversary of the Haymarket and the restoration of the Monument in Forest Park featuring AFL-CIO secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler  (ILHS event)

May 1, Marcha -May Day March and Rally — for Workers and Immigrants Rights:

2:00PM Reunion at Union Park, Corners of Lake St and Ashland Ave.
3:00PM March Begins heading to Pilsen Neighborhood
4:00PM March Ends and Rally Starts at Plaza Tenochtitlan in Pilsen (18th St and Blue Island Ave)

MARCHA EL PRIMERO DE MAYO

2:00PM Reunion en el Parque Union, Esquinas de las calles Lake y Ashland
3:00PM La Marcha Comienza rumbo a los barrios de Pilsen y La Villita
4:00PM La Marcha termina con in Mitin en la Plaza Tenochtitlan en Pilsen. (Esquinas de la calle 18 y la Blue Island)

May 1,  Sunday, 6-10 pm The Amoreys return with their open mic Jam May 1st, 2011  Jam/Open Mic at Lunar – 6 PM to 10 PM at the Lunar Brewery 54 E. St.Charles Road Villa Park, IL  (630) 530-2077

May 1, 7PM  Old Town School of Folk Music concert titled Music and Rebellion with Bucky Halker, his band, and some international groups. Tickets are 15 dollars. (ILHS event)

May 3, 6-8 PM Necessary: An Exhibit Exploring the Life & Legacy of Malcolm X, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Residents’ Dining Hall 800 S. Halsted Street Chicago, IL ( presented by Neighborhood Writing Alliance and the Black History 101 Mobile Museum)

May 5th, Thursday,6:00 – 7:30 pm Conversation about the difficult and surprisingly dangerous life of laundry workers in Chicago at Workers United 333 S. Ashland Ave.  Have a conversation with Daisy Sewell who has both worked in a commercial laundry and worked to unionize laundry workers. Light refreshments, soda and wine will be served.

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