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Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 7-9pm
Take a musical journey through the turbulent 1930s in Detroit, when labor was in the midst of an organizing drive, and workers were fighting for economic and social justice. A musical performance directed by Bill Meyer. Admission free, but seats are limited. Register at go.wayne.edu/laborRSVP.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6-8pm
@UAW Local 600
2017 is a year to honor the memories of those who participated in the Ford Hunger Strike; the Battle of the Overpass; the Flint Sit-down Strike; the Woolworth's Sit-in; the Lansing Labor Holiday; the U.P. Lumberjacks' Strike and many more struggles of the 1930s. The event will include film, music, a photo gallery and remembrances of those who fought for good wages, good working conditions and workers' rights. The event is free. Parking is free. Refreshments will be available.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10am-1pm
See Detroit as you've never seen it before. Our Labor History Bus Tour will take you to the site of the first auto strike in U.S. history, to the place where union musicians created the Motown sound, to the church where Walter Reuther is memorialized in stained glass, to the site where more than 100 young women occupied a popular dime store for a week to win higher wages, and much more. Bus leaves at 11 a.m. promptly from UAW Local 22, 4300 Michigan Ave., Detroit, and returns by 1 p.m. Tour orientation and business meeting of the Michigan Labor History Society at 10 a.m. prior to tour. NOTE: Space is limited. You must register by June 11 at 313-882-2176 or by e-mailing MIchlabor@aol.com with your name, phone number, e-mail address, and number of people in your group. We will confirm your participation. Tour is free, but voluntary donations are welcome to help with tour project.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 11:30am-1pm
The Michigan Labor History Society is holding its Annual Labor Day Mobilization Luncheon with the theme We Are Family. Tickets are $40.00 For tickets contact: Michigan Labor History Society: 313-577-4003 UAW Region 1: 586-427-9200 UAW Region 1A: 313-291-2750
Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 6-8pm
Michigan Labor History Society will premier a new power-point presentation on labor history, available to show at schools, unions, and community groups. We will also have a brief program observing the 20th anniversary of the start of the Detroit Newspaper Strike, and the 80th anniversaries of Social Security and the Wagner National Labor Relations Act. Food and refreshments by the Wobbly Kitchen. Free admission.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6-8pm
Topic: Faith, Labor, and Economic Justice Speaker: ANGELA DILLARD, director, University of Michigan Residential College, and author of "Faith in the City: Preaching Radical Change in Detroit" Honorees: Reverend Ed Rowe, Central United Methodist; Retired Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Detroit Archdiocese; and Fr. Norm Thomas, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church Admission is free / all are welcome
Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 6-8pm
Based on Woody Guthrie's song, "1913 Massacre," this film tells the story of the Christmas Eve tragedy when 73 persons, most of them children, were crushed to death on the staircase of the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan. The victims had been attending a holiday party for the children of striking copper miners when someone yelled "Fire!" (there was none), causing panic and a rush to the narrow, steep staircase. Arlo Guthrie and many townspeople, including relatives of those killed in the tragedy, are interviewed in this one-hour documentary film. This event is sponsored by the Michigan Labor History Society and the Sunday night progressive cinema group. A pot-luck supper will start at 5 p.m. for those who wish to participate. The film screening at 6 p.m. will be followed by a reception at the Swords into Plowshares Gallery on the street level.