Friday, October 13, 7pm, First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, 21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio; Saturday, October 14, 11am, Cleveland Public Library [Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium], 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio

This event will be held in Shaker Heights on Friday and in Cleveland on Saturday.

First session: “Wobbly Musical Roadshow,” Friday, October 13, 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, 21600 Shaker Blvd., Shaker Heights, Ohio

Join us for a musical foursome featuring Charlie King, musical storyteller and political satirist; George Mann, former union organizer and social activist; and the Magpie duo, Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner [who are award-winning singers, songwriters, musical historians, and social activists].

Suggested donation is $20.00 per person; otherwise, pay as you can.

Refreshments will be served.

Second session: “LaborFest Forum and Film,” Saturday, October 14, 11am, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio

This session will begin with a showing of the film, The Wobblies, a remarkable documentary that captures the struggles, the spirit, the songs, and the satirical humor of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) [aka “the Wobblies”]. This film features riveting interviews with old-timer Wobblies who had participated in the multitude of IWW campaigns from the lumber camps of the Pacific Northwest to the textile mills in the New England states. It vividly portrays the IWW’s prodigious efforts to “fan the flames of discontent” with its multilingual newspapers, rousing songs, unsung heroes, and celebrated martyrs.

A panel presentation, with a lineup of featured speakers and historians, will follow the screening of The Wobblies; a question-and-answer period will follow.

Admission to the Saturday session is free and open to the public; a light luncheon will be served.

For additional information about this dual event, please contact info@likeleap.org or 440-364-2811.

Sponsored by: Labor Education and Arts Project [LEAP].

 

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Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

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