URI-EICHEN GALLERY

MAY-SEPTEMBER

2014 Global Human Rights and Economic Justice Series- Join us for the final series month!

September 12, 6-10pm facebook.com/URIEICHENGallery2101Halsted

An exhibition of 58 posters from campaigns using economic pressure to secure people’s rights and achieve justice, including:


BOYCOTT! The Art of Economic Activism

URI-EICHEN Gallery
2101 S Halsted
Chicago

From American Friends Service Committee and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, LA

2014 Global Human Rights and Economic Justice Series- Join us for the final series month!

All events are free and open to the public!

An exhibition of 58 posters from campaigns using economic pressure to secure people’s rights and achieve justice, including:

• United Farm Worker grape and lettuce boycott
• Anti-Apartheid Movement
• Anti-Sweatshop campaigns
• Palestinian call for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS)
• And many other campaigns

BOYCOTTS ! September 12 at 8pm Opening panel discussion.

Moderated by Bob Bruno, Director of the Labor Studies Program at the University of Illinois. Featuring Emily Twarog (US Boycotts), Anne Carlson (CPS Testing Boycott), Discussion of Willis Wagons Boycott and film Screening of work in progress by Kartemquin Films, after the panel.

About the panel:

Robert Bruno, Director of the Labor Studies Program and a Professor of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois, wrote Steelworker Alley: How Class Works In Youngstown(1999), Reforming the Chicago Teamsters: The Story of Local 705 (2003) and Justified by Work: The Meaning of Faith in Chicago’s Working-Class Churches (2008) a he has taught many different labor relations courses, specializing in collective bargaining, labor history and American politics, as well as given numerous public presentations on labor relations.

Dr. Emily E. LB. Twarog is an assistant professor of history and labor studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s School of Labor and Employment Relations – Labor Education Program. Emily spent 15 years in the food service industry as a line cook, drive-thru cashier, assistant pastry chef, bread baker, and server. She is currently at work on a book (“Politics in the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in 20th Century America”) that examines the ways in which housewives in America used food protests as a political tool to gain political influence both locally and nationally.

Anne Carlson teaches a combined class of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at Drummond Montessori Magnet, where she is also the CTU delegate. She has taught in CPS since 1998. Before becoming a Montessori-trained teacher, she worked as a dual-language (Spanish) instructor. She is also a parent of three children, two of whom attend her school. In February 2014, following the lead of Saucedo Academy, she organized a boycott, with some teachers at Drummond, of the Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT).

Kartemquin Films Presents a 20 minute work in progress: '63 Boycott- After the panel discussion, a screening of this work in progress. This short documentary and web project that highlights the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School (CPS) Boycott, one of the largest Civil Rights’ demonstrations in the city’s history. Through never-released 16mm footage and then-and-now interviews with participants, the project engages the broader public in the importance of this largely forgotten event and connects it to the struggles surrounding today’s public education system. This film serves as a platform to discuss the significance of contemporary education reform issues in Chicago.

For more info, email gabbyfish@hotmail.com Open by appointment through October 3rd-- for an appointment call 312 852 7717

October 10-November 7: Chicago Artists Month and Pilsen Open Studios: Kathy Steichen and Christopher Urias. The New Way of War: the Expansion of Drones and Seeking Sanctuary. Special Guest Kathy Kelly from Voices for Creative Nonviolence

November 14: Joe Hill 100 Years Part 3- LABOR / MIGRANT / GULF group show with Joe Hill music from Bucky Halker

December 12: 3rd Annual Human Rights Day Show: Chicago Alliance of African American Photographers

URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 South Halsted
CHICAGO Illinois 60608
info@URI-EICHEN.com 
www.uri-eichen.com 



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