Celebrate the Rebirth
Join the community for a celebration and remembrance the 125th anniversary of the Haymarket tragedy, honoring eight martyrs of the world's labor movement.
International Labor Day, also known as May Day, is the most celebrated secular holiday in the world, except in the United States. Yet the most progressive changes in our country and across the world were due to labor movements.
2011 will mark the restoration and rededication of the Haymarket Martyrs' Monument, the statue of liberty for workers around the world. As a symbol of international labor solidarity, come together to honor our history and remember that the only way to stop the worldwide assault on working people by corporate greed is to stand together.
With special guest Liz Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO,
and other dignitaries
1 p.m., May 1, 2011
Forest Home Cemetery
863 Des Plaines Ave.,
Next to the Eisenhower (I-290) and Blue Line, nine miles west of Chicago's downtown
Presented by the Illinois Labor History Society, in conjunction with the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Illinois AFL-CIO