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Radical Chicago History Bicycle Tour


Radical Chicago History Bicycle Tour

Time: September 29, 2013 from 10:30am to 2pm
Location: meet at Cafe Jumping Bean
Street: 1439 W 18th St.
City/Town: Chicago, IL
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Event Type: tour, education, history
Organized By: Eric Kerl
Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2013

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Join us for the second Radical History Bicycle Tour of Chicago and learn about our city's deep history and traditions of radicalism; the socialists, anarchists, feminists, and union militants who struggled to make real progressive change.

Tour stops and lectures will include: The Murals of Pilsen, A People's History of Cook County Hospital, the 1997 UPS Strike, Irish radicalism in Chicago, Hull House and Black Writers of the West Side, and the struggle for Abortion rights.

The tour is a fundraiser for the Chicago district of the International Socialist Organization. We are asking for a donation of $5 to $20 for the ride. No one will be turned away for the lack of funds.

Bring your bicycle and meet us at Cafe Jumping Bean (1439 w. 18th st in pilsen) at 10:30am. A cookout will follow the tour!

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Comment by Eric Kerl on September 26, 2013 at 11:52am

absolutely still happening,

here is the itinerary:

1.) The Murals of Pilsen: Outside the Jumping Bean Café, Rigo G.
2.) Wood & Washburne: People Wasn’t Made to Burn, Kimberly Bowsky
3.) Wood and Harrison at the Pasteur Monument: A Peoples’ History of Cook County Hospital, Dennis Kosuth...
4.) The Connolly Statue in Union Park at Ashland & Washington, The Legacy of James Connolly, Shaun Harkin
5.) The Chicago Tribune Freedom Center at Chicago Ave & the Chicago River: The 1985 Printers strike, Wayne Heimbach.
6.) Chicago Ave at the Chicago River: Montgomery Ward Strike of 1944, Becca Barnes
7.) 876 N. Wells: Fighting Fascism in Chicago by Stavroula Stacie
8.) The Merchandise Mart: The Retail Robber Barons, Matt Camp
9.) 300 East Lake: A Peoples’ History of Harold Washington College, speaker Marcy Henry
10.) 190 N. State Street: Abortion Clinic Raid of 1940, Marilena Manicotti
11.) Clark and Randolph: The Lager Beer Riot of 1855, Eric Kerl
12.) UPS at 14the Place and Union, The UPS strike of 1997, Donny Scraffenberger
13.) 14th and Halsted, Battle of the Viaduct, Paul D’Amato
Comment by Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! on September 26, 2013 at 10:28am

This still happening?

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