Canal Corridor Association Spring Dinner Lecture

Community Happenings
Lock 16 Center
754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Lisa Wren
May 16, 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

"Labor's Untold Stories:  The Illinois Valley and Beyond"

The union and working class organization of the Illinois Valley had impacts far beyond the local area.  This lecture will answer the following questions:

  • Who were local leaders?
  • Who had a state and national impact?
  • What were the national labor struggles gaining attention?
  • How did they resonate locally?

Speaker:  Mike Matejka, downstate vice-president of the Illinois Labor History Society, Governmental Affairs Director for the Great Plains Laborers District Council and Editor of the Grand Prairie Union News.


Reservations required.