Friday, August 31, 2018

Labor Day Celebration Returns to Woodstock Square in 2018


Lauren Underwood, candidate for Congress from the 14th District; Andrew “Drew” Georgi, candidate for McHenry County Clerk; Suzanne Ness District 2 County Board candidate and Larry Spaeth, District 6 County Board candidate will join the lineup of speakers at the fourth annual Labor Day Celebration on Woodstock Square this Monday, September 3 from 11am-2pm. 


Lauren Underwood, candidate for Congress from the 14th District shown here in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade, will be a featured speaker at the Celebrate Labor Day event in Woodstock

The traditional rally with speakers and music will highlight the origins and traditions of Labor Day, Woodstock’s own connection through Eugene V. Debs and the aftermath of the Pullman Strike of 1894, and the continued relevance of the labor movement and democratic values today.

Steve Stukenberg, one of the principle event organizers extended a special invitation call to working families, “Join us in Solidarity to celebrate Labor voices of the past and labor voices of the future.”


Story teller Jim May and Kieth Johnson of Off Square Music at the 2017 Labor Day Celebration.
Hosts Robert Rosenberg of McHenry County Progressives and Kathryn Potter of the Democratic Party of McHenry County will be also joined with a full roster of speakers. Kathleen Spaltro of Woodstock Celebrates and the upcoming Debs/Pullman program this fall, story teller Jim May, and labor historian and activist Patrick Murfin will discuss the history of Labor Day and its Woodstock connections.  Speakers on today’s labor issues and mobilizing for change include Brian Dupois of the Northeastern Federation of Labor AFL/CIO, Aaron Goldberg of Lake-McHenry Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) Chapter; Carlos Acosta of ASME and a County Board District 5 candidate, and Kristina Zahorik, Chair of the Democratic Party of McHenry County.

The Old Man orated in 2016 and will be back this year.

Music
will be provided by Keith Johnson and Off Square Music.

New this year are hot dogs by Pixie-Dawgs.

The program is co-sponsored by McHenry County Progressives and Democratic Party of McHenry County.

For more information see the Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/224120268162767/ .


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