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3rd Anniversary of the Occupation: Inside at Night

3rd Anniversary of the Occupation: Inside at Night

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 10:00pm to Friday, April 11, 2014 - 10:00pm

Inside at Night - Origins of an Uprising was a collaborative effort of nine photographers - both professional and not - who were actively shooting inside the Capitol Rotunda during the occupation. It is a collection of 160 photos curated by John Riggs of Tamarack Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin. Inside at Night tells the story of the few hundred who held the Capitol against all efforts to remove them while the Senators stayed in Illinois.

Featured Photgraphers: Nataraj Hauser, Katie Jesse, Tom McInvaille, Brent Nicastro, Leslie Peterson, John Riggs, Don SylvesterDiscussion 7:30pm Harris v. Quinn: the Attack on Labor Goes National - Panel with Thomas H. Geoghegan, Mike Newman, and In These Times' David Moberg 

Thomas H. Geoghegan is a Chicago lawyer and author. He is the president of the law firm of Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan, Ltd. The firm has won many victories for unions and employee groups in the federal courts, brings suits to enforce the minimum wage laws, recover pension and health benefits for displaced workers in connection with plant closings, public-interest lawsuits to restrict the sale of handguns, to enforce child labor laws and to require public health measures for the homeless. Recently, Mr. Geoghegan and his colleagues represented parents trying to block the closing of 49 public schools in Chicago. He and his colleagues are currently representing taxi drivers trying to enforce their rights to receive the federal and state minimum wage from the City of Chicago. The firm is also currently in an appeal of a challenge to the gerrymandering of the 50 wards by the Chicago City Council.

Mike Newman is Associate Director of Council 31, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents 70,000 public employees in Illinois. He has also served as Council 31's Assistant Director and Legislative Director, as an organizer for both AFSCME and the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, and as a Labor Educator. Among his current duties, he oversees the negotiation and contract administration of over 200 collective bargaining agreements between AFSCME and various employers in Illinois. He is the chief administrator for the union’s contract with the State of Illinois, and is the union’s chief negotiator with the City of Chicago and Cook County

Musical Guest: Mark Dvorak and Kara Jackson 

By appointment through 4-5-14. For an appointment, call 312 852 7717

By appointment through 4-5-14. For an appointment, call 312 852 7717


Uri-Eichen Gallery
2101 South Halsted
Chicago , IL

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Please consider giving a special gift of $100 by June 30th, in recognition of AFSC’s nearly 100 years of building peace!