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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 01:03 am


Wobbly headlines Ma Jones event

Untitled Document Bruce “U. Utah” Phillips — folk singer, historian, activist, and longtime member of the Industrial Workers of the World — will be the featured performer at a program to honor one of labor’s best known agitators and organizers: Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones. This Sunday, Oct. 14, the Springfield-based Mother Jones Foundation will hold its 22nd annual fundraising dinner. This year’s theme is “An Injury to One Is an Injury to All.”
The event begins at 5 p.m. at the University of Illinois at Springfield, in the lower level of the Public Affairs Center. Tickets for the dinner cost $25; the program, which starts at 7 p.m., is free. At 11 a.m. on the same day, a special program will be presented at the Union Miners Cemetery in Mount Olive. Organizers say that seniors will be on hand to tell stories about the 1930s and ’40s, when thousands flocked to the cemetery to celebrate the life and work of Mother Jones, who died in 1930.
Contact R.L. Nave at rnave@illinoistimes.com.
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