In Celebration of the Centenary of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
Thursday, June 23
Benefit Concert for the IWW
Utah Philips and John McCutcheon

at the Hothouse
31 E. Balbo Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

8:30 pm, doors open at 8
$25 in advance, $25 at the door
21&over unless accompanied by a legal guardian

Tickets available from the Hothouse Box Office
The last weekend of June, 2005, the IWW commemorates the 186 labor visionaries, including Lucy Parsons, Eugene Debs, and Mary Mother Jones, who met at Brand's Hall in Chicago on Tuesday, June 27, 1905, at ten o'clock AM, to hear William D. "Big Bill" Haywood open with the following words:

"Fellow workers...this is the Continental Congress of the working class.  We are here to confederate the workers of this country into a working class movement that shall have for its purpose the emancipation of the working class form the slave bondage of capitalism.  There is no organization, or there seems to be no labor organization, that has for its purpose the same object as that for which you are called together today.  The aims and objects of this organization should be to put the workng class in posession of the economic power, the means of life, in control of the machinery of production and distribution, without regard to capitalist masters."

To celebrate the momentous Centenary of our Founding Convention, the Chicago IWW will be hosting a Centenary Celebration the weekend of Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26, 2005.  We invite all workers, union members, activists, students, and everyone else to attend our events and celebrate this special occasion with us.
Friday, June 24
12-5 pm -  Hospitality room at the Chicago IWW office for our out of town guests
@ the New World Resource Center
1300 N. Western Ave., Chicago
(1 block north of Western and Division)

2 pm - Field Trip to the Waldheim Cemetary, leaving from the International Hostel, 24 E. Congress Parkway, via the Forest Park Blue Line.

7 pm - Welcome dinner
@ the Svithiod Hall
5516 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago
$10, payable in advance with the conference registration (below)
Saturday, June 25
8 am - conference registration begins  (Full Schedule, with workshop info below)
9:30 am-5:30 pm - 100 Years of Workers' Struggles: Day 1 - The Once and Future IWW.
@ The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Behavioral Sciences Building
1007 W. Harrison St, Chicago
(just west of Harrison and Halsted)

8 pm Fan the Flames of Discontent: A concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of the IWW
@ the Preston Bradley Center (a.k.a. the Peoples' Church of Chicago)
941 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago
(Lawrence and Sheridan)
Sunday, June 26
10 am-3pm - 100 Years of Workers' Struggles:  Day 2 - Alternative Models of Worker Organizing

Conference Registration Info:
Both Days:  Registration is $45, $30 for IWW members, students, retirees, and the unemployed
Single Day:  Registration is $25, $20 discount rate
we will accept registration at the conference, but if you can please call 215.222.1905 to let us know you are coming so we can arrange for enough lunch.

Preregistration form includes Housing info, Friday Dinner and Saturday Concert Ticket purchase for Conference attendees.
PreRegistration Form
Conference Schedule
CTA directions to all events
Concert Tickets Info:  

$20, $15 for members of ANY union, students, retirees, and the unemployed.  (Online ticket sales, $20 only)

Online Ticket Sales:  Please email gregory.ehrendreich AT for PayPal online ticket purchase information

Mail order Tickets:  Fill out the form below and mail to the address on the form with your payment

Tickets on sale at:  New World Resource Center, 1300 N. Western Ave., Chicago
                              Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago
Concert Ticket 
order form
Chicago IWW- General Membership Branch
Phone: 815.550.2018     email: chicago AT   Mail:  P.O. Box 18387, Chicago, IL 60618