Opened June 2011,
URI-EICHEN Gallery is independent space for art and community building in Pilsen. For information about shows and for information about using the space for events please contact us @
2101 S Halsted. Corner of Halsted and 21st Street. CTA bus stop at gallery door. Nearest elevated train stop: Halsted orange line.
Calendar of EVENTS
Support Bangladeshi Garment Workers!
A Call To Action!
WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY!
One year ago 1,100 garment workers died in the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. Chicago area labor, student, and social justice groups and their allies have intensified their efforts since then to support the fight for safe and just working conditions for Bangladeshi garment workers and for garment industry supply chain workers in the US. Where do we go from here? How can we make our work even more effective? Let’s grow this movement together! Bring your ideas and join us!
When: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Uri-Eichen Gallery
2101 S. Halsted
Sponsors (in formation)
Chicago Workers Collaborative
IFT-AFT Local 6297
Food Chain Workers Alliance
United Electrical Workers (UE)
United Students Against Sweatshops
UIC School of Public Health EOHS
Warehouse Workers for Justice
May 1 - Illinois Labor HIstory
Society Annual Meeting
(following the May Day activities)
The Uri-Eichen Gallery - 5:30 PM
Light Buffet & 6:00 PM Meeting
The Gallery is located at 2101
S. Halsted in Chicago.
Special Presentation by Christian
International Representative of the French CGT
The Global Fight Against Austerity & the Rebirth of the
Word Labor Movement
Joe Hill 100 Years Part 2 Bucky Halker plays Joe Hill’s Music - Featuring a discussion of the Warehouse Workers United organizing campaign and reception for woodcut prints of John Pitman Weber "Fences and Migrants"
May 2, 7pm-10pm
BUCKY HALKER, Ph.D., is a singer-songwriter, performer, and scholar with a dozen recordings to his credit, including Welcome to Labor Land, a recording of Illinois labor songs from the past, and the all-originals
Wisconsin 2-13-63, vols. 1 & 2. His new double-CD release, The Ghost of Woody Guthrie (2012), offers an original music tribute to Woody Guthrie.
2101 S Halsted
Bucky is also the author of For Democracy, Workers, and God: Labor Song-Poems and Labor Protest, 1865-1895 and is the producer-scholar for the Folksongs of Illinois CD series. Bucky serves on the board of the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives and is the Director of Company of Folk, an organization devoted to documenting and presenting the rich traditions of folk and ethnic music and art in the Midwest. Bucky was awarded the Archie Green Fellowship with American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in 2011-2012.
About the visual art: Migrant labor is a worldwide phenomenon, from the Persian Gulf to the EU and the USA. Migrant labor is essential to the functioning of neo-liberal, globalized capital, -and not only in seasonal work (lawn care, roofing). Migrants are commonly without rights, super-exploited, subject to wage theft, arbitrary imprisonment and deportation, physical and sexual abuse, even where they are under "contract."
Razor and barbed wire fencing have become ubiquitous in our society. First produced commercially here in Illinois (Dekalb,) wire entanglements were as basic to the "conquest" (expropriation) of "The West" as they were to trench warfare. Today, wire entanglements are everywhere, keeping people out, or our 2 million plus prisoners in it.
UPCOMING SHOWS Openings:
MAY-SEPTEMBER 2014 Global Human Rights and Economic Justice Series
May 9: Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca: Seven Years- Prints from the movement and the story of the revolution
June 13: Trans Pacific Partnership and NAFTA at 20 featuring work of ASARO and Artists’ Rapid Response Team and more!
July 11: Austerity and Greece. Group show of Greek artists interpreting the chaos of life after austerity at home. Discussion: The global failures of austerity
August 8: A Different Way: Brazil: lowering income inequality and social movements: group show and discussion
September 12: BOYCOTT! The Art of Economic Activism from American Friends Service Committee and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, LA