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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May Day events in Wichita

On May Day:

In Honor of Vicki Starr, who died November 26, 2009 at the age of 93, there will be a showing of the documentary film


A Film about Vicki and Two Other Women Who Organized
The United Packinghouse Workers Union of the 1930's and 40's
In Chicago.

Time and place:
Sat. May 1, 2010
Peace Center
1407 N. Topeka
6:00 p.m. potluck, followed by the showing of the film.

This film was nominated for an Academy Award in 1978; it won a blue-ribbon award from the American Film Festival

Vicky Starr was a long-time member of the Democratic Socialist of America, and helped to organize clerical workers at the University of Chicago in the 1960's and 70's under the Brotherhood of Teamsters. She was an honoree of the Debs-Thomas-Harrington Dinner and a speaker for the Wichita State University Forum Board in the 1980"s. Vicki was active in socialist, peace, women’s and labor movements.

Brought to you by:
Molly’s Brigade, Peace & War Group – WSU;
The Peace & Social Justice Center - Wichita

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