Thursday 19 November is the centenary of the execution of the famous IWW activist Joe Hill, who was killed by a firing squad in Utah, USA. His legacy lives on.
To celebrate his life, there will be a screening of the long-lost 1971 bio-pic Joe Hill, by renowned Swedish director Bo Widerberg, at Trades Hall on Thursday 19 November, starting at 5.15 pm.
There will be drinks (for purchase) and snacks (free) at the Bella Union Bar from 5.15 pm. At 6.00 we will move into the New Council Chamber for a performance of ‘I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night’ by the Trades Hall Choir, followed by a screening of the digitally remastered version of the film.
Sponsored by the Victorian Trades Hall Council and the Melbourne Branch, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. You can download the flyer here. This is a free event but donations at the door would be appreciated.
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See in link below an 8-minute tribute to Joe Hill using the words of this funeral oration given by Ireland’s labor activist, Jim Larkin