May Day 2020

Join Ireland’s ambassador to the US Daniel Mulhall, Brian O’Brien and Sara Keating of Ireland’s Chicago consulate,

Sara Nelson Association of Flight Attendants-CWA; Cecil Roberts, United Mine Workers of America (and co-chairs of the statue committee),

Toasts from Cork Ireland, Mother Jones’ birthplace, and Mother Jones Monument, Mt. Olive Illinois

Hear from artists for our new sculpture, mural, and exhibits


We couldn’t host our May Day party this year in person, but we’re having a zoom celebration. Join us with special guests including Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to the US, Sara Nelson of the AFA/CWA, Cecil Roberts of the UMWA, artists for our sculpture (Kathleen Farrell and Kathleen Scarboro) with a sneak preview! We will have greetings from her birthplace, Ireland, and her resting place, Mother Jones Monument. We’ll be announcing other guests but don’t miss your chance to say hell and raise a toast from social isolation. Mother Jones rose after great loss in the yellow fever pandemic and the Chicago fire, and sho shall we.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Mother Jones in Heaven : November 1, 2019

Chicago, Illinois, Irish American Heritage Center

The musical’s playwright, Si Kahn, will be at this Chicago premier of his show about Mother Jones ! Get your tickets here











Open House at the IAHC

October 19-20, 2019

Special event including Mother Jones Exhibit Irish American Heritage Center

4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60630

Visit the hidden gems of the Irish American Heritage Center as we become a part of the annual Chicago Architecture Center’s Open House Chicago; a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 350 buildings across Chicago.

During Open House Chicago at the IAHC, guided tours take you through our building to see what goes on at one of largest Irish cultural centers in the US. The annual iBAM! Irish Books, Arts, and Music celebration also takes place on Saturday only. For iBAM! info, visit

Programs include music from internationally-acclaimed Irish musicians, food and drink, Irish dance lessons, films from Dublin’s renowned Irish Film Institute, pop-up theatre performances, art, language and genealogy


CTU Rally Mother Jones with Bernie RedForEd

7 pm September 24, 2017

Join Mother Jones & Bernie Sanders tomorrow !!
Chicago Teachers Union 1901 W. Carroll Ave. 7pm for a #unionstrong rally SEIU Local 73 @uaw






Labor Day Art & Media Exhibition event

Carbondale, Illinois * SEPTEMBER 13, 2019


Belleville Labor & Industry Museum Exhibit Opening

Belleville, Illinois June 1, 2019 * Learn more about the special relationship between Belleville’s mining community & Mother Jones: A New permanent exhibit!


Mother Jones at Workers Education Society

St. Louis, Missouri  May 25, 2019

Lindsay Hand’s original art is part of the amazing new exhibit, launching May 25, 2019

St Louis Workers Education Society

2929 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63118

(314) 240-5477

May Day 2019

Exhibit Opening, Irish American Heritage Center


March 16-17, 2019: St. Patrick’s Day parades

–Saturday March 16 we are Unit 28 on Columbus Drive south of Balboa.
–Sunday we are Unit 73 at 100th and Western. Both step off at noon


Historical Marker Dedication, indoor exhibit.

December 11, 2018, noon:

Coalfield Rest Area, I-55 Northbound

Join United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts and a host of supporters at the dedication of NORTHBOUND COALFIELD Rest Area Historical Marker Unveiling (25 miles south of Springfield Illinois) exit to rest area at mile marker 64 from South I-55; from the North you must travel south to exit 63, Raymond, then turn back one mile to 64. google maps below for directions.
Our indoor coalfield exhibit will feature a 1933 march by women of the coalfields.
Be sure to stop at the Southbound I-55 Marker if you haven’t seen it yet. (That one was installed in 2017)
Contact [email protected] for more information


Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, Illinois

October 27, 2018 : join Us at the Irish Books and Music event



We had a great celebration May Day 2018, at multiple sites. Mark your calendar for next May Day. Celebrate May Day, Labor History, Women’s Activism, Radical  Renewal, Immigrant Rights — Join Us this May Day.

Everyone can do this, and remember, Mother Jones was always ready to join, even if it was informal, rank-and-filers!

Co-sponored by West Virginia Mine Wars Museum and Watts Museum

Mother Jones helped to keep May Day alive by taking the day as her birthday.

This May Day as we fight for the survival of unions and humanity….

Let’s get creative.


You can make it a fundraiser for your cause, or a fundraiser for us, so we can continue to spread the word of the fight for the original labor movement, of the role of immigrants and radicals in our nation’s history, and of May Day.

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Meanwhile, if you want to host your own party, send an e-mail to

[email protected]

and we’ll send you a free party kit by e-mail. It’s a pdf file (some jpgs) that are do-it-yourself, with ideas and party supplies.  It has a ready-made poster, social media announcement, dress-up kits, cocktail toothpickets for your drinks, etc.

Includes downloadable poster with blank space for your organization, date, time and more!

The packet we send  will include a variety of print-out cut-out party hats. 

The Union thug club is getting into the spirit:




December 11, 2017: Dedication of Southbound Historical Marker

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