We had a terrific May Day Celebration. Here are some of the features from that event. Among the speakers were: Daniel Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to the U.S., Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers, Sara Nelson of the Flight Attendands Union. Elliott Gorn, author of Mother Jones, America's Most Dangerous Woman. We talked to our sculptor artists, had toasts from Ireland and Mt. Olive, and listened to songs. See the videos below.
Daniel Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States, at Mother Jones May Day We Shall Rise Celebration. He spoke about his visit to the Mother Jones Monument and how impressed he was that ordinary people built a tribute to her on the scale that was done for Daniel OConnell, "The Liberator." He spoke of the meaning of her life.
Sara Nelson on May Day We Shall Rise Mother Jones Meeting. Sara Nelson, President of Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, and honorary co-chair of our Mother Jones statue campaign, at the May Day We Shall Rise Mother Jones Birthday Party meeting, May 1, 2020.
Cecil Roberts reminded us that over 300,000 miners lost their lives in brutal conditions, the original "essential workers" whose conditions were imposed by brutal mine guards. At Mother Jones We Shall Rise May Day Celebration. Cecil Roberts is the honorary co-chair of the Chicago Statue Mother Jones Campaign. United Mine Workers of America See Less
Ger O'Mahony of the Cork, Ireland Spirit of Mother Jones Festival. He talked poignantly about the sufferings and determination of Mother Jones and other refugees.