Spokane Repression of Free Speech — Oct 20, 2009
Posted by Arroyoribera on October 18, 2009
On Tuesday October 20, 2009, the political discussion group “Need To Know”
will host Malcolm Haworth, who will speak of pivotal events in Spokane
one hundred years ago.
In the fall of 1909, Spokane police arrested 500 of the Industrial
Workers of the World (IWW or Wobblies) following the arrest of
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn for freely speaking downtown, in what became
one of the most seminal events in American political/labor history.
Hear how Spokane residents rallied around their songs from prison, the
daily marches of prisoners with the blanketing of food and flowers in
their path. Learn of key people, places, and the aftermath of the
street protests that won the day for labor rights and free speech.
Malcolm Haworth has a master’s in history from EWU and has researched
the IWW in Spokane in 1909, and beyond.
This will be on Tuesday October 20th at 6:30 pm at Emmanuel Lutheran
Church at 314 South Spruce St., on the west side of Coeur d’Alene
Park in Browne’s Addition.
Refreshments (including a batch of One World’s Everything Cookies)
will be provided.
For more information you may call 327-7119.
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