Saturday, May 14
Union Stockyard Gate
intersection of Exchange & Halsted
Join ILHS in dedicating a bench to the memory of our co-founder Les Orear at the historic Union Stockyard Gate. Followed immediately after by a reception and photo exhibit at Uri-Eichen Gallery (2101 S. Halsted)
Commemorating Les Orear and the Union Stockyard Gate URI-EICHEN Gallery 2101 S Halsted 5-14-16 from 2 pm-4 pm Join Uri-Eichen Gallery and the Illinois Labor History Society for a free reception and photography display featuring images celebrating the life of ILHS co-founder Les Orear and Chicago stockyard workers and the exhibit of Oscar Magallanes’ work. The reception will take place immediately following the commemoration of a bench and plaque to honor Les Orear at the site of Stockyard Gate, located at the intersection of Halsted and Exchange, near 41st Street. Les Orear passed away at the age of 103, in 2014. He dedicated his life to organizing for workers’ rights and preserving and sharing their history. He was an organizer for United Packinghouse Workers of America and co-founder and president emeritus of the Illinois Labor History Society.