The Traveling Wobbly Show will be on display in Portland June 2 and
June 4 at the IWW Hall, 616 E Burnside. The exhibit consists of
original artists' cartoons from the new book WOBBLIES! A GRAPHIC
HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD, edited by Paul Buhle
and Nicole Schulman. Distinguished illustrators participating in the
show include Trina Robbins, Seth Tobocman, Carlos Cortez, Spain
Rodriguez, Harvey Pekar and Jay Kinney.
On June 2, the First Thursday program will be accompanied by musical
performances and brief talks on women and the Wobblies and IWW
cultural contributions. The Saturday evening program will focus on
history and politics, on what can be learned from the early Wobblies
and on recent and current organizing efforts.
For First Thursday, Portland's IWW Hall will be transformed into an
art gallery with original prints by 25 nationally distinguished
cartoonists celebrating the founding of the IWW 100 years ago. Local
wobbly Morgan Miller will speak about the IWW's impact on western
North American culture, from hobos to beats, plus pie in the sky.
Social historian Laurie Mercier will address the little-known story of
women and the IWW. 616 E Burnside, 7 p.m.
The final night of the Traveling Wobbly display will be supplemented
by historic Portland-area artifacts and photos from recent organizing
campaigns. Norm Diamond will talk about what can be learned from the
hundred-year history of the IWW, both about strategy and sustaining a
vision. Ian Wallace will speak about IWW organizing now in Portland.
616 E Burnside, 7 p.m.