A Portland tradition since 1990, Joe Hill Night celebrates the world famous IWW organizer and songwriter. Hill, well known for his many famous labor songs, was organizing Miners in Utah when bosses had him framed for murder. He was executed by firing squad on November 19, 1915. His last message to us was: "Don't waste time mourning, ORGANIZE!"
Local Bands, "General Strike" and "The Joe Hillbillies" will perform rabble-rousing songs interspersed with dramatic readings of action inspiring stories of Joe Hill and the IWW.
Made up of members from several local unions, "General Strike" has brought songs to picket lines and labor rallies in the Portland area since 1987. "The Joe Hillbillies" include IWW members and professional musicians Tim Acott and Claire Bard.
DATE: Sunday, November 19th
COST: Suggested donation of $3-$10. No one will be turned away