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Opening: Flowers for Fighters: Honoring the Labor of Chicago Organizers


PO Box Collective
6900 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL
Hearts starve as well as bodies; Yes it is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses too. —Judy Collins, Bread and Roses

In the month of May, we annually honor the historic gains made by workers and laborers around the world. In Chicago, we have a powerful history of unionists, socialists, anarchists, and everyday workers uniting for workers’ rights, but it was strikingly Black women who connected the workers’ fight with the fight for racial justice. Many of these individuals still often go unrecognized and unhonored.

Through the illustrative work of artist & organizer Monica Trinidad and photographic work of Love & Struggle Photos (Sarah-Ji), we attempt to create new traditions of recognizing and honoring the daily labor of our current day organizers, particularly women and gender non-conforming organizers & activists of color, who are fighting for justice in Chicago at the intersections of race, gender, and class.

12-2pm: Seedling Swap with Rogers Park Seed Library – Bring your extra plant babes and/or take from our inventory!
2-2:15pm: Program with Monica Trinidad
2:15-4pm: Djembe Drum Performance and Workshop with the New Rhythm Arts Center drum ensemble and Instructor VIctoria Boateng- Drums will be provided!
This event is part of Monica Trinidad’s May Artist in Residency @PO Box Collective
**This event will take place outdoors. Masks are required, social distancing will be practiced, and hand sanitizer will be available.**
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