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Studs Terkel's 100th Birthday Party

Studs Terkel at the Bughouse Square Debates, 1989

Studs Terkel at the Bughouse Square Debates, 1989

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

5:30 pm reception; 6 pm program

Ruggles Hall

Celebrate the centenary of Studs Terkel with writers, activists, reporters, historians, and artists Terkel inspired. Alex Kotlowitz, Alison Cuddy, Penelope Rosemont, Alma Washington (as Lucy Parsons), Steve Mosqueda and Sean Benjamin, David Roediger, and Ed Sadlowski will reflect on how this expansive and generous public figure moved them and shaped their work.

Heather Radke, a freelance audio recorder, will share clips of people who have shared their own memories of Studs Terkel. Bucky Halker and Jon Langford will provide music. Come and remember Studs together, with good stories, music, and food.

Co-sponsors include the Illinois Labor History Society, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, the Chicagoan, Haymarket Pub and Brewery, the Pocket Guide to Hell, Chicago Publishes, Charles Kerr Publishing, Chicago Metro History Fair, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the Swedish Bakery, and the Newberry Library.

This program is free and open to the public; no reservations are required. It is part of the Studs Terkel Centenary, celebrating his life and work.