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4152URI-EICHEN Gallery: Mike Konopacki's Drawings From Zinn's People's History of American Empire

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  • Peg Strobel
    Nov 17, 2013
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      Here's the new show at the URI-EICHEN Gallery; opens Dec. 6.


      Mike Konopacki’s Drawings
      Howard Zinn’s People’s History of American Empire
      Human Rights Day Show
      December 6, 6-10pm Opening Reception
      URI-EICHEN Gallery, 2101 S Halsted  312 852 7717
      Mike Konopacki:  graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He began labor cartooning for the Madison Press Connection, a local daily created by striking newspaper workers in 1978. In 1983 he and Gary Huck created Huck/Konopacki Labor Cartoons, syndicating their cartoons to the labor press in the U.S. and Canada. Since that time they have published six collections of labor cartoons, Bye! American, THEM, MAD in USA, Working Class Hero, Two Headed Space Alien Shrinks Labor Movement and the latest American Dread. With Alec Dubro  Mike has written and drawn comic books and comics on the World Bank, welfare reform and union organizing. Mike is co-author and illustrator of Howard Zinn’s graphic history A People’s History of American Empire. In May of 2009 Mike earned his Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Art Department. In 2010, Mike completed his Master of Fine Arts from the UW-Madison.
      Discussion: 730pm, American Imperialism with  Ruth Needleman and Joe Isobaker
      Joe Iosbaker is an anti-war activist and a rank and file leader in SEIU Local 73.  His home was raided by the FBI in 2010.  He is part of the leadership of the United National Antiwar Coalition, and served as a national coordinator for the march on the NATO Summit in Chicago in May 2012. Joe will be speaking about American Imperialism in the Middle East.
      Ruth Needleman: Just back from Honduras, Ruth is a professor emeritus from Labor Studies, Indiana University. Still teaching and practicing activism, she is the author of Black Freedom Fighters in Steel, and many articles examining today's labor unions. She set up the  Latin American Studies program at UC Santa Cruz, she worked with Cesar Chavez in California. lived in Chile under Allende, lived in Brazil and taught graduate classes in Northern Brazil, she has traveled extensively in Cuba, she helped develop a film and booklet on Mexican Cananea Situation, she was on a Witness for Peace trip to Colombia in 2012. Ruth will be speaking about American Imperialism in Central and South America.
      Live music, 9pm with Kara Jackson and Zelda Zerkel
      By appointment through December 24. For an appointment call 312 852 7717
      URI-EICHEN Gallery
      2101 S Halsted
      Chicago, Illinois 60608