[JUN 16] Eugene V. Debs Canton Speech & Arrest Centennial Commemoration

Please join us for two exciting upcoming events history of socialism in America and the centennial of the great socialist Eugene V. Debs famous Canton Speech.

From our sister chapter Akron DSA:

Eugene Debs’ Canton Speech – Centennial Commemoration
June 16th at 12pm, Courthouse Plaza – 209 Tuscarawas St W, Canton, OH 44702

Eugene V. Debs was a labor organizer and the Socialist Party’s candidate for U.S. president five times between 1900 and 1920. In 1918, he made his famous anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio, protesting World War I which was raging in Europe. For this speech he was arrested and convicted in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio under the war-time espionage law. This year marks the centennial of his speech, and the Akron chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America and local partner and allied organizations, will be commemorating it with an event in downtown Canton, Ohio. We invite you to join us!

Please consider donating to help us cover the costs!

Performances By…
The Angie Haze Project
Old Crusty Minstrels

Presented By…
Akron Democratic Socialists of America, ISO, Labor Education and Arts Project LEAP
Officially Sponsored By Eugene V. Debs Foundation
Participation requests or for more info: Contact us here.


And in Cleveland join us for a special screening of the documentary:

American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs
Tuesday, 06/12/2018 – 1:45pm to 3:25pm
Friday, 06/15/2018 – 7:00pm to 8:40pm
Morley Lecture Hall The Cleveland Museum of Art

Directed by Yale Strom. Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926) was a union leader and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World who ran for president of the United States five times as the candidate of the Socialist Party of America. His populism and progressive ideas inspired subsequent leaders, such as FDR and Bernie Sanders, and continue to resonate today.

Cleveland premiere. (USA, 2017, color/b&w, Blu-ray, 97 min.)
Screening co-sponsored by the United Labor Agency and North Shore Federation of Labor.
Admission $10; CMA members and Card-carrying union members $7.