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1993 Eugen V. Debs - Norman Thomas - Michael Harrington Dinner

The 35th Annual Dinner was held at the McCormick Inn Hotel on Friday, May 7, 1993. The Master of Ceremonies was Bob Fitrakis. Julian Bond and Mollie West were the honorees. The featured speaker was Dr. Linda Rae Murray.
1993 Program Book


Mollie Lieber West

We honor your life long commitment to fighting for social, economic, gender and racial justice.

You have been an exemplary trade unionist, serving your local, Chicago Typographical Union Local 16, for over 25 years as a delegate to the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Illinois State AFL-CIO.

You have been a pioneer for women in labor. You were the first woman to be elected delegate to your union convention, to win an Executive Committee position in your local, and to be elected in your local as a Vice President.

You were one of the founding members of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW). You were honored in 1988 as the Chicago Woman of the Year, the first labor activist so honored, and in 1990 were inducted into the Chicago Women's Hall of Fame as the labor representative.

You are active in N.O.W., League of Women Voters, National Council of Senior Citizens and hold the important position of Secretary of the Illinois Labor History Society.

For your dedication to the cause of working men and women, the Eugene V. Debs - Norman Thomas - Michael Harrington Dinner Committee hereby proudly presents you with its 1993 award.


Julian Bond

You have spent a lifetime as a leader in the movement for social justice.

From your days as a student to your work as a scholar, your career has been marked by constancy and conviction.

From your opposition to the Vietnam War to your leadership in the fight for civil rights, you have recognized the link between peace and economic and social justice.

From your support of southern sharecroppers to your advocacy of Soviet Jewry, you have spoken out on behalf of others.

Writer, orator, activist. No living American better exemplifies the tradition of Eugene V. Debs, Norman Thomas and Michael Harrington.

For your dedication to the cause of working men and women, the Eugene V. Debs - Norman Thomas - Michael Harrington Dinner Committee hereby proudly presents you with its 1993 award.


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