Woods && Wetlands

Woods & Wetlands

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2007 Fundraising Events

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Fun Raisers

Support the Club's work at the local level with some much needed cash while having fun with other members with a similar concern for our environment! Invite your friends and come!

Here are our Fun Raisers, updated 9/9/07




September 9,
:00 p.m.

Prairie Crossing Conservation Community's
Stage of Station Square

Rt.137 and Casey Rd.
on N side of Rt. 137.

The March of the Mill Children, A lecture by Mother Jones

"Stick together and be loyal to each other. Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living."

Performed and adapted by Betsey Means
Directed by Eileen Vorbach

Children free, Adults $10
Mention the Sierra Club and $5 of the $10 goes to W&W
BYOB & Chairs

Mother Jones' Noteworthy Admirers

"Mother Jones is a wonder"
        —Carl Sandburg

"A modern day Joan of Arc"
        —Clarence Darrow

"She had force, she had wit, above all she had the fire of indignation. She was the walking wrath of God."
        —Upton Sinclair

About Mother Jones

"I was born in revolution," Mary Harris Jones often said. As a child in Ireland in the 1830s she witnessed deadly clashes between British soldiers and peasant farmers, including her own family. Later, after immigrating to the United States, she watched helplessly as her husband and four children died of yellow fever. Out of these sorrows, a fierce compassion for the downtrodden grew in her.

Mother Jones became a labor leader. She was a spectacular, controversial woman in an occupation— and a time—fileld with danger. Beginning in the 1870s and continuing for over fifty years, Mother Jones went to coal mines, trainyards, factories and logging camps to meet with workers and help them fight against conditions that amounted to slavery.

By the turn of the century, almost two million children under the age of sixteen worked in mills, factories and mines. Images of the child worker Mother Jones had seen stayed with her—particularly, the torn, bleeding fingers of the "breaker boys" and the sight of the mill children living living on coffee and stale bread.

On May 29, 1903, 100,000 workers including 16,000 children left their jobs at 600 mills in the Philadelphia area. Mother Jones considered child labor the worst of industrial sins. She seized upon the idea of marching the mill children from Kensington, Pennsylvania to President Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay in Long Island some 125 miles away. Mother Jones wanted to publicize the unspeakable crime of child labor.

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W&W Financial Support

Don't have time to crack the issues? Our local work relies on donations from our members. Please consider sending a separate check to support your local Sierra Club Woods & Wetlands Group. We can accept two types of donations.

Non-tax-deductible donations are crucial for running our organization and lobbying our elected officials. Write a check to Sierra Club and indicate Woods & Wetlands in the memo area. Tax-deductible donations may be used only for educational purposes, an important part of our work. Write a check to The Sierra Club Foundation and indicate Woods & Wetlands in the memo area. Employers will often match this type of donation.

 Mail to:

Sierra Club Woods & Wetlands
P.O. Box 876
Grayslake, IL  60030

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