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Art Exhibit: Helmets to Hardhats
Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 10:00am to Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 5:00pm
SUN (Students United For Nonviolence) Presents:
Art Exhibit: Helmets to Hardhats
November 11th, 2007 for Armistices Day

The Centralia Massacre was a violent and bloody incident that occurred in the town of Centralia, Washington, on November 11, 1919, during a parade celebrating the first anniversary of Armistice Day. This conflict between the populace of Centralia and itinerant workers who were members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) also called the "Wobblies" labor union, resulted in six deaths, additional wounded, multiple prison terms, and an ongoing and especially bitter dispute over the motivations, timeline, and the events that precipitated the massacre. The subsequent ramifications of this event included: a trial that attracted national media attention; notoriety that contributed to the red scare of the late teens and 1920s; creation of a powerful martyr for the IWW; a monument to one side of the battle and a mural for the other; a formal tribute to the fallen Legionnaires by President Warren G. Harding and a deep-rooted enmity between the local American Legion and the Wobblies that persists to this day.

Armistice Day is the anniversary of the end of World War I, on November 11, 1918

Armistice Ceremony
Where: PSU Park Blocks Stage
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Helmets to Hardhats Exhibit
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 101
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Helmets to Hardhats" Exhibit is in solidarity with Labor History Month. Most soldiers come from working class families, kids sent off to the slaughter of war and those who survive return to the world of work and working class struggles.