May Day. During the Cold War, it was the day Americans would watch the evening news and see the Soviet Union trot out gigantic military parades in Moscow replete with marching troops, guns, and missiles. Today, May Day remains widely celebrated around the world as International Workers' Day and as a pagan spring holiday, but most people do not know that much of the day's political meaning came from right here in Chicago, with the Haymarket Affair in 1886. In the Creative Social Club, we decided to roll out our own big guns on May Day to produce a special combination spring social mixer and Creative Women Taking Charge (CWTC) #2.
For May Day Mixer | CWTC #2, we have a special headliner in Jill Salzman, the dynamic serial entrepreneur, speaker, and author behind The Founding Moms and the book Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs. Jill has been featured by The New York Times, NBC 5, WGN, and Crain's. I had planned to save CWTC #2 for this autumn until Tina told me we can get Jill for May Day. See Jill speaking in the YouTube videos below to see why I was excited to get her to speak. In addition to Jill, we have DJ Catnip herself, Mel Ruder, and mixologist Meredith Barry, both of whom were major forces behind Tina's Hot for the Holidays event, which I really loved. In addition to being our DJ and mixologist for May Day, Mel and Meredith will sit down with us to talk about their respective crafts. Throughout the event, we will also talk about our May Day themes of community, inclusiveness, social awareness, balance, and renewal.
Suggested Donation $5 at the door.
CWTC #1 was a very well-attended and well-received event and we look forward to making May Day Mixer | CWTC #2 an even better edition of the series.
May Day Mixer | CWTC #2 is a production of the CSC and the IAE/IAEOU and is sponsored by FunderHut.
Chicago Meetup is Chicago's Meetup Group for creativity, style, life, and nightlife. With over 3,000 members, Chicago Meetup is the largest Arts & Culture Meetup Group in Chicago and is one of its largest overall. Nearly shut down in July 2009 when its original founder left, the group has flourished as Chicago's most eclectic Meetup Group and one of the city's most active and fastest-growing groups.
Because it operated for over three years as the Creative Social Club and remains dedicated to engaging Chicago's creative community, Chicago Meetup is creative, experimental, and unbounded at its core. Chicago Meetup has many Meetups and the diversity of those Meetups will range from quirky hipster storytelling Meetups in Lincoln Square to arts professional development programs in West Town to fashion shows and bourgie nightlife Meetups in River North. If you are an eclectic person, this is the Meetup Group for you.
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