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Steel in the Calumet:  Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

The 6th Annual Calumet Heritage Conference

Saturday, October 8, 2005
Program 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Bus Tour 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

in the

Cordell Reed Student Union at Chicago State University
9501 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois

    Sponsored by the Calumet Heritage Partnership

Schedule of Events


     Cordell Reed Student Union - Rotunda

8:30 am - 9:45 am

     WELCOMING REMARKS,  Chicago State University President, Dr. Elnora D. Daniel and Calumet Heritage Partnership President, Frank Greco

     Historical Background of Steel in the Calumet Region of Illinois and Indiana

     Rod Sellers, Author of Chicago's Southeast Side and Chicago's Southeast Side Revisited

     Stephen McShane, Archivist / Curator for the Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest

9:45 am - 11:30 am

     Panel Discussion:  The Present and Future Status of the Steel Industry

     Robert Bruno, Associate Professor, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois, Chicago.  Author of Reforming the Chicago Teamsters: The Local 705 Story and Steelworker Alley: How Class Works in Youngstown.  Host of How Labor Works.

     Roberta Lynch, Deputy Director of Illinois Council 31 of AFSCME

     Jack Metzgar, Professor of Humanities, Roosevelt University.  Author of Striking Steel: Solidarity Remembered

11:30 am - 12:30 pm     LUNCH

12:30 pm - 5:00 pm     Bus Tour (Optional)

Bus Tour

Join the Calumet Heritage Partnership for a bus tour that will visit some of the steel industry sites discussed in the morning sessions, including the Acme Steel Coke Plant in South Deering and the Mittal Steel Plant in Riverdale.  The tour will be directed by Frank Greco and Gary Bender.

Registration Information

You may register by mail or by phone. The fee includes conference materials, lunch and an optional bus tour. Advance registration is recommended by October 5, 2005 to assure yourself space and a lunch. For more information about the conference or bus tour, please contact Michael Siola at (773)995-2964.

Chicago State University, Attn: Michael Siola (LIB-303), 9501 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598