We had our final Knockstudy class last friday, Sept 3rd thus completing our 6 week workshop. Here are some pics from the last day of class.
A big thank you to everyone involved.. Seth, Gerald, Gabriel, Krisboy, Justin, and Bresee Youth Center
We ended the semester with a pizza party and listening party for the CD that the students had created throughout the workshop
Students submitted tracks throughout the workshop for our compilation CD which we had handed out on this last day. Our gift package on the final day of class included this compilation CD, a diploma, Fun with Dumb CD, and a Knockstudy 2010 T-Shirt.
Here is a quick 7 minute preview of some of the songs featured on the Knockstudy- Graduation Vol 1 CD. All done by the students throughout the 6-week course.
On Tuesday May 4, 1886, at the Haymarket Square in Chicago, a rally in support of the 8-hour work day…
Pipe bomb thrown, gunfire blown, resulting in the deaths of 8 police officers and the massacre of workers and civilians.
The first Labor Day occurred on September 5, 1882 in New York City.
It became a federal holiday in 1894 via President Cleveland.
Labor Day is four months later than International Worker’s Day in order to deter any negative evocations affiliated to The Haymarket Riot.
Basically, Cleveland overwrote the sweat, the pillage, and the efficacy of anarchy.
That’s why, in the US, we grill burgers n drink beers by the poolside on this 3-day weekend, patting ourselves on the back for a job well done- whilst forgetting the WHAT, WHERE, HOW, and WHY of Labor Day.