Illinois LP at Bughouse Square Debates 2016

photoThe Libertarian Party of Chicago Meetup Group

Join Kent McMillen for US Senate and the Libertarian Party of Illinois Illinois at this year’s Bughouse Square Debates presented by the Newberry Library. The event takes place in Washington Square Park across from the Newberry starting at 11 AM at our table. The music starts at noon and the debates start at 1 PM. Kent McMillen will be among those speaking.

This event will be a great way to spread the message of Liberty in Chicago and inform the public of our candidates in this upcoming eleciton. RSVP today and bring friends.

Per the offical website:
‘The 2016 Bughouse Square Debates, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the debates, will take place Saturday, July 30, across from the Newberry in Washington Square Park.

Bughouse Square (bughouse is slang for mental health facility) is the popular name for Washington Square Park. Just south of the Newberry, this park was Chicago’s most boisterous and radical free-speech space from the 1910s through the 1960s. Bohemians, socialists, atheists, and religionists of all persuasions mounted soapboxes, spoke to responsive, vocal crowds, and competed informally for attention and donations. The square’s core contributors, however, came from the Industrial Workers of the World union members whose radical views and wit made them perennial crowd favorites. In the park’s heyday during the 1920s and 1930s, as busloads of tourists ogled the scene, thousands of people gathered on summer evenings. World War II and a post-war crackdown against socialists and communists led to Bughouse Square’s decline and, by the mid-1960s, it had all but ceased to exist. The Newberry and community activists officially revived the spirit of the park with the Bughouse Square Debates in 1986.”

Chicago, IL 60610 – USA

Saturday, July 30 at 11:00 AM


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Illinois LP at Bughouse Square Debates 2016

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