Young Communist League USA
People's World 23rd Annual Banquet memorial
More than 100 labor, community, religious, environmental and equal rights activists celebrated the People's World 23rd Annual Banquet in Chicago, Dec. 5 2010.
Despite the frigid temperatures outside supporters turned up the heat for justice inside as they wined and dined at the Lee Wing Wah restaurant in Chinatown honoring this year's theme, "Let's put people back to work: Rebuild America."
Jessica Marshall, a Chicago native and high school teacher, emceed the program. "We might have had some setbacks in the midterm elections but those of us here won't let up. We're not going anywhere when it comes to fighting for justice," she said.
"And during the holiday season there are a lot of people hurting right now. The voice of the unemployed and underemployed must be heard."