Shelf Life


3411 W Diversey Ave Ste 10
Chicago, IL, 60647-6207
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A documentary that explores the roots of the immigrant driven Chicago candy industry; the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation that was involved in early candy making in Chicago, the symbiotic, communal relationship between large candy giants, such as Wrigley's, and 'mom and pop' confectioners that lasted until the 1980s. Directed by Michael Lahey, the film will reach immigrant audiences as well as general audiences. Screenings will be free and open to the public. Panel discussions with local candy workers and historians will follow a number of screenings, and one screenings will be accompanied by a photo exhibit of Chicago confectionary history, while another will showcase late 19th century and early 20th century confectionary machinery.
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Center for Labor and Community Research
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