Joe Hill Panel Featuring Ken Lougee, Adam Pritchard, John Sillitoe,


Sep 21, 2015, 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about IWW labor leader Joe Hill, his life and times, including his trial and execution in Utah 100 years ago. Panelists will include attorneys Ken Lougee, Adam Pritchard, and Ron Yengich, all of whom have researched and written on Joe Hill extensively, as well as historian John Sillito, who has written widely on Utah Labor issues and is the co-chair of the Joe Hill Organizing Committee.

Ken Lougee is a practicing attorney and the author of the 2011 book Pie in the Sky: How Joe Hill's Lawyers Lost His Case, Got Him Shot and Were Disbarred. Together with Adam Pritchard, they revisited the case in 2015 and published the article "Joe Hill One Hundred Years Later: The Case for Reliable Hearsay Never Died" in the Labor Law Journal.

For nearly forty years, Ron Yengich has served as a defense attorney in some of the most high-profile cases in Utah history. In 2015, the Utah Bar Association presented him with their Lawyer of the Year award. He acted as a production consultant on KUED's "Joe Hill" documentary and, together with students from the University of Utah, created Joehill.org to document the history of the case and Joe Hill's life.

John Sillito is emeritus professor of libraries at Weber State University. A native of Salt Lake City, he has degrees in history and political science from the University of Utah. He is that author of A History of Utah Radicalism: Startling, Socialistic, and Decidedly Revolutionary.

This event is made possible with the support of Utah Humanities, the Joe Hill Organizing Committee, and Ken Sanders Rare Books.

Ken Sanders Rare Books

268 S 200 E
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-2412
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Event Contact:

Michael McLane
mclane@utahhumanities.org
(801) 913-2167

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