Zingerman's hosts charity dinner to benefit UM Library and the Joseph A. Labadie collection

150th birthday party for political activist Emma Goldman

By Dane Sager Kelly - Web Producer

Photo of Emma Goldman (Joseph A. Labadie Collection, U-M Library)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Zingerman's will honor political activist Emma Goldman on what would have been her 150th birthday on Thursday with a charity dinner. 

The special birthday dinner at Zingerman's Roadhouse at 7 p.m. will benefit the University of Michigan Library and the Joseph A. Labadie Collection. Earlier that day, the library is hosting a symposium on Goldman and Zingerman's co-founder Ari Weinzweig will be one of the speakers.

The Joseph A. Labadie collection is the oldest publicly accessiblee archive of social protest movements and marginalized political communities in the U.S., covering LGBTQ+ movements, labor rights, women's rights, treatment of prisoners and more. 

Weinzweig said Goldman's political philosphies had a major impact on how Zingerman’s operates.

"We've got a whole range of great activities prepared for the dinner, including a uniquely designed birthday cake from Zingerman's Bakehouse, some special guests and the release of the new pamphlet I've been working on since last winter about Emma and my belief that her philosophies today form the basis for positive business and living a holistically sound good life," Weinzweig said.

The menu was designed with Goldman's favorite foods and what she probably would have eaten in her time.

For more information on the Goldman event at the UM Library, including a full schedule, click here.

For more information on the Goldman charity dinner at Zingerman's Roadhouse, including a full menu, click here.


#emmagoldmanbday ⠀ Pictured: Mike Slomzenski, Ari Weinzweig, Emma Goldman.⠀ ⠀ June 27th, @zingermans co-founder and author #AriWeinzweig and @zingermansroadhouse will honor the life and work of anarchist Emma Goldman 150 years after her birth. This special birthday dinner will benefit the @uofmichigan Library and the Joseph A. Labadie Collection. That morning, the Library is hosting an Emma Goldman symposium, at which Ari will be one of the speakers.⠀ ⠀ Roadhouse Dinner: https://buff.ly/2RmIer3⠀ Library Symposium: https://buff.ly/2RnlDuB⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ----⠀ If you are a lover of anything Zingerman’s, you may be familiar with anarchism. Anarchism is the foundation of the philosophy behind Zingerman’s: creating a business committed to helping everyone it touches! Emma has had a huge impact on how Zingerman’s operates, and we cannot wait to share her story with you at this dinner.⠀ ⠀ “[Our] goal is the freest possible expression of all the latent powers of the individual . . . [which is] only possible in a state of society where man is free to choose the mode of work, the conditions of work, and the freedom to work. One to whom the making of a table, the building of a house, or the tilling of the soil, is what the painting is to the artist and the discovery to the scientist—the result of inspiration, of intense longing, and deep interest in work as a creative force.” — Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays

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