100 Years After: The Triangle Fire Remembered and Rethought — COOPER UNION GREAT HALL Event, March 25th 2011
March 25, 2011 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for the culminating centennial event — An evening of music, spoken word poetry, and solidarity in commemoration of the 146 victims.
The event is free but you must have a ticket for admission.
You’ll get to hear Metropolitan Klezmer performing klezmer music written about the tragedy, uncovered 100 years later. Spoken word poetry from youthful voices from the New York City area. Clara Lemlich’s historical speech from the very stage where the Uprising of the 20,000 began. Solidarity Forever by the NYC Labor Chorus. Irish folk rock from Larry Kirwan of Black 47. Worker testimonials from Bangladesh, Egypt, and West Virginia.
The event takes place in the evening following the annual memorial commemoration at the site of the fire. The list of performers and speakers include:
For more information contact: 646-448-6402
WE ARE GRATEFUL to the sponsors of this evening:
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Who We AreThe Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition connects individuals and organizations with the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire — one of the pivotal events in US history and a turning point in labor’s struggle to achieve fair wages, dignity at work and safe working conditions. Outrage at the deaths of 146 mostly young, female immigrants inspired the union movement and helped to institute worker protections and fire safety laws. Today, basic rights and benefits in the workplace are not a guarantee in the United States or across the world. We believe it is more vital than ever that these issues are defended.
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