Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

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.
Get your tickets here
(we expect this event to sell out so get’em while they last!)

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:
Brian Jones (MC)
Mary Anne Trasciatti (Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition)
Metropolitan Klezmer
Alessandra Belloni and Daughters of Cybele
Gioia Timpanelli (storyteller)
DreamYard (NYC youth poets)
LuLu LoLo (portraying Rose Schneiderman)
Caitlin Belforti (portraying Clara Lemlich)
Larry Kirwan of Black 47
New York Labor Chorus
Kalpona Akter (Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity)
Cecil Roberts (Mine Workers)
Chaumtoli Huq (Taxi Drivers)
Ai Jen Poo (Domestic Workers Union)
Jibari Hill (Catfish Farm Workers)
Annelise Orleck (Labor and Working Class History Association)

For more information contact: 646-448-6402

WE ARE GRATEFUL to the sponsors of this evening:
The Cooper Union
The Education and Labor Collaborative
The Labor and Working Class History Association
The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
The Sparkplug Foundation



March 25, 2011
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Categories:
, , , , , , ,


Cooper Union Great Hall
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
+ Google Map