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A Shared History: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Italian Cultural Institute in New York
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York

Presents

triangle_fire.topA Shared History:
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

March 25 at 6:00 pm

Italian Cultural Institute in New York
686 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

On March 25, 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village killed 146 workers. Most of the dead were recent Italian and Jewish immigrant women. Survivors, their families, and those who witnessed the fire were forever changed by the tragedy. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to mourn the dead silently. Grief and moral outrage turned to action as unions, community leaders and politicians pushed for laws to protect workers’ safety.

Participants Cassandra Casella, Paola Corso, Edvige Giunta, Suzanne Pred Bass, Ester Rizzo Licata and Mary Anne Trasciatti will discuss the Triangle tragedy focusing on immigrant identity and exploring how it relates to migration, work, gender, and other issues in historical and contemporary contexts.

For more information, call the Italian Cultural Institute in New York at 212 879 4242

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Date:
March 25, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Avenue
New York, NY United States
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