Talk and Reading with Artist, Agitator, and Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition Founder Ruth Sergel
April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the New School for an experiential artist’s talk and reading with artist and agitator Ruth Sergel!
Artist and agitator Ruth Sergel creates bold and compassionate works that explode traditional media. Bridging art and technology, memory and wonder Ruth’s socially-engaged projects include Chalk, an annual public intervention and memorial, the creation of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, and Voices of 9.11. Her work has been exhibited at MoMA, the Corcoran and the New-York Historical Society. Ruth was honored to be part of the Community Leaders Briefing Series at the Obama White House.
Ruth’s new book, See You In the Streets: Art, Action + Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, is an exuberant account probing questions of agency, art and inciting social transformation. In collaboration with New School Urban Studies professor Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani as respondent, this evening will be a participatory event for all.
For more on Ruth Sergel, please click here.
This event is sponsored by Urban Studies at The New School.
DATE AND TIME
Thu, April 6, 2017
The New School | Arnhold Hall
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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