Sixth Annual Clara Lemlich Awards
May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
LaborArts and the Remember The Triangle Fire Coalition
Invite You To The
May 1, 2017
Last spring we honored five unsung women who’ve devoted their lives to the greater good, in the tradition of Clara Lemlich following the Triangle Factory Fire in 1911. See video from the 2016 event and interviews with the honorees here.
The Lemlich Awards honor women who have been working for the larger good their entire lives, in the tradition of those who sparked so many reforms in the aftermath of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire over one hundred years ago.
We honor—in the words of the poet Marge Piercy—people who:
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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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