TALK: Integrating the Triangle Fire and Labor Stories into the Curriculum
February 28, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Nassau Reading Council Presents
Integrating the Triangle Fire
February 28, 2013
Hayes Theatre, Wilbur Arts Center
Dr. Adrienne (Andi) Sosin will present images of the New York City Triangle Factory Fire and discuss how it and stories from labor history can empower students as they prepare to enter the American workforce today. Part of the Nassau Reading Council’s Professional Development Series, Literacy: The Promise of the Future. Guests are welcome. Free.
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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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