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Triangle Fire: See You in the Streets (Presentation and Discussion)

March 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

TRIANGLE-1-jumboTriangle Fire: See You in the Streets

Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, NYC

Presentation and discussion with Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition founder Ruth Sergel and Cornell Professor Nick Salvatore.

In its day, the worst industrial disaster in New York history spurred labor organizers and others to enact progressive legislation. A hundred years later, the Triangle fire tragedy is inspiring a new generation of activists to organize against global sweatshops. Learn about how Lower East Side Jewish and Italian immigrants lived and worked together in 1911. Hear about the annual commemoration that honors the loss and empowers the living through memorial sidewalk “chalking.” Reception to follow.

Sponsored by the Cornell Jewish Studies Program, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations; the Center for Jewish History; and the American Jewish Historical Society.

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March 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY United States
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