Triangle Fire: See You in the Streets

Triangle Fire: See You in the Streets

Commemoration of the Triangle Fire

Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:30 pm

$10 general ● $ 7 students/AJHS and CJH members/seniors

A Talk by Ruth Sergel and Nick Salvatore
In partnership with the Center Jewish History and the Jewish Studies Program of Cornell University

Presentation and discussion with author/artist Ruth Sergel and Cornell Professor Nick Salvatore. In its day, the worst industrial disaster in New York history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, spurred labor organizers and others to enact progressive legislation. A hundred years later, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire is inspiring a new generation of activists to organize against sweatshops on a global scale. 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 the memorial act of sidewalk “CHALK.”

This program is inspired by the many collections held by AJHS pertaining to the history of Lower East Side of Manhattan in the early 20th century, and by such organizations as the National Council of Jewish Women and the Jewish Labor Committee