Tuesday, March 25, 2014
12:00pm The 103rd Official Commemoration of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
At the site of the fire, the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street (23-29 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003)
The theme of this year’s anniversary commemoration is We Are All Workers, in recognition of the struggle of workers everywhere to find safety and dignity. The legacy of outrage following the tragic deaths of 146 workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory urges us to demand lasting change now. We hope you can join us and please spread the word on facebook!
5:30pm From Triangle Shirtwaist to Bangladesh: The Garment Industry, Tragedy, and Workplace Safety Reform
Roosevelt House at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th Street (btwn. Park and Madison Avenues), New York, NY 10065
Please join us for a panel discussion of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and its effect on labor laws and workplace safety in the US, and of recent factory fires and collapses in Bangladesh and how these tragedies might help drive similar reforms in Bangladesh and elsewhere in the developing world. The event is organized by Hunter College Human Rights Program and will feature:
- Judy Gearhart, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum, Washington, D.C.
- Dan Katz, Provost, National Labor College, Washington, D.C.
- Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University
- Dina Siddiqi, Professor of Anthropology, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Moderated by: Donna Haverty-Stacke, Associate Professor of History, Hunter College.
All are welcome for this free event, but please RSVP.