Center for Jewish History, Jewish Studies Program of Cornell University & AJHS
Triangle Fire
See You in the Streets
Mar 26 2018 6:30PM
Event Status
This event is SOLD OUT but tickets are available for a simulcast. You will sit in a separate room and view the program on a large screen. For simulcast tickets, please click here

Presentation and discussion with author/artist 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 the memorial act of sidewalk “CHALK.” Reception to follow.

Categories: Discussion
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Running time: 1:30    
Intermission(s): No
Price: $5.00 - $10.00
Seating: General Admission    
Capacity: 247