Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street, NYC
Presentation and discussion with Cornell Professor Nick Salvatore and author/artist Ruth Sergel.
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 School of Industrial and Labor Relations; Center for Jewish History; Cornell Jewish Studies Program; American Jewish Historical Society; and with appreciation for the support of the Center's Founder/Co-Chair, Bruce E. Slovin '57.