8. CHALK

Image via Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition Facebook

Every year since 2004, volunteers working with the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition and artist and coalition founder Ruth Sergel write the names of Triangle Shirtwaist Fire victims in chalk on the sidewalk in front of the victims’ former homes. CHALK is an especially moving memorial since it wouldn’t exist without compassionate New Yorkers going out and showing that they still care about the fire victims and the movement for worker’s rights.

If you are interested in participating in this temporary but poignant crowdsourced memorial, you can contact Ms. Sergel at [email protected] You can see a video about the chalk project on her website here.