6. Triangle Fire: See You in the Streets
Protesters mourning the loss of Triangle Factory victims. Image via U.S. National Archives
In honor of the immigrant workers who lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition founder Ruth Sergel and Cornell Professor Nick Salvatore will lead a presentation and discussion about the tragic incident and how Lower East Side Jewish and Italian immigrants lived and worked together in 1911. Sergel and Salvatore will also discuss the many commemoration efforts of the coalition and how their memorials not only honor those of the past, but also empower workers and activists of the present.
The event, which is sponsored by the Cornell Jewish Studies Program, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations; the Center for Jewish History, and the American Jewish Historical Society, will take place on March 26 at 6:30pm to 8pm, at the Center for Jewish History. You can purchase tickets here.