100 Years Since the Triangle Fire: Celebrate and Commemorate

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JWA - 100 years since the Triangle Fire - Celebrate and Commemorate

The Inaugural Jewish Women's Archive Luncheon

Garment Workers, ILGWU Archive
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"The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too."Rose Schneiderman, Labor Activist, 1911. Source: Byron and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union Archives, Kheel Center, Cornell University

Honoring Jewish women, who are continuing the legacy of activism JWA has made part of the American story and who share our commitment to bringing history to life.

Sunday, March 13, 2011
11:30am - 1:30pm
Luncheon and program followed by an historical walking tour

New York City Fire Museum
278 Spring Street, New York City

On Sunday, March 13, 2011, we gathered to commemorate the Centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and celebrate Jewish women activists, past and present, who have played such an important role in the struggle for social justice. The Jewish Women's Archive makes their stories known in order to inform and inspire current and future generations.

Although the event is now past, you can still make a donation to JWA in tribute to the event honorees.

Read about the event, look at photos, watch video, on our blog post about the event, 100 Years: Commemorating the Triangle fire

You can also read about the event on "the Sisterhood" blog from the Forward.

For other events commemorating the Triangle Fire and its aftermath, please visit the website of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.

Chicago Women's Labor Mosaic
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Mosaic: "Fabric of Our Lives," Miriam Socoloff and Cynthia Weiss, Chicago Public Arts Group, 1980.

 
Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition

For a complete list of events commemorating the Triangle Fire around the United States please visit the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition website.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "JWA - 100 years since the Triangle Fire - Celebrate and Commemorate." (Viewed on April 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/triangle/commemoration>.