Monday, March 21, 2011

100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shortwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911


From: Arieh Lebowitz
Reply-To: Arieh Lebowitz
Subject: NYC: we mark the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shortwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911.

Come join us as we mark the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shortwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911. The Jewish Daily Forward has prepared a special section devoted to aspects of the Triangle Factory Fire. See it here: http://forward.com/channels/triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire-a-century-later/

There are scores of organizations, unions, educational institutions and projects that have organized diverse events in New York and elsewhere commemorating 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which took place in Manhattan on March 25, 1911, which resulted in the deaths of 146 workers, mostly immigrants, mostly young Jewish and Italian women. See here: http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/category/events/ Please see below.

Procession from Union Square to Washington and Greene, east of Washington Square Park, the site of the Fire.
Meet @ 9:30 a.m., start marching by 10:30 a.m.
Join the Jewish Labor Committee as we march in a mass procession to honor the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and those who fought for change following the fire. We will be marching with many others, with banners and photographs, and shirtwaists and sashes carried aloft will bear the names of the 146 victims. Marchers will include: family members of the victims, many unions, the JLC and other organizations, theater and dance companies, students, and the public. We march to not only remember and reflect, but also to stand in solidarity with current actions to improve the lives of workers around the city, country and the world. Procession to arrive at 11:00 a.m. at the Annual Commemoration site, corner of Washington and Greene - the ceremony at the site . See below and attached.

Centennial Commemoration at the site of the fire.
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Since the fire, memorials have been held at he corner of Washington and Greene to mark the loss of life, and the need for better worker protections in New York, across the country and around the world. This takes place at Washington and Green Streets, just east of Washington Square Park.

Triangle Fire Memorial Association Mass for The 146 Victims
2 p.m.
Rev. John C. Massari, CS, Pastor of Our Lady of Pompei Church invites you to a Memorial Mass for the 146 Victims of the Triangle Fire. Archbishop Timothy Dolan will celebrate the Mass at the Church at 25 Carmine Street,NYC (Corner Carmine St. & Bleeker St. ) For additional info and to RSVP, contact Jane Fazio: jcfazio@msn.com

Arieh
Arieh Lebowitz - Associate Director - Jewish Labor Committee - www.jewishlabor.org
25 East 21st Street - New York, NY 10010 - tel 212-477-0707 - fax 212-477-1918 - e-mail arieh@jewishlabor.org