112th Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Commemoration
Friday, March 24, 11:30AM-1PM: Please join us for the commemoration of the 112th anniversary of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, one of the pivotal events in US history and a turning point in labor’s struggle to achieve fair wages, dignity at work and safe working conditions. Outrage at the deaths of 146 mostly young, female immigrants inspired the union movement and helped to institute worker protections and fire safety laws.
We will once again be holding the ceremony in person at Washington Place and Greene Street to remember the dead and honor those involved in today’s labor struggles. The ceremony will be at the site of the future Triangle Fire Memorial, which is currently being built and will be unveiled later this year. At Washington Place and Green Street, Manhattan. Visit the Triangle Fire Coalition website for more info.