The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and its Meaning for Italian Americans

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December 4 (Friday) 7:30 pm. "The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and its Meaning for Italian Americans"
Professor Mary Anne Trasciatti, of Hofstra University, discusses the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, a key event in U.S. history, which killed 146 people, mostly Italian and Jewish immigrant women and girls and inspired a movement for worker's rights and social justice that continues to this day. This presentation will provide an overview of events leading up to the fire, and highlight the movements for safety and social change that emerged in its aftermath. Professor Trasciatti is currently leading a campaign to build a permanent memorial at the site of the fire to honor the 146 victims.


Sponsored by Long Island Regional Chapter, Italian American Studies Association.
Maria SS. Dell'Assunta Hall - 373 Maple Avenue, Westbury, NY
Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: Angela Danzi 516 756-0627 [email protected]

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