This Saturday, 3/24, 2-3pm-- A Panel Discussion on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and Cate Bourke's memorial installation Crewel Linen: Unfinished Business

23 Mar 2012 11:01 AM | Posted by GNHLHA
Unfinished Business:

A Panel Discussion on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and Cate Bourke's memorial installation Crewel Linen: Unfinished Business. What does the past still have to teach us about workplace safety, labor organizing and immigrants' rights?

Members of the panel are Jennifer Klein, Professor of History at Yale University, Carl Proper, Communications Director for New England Joint Board, Unite Here!, Megan Fountain of Unidad Latina en Accion, and Cate Bourke.

Moderated by Henry Lowendorf,
Chair, New Haven Peace Council

Saturday, March 24, 2 until 3 p.m.
People's Center,
37 Howe Street,
New Haven, CT

followed by a reception from 4 until 6 p.m. at the

West Cove Studio,
30 Elm Street,
West Haven, CT

Bourke's centennial/commemorative work in memory of the 146 individual workers who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, is made up of an eight foot length of shirtwaist cloth for every one of the victims, with a name embroidered on each panel.

The installation is now on view through March 24, 2012


Friday and Saturday, 10 until 4
or by appointment, phone 203-500-0268 for directions
Greater New Haven Labor History Association  •  267 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06513 •  info@laborhistory.org •

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