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P U B L I C --P R O G R A M S

Gallery Talk
Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East
Wednesday, February 2, 6:30 pm

With Lucy Oakley, Marci Reaven, and NYU graduate students, co-curators of the exhibition

Organizing Art●Memory●Place
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South, Room 607
Friday, March 4, 12:00–2:00 pm

Brown Bag Lunch discussion with Lucy Oakley, Marci Reaven, and NYU graduate students.

Organized by NYU’s Programs in Archives and Public History and co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery.
RSVP by February 28 to:

Soliloquy for a Seamstress, The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Saturday, March 19, in three locations
Raindate: Sunday, March 20

11:30 am:
East Harlem/El Barrio, 118 East 119 Street (25th Police Precinct)
1:00 pm: Brown Building, NYU, corner Washington Place and Greene Street
2:30 pm:
Collect Pond Park (site of the Criminal Court) corner Lafayette and Franklin Streets

In this all-day street performance, artist LuLu LoLo will present scenes from the Triangle fire and its aftermath, playing shirtwaist workers Sarafina and Teresina Saracino, who died in the fire, and eyewitness reporter William Gunn Shepherd.

The Triangle Fire and Ernest Fiene’s
The History of the Needlecraft Industry
Murals of 1938–40

Tuesday, March 22, 4:00 pm
High School of Fashion Industries, 225 West 24th Street, Auditorium

In this on-site talk, Ellen Wiley Todd, associate professor of Art History, George Mason University, will illuminate Ernest Fiene’s two spectacular, multi-scene murals—each measuring 17 feet high by 65 feet wide—which trace the history of New York’s garment industry from immigrant sweatshops on the Lower East Side to the rise of modern clothing factories and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. RSVP by March 14 to:

The Triangle Fire: Cultural Reflections and Policy Legacy
Wednesday, May 4

6:00–6:45 pm: Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East
Tour of Art, Memory, Place: Commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, with Lucy Oakley, co-curator of the exhibition

7:00–8:15 pm: NYU-Gallatin, Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place (at Broadway)
Panel Discussion

This spring marks the centennial of the infamous Triangle shirtwaist factory fire, which took the lives of 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, and galvanized a movement for social justice. For members of the public service community, the legacy of the Triangle fire is especially significant. The tragedy influenced a generation of policymakers and impacted labor organizing, safety regulations, immigration policy, and culture in general. This panel discussion will address the fire's impact on Robert F. Wagner Sr.'s policy making as well as contemporary labor issues. Speakers are Bill Henning, Vice President, Communications Workers of America, Local 1180; and Laura Kenny, Labor Liaison, OSHA, US Department of Labor. Moderated by David Elcott, Henry and Marilyn Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership, Wagner School of Public Service, NYU.

Free of charge. Participants are welcome to attend both segments or just one, but space is limited and RSVP is required:

Organized by NYU's Wagner Policy Alliance (WPA) and Student Network Exploring Arts and Culture (SNEAC), and co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery.

Also at NYU:
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: One Hundred Years After
NYU Open House, 528 LaGuardia Place
Exhibition organized by Tamiment Library, New York University
On view: FebruaryMay 2011

Around Town:
Some of the following require RSVP/ticket purchase.

New play by Elizabeth Swados: Triangle, From the Fire
Wednesday, March 23–Saturday, March 26, 7:30 pm,
Sunday, March 27, 6:00 pm

Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

$15 admission, $5 student. Information: 212/229-5488.

Panel Discussion: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, 100th Commemoration
Thursday, March 24, 7:00–8:30 pm
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Proshansky Auditorium

Panel discussion with Richard Greenwald, Drew University; Jennifer Guglielmo, Smith College; Annelise Orleck, Dartmouth College; Ruth Sergel, Street Pictures, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition; Ellen Wiley Todd, George Mason University; and author David Von Drehle. Organized by the Gotham Center for New York City History, CUNY.

Seating is limited. Reservations are fully subscribed but a standby line will be available on the day of the event.
Information: 212/817-8460.

Centennial Commemoration of the Triangle Fire, led by Workers United
Friday, March 25
Brown building, NYU, corner of Greene Street and Washington Place
11:00 am: Music and procession
12:00 pm: Speakers

Triangle Fire Memorial
Friday, March 25, 7:00–9:30 pm
Great Hall, Cooper Union, 7 East Seventh Street

Free tickets required:

For an extensive roster of programs organized in conjunction with the Triangle fire centennial, visit the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition website.