IN MEMORY OF
146 GARMENT WORKERS
WHO PERISHED IN THE
TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE
100 YEARS AGO.
THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
NOON to 12:30 PM
Our Fashion Design Students have created a
commemorative exhibit of shirtwaist designs.
The names of the 146 garment workers
will be read out loud by NCC Fashion Design Students
We’ll be running a looped video of the
PBS special, “The Triangle Fire“.
Stop by for a cup of coffee, compliments of TOP FLIGHT,
and help us honor the memory of the workers who perished 100 years ago
Sponsored by the Fashion Design Area of the
Marketing/Retailing/Fashion Buying & Merchandising/
Fashion Design/Interior Design Department
This announcement was sent in by NCCFT member Prof. Joseph Pescatore, a faculty member in the Fashion Design Area. Thank you Joe!
For more information about the fire, check out this online exhibit sponsored by the Cornell Industrial and Labor Relations School.
And, there are still time for SUNY/CUNY community college students to enter the 2011 David A. Garfinkel Essay Competition. This year’s theme: The legal legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. The student with the winning entry will receive $1500.
Photo is of the former Triangle factory building, now and NYU Science building. Photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr and used under a Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial – No Derivatives license.