On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Petrified workers desperately tried to make their way downstairs, but the factory owners kept the doors on the 9th floor locked and the woefully inadequate fire escape soon crumpled. By the time the fire had burned itself out, 146 people were dead. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country. Please join us for this program and discussion afterward!
Admission and refreshments are free of charge.