Remembering the Women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

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Thursday March 5

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

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Judson Memorial Church's Assembly Hall 

239 Thompson Street 


The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on Washington Place was a typical sweatshop, employing mostly young Jewish and Italian immigrant women. On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the factory, and 146 people died. Their lives became a rallying cry for the labor union movement, fire safety regulations, and more.

In the month of the anniversary and Women's History Month, we will learn from a panel of speakers about the women, the building, the fire, its legacy, and more. Panelists include:  

  • Debbie Wells, descendant of Russian-Jewish immigrant Annie Nicholas, who lived to be the oldest survivor of the fire, and of Artful Circle (
  • Richard Yoo, Triangle Fire Memorial Architect and Designer
  • Michael Rzeznik, Fire Protection Specialist
  • Alan Richards, Creator of Triangle-inspired artwork
  • Franklin Hill Perrell, Art Historian

This event is fully accessible.


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