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On the Breath: Facts, Stories & Songs About the History of Labor Protests in NYC

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New York Public Library

Tuesday, Oct. 27


This program asks: what was working life like at the beginning of the Twentieth Century in our city? Who were the citizens/laborers who took their stories to the streets to bring attention to their underpaid, dangerous work conditions? The Triangle Fire was the largest workplace disaster in New York City before September 11t​ h​. Students will explore news reports from 1911, and learn about and discuss how elements of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Factory are with us today. Pay tribute to these workers/victims in the form of a drawing, short letter, or poem, or choose a family member to honor for their work/struggles.

For 13-18 years old. Presented by Community Word Project.

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