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Related Categories: San Francisco | Labor & Workers
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Laborfest: Drama: Triangle-the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
Date Tuesday July 12
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Farley's, 1315 18th Street at Mississippi, San Francisco. Buses: 10, 22, 48
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/Author
TRIANGLE
Written & performed by Elaine Ocasio. Developed with and Directed by Rod Menzies.
TRIANGLE commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire by exploring where the responsibility rests to prevent a similar tragedy from happening today. The fire and deaths in 1911 led to the rejuvenation of the trade union movement including mass unionization of garment workers throughout the country and the successful fight for health and safety protective legislation. Laws were finally written protecting health and safety on the job yet today these are under attack nationally. Workers still are dying in locked buildings including 25 trapped chicken plant workers at the Hamlet Imperial Food Product plant in North Carolina in 1991. Just last year, 21 garment workers in a high-rise building in Bangladesh perished because of the exact same conditions one hundred years ago. Elaine Ocasio is an LA based writer/performer. Her solo show “All I Ever Wanted” premiered at the Santa Monica Playhouse in 2009. She is a proud member of IBEW Local 45. http://www.allieverwantedtheplay.com
See also:
http://www.laborfest.net/2011/2011schedule.htm#2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire
http://www.farleyscoffee.com/
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 15th, 2011 7:08 AM
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