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Triangle Waist Factory Fire Commemoration, 27 Mar 2011

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Commemoration

Sunday, March 27, 1:00-3:00pm,
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Centennial Commemoration in Words and Music.

In this program commemorating the fire's centennial, Judy Baston will explore the Jewish responses to the tragedy, and Sonoma State University Professor Elaine Leeder will discuss the dramatic life of Rose Pesotta and the influence of other Jewish women, such as Rose Schneiderman, in the labor movement. Jill Tallmer will lead the audience in Yiddish labor songs of the era, including Dos Lid Funem Trayengl-Fayer (Ballad of the Triangle Fire) and Arbeter-Froyen (Working Women).

At BJE Jewish Community Library, San Francisco. Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. No charge. More info: www.bjesf.org/adults_events.htm, 415.567.3327.

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