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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Out of Tragedy Comes Social Justice - Presentation by Professor Pamela Nadell

Thursday, March 24, 2022 21 Adar II 5782

5:30 PM - 6:45 PMVirtual on Zoom

On the first day of spring in 1911, a terrible fire broke out in Manhattan’s Garment District. When it ended half an hour later, 146 workers, mostly young immigrant Jewish women, had perished. This horror, capping years of worker protests against intolerable conditions, propelled a powerful coalition of New Yorkers to enact factory safety legislation that would become a model for the nation.

To honor the sacrifices of workers gone before us, and in support of fair labor practices, we've intentionally planned this presentation to take place during Women's History Month (dedicated to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history) and on the eve of the 111th anniversary of the actual Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Please plan to join us for this important presentation by one of America’s most distinguished scholars of the American Jewish experience.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Professor Pamela Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at the American University where she directs the Jewish Studies Program and received the university’s highest award, Scholar/Teacher of the Year.

Her books include Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889-1985. A past president of the Association for Jewish Studies, and the recipient of the American Jewish Historical Society’s Lee Max Friedman Award for distinguished service, her consulting work for museums includes the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Library of Congress.

Professor Nadell’s recent and highly acclaimed book, America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today, won the 2019 National Jewish Book Award’s Jewish Book of the Year.  She is currently writing a book about American antisemitism.

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US

In order to receive the Zoom link for this presentation, please register below. 
This presentation is a FREE event and all are warmly welcome.
Voluntary donations are appreciated from those able to support the speaker and our small congregation. Thank you!

REGISTRATION FORM
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Out of Tragedy Comes Social Justice

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm MDT | 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm EDT

All giving levels are appreciated.
Your donation will benefit the CBG Family Restricted Fund. Beginning January 1, 2022, 10% of each donation to our Restricted Funds will be used to reimburse the operating and administrative costs of overseeing and managing each fund. 

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REGISTRATION FORM
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Out of Tragedy Comes Social Justice

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm MDT | 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm EDT

All giving levels are appreciated.
Your donation will benefit the CBG Family Restricted Fund. Beginning January 1, 2022, 10% of each donation to our Restricted Funds will be used to reimburse the operating and administrative costs of overseeing and managing each fund. 
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