Wednesday, March 23,
Queens campus, 3:00 p.m.
D’Angelo Center, Room 416
Held as part of the University’s celebration of Women’s History
Month, this lecture links the tragedy of the Triangle Fire to the
challenges faced by workers around the world today. Speaker
Annelise Orleck will connect the struggles of female shirtwaist
makers to form unions and gain government protections with those of
workers in dangerous industries today.
Annelise Orleck is Professor of History, Women’s Studies and Jewish
Studies at Dartmouth College and author of Common Sense and A
Little Fire: Women and Working Class Politics in the United States,
Soviet Jewish Americans and Storming Caesars Palace: How Black
Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty.
This evening’s lecture is being held in conjunction with the March
25 Provost’s Conference on the Triangle Fire, and is co-sponsored
by the Department of History, the Department of Student Affairs,
the Office of the Provost, the Women’s Studies Program and the
Centenary of the Triangle Fire.
Four points – St. John’s Most Valuable
Participant (MVP) Student Reward Program