Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Reception 5:30 PM
Program 6:00 PM EDT

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(btwn. Park and Madison Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

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From Triangle Shirtwaist to Bangladesh:The Garment Industry, Tragedy, and Workplace Safety Reform

Please join us for a panel discussion of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and its effect on labor laws and workplace safety in the US, and of the recent factory fire in Bangladesh and the effect it might have there and elsewhere in the developing world for similar reforms. Organized by Professors Donna Haverty-Stacke and Eduardo Contreras and Human Rights Program Director Lawrence Moss.



Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University;

Dan Katz, Provost, National Labor College, Washington, D.C.;

Judy Gearhart, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum, Washington, D.C.;

Dina Siddiqi, Professor of Anthropology, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh;

Moderated by: Donna Haverty-Stacke, Associate Professor of History, Hunter College.

This panel is an outgrowth of the Labor History faculty seminar taking place at Roosevelt House this semester, organized by Hunter College History Professors Donna Haverty-Stacke and Eduardo Contreras.