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Multi-Media Event Commemorates Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

October 19, 2011

Photo Caption: A view of the performers in the Linda K. Paresky Center at Simmons College.

Photo Caption: Associate Provost Andrew Effrat and Simmons Trustee and Alumna Andrea Waldstein

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire — considered the deadliest industrial tragedy of its time, Simmons College held a special multi-media performance last night entitled "The Cloth From Which We Are Cut." Many members of the Simmons community, including President Helen Drinan, attended this moving event.

Presented by the Yiddish Community Chorus A Besere Velt, and Boston Workmen's Circle, the performance commemorates the death of 146 young, mostly Jewish and Italian immigrant women in New York City in 1911.