This Week’s Events

March 25, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire, which took the lives of 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women and girls. It galvanized a national movement to protect workers’ health and safety. Now, as attacks on the basic rights of workers increase, as witnessed in Wisconsin, Ohio, several states throughout the country, and internationally in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen and Bahrain, we must support those who are fighting back! LA Laborfest, a coalition of unions, religious communities, social justice organizations, and individual activists and artists, invites you to the events listed here, and urges you to join the struggle for workers’ rights and dignity.

This week: March 13-March 20, 2011

Sunday, March 13              10:30 AM

A Flame That Keeps Burning: Marking the Centennial of the Triangle Factory Fire

An original program of drama, poetry and music that explores the legacy of the infamous fire and the struggles for workers’ safety which continue today. Free admission For childcare email: For info: Presented by the Sholem CommunityArbeter Ring/Workmen’s CircleProgressive Jewish Alliance, Yiddishkayt, and LA Laborfest.

Westside Neighborhood School Campus, 5401 Beethoven Street, LA 90066

Sunday, March 13              7:30 PM

Publication party for the new poetry anthology edited by Julia Stein, with an introduction by Jack Hirschman. Hosted by Julia Stein, anti-sweatshop activist, with SF writers Hilton Obenzinger and Alice Rogoff.

Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd CA 90291

Thursday, March 17           7 PM

LA Times Bomb  (Fourth Edition) by Public Works Improvisational Theatre A theatrical salon in which we look at Los Angeles in 1911 from a hundred years in the future, and a look at anything we want to in between, in an effort to illuminate contemporary events and their immediate personal, political and social relevance. Free Admission or email:

Edgar Varela Fine Arts (EVFA) 727 S. Spring Street, LA 90014

Friday, March 18                 7:30 PM

Walking through a River of Fire:  100 Years of Triangle Fire Poetry

A reading from the new anthology by editor Julia Stein, with Lee Boek, actor/writer, and Lynne Bronstein, poet/journalist.

Skylight Bookstore, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90027  (310) 822-3006

For a full list of events, go to the Calendar tab


California Teachers Association, LA County Federation of Labor, United Teachers Los Angeles, Jewish Labor Committee, Latino Committee, SEIU Local 721, California Faculty Association, Cal State Los Angeles, Workers United, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Coalition of Labor Union Women, The WE Project, Dolores Huerta Labor Institute, The Sholem Community, Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle, Public Works Improvisation Theatre, UNITE-HERE Local 11, United Steelworkers 675, Fellowship of Reconciliation-LA, Yiddishkayt, National Lawyer’s Guild – LA

Media sponsor KPFK-FM 90.7

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2 Responses to This Week’s Events

  1. cazzy says:

    I have the honor of visiting the resting place of those poor victims, as my dear parents and grandparents, aunt, and other family members are buried at the same cemetary as they are. As my dad said, it truly is “sacred ground”.

  2. Veronica Garcia says:

    I’m interested in receiving weekly updates on events

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