April 28, 2021 - April 28, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Annual Special Events

The Museum cordially invites the general public to its Workers' Memorial Day Observance to be held on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 7PM.  Workers' Memorial Day is a day set aside by the nation's unions to draw attention to the occupational health and safety of workers in the US.

In addition to the traditional candle-light vigil, Mark A. Torres, Esq., will discuss his recently published book Long Island Migrant Labor Camps:  Dust for Blood (The History Press, 2021).  Mr. Torres, a labor and employment attorney, chronicles the harshness of migrant laborers' experiences and the heroic efforts of those who fought to improve the lives of these essential, agricultural workers.  Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

The first Workers' Memorial Day was observed in 1989.  April 28th was chosen because it is the anniversary of the formation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the day of a similar remembrance in Canada.  Every year, people in hundreds of communities and at worksites commemorate Workers' Memorial Day as an International Day of Mourning.

The Workers' Memorial Day Observance  is a hybrid program.  Mr. Torres' book talk will be accessible virtually via ZOOM.  Anyone interested in participating in the on-site candlelight observance is asked to call the Museum in advance to reserve a seat.  Seating is limited.

For any additional information about the Museum's Workers' Memorial Day Observance, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.