On Saturday, October 15th, 2022 at 2PM and in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, the Museum cordially invites the general public to a virtual book talk with Evige Guinta, Mary Anne Trasciatti, editors, and May Chen, Michele Fazio and Annie Schneiderman Valliere, authors of Talking to the Girls: Intimate and Political Essays on the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (NYU Press, 2022).
A fire at the Triangle Waist Company on March 25th, 1911 killed 146 young immigrant workers and, the tragedy resulted in movements for change. Talking to the Girls brings together original personal essays from artists, activists, scholars, and famly members of the Triangle workers as a written memorial to the victims of a tragedy with contemporary global relevance.
Evige Guinta is a Professor of English at New Jersey City University where she teaches the art of memoir and an original course on the Triangle fire. Mary Anne Trasciatti teaches Rhetoric and directs the Labor Studies proram at Hofstra University. She is President of Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. May Chen's union career began with advocacy for fair immigration policies. She was Foudning Officer and Board Member of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (AFL-CIO). Michele Fazio is Professor of English and Co-coordinator of the Gender Studies Minor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she teaches courses on contemporary US ethnic liturature and working-class studies. Annie Schneiderman Valliere, a retired social worker, is a great-niece of Rose Schneiderman. She has spent more than a decade researching and writing a biography of Rose, a labor leader who drew attention to unsafe workplace conditions, following the Triangle fire.
This virtual program will be hoted by the Museum via ZOOM. Museum members will receive the ZOOM link. Others interested in joining the free program are asked to call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the ZOOM link.