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Remembering the 146 young women workers who died today – March 25 – in 1911 in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist fire, a transformative event witnessed by Frances Perkins who dedicated her life to fighting for safe working conditions and workers’ … Continue reading

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Historic Event and Sleep-over

Today, March 25th, is the 101st anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire in New York City, in which 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women died.  I first learned about it while doing research for my biography of Frances Perkins, … Continue reading

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Sophie/Grammy Day–Art and Butterflies, etc.

Yesterday we started our Sophie/Grammy day with a long subway ride to Lafayette Street and the Children’s Museum of Art, a great space with activity stations where children can do everything from drawing a self-portrait, making a boat, playing with … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’s Day and Borders Bookstore

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day of world-wide events, including a two-day workshop in Saudi Arabi on women’s economic rights, an anti-domestic violence event in Albania, a discussion about women’s world-wide friendships and children’s rights in Iceland, and … Continue reading

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