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* IAWA's Open Reading SeriesIAWA's Open Reading Series

Time: 5:45 pm

Featuring Marisa Labozzetta and Tim Tomlinson. Open mic of five minutes precedes the featured writers. $8 admission includes one drink. Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. off Bleecker St. 5:45 - 7:45 pm http://www.corneliastreetcafe.com/

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* Writers Read SeriesWriters Read Series

Time: 6:00 pm

The Young and the Reckless: Emerging Italian American Writers Chloe DeFilippis, Marc Pollifrone, and Angelica Roman. The readings will be followed by a roundtable discussion featuring these authors and Edvige Giunta, New Jersey City University. Free and open to the public. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute | Queens College, CUNY 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036, 212-642-2094 | calandra@qc.edu | www.qc.edu/calandra Cosponsored by New Jersey City University.

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* Triangle Shirtwaist Fire EventTriangle Shirtwaist Fire Event

Time: 6:00 pm

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Organized by Valeria G. Castelli in partnership with the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. Co-sponsored with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Italian American Writers Association, National Organization of Italian American Women. Spaces are limited. RSVP today. Casa Italiana at New York University, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011. Join us for an evening commemorating the March 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy. On the eve of the 106th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which killed 146 people (123 of whom were young female immigrant workers), various forms of artistic expression—a theatrical performance, a documentary film, a memorial project—keep alive the memory of what happened in 1911 and of its significance for the history of the US labor movement. Art also reminds contemporary audiences of the symbolic and political value of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in generating a discourse about workers’ rights and dignity, and about illegal situations of the exploitation of labor in the US and abroad. For program details, visit http://www.noiaw.org/2017/03/remembering-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire-gny-march-24/

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