Monday, March 21, 2011

microrevolt: 146+

Armbands commemorating the 146+ women killed in the 1911 Triangle Waist Factory Fire in New York City and to connect that history to the contemporary crisis in the global garment industry.

146+ is a craft action initiated by Cat Mazza in which 146+ artists have each knit or sewn a numbered armband to be worn this Friday March 25th from 11h - 13h30 at Cooper Union Great Hall and stand with Workers United (formerly the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union) as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tragedy that catalyzed an international labor movement.

The top 2 armbands were made by jake moore and myself to commemorate Lizzie Adler (#80) and Jennie Pildescu (#66). Lizzie was 24 and Jennie was 18 at the time of the fire. Here is a complete list of the women, their ages and armband numbers.

Cat Mazza is Microrevolt.
Here is her blog.

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