The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Some stories
we can’t tell enough.
March 25, 1911
( honoring
this story today)
146 people
died, jumping
falling factory on
23-29 Washington Place
NYU now owners locked
the doors
preventing workers
from taking breaks
stealing merchandise
Fire changed
our laws,
starting International
Ladies Garment Workers
(ILGWU) there
are still fires
still people who don’t
how to treat workers
workers make
all we have

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


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