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From Triangle Shirtwaist to Bangladesh: The Garment Industry, Tragedy, and Workplace Safety Reform

From Triangle Shirtwaist to Bangladesh: The Garment Industry, Tragedy, and Workplace Safety Reform

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On Tuesday, March 25th Roosevelt House held a panel discussion of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and its effect on labor laws and workplace safety in the US, and of the recent factory fire in Bangladesh and the effect it might have there and elsewhere in the developing world for similar reforms. Organized by Professors Donna Haverty-Stacke and Eduardo Contreras and Human Rights Program Director Lawrence Moss.

The panel was moderated by Donna Haverty-Stacke, Associate Professor of History, Hunter College, and included the following speakers:

Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University.

Dan Katz, Provost of the National Labor College, Washington D.C.

Judy Gearhart, Executive Director of the International Labor Rights Forum.

Dina Siddiq, Professor of Anthropology at BRAC University in Dhaka.


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