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Women's Equality Week

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
 
In 1909, the women working in this factory went on strike to demand better wages, shorter work days, safer working conditions and the right to unionize.
 
On March 28, 1911, 146 of these female workers, mostly young immigrant women and girls, perished in the worst workplace disaster in New York history.
 
The outpouring of empathy for these young women and their families led to major advances in workplace safety for American workers.
 
To honor the legacy of the victims of the Triangle Factory Fire, the Long Island Fund for Women & Girls will present:
 
WOMEN'S EQUALITY WEEK:  APRIL 12TH - 16TH, 2011
      Through our
Women on the Job Program
 
We are proud to invite you to continue the fight for women's workplace rights by joining us at one or all of these special events:
 
APRIL 12TH:  NATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY
    Participate in this day of education and advocacy for pay equity.
    This date symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010.
                      For more information:  http://www.pay-equity.org/day.html
 
APRIL 13TH:  TALES OF WORKPLACE DANGER AND ADVOCACY
      Come hear powerful stories from working women on Long Island about the ongoing challenges we face in creating safer work environments.  Program is co-presented with the Long Island Women's Institute and Herstory Writers Workshop, and will be held at noon at the C.W. Post University campus.
                       For more information:  See April 13, 2011 at www.lifwg.org/news
 
APRIL 14TH:  THE TRIANGLE FIRE PROJECT THEATER PRODUCTION
    Join us at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center for a multimedia theatrical collaboration examining the rippling impact of this historical event on the labor and immigration reforms that followed.
                        For more information:  http://aupac.adelphi.edu/events/triangle-fire-project.php
 
APRIL 16TH:  ACHIEVING EQUAL PAY THROUGH GENDER EQUALITY AWARENESS
      Workshop Presentation by LIFWG Director of Programs & Advocacy, Fran Medaglia and Executive Director, Laurel Parker West at the American Association of University Women of New York Convention.
                          For more information:  www.aauw-nys.org/convention_workshops.htm
 
Fran Medaglia, Director of Programs & Advocacy
Long Island Fund for Women & Girls, 1740 Old Jericho Tpke., Jericho, NY 11753
wojtfl@optonline.net
Phone:  (516)396-9857, Ext. 9
 
 
 

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