CALL FOR PAPERS: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and Its Legacy
The Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies and The CUNY Graduate Center invite papers for a conference to commemorate the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The conference seeks to assess the historical significance of the Fire and the ensuing response to the tragedy with a particular interest in examining its present day legacy. The conference will take place on Thursday March 24, 2011 at the CUNY Graduate Center and will include presentations from unionists, scholars, students, & public officials.
We are considering papers of both historical and contemporary relevance that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
-Success and Failures of Student Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns: Consumers, Public Opinion, and Low Wage Workers
-Immigrant Labor: Then and Now
- Relationship of Feminist Organizations to Low-Wage Women Workers and Organized Labor
-Contemporary Grassroots Organizing on Workers Health and Safety
-The Unfinished Business of Protecting Workers Health and Safety
-The Character and Function of Sweatshops in the U.S.
-The Contemporary Globalized Sweatshop
- Workers, City Fires, and the Politics and Technology of Safety
- Labor Standards, State Intervention, and Global Regulation
-Contextualizing Political Responses to the Modern Sweatshop: A Comparison of the Progressive and Neoliberal Eras
Please send a 200-300 word abstract and a C.V. by October 15, 2010 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brendan J. Cooper
CUNY Graduate Center/Murphy Institute
25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212.642.2026 Email: email@example.com
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