Commemorating the Victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

 Please join in the ringing of the bells tomorrow, Friday, March 25th at 4:45 PM.

Poet and human rights advocate are among the many hats that Gene Dixon wears. Today I received an email from him asking that I share an event that is to take place tomorrow. I said yes, of course, without even a moment’s hesitation because I know him to be a person of honor who stands for honorable causes. As usual (pardon my modesty) I was right.

Below is an email of the announcement. Josephine and Michael are the parents of Anthony Giacchino. Anthony produced the movie The Camden 28. It is a story of how protest led to change that bettered the human condition. As is too often the case, the change came at great personal sacrifice by the courageous people who engaged in the protest.

That movie relates a vital moment in our history. Anthony has taken steps to commemorate another moment in our history, the Triangle Shirt Factory Fire. He addressed a letter to each of those who died in that fire. It would come as no surprise that the letters would be returned to him stamped “Deceased, Return to Sender”. To see how he turned that into a commemoration please visit the links below.

I hope you will pause tomorrow at 4:45 PM to remember those victims.

Here is the note that Mr. Dixon shared:

Dear Friends.

Since Sacred Heart people are known to be great bell ringers, would you please consider being part of a project that is very close to our son, Anthony’s heart. All you have to do is to step outside and ring a bell at 4:45 PM on Friday, March 25. It is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City.

For more information click on the links below.
There was also an article in the NY Times, Feb. 14

Love and Peace,

Josephine and Michael

http://www.citylimits.org/news/articles/4302/deceased-return-to-sender-writing-to-the-triangle-victims

http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/

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