THE FEB. 19 EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED: “The Asheville National Organization for Women Power Hour, scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at Avenue M on Merrimon Avenue, her been postponed. A new date will be announced.” — organizer Leslie Boyd, Feb. 18
From press release:
FEB. 8 – Come to our 2nd Sunday monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. YWCA, S. French Broad Street, and bring a friend. Newcomers may attend two meetings prior to joining, and we encourage all voices to be heard whether a member or not. (Note: Executive Committee meets at 2 p.m. prior to the membership meeting. All current members are invited to attend.
FEB. 19 – The first monthly Asheville Women’s Power Hour, 6 p.m., a meeting to network, build relationships, and create transformation in our public, professional, and private lives. Sponsored by Asheville NOW. February’s topic will be:
Examining A Woman’s Worth: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Workplace Conditions, and NC’s Unresolved Issues
In honor of February as Women’s History Month, and in advance of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’ll take a closer look at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, New York’s deadliest workplace accident, on the threshold of its 104th anniversary of March 25.
Nearly 150 individuals perished in the avoidable tragedy – rendered all the more poignant in light of North Carolina’s own industrial past. The exploited workers killed that day were mostly young women, recent immigrants of Jewish and Italian descent.
President Obama referred to the fire as ” The Triangle factory fire was a galvanizing moment, calling American leaders to reexamine their approach to workplace conditions and the purpose of unions.” The current Fair Wages debates regarding women and workplace conditions make this a particularly relevant look at this unresolved issue in our nation’s and state’s present labor challenges.
FEATURED GUEST OF HONOR: CYNTHIA DREW