The Eighth Annual Clara Lemlich Awards

When: Tuesday, May 1, 6:30pm

The Eighth Annual Clara Lemlich Awards will be held at the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York, now home to the acclaimed exhibition Activist New York

“I’ve Got Something to Say” – The Lemlich Awards – will celebrate six amazing women who qualify as unsung heroines for their lifelong commitment to social activism. An award for giving, with a poem and a rose for the swag, the recipients are sometimes surprised there is such an honor. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm and the program will begin at 7:15 pm.

The Lemlich Awards honor women who have been working for the larger good their entire lives, in the tradition of those who sparked so many reforms in the aftermath of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire over one hundred years ago.

We honor—in the words of the poet Marge Piercy—people who:

jump into work head first
without dallying in the shadows…
who do what has to be done, again and again.

Hosted by the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum, created by LaborArts and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the Lemlich Awards have celebrated women who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others. Watch video of past honorees.

The program will include rousing performances from the New York City Labor Chorus.

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