The Ninth Annual Clara Lemlich Award

When: Monday, May 6, 6:30pm
Price: Free. Registration required. RSVP to

The Ninth Annual Clara Lemlich Awards will be held at the Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York, home to the acclaimed exhibition Activist New York and soon to be showing City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York opening on May 1st, 2019.

Join LaborArts and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition in honoring unsung activists, women who have been working for the larger good all their lives, in the tradition of those who sparked so many reforms in the aftermath of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. In 2019 they honor: Elba Cabrera, Doris Diether, Ronnie Eldridge, Melissa Freeman, and Philoine Fried.

The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm and the program will begin at 7:15 pm.

Visit to see the amazing honorees from 2011 – 2018, and for information about the memorial. Generously funded by the ILGWU 20th Century Heritage Fund and the Puffin Foundation. Co-sponsored by the NY Labor History Association.

Contact Rachel Bernstein ( 212 966-4014 x1703) and/or Esther Cohen ( if you have any questions.

Accessibility: Assistive listening devices are available and our auditorium wheelchair lift can accommodate manual and motorized wheelchairs (max. capacity 500 lbs). Please contact the Museum at 917.492.3333 or with any questions.

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