Events

Upcoming

Official Commemoration of the 106th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire

Date: 

Friday, March 24, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Join us to remember the lives lost 106 years ago. We will gather once again at the site of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street to stand together and honor the memory of those workers who died. The annual ceremony will include the raising of the ladder, the reciting of the names and the chiming of the fire bells. All are welcome.

#May1Strike

Date: 

Monday, May 1, 2017 (All day)

Do you refuse to stay silent as government and corporate interests:

  • Escalate immigration raids that are shattering families
  • Violate Native sovereignty
  • Drive down wages, safety protections, and organizing rights
  • Increase the criminalization of Black and Brown communities
  • Exclude trans people from public life
  • Ban Muslims because of their faith
  • Rapidly destroy the environment

Our Demands

Past

Women, Work, Mobility, Development and Economic Justice

Date: 

Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Women in migration convene a dialogue integrating strategies and movements.

Please join Sophorn Yang, the President of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and workers from multiple other countries for a free presentation and discussion. 

This is a United Methodist Women parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Building Power for Women Workers in the Changing World of Work

Date: 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Please join Sophorn Yang, the President of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and workers from multiple sectors in the United States for a free presentation and discussion in conjunction with the UN Commision on the Status of Women. 

This is an AFL-CIO sponsored parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

This is a United Methodist Women parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Demonstration at Bangladesh Embassy: Free Jailed Activists

Date: 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

In December, workers at 20 garment factories in Bangladesh held peaceful walk-outs to call for a higher wage. The garment industry and the government of Bangladesh used the protests as an opportunity for a broad crackdown on labor. At least two dozen labor activists – many not involved in the strike – have been jailed and multiple union offices have been forcibly closed.

Women’s March on Washington

Date: 

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am

ILRF will be attending the Women's March on Washington as part of the labor contingent, calling on the new administration to actively defend and uphold the rights of women at work. Join us and the thousands of other folks of all genders in taking to the streets on this historic day.

From the march organizers:

#16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Date: 

Friday, November 25, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, December 10, 2016 (All day)

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that originated from the Rutgers Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. The dates - November 25, International Day Against Violence Against Women through December 10, International Human Rights Day- link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights. This 16-day period also highlights other significant dates including November 29, International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, December 1, World AIDS Day, and December 6, which marks the Anniv