Women’s Day and Women’s History Month Submitted by: Annette M. Graebe


In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the Italian Cultural Association of Southern Illinois (ICASI) presents “Immigrant Women in Labor History – From the Factory to the University,” Sun., Mar. 26 (3:00 p.m.), in the Engineering Building Auditorium at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  Learn about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in which 140 women (and Italian teenagers) died.  Hear about the work of Mother Jones, the Miners’ Angel who worked for better hours and safer conditions in mines and factories.  Learn about her work in Illinois, the museum named for her, and her burial at Union Miners Cemetery.  Meet a group of modern, immigrant women who will discuss life as an educated immigrant today.  Presenters include Myriam Colombo, visiting scholar from Milan (IT), Joann Condellone, board member of the Mother Jones Museum in Mt. Olive (IL), Cristina DeMeo, SIUE Professor of Chemistry, Sabrina Trupia, chemist, Fabia D’Amore-Krug, artist and art therapist, and Lia Baratti, businesswoman.  Program and campus parking free.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact jcondellone@gmail.com .


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