The University of Iowa

UI Center for Human Rights hosts talk-back sessions

March 30th, 2011

This announcement appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.

The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights will host several events related to labor rights and the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911. All events are free and open to the public.

A series of “talk-back” sessions in conjunction with the UI Department of Theatre Arts’ production of “Triangle” will be from April 7 to April 10 at Theatre B of the Theatre Building. The talks will begin at about 9:30 p.m. after the 8 p.m. shows April 7 to April 9, and at 3:30 p.m. after the 2 p.m. matinee April 10. Speakers include UI faculty and other local experts on labor rights.

Paintings by Janet Essley portraying garment workers will be on display until Sunday at the UICHR office, 1120 University Capitol Centre, and from Monday to April 11 at the Theatre Building.

Finally, a live video chat with unionized Dominican Republic factory workers who sew Iowa Hawkeye apparel under the Alta Gracia label will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 125 Trowbridge Hall.

These events are sponsored by the UICHR, the UI Labor Center, the Department of Theatre Arts, Iowa Women’s Archives and UI International Programs.

For more information, visit or contact Liz Crooks at or 335-3900.