Robin Berson

Robin Berson

Robin Berson is an activist, historian and artist. She is a member of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, and works to educate the public on the tragedy with the intention to ensure that the rights of workers are met today. Her workers’ memorial quilt commemorates New York’s deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911, where 146 people, mostly immigrant women, perished. The quilt has been displayed at several New York museums and in Massachusetts. She has since worked alongside Taslima to create her Bangladeshi memorial quilt of Rana Plaza, with texts from newspaper articles as well as photographs, some taken by Taslima herself. The two quilts were displayed together in the exhibition “Across the Centuries, Across the Continents: Triangle Fire and Bangladesh Garment Workers Memorial Quilts”, and at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in Morningside Heights. She was also the managing editor of a quarterly history journal and has published several books.

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Robin Berson

Sep 162018

In Conversation: Taslima Akhter and Robin Berson

Taslima Akhter and Robin Berson will be speaking in conversation about their processes as artists and activists working in the labor movement, advocating for the rights of garment workers.

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