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Gaza Ghetto

Public Intervention (2014 – present)

There should be a word for it.

Earlier this summer I was sitting in a Berlin cafe with two other Jewish women. We each had a story about the moment when it happened. For me it was taking a language class and meeting a young man from Gaza. For the woman from Frankfurt it was while living in Jerusalem. A gear click-turns and the hazy fantasy of Israel is gone, replaced by something harsh and clear and true.

Am I living in alignment with my own values?

Gaza Ghetto was originally created in 2014 as a response to Israel's Operation Protective Edge. I wrote the name and age of each person killed in Gaza on my arm, photographed it and posted the image to social media. Israel killed roughly 2200 people that summer, most of them civilians, 548 were children. Since that time hundreds more Palestinians have been killed.

I used to believe that genocide was hard. Now I know that it is easy. An information bubble, an 'other' is all it takes. People line up to take the leap, contorting their beliefs like a pretzel to not confront the obvious.

The Gaza Ghetto project continues.

Please stay informed:
Democracy Now! has been doing exceptional reporting.

The Question of Palestine by Edward Said.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine by Ilan Pappé
The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance 1917-2017 by Rashid Kahlidi

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Forensic Architecture

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Hind Khoudary

Motaz Azaiza

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Lizzie Adler Rabbi Michael Feinberg Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Anna Altman Chesa Boudin DA San Francisco
Vincenza Bellotto Araceli Torres NY Nail Salon Workers Association
Vincenza Benanti Gina Pollara Triangle Fire Memorial Project
Yetta Berger Donna Schaper Minister
Essie Bernstein Sandra Lennon Division Chair, Private Lines, Transport Workers Union Local 100
Jacob Bernstein Ellen Gruber Garvey Triangle Family
Morris Bernstein Dr. Sarah Sayeed Chair & Executive Director, NYC Civic Engagement Commission
Abraham Binevitz Ahava Dopha Lifelong Activist
Gussie Bierman Deborah Berke Founder, Deborah Berke Partners, Dean, Yale School of Architecture, Triangle Fire Memorial Competition, Jury Chair
Caterina Bona Giannattasio Marie Sainta Desravines Home Health Aide, Local 1199 SEIU
Rosa Bona Bassino Fr. John Mulreany SJ, The Church of St. Francis Xavier & Rev. Angelo Plodari CS, Our Lady of Pompeii Church
Rosie Brenman Izzy Kossoy Youth Activist
Sarah Brenman Sarah Tabak Youth Activist
Ida Brodsky Shirley Martin Vice President, Car Equipment, Transport Workers Union Local 100
Sarah Brodsky Anne Winslow Nurse Practitioner (Retired) Texas
Ada Brucks El Puente Leaders for Peace and Justice
Laura Brunetti Oona Adams Laborers’ Local 79 & daughter Sadie Bunting
Josephine Cammarata Pablo Lizardo Porter, Local 32BJ SEIU
Francesca Caputo Union Health Center, NYC
Josephine Carlisi Anna Crull Student
Albina Caruso Rep. William J. Pascrell, Jr. Co-Chair Italian-American Congressional Delegation
Anna Ciminello Jamie E. Troise Triangle Family
Rosina Cirrito Adriana Fuente Hair Salon Worker
Anna Cohen Rural & Migrant Ministry’s Youth Empowerment Program
Anna Colletti Jenny Sandoval & Maria Gallardo NY Metropolitan Area Joint Board, Workers United SEIU
Sarah Cooper Barbara Byers Artist
Michelina Cordiano Perfecto Arroyo United Food and Commercial Workers Local 2013 & Paul Sherry Minister
Bessie Dashefsky Diana Feldman Triangle Family
Josie Del Castillo Robert Del Castillo Triangle Family
Clara Dockman Helmar Cooper Actor
Kalman Donick Elliot & Emily Steinberg Triangle Family
Nettie Driansky Rita Bobry Triangle Family
Celia (Civia) Eisenberg Allison Rose Kestenbaum Triangle Family
Dora Evens Heather Graham Actor
Rebecca Feibisch Edgar Romney Secretary-Treasurer, Workers United SEIU
Yetta Fichtenholtz Wally Lamb Writer
Daisy Lopez Fitze Elissa Sampson New Yorker
Grazia (Maria) Floresta Sonia Goldstein Artist, Activist
Max Florin Steven Kolb Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
Concettina Franco Dr. Fedele Vero Triangle Family
Rose Friedman Ann Newman Bacal Activist, Actor
Diana Gerjuoy Rosalyn Smith Beyond Incarceration Program Manager, Vday
Masha Gerstein Yeohlee Teng Designer YEOHLEE
Celia Gitlin Margaret Randall Writer
Esther Goldstein Jordan, Hudson & Nolan Hix Students
Lena Goldstein Eduardo Student
Mary Goldstein Peter Vasquez Student
Yetta Goldstein Michele and Pamela Esterman Triangle Family
Rosa Grasso Lori Reich Triangle Family
Bertha Greb V (Formerly Eve Ensler) Playwright, Activist
Rachel Grossman Felix Cavalieri Young Rascals
Mary Herman Bhavin Antala Pharmacist
Esther Hochfield Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall
Fannie Hollander Jon Michael Unhoused & Sam LaPell Student
Pauline Horowitz Cheryl Clarke Lesbian Poet
Ida Jukofsky Usha Kaul Student
Ida Kanowitz Anna Luczaj & Joe Soto Commercial Cleaners, Local 32BJ SEIU
Tessie Kaplan Mani Ivatury Student Ed Vargas & Elizabeth Weiner
Beckie Kessler Ellen Cassedy Co-founder, 9 to 5 Office Workers Association
Jacob Klein Joanne Borts Chorus Councillor, Actors’ Equity Association
Beckie Koppelman Romeo Guy Letter Carrier
Bertha Kula Doreen Wohl Lifelong Activist, Clara Lemlich Awardee
Tillie Kupferschmidt Breena Clark Novelist
Benjamin Kurtz Senator Elizabeth Warren
Marianna (Annie) L’Abbate Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church
Fannie Lansner Erica Lansner Triangle Family
Jennie Lederman Myriam Hernandez NY Communities for Change
Max Lehrer Richard Joon Yoo Triangle Fire Memorial Co-Designer & sons Lev & Jonah
Sam Lehrer Uri Wegman Triangle Fire Memorial Co-Designer
Kate Leone Judy Heumann Disability Rights Activist
Mary Leventhal Ai-Jen Poo Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Jennie Levin Joanna Kerns Director, Actor
Pauline Levine Da Homeless Hero
Nettie Liebowitz Gay Novack Triangle Family
Rose Liermark Amy Goodman Journalist
Bettina Maiale Mary Anne Trasciatti President, Remember the Triangle Fire
Coalition & daughter Bridget Caslowitz FIT, class of 2021
Francesca Maiale Tierra Williams Organizer, Laborers’ Local 79
Caterina Maltese James McGill Triangle Family
Lucia Maltese Kimberly Schiller Teacher
Rosarea Maltese Deborah Brown Women’s Liaison, Family & Women’s Assistance, Transport Workers Union Local 100
Rose Mankofsky Steven Greenhouse Labor Journalist
Rose Mehl Kalpona Akter President, Bangladesh Garment & Industrial Workers Federation (BGIWF)
Yetta Meyers Khanyisile Ndaba Student, Capetown & New York City
Gaetana Midolo Arlender Nuñez Garifuna Community Leader & daughters Arieth & Leylani
Annie Miller Elise Bryant President, Coalition of Labor Union Women
Maria Miraglia Heather McHale Amber Light Society IBEW Local 3 & Steamfitters
Beckie Neubauer Anne Marie Zaren Philadelphia Joint Board, Workers United SEIU
Annie Nicholas Debbie & Mark Wells Triangle Family
Michelina Nicolosi Kristen Herman Physical Therapist
Sadie Nussbaum Sara Nelson President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
Julia Oberstein Ariella Resnikoff-Diaz Student
Rose Oringer Mike Farrell Actor, Activist
Beckie Ostrovsky Seth Goldman Taxi Driver
Annie Pack Maya Bernstein Barista
Provvidenza Panno Nicole Vecchione Laborers’ Eastern Region Organizing Fund
Anna Pasqualicchio Ardito Katie Quan Former ILGWU Organizer
Antonietta Pasqualicchio Ellen Bravo Co-Founder, Family Values @ Work Network
Ida Pearl Roberta Reardon NYS Commissioner of Labor
Jennie Pildescu Analilia Mejia Deputy Director, Women’s Bureau, US Dept of Labor & Luz Mejia ILGWU Retiree
Vincenza Pinello Jose Antonio Vargas Founder, Define American
Emilia Prato Larry Goldbetter President, National Writers Union
Concetta Prestifilippo Robert Forrant Professor of History, UMass Lowell
Beckie Reines Ann Toback CEO, Workers Circle
Fannie Rosen Cheryl Wilkins Director, Women Transcending
Israel Rosen Davena Rattipal Student, Triangle Fire Course, NJ City University
Julia Rosen Etrita Abdullahu Student, Triangle Fire Course, NJ City University
Louis (Loeb) Rosen Rachel Swersey Triangle Family
Yetta Rosenbaum Nina Shapiro-Perl SEIU, PhD, Filmmaker, Anthropologist
Jennie Rosenberg Michelle Miller Co-Executive Director of
Gussie Rosenfeld Alice Ip ILGWU Local 23-25, 1982 Chinatown Strike Organizer
Emma Rothstein Luis Argueta Filmmaker, Guatemala & NY
Theodore Rotner Clayola Brown President, A Philip Randolph Institute & Civil, Human & Women’s Rights Director, AFL-CIO
Sarah Sabasowitz Jessica Garcia Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Santina Salemi Lou Miano Triangle Family
Serafina Saracino LuLu LoLo Performance Artist, Playwright, Actor, RTFC Board Member
Teresa Saracino Adrienne Andi Sosin & Joel Sosinsky RTFC Board Secretary Co-Authors of The NYC Triangle Factory Fire
Gussie Schiffman Susan Zugaib Director, Labor Chorus Anya Pathania
Theresa Schmidt Wendy Chun-Hoon Director, Women’s Bureau, US Dept of Labor
& Dashiell
Ethel Schneider Scott Grabell Berlin, Great Grandson of Ethel Monnick, Survivor
Velye Schochet Zelde Malevitz Triangle Family
Golda Schpunt Gale Brewer Manhattan Borough President
Margaret Schwartz Josie Perez Fruit and Vegetable Vendor
Jacob Seltzer Jack Robinson Firefighter with granddaughters Jojo & Ginny
Rosie Shapiro Erik Bottcher Politician
Ben Sklover Lisa Hazirjian Strategist & Organizer
Rose Sorkin Mei Lum Wing on Wo (WOW)
Annie Starr Vivian Sorenson Triangle Family
Jennie Stein Rona Doorry Homecare Worker Betty Odabashian Artist & Shole Minnick Student
Giovanna Stellino Shi Greene Construction Worker, Laborers’ Local 79, Mentor, Pathways to Apprenticeship
Jennie Stiglitz Shauna Irving Electrician, IBEW Local 3, Graduate, Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
Sam Taback Jose Luis Ortiz Artist, Mexico & NY
Clotilde Terranova Rose Marie Miele Triangle Family Ester Rizzo Scrittrice, Licata, Italy
Isabella Tortorelli Mallory Briancesco, Rory (6) Holly (10 months) Sutton (4), Triangle Family
Maria Giuseppa Tortorelli Lauletta Mallory Briancesco, Rory (6) Holly (10 months) Sutton (4), Triangle Family
Meyer Utal Michael Zweig Teacher
Catherine Uzzo Jean Hervey VP, SW Region, Workers United SEIU
Frieda Velakofsky Sara Kozlowski VP, CFDA Foundation, Education & Sustainability Initiatives
Bessie Viviano Rita Margules Clara Lemlich’s daughter
Rosie Weiner Emily Bass Triangle Family
Sarah Weintraub Lynn Southerland Animation Producer/Director
Tessie Wiesner Jonel Beauvais & daughter Milany Oakes Akwesasne Mohawk Nation
Dora Welfowitz Donna Chin Teacher
Bertha Wendroff Emma Virjan Artist
Joseph Wilson Elizabeth Wilson Triangle Family
Sonia Wisotsky Bryan, Barbara & Aden Mosak Triangle Family

Workers United, NY Central Labor Council, Workers Circle

Jane Margules, Jude Calder & Richard Harkness, Laura Farrell & Adam Bernstein, Ester Rizzo, Maribeth Whitehouse, Lou Mandarini, Mary Ann Hacker, Serphin R. Maltese, Leigh Benin, Nechemia Aaron Oberstein, Davidson Garrett