Nov. 25, 2012 Fatal Fire in Bangladesh Highlights the Dangers Facing Garment Workers (New York Times)
All of us at Bonnie Roche Productions would like to take a moment to send our most sincere condolences to the victims of this tragic event in Dhaka. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends that continue to be affected by this event.
Those of us in the Western world at times may take for granted the worker safety laws that guarantees all of us a safe working environment, no matter what your job may be. These laws dictate maximum occupancy of a building to ensure that there will be enough exits to safely evacuate everybody in an emergency. These laws mandate placement of exit signs that can still be seen in adverse lighting condition. These laws make sure that fire escapes are in place that can support the weight of the evacuees.
The ability for us to come to work and have the security and peace of mind to focus solely on the work was not always a right. Let us take this moment to give thanks to our forebears who fought so hard for these rights we now enjoy and let us continue to keep in mind that for many workers across the globe, the fight for labor laws that provide a safe work environment and fair treatment of all workers has only just begun.
March 22, 2012 NY1–Inside City Hall’s Josh Robin marked the 101st anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire with members of the creative team behind From the Fire
Watch the video here.
Feb 17, 2012 And a big shoutout goes to WNET for their 2012 Emmy nomination for the following piece they did on From the Fire!
Congratulations to Rafael Pi Roman and the entire WNET Sunday Arts Team!!