Frances Perkins was one of the WCC’s 100 founding members. On March 26th from 3:30PM to 4:30PM, one day after the 111th anniversary of the devastating fire that helped launch the U.S. labor movement, Perkins will have a street co-named after her. West 46th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues—a block that includes Hartley House, a nonprofit organization where she was a social worker—will now be named Frances Perkins Place.
Council Member Erik Bottcher, the New York City Department of Transportation, Manhattan Community Board 4, the Frances Perkins Center, The Perkins Family, and Hell’s Kitchen historian James Kaplan will host the unveiling. WCC’s former Chair of the Board and current counsel, Helen Diana (Heidi) Reavis, Esq., will appear as a guest speaker. Please RSVP to Council Member Erik Bottcher’s office at 212-564-7757 or [email protected].
Frances Perkins PlaceWest 46th street and 9th avenue
New York, NY
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