Wednesday, September 7th-9/11: Refuting Stereotypes & Challenging the Common Wisdom- Roundtable discussion on the aftermath of 9/11. 10am-12pm at the New york County Lawyers Association at 14 Vesey St, NY NY. RSVP here, today!
Thursday, September 8th- Our Diversity is our Strength: Standing Together 10 Years Later- Vigil at the intersection of Church and Park place. Featuring speakers, musicians and poets. 7-9pm. RSVP here, today!
9/11: Refuting Stereotypes & Challenging the Common Wisdom
September 7th, 2011
The New York County Lawyers Association
14 Vesey Street, NY (between Broadway and Church)
Refreshments will be served
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Examining What Went Wrong and What Went Right in New York’s Ensuing Decade
In this roundtable discussion, New York Neighbors for American Values will look at the impact and aftermath of the tragedy of September 11 on New York City and its people. Experts drawn from various organizations and universities will explore the way in which New York’s diverse communities rallied together after the tragedy, each using their unique character to help the city as a whole. We will examine the extraordinary spirit of cooperation that was revealed as well as the missteps that occurred in the years following the attacks. These experiences, as we lived them, refute the many negative stereotypes that political opportunists have conjured up, emphasizing instead the strength and diversity that has allowed New York to rebuild.
Moderated by award-winning journalist, and current faculty at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Tom Robbins.
Catherine McVay Hughes, NY Community Board 1; David Dyssegaard Kallick, Fiscal Policy Institute; Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union; Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now and NY Daily News; Linda Sarsour, Arab American Association of New York; Margaret Fung, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Peter Marcuse, Columbia University; Talat Hamdani, 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows