Peace Is The Language We Must Speak

MAY 2016

For all those of you who missed it: here is an interview with PT founding members, David Potorti and Phyllis Rodriguez. Both shed a light on our history and on our mission and goals. CLICK HERE  to listen.

28 pages: We issued a statement in regards to the 28 missing pages in the 2002 report entitled the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. CLICK HERE to read our statement.


May 15: Pax Christi Metro New York invites you to their Annual Peacemaker Awards Reception honoring: Phyllis, Orlando Rodriguez, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows as well as other individuals and organizations.  CLICK HERE for more details. Come join the celebration with wonderful people, delicious refreshments and beautiful music.

April 27 – May 11: The GDRMS Bookmakers and Dreamers Club, the Pages for Peace Foundation, and The Big Book bookmakers team, are excited to offer a “Big Book: Pages for Peace” community viewing event in Groton, MA as a thank you to all the hundreds of local citizens who supported this project over the last 12 years. CLICK HERE for all details. The “Big Book: Pages for Peace” event is dedicated to the founder, peace club leader, teacher and our ally, the late Betsy Sawyer.

June 1: In Our Son’s Name is being screened at The First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, MA. CLICK HERE for all relevant details.


Eric Leinung first joined PT during the organizing retreat in 2004, on which he accompanied member, John Leinung, his dad. Eric lost his older brother, John’s step-son, Paul Battaglia in the attacks. Paul worked for Marsh and McLennan on the 100th floor of Tower 1. Eric subsequently attended the founding conference of the World Network for Peace in 2006, and in the summer of 2007 served as PT’s office intern during which time he was involved in the lobbying campaign with Amnesty International about the closure of Guantánamo Bay. In 2011, Eric shared the story of his family’s loss as part of the award winning WNYC Radio Rookies workshop “Our 9/11: Growing Up In The Aftermath,” winner of a “Best Radio Documentary in a Top Market of 2011” from the Society of Professional Journalism’s Sigma Delta Chi awards. Eric is currently working freelance on a followup which he plans to have ready for the 15th commemoration and has interviewed several PT members already. Eric is also an aspiring theatre educator and playwright, he has written two professionally produced Off-Broadway plays under the name Eric Grayson.


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EDUCATORS: Academic use of the film should be arranged through the Filmmakers Library. CLICK HERE for the specifics.

NEW! THE STUDY GUIDE for the film is available now. You can download it from our website by clicking HERE.

We are approaching the 15th commemoration of 9/11 in September 2016. Leading up to this event, we have made it our goal to arrange as many screenings of In Our Son’s Name as possible. Help us reach our goal!


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