On November 20th, the Charter of Compassion, a longtime partner of ours, will mark its steady growth into 450 compassionate cities in 54 countries and its place as the largest in the compassion movement, with a Charter for Compassion Global Gala fundraiser. During the event, September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows will be honored with the THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION HUMANITARIAN AWARD. The Charter recognizes that compassion is at the core of the creation of our organization amid unfathomable loss. We are being recognized as a beacon for the compassion movement.
The event will be broadcast on November 20th, at 8pm PST and will be entirely virtual. It will include amazing awardees, magnificent musicians, poets and inspiring speakers. CLICK HERE to find more details.
OUR 20TH COMMEMORATION IN THE MEDIA: Widely read media outlets interviewed our members to mark the important event. From TIME Magazine to The Nation, from newsweek to the Independent, the Open Society Foundation and Tides: our voices remain significant as the country grapples with the long term effects of 9/11. PBS North Carolina as well as Interfaith Radio carried forward our messages of peace and forgiveness. Our members were quoted by the New York Times and their opinions were shared across Europe on German TV, in Austria, Spain and Sweden to name just a few.
PROJECT CONTD: PT member, Emily Grandcolas, examines how those who were kids on 9/11 and are now young adults processed their connection to the event, the fallout from that day and where we are now. The discussion Emily creates will give us a fuller account of the 9/11 story, how history unfolded and where we’ll go from here. Contact Emily with your story by CLICKING HERE. Read more about her ongoing project on instagram.
Bloomsburg University presents “Reaction to 9/11: Dialing Back Civil Rights, Violation of Human Rights” on Wed., November 10 from 5-7pm EST. The panelists joining in person and remotely include Mohamedou O. Salahi (best selling author and 14 year Guantánamo detainee, Andy Worthington (activist, writer and founder of CloseGuantanamo.org) and Bloomsburg alumna and PT member, Elizabeth Miller. The event will be live-streamed.
Professor Kane at Andover is offering a course this semester that will feature our members. Titled “9/11s” it covers the prismatic nature of 9/11 when considered from many disciplines such as religious studies, political, artistic, historical, computer science, and military points of view. Andover is a co-educational university-preparatory school for students from grade 9-12