In Commemoration of the 19th Anniversary of 9/11/2001
we organized a webinar on September 8, 2020 on the topic:
The Intersection of Healing and Justice
Left to right: Marina Cantacuzino of The Forgiveness Project;
Fr. Michael Lapsley of the Institute for Healing of Memories – North America;
PT members Andrea LeBlanc who lost her husband and Iryna Muha who lost her father.
The members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows have worked for 19 years to turn the trauma and grief their families experienced into action for peace. We see a similar need for resiliency, merged with advocacy, arise as our lives are besieged by institutional racism, violence, and COVID-19.
In recognition of this 19th commemoration of 9/11, we will join with our international allies as we acknowledge our common experience with everyone affected by violence throughout the world. Together we will consider how engagement in advocacy has helped us heal. In sharing our experiences we seek to give hope to others who are experiencing their own trauma and grief.
Our special guests will be Marina Cantacuzino, founder of The Forgiveness Project and Father Michael Lapsley, founder of the Institute for Healing of Memories – North America. Additional speakers are PT members Andrea LeBlanc and Iryna Muha.
Moderators will be PT Founding Member Phyllis Rodriguez and Intern Nick Perrotti.
You can now watch the discussion on demand. Please click the registration button below
and use the passcode j42*yXgQ
In addition, we’ve created a discussion guide to go along with the webinar experience. It is meant to serve as an educational resource for teachers to help their students learn about 9/11 through a self reflective lens. Students will explore a variety of perspectives and extend their thinking through written reflection and/or interactive dialogue. The questions in the discussion guide promote critical thinking and open-mindedness, and serve as a spring board for students to think, speak, and act.
CLICK HERE to view the guide.