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Emily Grandcolas

I found out about Peaceful Tomorrows through my Aunt Nancy, who is also a member of the group. Throughout my schooling and professional career I’ve been taught that when things go wrong, how you choose to respond is very important. After my family lost my Aunt Lauren on Sept. 11th, what followed didn’t make sense to me as a child and shames me now as an adult.

Making sense of things has manifested in my own work as a media producer. I work on documentaries and non-fiction projects and I am currently collecting testimony of Holocaust survivors. Speaking with survivors and their families affirms for me the importance of remembrance, tough conversations and facing our countries response in a moment of darkness. I’m glad PT is here to encourage people to have tough conversations, to speak up for peace and to speak out about what kind of country we want to be.


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