Sept. 7-12: MMC Invites Alumni to Campus Events to Honor 10-year Anniversary of 9/11
September 12, 2011
Date: Wednesday, September 7-Monday, September 12
Contact: If you would like to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 517-0458.
Marymount Manhattan College will be honoring the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 with a week of events from September 7 to September 12. Please see details for those events below. All events are free and open to members of the MMC community.
Beyond Belief Film Screening
Wednesday, September 7 at 1 p.m. and Friday, September 9 at 1 p.m., Main Building – Room 412
Susan Retik and Patti Quigley are two ordinary soccer moms living in the affluent suburbs of Boston until tragedy strikes. Rather than turning inwards, grief compels these women to focus on the country where the terrorists who took their husbands’ lives were trained: Afghanistan.
9/11: MMC Remembers
Thursday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m., Main Building – Room 412
Join the MMC community as we commemorate the 10-year anniversary of September 11. The event will feature a short film by Cecilia Perez Homar ’12, focused on the experiences, reactions and reflections of MMC faculty and staff.
Rethinking 9/11: Terrorism, War, and the Politics of Identity
Monday, September 12 at 1 p.m., Regina Peruggi Room
The tenth anniversary of the devastating events of September 11, 2001 is upon us. As part of our effort to understand what took place that day, as well as its subsequent impact on our country’s political culture and foreign policy, MMC’s Political Science Department, in association with the Division of Social Sciences and the Office of Academic Affairs, has invited the prize-winning journalist and author Gary Younge to give a talk on "Rethinking 9/11: Terrorism, War, and the Politics of Identity." Refreshments will be served.
Gary Younge is a longtime correspondent on U.S. politics and society for the British newspaper, The Guardian, for which he now writes a regular column. He is also a columnist for The Nation, a New York-based weekly magazine. He is the author of three books: No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South (1999); Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States (2006); and, most recently, Who Are We - And Why Should It Matter in the 21st Century? (2011).