Florida State University will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with several events.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9
9/11: NEVER FORGET PROJECT
8 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Thank A Soldier, a registered student organization at FSU, will place hundreds of miniature American flags on Landis Green as a memorial to the people who died on Sept. 11, 2001. A moment of silence will be observed at noon. Members of the organization will be present to facilitate discussion and the sharing of personal stories between FSU students and employees who pass through Landis Green. Participants will be able to write the names of Sept. 11 victims they knew on American flags and add them to the flag display. Stations will be set up around Landis Green so that participants can write letters to members of the U.S. military who are serving overseas. White poster boards will be available to anyone who wants to write down their thoughts and memories about Sept. 11. Contact: Jaimeleigh Salazar, director, Thank A Soldier, (561) 843-6675, firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMEMORATIVE QUILT DISPLAY
8 A.M. – 11 P.M.
ASKEW STUDENT LIFE CENTER
A 92-inch by 114-inch commemorate quilt, made by Florida State students in 2002, will be on display. The display will continue on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Contact: Kathleen Barber, (850) 644-0034, email@example.com
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10
MOMENT OF SILENCE
PRIOR TO 6 P.M. FOOTBALL GAME
DOAK CAMPBELL STADIUM
Leading up to the 6 p.m. FSU vs. Charleston Southern football game, a moment of silence will be observed prior to the Marching Chiefs’ performance of the National Anthem. At halftime, the Marching Chiefs’ show will be devoted to Sept. 11.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS RECOGNITION CEREMONY
SEMINOLE SOCCER COMPLEX
The FSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, FSU President Eric J. Barron and his wife, Molly Barron, will honor local emergency responders, including FSU Police Lt. Linda Riley; FSU First Responder Unit staff member Dan Bulecza and Student Executive Director Sam Henoch; and Collegiate Veterans Association President Jarod Lyon. (This event takes place prior to the FSU vs. Mercer soccer game, 1 to 3 p.m. Free parking is available at the garage on the corner of Stadium Drive and Spirit Way. Admission is free.) Contact: Cobretti Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
‘THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS’ FILM SCREENING
7 – 9 P.M.
STUDENT LIFE CINEMA
This documentary explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships. Part of the film contains stories about Sept. 11. To learn more about the film, click here. The screening is sponsored by the Spiritual Life Project at FSU, which was established to support the search for meaning, purpose and authenticity within the campus community. (The Student Life Cinema is located inside the Askew Student Life Center.) Contact: Kathleen Smith, (850) 644-3430, email@example.com, or Craig Filar, (850) 644-7596, firstname.lastname@example.org
9 – 10 P.M.
WOODWARD AVENUE COURTYARD
This vigil, sponsored in part by FSU’s Student Government Association, will provide members of the campus community with an opportunity to reflect on loss, remembrance and forgiveness. (The Woodward Avenue Courtyard is between the Askew Student Life Center, the Dunlap Student Success Center and the Center for Global Engagement.) Contact: Kathleen Smith, (850) 644-3430, email@example.com, or Craig Filar, (850) 644-7596, firstname.lastname@example.org
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13
LECTURE AND TWO PANEL DISCUSSIONS
5:30 – 8:30 P.M.
ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 211 N. MONROE ST.
Florida State University’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, in partnership with The Village Square, will present “Ten Years Time: 9/11, The Heart of America, The Shadow of the Middle East,” a program examining the effect of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. Barry Richard of the law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP will address, “Security, Pseudo-Patriotism, and the Erosion of American Liberties.” Then, officials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Justice will participate in a panel discussion on domestic security imperatives. Afterward, FSU religion Assistant Professor Adam Gaiser will be among featured panelists during a second panel discussion, “America and the Islamic World: Clash or Convergence.” Contact: Mark Schlakman, Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, (850) 644-4614, email@example.com.
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CONTACT: Jeffery Seay
(850) 644-0277; firstname.lastname@example.org