9/11 Tribute Center programs are offered throughout the year. Lectures, educational workshops and support programs are available to unite family members who lost loved ones, survivors, Lower Manhattan residents, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of 9/11. Visit tributewtc.org for a schedule of upcoming programs and events.
Staten Island’s first Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk will take place at Clove Lakes Park, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Pancreatic cancer is a very underfunded and understudied cancer. For the last 40 years, there is has been no significant change in its survival rate — an abysmal 3%-7%. Pancreatic cancer rates are abnormally high among those who worked the World Trade Center recovery effort. Money raised from the walk will be donated to the National Pancreatic…Find out more »
“Black Swans and Burstiness: Countering Myths about Terrorism” John Jay Center on Terrorism Friday Seminar with Gary LaFree
The John Jay Center on Terrorism Friday seminar on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 3:00pm will feature Gary LaFree. His topic will be Black Swans and Burstiness: Countering Myths about Terrorism.The seminar will be held in New Building Room L2.84 of John Jay College. La Free is currently Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. He is one of the authors of the…Find out more »
On Friday, November 13, 2015 at 11:00am, a plaque dedication will be held honoring the memory of Firefighter Eugene J. McCarey, L-36, who died of World Trade Center-related illness on November 13, 2014. The dedication will take place in the quarters of Engine 95, Ladder 36. E-95/L-36 29 Vermilyea Avenue New York, NYFind out more »
Will Jimeno, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department (PAPD) officer who was trapped in rubble during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will speak and donate a piece of steel from the World Trade Center to the Auburn University Veterans Resource Center on Friday, November 13, 2015. The donation of steel will be made at 10:30am in 217 Foy Hall and Jimeno will speak about his experiences at 1:00pm in Lowder Hall, room 113A. The…Find out more »
The 2015 World Pancreatic Cancer Day is November 13, 2015. Worldwide there are around 280,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer each year and it is the seventh biggest cancer killer. Rates of pancreatic cancer are abnormally high among World Trade Center recovery workers. Yet the disease barely gets attention. This cancer is chronically underfunded and has languished in the ‘too-hard-to-deal-with’ category for far too long. This is reflected in the dire survival rates between 3 to 6%, which haven’t improved for…Find out more »
There will be a screening of the new documentary, Back from the Brink: Countering Violent Extremism, on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs at Georgetown University in Washington. Back from the Brink: Countering Violent Extremism examines questions such as Why do marginalized youth join violent organizations? And What approaches have worked to help them escape the cycle of violence? The film also showcases the efforts of many communities worldwide —…Find out more »