UPDATE: SIGNUP DEADLINES EXTENDED!
** Email firstname.lastname@example.org by NOON TODAY, Thursday September 8th to sign up for tonight’s event, Gathering in Commemoration!
** Visit Charine John, Linda Harkness, or Brian Nocella in SR 109 by 5pm TODAY, Thursday, September 8th to sign up for St Paul’s Remembering with Hope event on Sunday.
As the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaches, we want to let you know of the many ways you may choose to reflect here in London upon — what was for many — a day that changed the world. We know that for some of you this day may hold a tremendously powerful significance, and you should know that we are here to offer as much or as little help as you feel you need.
- Thursday, September 8th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
- Faraday House Auditorium
- Reserve tickets by Tuesday, September 6th
Project Mosaic is a UK-based charity that teaches people to be more tolerant of those coming from different backgrounds. They promote interfaith and intercultural tolerance through lectures, film and talks. The Gathering in Commemoration will honor the nearly 3,000 people from dozens of countries who perished in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and remember all people killed in violence fueled by group hatred. Every nationality, faith and age group are welcome.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance by Tuesday, September 6th. To secure a ticket, email email@example.com.
To learn more about Project Mosaic, visit their website here.
Remembering with Hope at St Paul’s Cathedral
- Sunday, September 11th at 11:00am
- St Paul’s Cathedral
SU London has secured a limited number of tickets to this remembrance service at St Paul’s Cathedral. This will surely be a poignant way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Centre, as well as the 20th anniversary of the Fire Fighters Memorial Trust.
To secure a ticket, see Charine John in the Student Life Office (SR 109) by Wednesday, September 7th.
East End Markets & Brick Lane Festival Tour
- Sunday, September 11th at 9:45am
- Meet at the Kindertransport Memorial by McDonald’s at Liverpool Street Station
While not a 9/11 commemoration per se, every semester we embark on this popular tour of the East End of London which allows students to see first hand the cultural and racial diversity of this global city. London is a community that has adapted to differences and newcomers remarkably well, and we think this is a fitting day to embrace harmonious diversity.
Sign-ups begin on Wednesday, 31st August at the Housing Desk at Faraday House. There is a £5 refundable deposit due when you sign up for this trip.
We can only imagine the stresses you are feeling as you settle into a new city and home, start your classes, meet new friends, and deal with varying degrees of culture shock. Only you can decide what is the best way to mark this anniversary, but you should feel comforted to know that while you are far away from home — you are a member of a community that is here to reflect alongside you during this time.