September 7 - Roundtable on 9/11: The New York Perspective 10 Years Later

Monday, Aug 29, 2011

9/11: The New York Perspective 10 Years Later
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
10 am to 12 noon
New York County Lawyers Association
14 Vesey Street (between Broadway and Church)
New York City

Please join New York Neighbors for American Values for a roundtable discussion examining the impact and aftermath of the tragedy of September 11 on New York City and its diverse residents. Experts drawn from various organizations will explore the real New York response, as we have lived it, examining the mistakes that were made as well as the extraordinary spirit of cooperation that was revealed following the attacks.  The discussion will include such topics as the effects of the tragedy on communities in downtown New York; the purpose of the rebuilding; lost freedoms; the aftermath of the tragedy for Muslim and South Asian communities in New York; and the role of the 9/11 families.

Speakers include:

Margaret Fung, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now! and New York Daily News
Talat Hamdani, 9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
Catherine McVay Hughes, Community Board #1
David Dyssegaard Kallick, Fiscal Policy Institute
Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union
Peter Marcuse, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Linda Sarsour, Arab American Association of New York

The roundtable will be moderated by Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and former columnist and staff writer at the Village Voice, New York Daily News, and The New York Observer.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to AALDEF at 212.966.5932 x204.