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Voices of 9/11 High School Intern Film Presentation: Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience
August 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
On Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00 pm, the high school interns at Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will present “Remembrance, Renewal, Resilience,” a film presentation commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The program is free and open to the community.
Each summer, a team of New Canaan High School students joins VOICES as interns. Through the program, the students gain a better understanding of 9/11, and the personal stories of resilience shown by so many.
“Most of today’s high school students have little to no memory of 9/11,” said Mary Fetchet, VOICES Founding Director. “VOICES feels strongly that it is critical for students to understand what transpired that day, and the powerful acts of healing and giving back by so many that have happened since. 9/11 changed the world, and our community—so close to New York City—was directly impacted.”
As part of their internship, this summer’s interns interviewed 9/11 family members and survivors. They learned first-hand about their personal experiences, their healing journeys over the 15 years since the attacks, and what they would want future generations to know about that historic day.