Miami students host 9/11 remembranceSep 10, 2010
Miami University students will host public conversations to commemorate
9/11 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, on the plaza at King
Library. The community is encouraged to share reflections, remembrances
and observations about life in post-9/11 United States.
Students in "American Studies 301: Practice of American Studies: Public Stories," organized the local event in conjunction with the national September Project.
“This event is a way for us to remember those who lost their lives and were affected, as well as a way to support our troops,” observed senior Jacob Mercer.
This is the third time that Miami University participated in The September Project. The project is a coordinated effort to foster public events in all libraries in all countries in September. Since 2004 libraries across the world have organized events about freedom and issues that matter to their communities during the month of September. This grassroots project favors free over fee, public over private, and voice over silence. To date, over 1200 public, academic, school, government, and special libraries in 35 countries have hosted and organized September Project events.
September Project events explore issues that matter – like peace or freedom and include book displays, panel discussions, civic deliberations, film screenings, theatrical performances, community book readings, murals, kids’ art projects, and much more.
September Project events are free and organized locally. For more information, visit http://theseptemberproject.org.
Miami librarians Jenny Presnell and Jason Jackson collaborated with Kelly Quinn, assistant professor of American Studies, and her students on this event.