VOICES News Alert

10th Anniversary Day of Remembrance Events in New York City
New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street

September 10, 2011
10th Annual Information Forum
8:00am to 6:00pm

$10 per person, RSVP required

Join us for our 10th Annual Day of Remembrance Events on September 10th and September 11th in New York City! This year the September 10th Information Forum is focused on remembrance and resilience and with concurrent panel discussions, focus groups, presentations and 9/11 Living Memorial workshops. The event includes special guests, musical performances, several art collections and 9/11 Living Memorial Exhibits. A short-form documentary film featuring inspirational stories of resiliency will be premiered at the end of the day. Events are open to 9/11 families, rescue workers and survivors.

September 11, 2011
10th Anniversary Commemorative Luncheon
1:00pm to 4:00pm

$40 per person, RSVP required

Join us for our 10th Anniversary Commemorative Luncheon following the Memorial Observance, as we gather with our friends and family to honor the lives lost and recognize other members of the 9/11 community. The luncheon will include a candle light ceremony, special guests and musical performances.

We are looking forward to seeing each of you on September 10th and September 11th! We have included a schedule below, along with a list of the art exhibits that will be on display.
Space is limited so be sure to make your reservation in advance. Please RSVP to Michelle Doherty at mdoherty@voicesofsept11.org or by calling 203-966-3911. For an updated schedule visit our website at www.voicesofseptember11.org.


8:00am - Registration Begins

9:00am - 10:00am

Roundtable discussion for Family Members
Join the VOICES staff who will facilitate an open discussion about areas of concern for 9/11 families

Roundtable Discussion for Survivors
Join the VOICES staff who will facilitate an open discussion about areas of concern for survivors

Roundtable Discussion for Rescue and Recovery Workers
Join the VOICES staff who will facilitate an open discussion about areas of concern for rescue workers

10:00am - 10:45am

Music, Meditation and Spirituality - Tools To Build Resiliency
Toby Williams, M.A, MT-BC, LCAT, Director of Music Therapy at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones
Dr. Jeffrey Harrison, Licensed Therapist

Health Issues for Rescue and Recovery Workers
Scottie Hill, LCSW
Terry Miles, Director of the HHC WTC Environmental Health Center

11:00am - 12:00pm

Telling the Story of 9/11 - 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the 9/11 Living Memorial Project
Alice Greenwald, Executive Vice-President for Programs, Director of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Mary Fetchet, Founding Director of Voices of September 11th
Jan Ramirez, The Curator for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Finding Healing For Members of the Survivor and Rescue and Recovery Worker Communities
Gina Colelli, EMDR
Jose Mestre, Herb Specialist/Breathing Program
Jeanne Kenney, RN, BSN, HN-BC, Holistic Medicine

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Keynote Speaker and Building Bridges Awards

1:30pm - 2:30pm

What Survivors Can Learn From Others
Mike Jaffe, 9/11 Survivor
Luna Kaufman, Holocaust Survivor
Peter Miller, 9/11 Survivor
Gerry Bogacz, 9/11 Survivor
John Cole, Oklahoma City Family Member

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Break Out Sessions - To be announced

Update From The Office of the Medical Examiner (Families only)
Mark Desire, Assistant Director and WTC Identification Manager

Oklahoma City Exchange
Family members who lost loved ones in the Oklahoma City bombing will meet with 9/11 families, rescue and recovery workers and survivors.

3:00pm - 3:30pm


3:30pm - 4:30pm

Promoting Resiliency
Dr. Ken Druck, Founder of the Jenna Druck Center

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Closing remarks and New York Premiere of VOICES Short Form Documentary

9/11 Living Memorial Workshops - 8:00am - 5:00pm by Appointment
9/11 Living Memorial workshops will be held throughout the day. 9/11 family members, survivors and rescue and recovery workers are invited to bring photographs, newspaper articles and personal mementos to document their loved one's life as well as firsthand accounts of their personal experiences.

VOICES staff will be available by appointment to digitize mementos to include in the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archive. You may also drop off items that can be picked up later in the day or returned by mail after the event.

The NYC Office of the Medical Examiner - 10:00am - 3:00pm
The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will be available to make ID's from 10am to 3pm for family members of victims.

Paint By Number Invites the 9/11 Community to Paint 10th Anniversary Canvas
VOICES of September 11th and Dan Robbins, the inventor of the childhood classic Paint by Numbers, have come together to uniquely commemorate the 10th Anniversary by participating in a community art project. In March 2001, Dan Robbins was commissioned to create a PBN sketch of the New York skyline which includes the Twin Towers. For the 10th anniversary the painting, now titled 'Gone But Not Forgotten', will be released. Those participating in the Day of Remembrance events will be invited to paint a section of the canvas and share your personal reflections.

The 9/11 Tribute Flag Project Creating Art for VOICES
Once again Dianne Brudnicki, an art teacher from Duvall, Washington and her students will be attending our Day of Remembrance Information Forum to hand deliver art work that they have created for the 9/11 families. Dianne and her students have created tribute flags. Each flag has been personalized to tell the story of someone lost on 9/11 through the medium of print making.

Healing Hearts
Toronto artist John Coburn will display reproductions of pen and ink drawings that he created when we came to New York City in the aftermath of 9/11. The prints were included in a book titled "the Healing Hearts" which was published and distributed to the families.

"Remember September" Mail Artwork
This special project which was launched by Gail Ellspermann in 2001, asked participants to decorate an envelope as a personal reflection and to post mark the envelope on 9/11. School children and adults from around the world have participated in the project over the past 10 years. The "Remember September" project is a beautiful and thought-provoking tribute to those lost on 9/11. Visit www.rememberseptembermailart.com if you would like to participate.

Art: Profiles of Those Lost on 9/11
Michael DeMinico's exhibit of 8" by 12" portraits of oils on canvas entitled" portraits "Remembering: Portraits of 9/11" will be displayed. In the nine-plus years since DeMinico decided to pursue his idea, he has completed more than 1,100 portraits of those who lost their lives. A selection of these portraits will be on display.