powerHouse Arena (37 Main St., Brooklyn)
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As the permanent 9/11 memorial becomes a reality at Ground Zero, this panel discussion, with Q and A, assesses the legacy of the spontaneous, ephemeral memorials created all over New York in the weeks following the attack. Panelists include: Martha Cooper, renowned documentary photographer; Dr. Harriet F. Senie, Museum Studies Dir., City College; Kay Turner, Folk Arts Dir., Brooklyn Arts Council; and, Steve Zeitlin, City Lore Dir.
About Remembering 9/11:
The 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York City is a sobering one, marking a fundamental shift in how Americans viewed the world and how the world viewed America. But, in the wake of devastation and loss, the true spirit of New York City dusted off the debris to mourn, heal, and recover, oftentimes with very public displays on sidewalks, streetlamps, stoops, and homes.
Martha Cooper’s photographs of street memorials erected in the days following the September 11 attacks comprise a touching and poignant look at how a city of millions responded in so many ways, ranging from angry accusations to loving remembrances and prayers for peace. With messages in multiple languages rooted in many different cultures, these photographs reflect New York City’s resilient and diverse citizens who together make up the greatest city in the world.