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9:00am - 4:30pm
Marriott Downtown Hotel | 85 West Street | New York City

VOICES 20th Anniversary Remembrance Symposium

 
 
VOICES 20th Anniversary Remembrance Symposium
 
September 9 and 10, 2021
 

VOICES 20th Anniversary Remembrance Symposium was held on Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel at 85 West Street in NYC, and also broadcasted online.

Remembrance, Reflection and Resilience was the theme of the two-day symposium as we remembered those we lost, reflected on our journey together, and looked to the future with renewed resilience. Presentations highlighted the expertise of professionals, who discussed accomplishments over the past 20 years and lessons learned. Topics included trauma and resilience, journalism and national security, the VCF and compensation programs, pending legal issues and personal reflections from all.

As we reflect on this milestone anniversary, we are grateful to the wonderful speakers who shared their important insights.

If you missed the event, click here to view the streams in their entirety.

 

 
September 9th Agenda
 
9:00am - 9:30am
Candlelighting Ceremony & Opening Remarks
 
Voices Center for Resilience
 
9:30am - 10:30am
Bearing Witness to Tragedy: How 9/11 Changed Journalism and Journalists
 
Author and Host of the 20th Anniversary Documentary Series "Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories"
Peter HaskellPeter Haskell
Host, WCBS Newsradio 880
Book Author and Columnist, The Bergen Record and USA Today
Author, New York Times Portraits of Grief
 
10:30am - 11:15am
Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of Special Forces in Afghanistan
 
Green Beret Veteran
Green Beret Veteran
 
11:15am - 11:30am
Break
 
11:30am - 12:30pm
Looking Back to Look Forward: What Worked & What’s Next?
 
Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, Wilson Center and Former US Representative
US Ambassador to India, 9/11 Commissioner and Former US Representative
Former US Representative
 
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch
 
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Understanding Resilience and Risk following Traumatic Events
 
NY Times Best Selling Author of What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma Resilience and Healing, a collaboration with Oprah Winfrey
 
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Voices of Victims, Survivors and Responders
 
Grief Educator, Imagine, A Center Coping with Loss
Assistant Director Department of Forensic Biology, NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner
9/11 Survivor
Brother of Dr. Michael Guttenberg, a responder who died post 9/11
Husband of Marijo Russell O’Grady, a survivor who died post 9/11
Gary SmileyGary Smiley
9/11 Responder
 
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Voices of Reflection: Artistic Stories of Hope and Healing
Dianne Brudnicki, Robert Carley, and John Coburn
20th Anniversary Seattle Art Project
 
4:30pm
Closing Reflections
 
Voices Center for Resilience
 

 

For a full list of confirmed speakers and biographies, click here.

If you can't attend the Symposium, but would like to make a donation, click here.

If you or your organization is interested in becoming a 20th Anniversary Commemoration Sponsor, click here.

 

 
Thank You to Our Sponsors
 
Commemorative Sponsors
 
Legacy Sponsors
 
Remembrance Sponsors
 
Presenting Sponsors