22nd Annual Symposium | Forging Pathways to Resilience
VOICES hosted its 22nd Annual Remembrance Symposium on September 9 and September 10 in NYC. The event was presented in partnership with LinCT-AA and INVICTM, and brought together distinguished professionals working in national security, law enforcement, and victim services.
Forging Pathways to Resilience. Our second day program reflects the strength and resilience of the 9/11 community. Subject matter experts shared their expertise and provided updates on many important topics relevant to victims’ families, responders, and survivors. Presentations also informed professionals and organizations providing long-term victim services.
September 10 Presentations
Welcome Remarks and Candlelighting Ceremony
VOICES Today: The Continuum of Care
Keynote Address - The Resilience Response: How We Go On
Vicarious Resilience: Acknowledging the Impact of Our Work
Seeking Justice: JASTA and Other Litigation
Victim Compensation Fund: Introducing the New Special Master
9/11 Victim Assistance and Compensation Programs
Reflections on the 22nd Anniversary: The Significance of Partnerships
Mary Fetchet – Founding Director and President, Voices Center for Resilience; Member Operation Kenova Victim Focus Groups and INVICTM
Elizabeth L. Hillman, PhD – President and CEO, National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Edie Lutnick – Co-Founder and President, Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund
Bill Rauch – Artistic Director, Perelman Performing Arts Center
Jay S. Winuk – Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, 9/11 Day
Leadership in Counterterrorism Alumni Association (LinCT-AA)
Since its inception in 2008, the LinCT-AA has brought together senior police and intelligence leaders from the “Five Eyes” – Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States - to promote personal and professional development, networking, exchange of good practices, and global thinking. LinCT-AA leaders continue to ensure that victims have been included in and considered as essential partners in the discussions and the work of the association.
The International Network Supporting Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence (INVICTM)
Created in 2016, INVICTM brings together trusted experts dedicated to improving support for victims of terrorism and mass violence. The strength of INVICTM lies in the ability to share lessons learned, leverage the knowledge and expertise of its members and their networks, to influence change and turn research into action within our own countries and globally. The group of over 30 international members includes NGOs, law enforcement agencies, civil society members and other experts that provide information based upon their background, country and professional perspective.
Voices Center for Resilience (VOICES)
Established in 2001, VOICES provides long-term support services for thousands of victims’ families, responders and survivors. Using social work practices, VOICES implements a wide array of programs that provide continuity of care and address the ongoing psychological needs of the 9/11 community. Programs include individual consultation and referrals, virtual support groups, educational workshops and an annual symposium in NYC. VOICES will provide consultation in the design of study materials, to ensure that materials are sensitive to the 9/11 survivor community. VOICES will also serve as a resource and referral center.