Events will commemorate 10th anniversary of 9/11
UM-Dearborn is partnering with ACCESS, the ACLU of Michigan, WDET and other local community organizations on a variety of events commemorating the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. The programs in Dearborn and Detroit under the theme “U.S. Rising: Emerging Voices in Post-9/11 America,” will be held on the days leading up to 9/11.
A panel discussion on how 9/11 shaped the lives of young activists will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 from 9-10:30 a.m. on the UM-Dearborn campus. The session will include a welcome from Chancellor Little and will feature WDET host Craig Fahle as the moderator with panelists Rashida Tlaib, Michigan state representative; Shirley Stancato, CEO, New Detroit; Linda Sarsour, director, Arab American Association of New York; Will Youmans, human rights activist and former hip-hop recording artist; David Knezek, student government president, UM-Dearborn and Asif Khan, student, UM-Dearborn.
UM-Dearborn students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a community service and intercultural connection called A-OK (Acts of Kindness) Detroit day on Sunday, Sept. 11. A-OK Detroit aims to transform 9/11 into a day of caring and service by bringing together diverse community groups with common missions of unity, peace, and mutual understanding. The project is in keeping with a White House initiative to make 9/11 an annual day of community service.
Volunteers from UM-Dearborn and a variety of community organizations will join together for a day of service at the Focus: HOPE’s campus in northwest Detroit. Volunteers will package food boxes, write letters to U.S. servicemen and women, and work in a community garden at Focus: HOPE. They will also pitch in to clean up vacant lots and abandoned homes in the neighborhood.
Details of the events are still being finalized visit www.usrising.org for more information and to register.