This year’s webinar speakers include:
Julie Sweeney Roth, a 9/11 family member whose husband, Brian Sweeney, was killed when Flight 175 struck the South Tower
Sonia Agron, a Red Cross volunteer who worked at Ground Zero and now suffers from 9/11-related health effects
Wesley Wong, a retired FBI agent who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and survived the collapse of both towers
Michael Hingson, a 9/11 survivor who escaped from the North Tower by walking down 78 flights of stairs with his guide dog, Roselle
Jon and Caleigh Leiken, the former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and his daughter, Caleigh, who was born in New York City on 9/11 after his wife evacuated lower Manhattan
The program will be available on-demand beginning Friday, September 11, 2020. Educators will have the ability to preview the full program in early September. On the anniversary, Education staff will answer student questions through an exclusive live chat. The webinar will be interpreted in American Sign Language, captioned, and can be played with Spanish subtitles. An audio description will also be available.
This webinar was made possible in partnership with the New York Life Foundation.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff