Upcoming Public Programs
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s public programs explore a range of topics reflecting on the ongoing impacts and continued resonance of the attacks, their historical context, and their aftermath.
Rebuilding After 9/11: How the Fire Department of New York Was Forever Changed
Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m.
In the aftermath of 9/11, the FDNY faced a terrible reality: 343 active-duty members had been killed in the attacks, including much of its leadership. The department needed to rebuild from top to bottom, while caring for grieving members and 9/11 families, deploying firefighters to the World Trade Center site for the rescue and recovery operation, and providing fire protection for the city. Former FDNY Fire Commissioners Thomas Von Essen, Salvatore Cassano, and Daniel A. Nigro are joined by Brian McDonald, author of Five Floors Up, which chronicles the life of Chief William Feehan, the only person to have held every rank in the FDNY, who was killed on 9/11. They reflect on the history of the FDNY, the experience of the department on 9/11, and how the department rebuilt.
Invisible Victims: 9/11 and Undocumented Immigrants
Thursday, October 20, 6 p.m.
It is estimated that of the 2,977 people killed on 9/11, 67 were undocumented immigrants – the majority having been workers at the Windows on the World restaurant atop the North Tower. Dr. Sekou Siby shares his own 9/11 experience as one of these workers, and is joined by Alexandra Délano, Associate Professor of Global Studies at the New School, and Benjamin Nienass, Associate Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University, to highlight the stories of undocumented immigrants who died on 9/11, while discussing the complex legal processes of proving their existence and ensuring they would not be forgotten.
Through the fourth annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2022 are made possible by Bloomberg, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, IronNet, Marsh McLennan, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Greater New York Hospital Association, Montefiore Medicine and Morgan Stanley.