For Immediate Release Refuting Post-9/11 Stereotypes to be Focus of Panel Discussion Commemorating 10th Anniversary of Attacks

Written by 212-691-6421 on September 6, 2011


For Immediate Release:

Contact: Susan Lerner

Sept 6, 2011

212-691-6421

Refuting Post-9/11 Stereotypes to be Focus of Panel Discussion Commemorating 10th Anniversary of Attacks

Non-Partisan Coalition of 130 New York Area Groups Draws September 11th Families, Professors, Legal Experts, Journalists, Community Group Leaders To Discuss New York Achievements and Missteps Following Attacks

Tomorrow, September 7, from 10 AM to 12 PM, New York Neighbors for American Values, a non-partisan coalition of more than 130 prominent civic, religious, interfaith, civil liberties and civil rights organizations will host "9/11: Refuting Stereotypes, and Challenging the Common Wisdom," a roundtable discussion examining the impact of the September 11th attacks on New York City and its people.

Experts will explore the ways in which New York's diverse communities rallied together after the tragedy, as well as the missteps in the years following the attacks. These experiences refute the negative stereotypes that political opportunists have conjured up, emphasizing instead the strength and diversity that has allowed New York to rebuild.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Tom Robbins, award-winning investigative journalist, and current faculty at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with panelists from a variety of prominent NY-area organizations.

MODERATED ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: WHAT: "9/11: Refuting Stereotypes, and Challenging the Common Wisdom" Panel Discussion

WHO: New York Neighbors for American Values

Moderator: Tom Robbins (Investigative Journalist, CUNY School of Journalism, Village Voice)

Confirmed Panelists: Donna Lieberman (New York Civil Liberties Union), Juan Gonzalez (Democracy Now! and NY Daily News), David Kallick (Fiscal Policy Institute), Catherine McVay Hughes (NY Community Board 1), Peter Marcuse (Columbia University), Margaret Fung (Asian American Legal Defense Fund), Linda Sarsour (Arab American Association of New York), and Talat Hamdani (9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows)

WHEN: September 7, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WHERE: The New York County Lawyers Association 14 Vesey Street, NY (between Broadway and Church)

New York Neighbors for American Values is a coalition of more than 130 organizations that embraces the core American values of religious freedom, diversity and equality. For more information please visit: http://nyneighbors.org/

Office: Common Cause New York

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

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