Democracy, Freedom, and Security: Reflecting on September 11
September 7, 2016
Speakers: Peaceful Tomorrows and BCC faculty and students.
The first event in the 2016-2017 BCC President’s Conversation Series on Democracy and Freedom marked the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC on September 11, 2001, which killed almost 3,000 victims. The victims included firefighters (343), police officers (60), and rescue workers. The victims represented ninety-three nations and every major world faith. Thousands of victims have not yet been identified.
Our commemoration had two goals: 1. To focus on the personal stories of September 11th that are often lost in the politicization of the attacks. 2. To discuss how these terrorist attacks and the ones that have followed have changed our understanding of democracy, freedom, and security.