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IS THE IFC MAKING A COMEBACK?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:39 am    Post subject: IS THE IFC MAKING A COMEBACK?
From Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:00 am to Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:59 am (included)
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On September 6, 2005 a media release was sent out from the International Freedom Center announcing the new members to the family advisory committee.

The following was included in the release

The International Freedom Center is envisioned as an integral part of the living memorial to September 11 at the World Trade Center site. It shares the mission of the World Trade Center Memorial to "strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance, and intolerance."

The Center is built on a view of freedom as a world historical movement in which America has played a leading role. The story of freedom is a narrative of hope. September 11 is an essential element of this story, powerfully illustrating that new challenges to freedom will always arise, that freedom's work remains unfinished, and that there is a place for all of us in this work.

The Center carries on its own work through three major components:



Museum exhibition spaces: will tell personal stories and explore crucial themes in the history of freedom, detailing the contributions of countless individual women and men, including the heroes of September 11, around the world who have made a difference to its cause.



An educational and cultural center: will sponsor an extensive array of lectures, symposia, discussions, films, and other events in its theaters and public halls that will nurture a respectful and positive global conversation on freedom in our world today.



A service and civic engagement network: will offer visitors opportunities to act in freedom's service in their own communities and around the world.

For full release click below:

http://www.where-to-turn.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6555


Just a few days ago a WTC Memorial Foundation Press Release was sent out that included the following

The Museum will communicate key messages that embrace both the specificity and the universal implications of the events of 9/11; document the impact of those events on individual lives, as well as on local, national, and international communities; and explore the legacy of 9/11 for a world increasingly defined by global interdependency.

For full release click below:

http://www.buildthememorial.org/site/DocServer/Airlinerideacrossamerica1__2_.pdf?docID=3301

It appears that the WTC Memorial is morphing into the International Freedom Center.

It is amazing that we cannot get the Foundation to properly display the names of the victims, that we had to fight for over a year to get the names above ground but the IFC, something that we had specifically removed from the plans, is basically what the Memorial is becoming.

We are not the only ones that fell this way as Debra Burlingame has pointed out;

Thought you should all see the latest press release from the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation on the occasion of a donation made in memory of the 33 flight crew members who perished on four airplanes. While it includes a statement that the foundation has a "sacred obligation" to "forever remember the courage displayed that day," it is deeply sad to me that the public will have to guess who the 33 crew members actually are. Identifying them and associating them to the specific airline flights on which they perished is seen by this same foundation as somehow detracting from the more important artistic concept of "randomness death."

Note also that some of the key supporters of the International Freedom Center appear to be making a come-back, reviving their internationalist, why-do-they-hate us agenda. An alarming paragraph in today's press release:


The Museum will communicate key messages that embrace both the specificity and the universal implications of the events of 9/11; document the impact of those events on individual lives, as well as on local, national, and international communities; and explore the legacy of 9/11 for a world increasingly defined by global interdependency.

Remember, folks, the museum was been sold to us as being "of a piece" with the memorial, i.e. making up for the memorial's glaring absence of any historic narrative, either about what actually occurred on September 11, 2001 (including a simple inscription with that date) or the deeds of those who died or survived. Now, that narrative and history will have to share space with the global interdependency crowd. But what, exactly, does that mean in terms of exhibits and educational programming? This needs to be clarified.

We agree that this issue needs to be clarified, addressed and corrected.

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