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May Update

May 29, 2009

New "Exploring 9/11" Webcast and Discussion Guides

Each month, we present a new webcast interview in our series, "Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After," where scholars and experts discuss the emergence of Al-Qaeda, events leading up to 9/11 and the continuing impact of the attacks.

In order to help make the interviews more accessible to high school and college audiences, we are now offering supplementary materials for each webcast. These resources, which can be printed from www.national911memorial.org, include review and discussion questions, note key individuals, and highlight relevant vocabulary. The materials identify entry points to topics surrounding September 11, 2001, offer ideas for further research, and encourage debate about evolving perceptions, attitudes, and questions.

This month, Nilufer Gole, Professor of Sociology and Director of Studies at the Graduate School of Social Sciences in Paris, discusses Islam and modernization, focusing on the implications of the recently developing Turkish Muslim identity on urbanization, politicization, religious tensions and globalism in Turkey. In the interview, Gole talks about the prominence of Islam in discussions of globalism since 9/11.

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In the News: Fashion Industry to Support 9/11 Memorial Through Sale of Special T-Shirt
A special limited-edition t-shirt has been created for the NYC event, ďFashionís Night OutĒ and will go on sale at participating retailers starting in mid-August. Proceeds from its sale will support the Memorial & Museum.


Construction Update
On Friday, May 8, 2009, construction workers poured the first 60 cubic yards of street-level concrete at the World Trade Center site. These slabs will form the base of the Memorial Plaza.

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Partnership with VOICES of September 11th to Support Living Memorial Project
VOICES of September 11th is partnering with the Memorial & Museum to incorporate the Living Memorial Project, a growing digital archive of remembrances, into the Museum.

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Sponsor a Cobblestone for Father's Day
Share the gift of hope and remembrance this Fatherís Day by sponsoring a cobblestone for the 9/11 Memorial. Sponsoring a cobblestone is a special opportunity to be a part of building this national tribute. Each cobblestone will line the Memorial and can be sponsored in honor of a loved one.


Museum Interview: Tribeca Resident Remembers Coming Home After School on September 11, 2001
Rita Calvo recalls returning to her Lower Manhattan home on the morning of September 11. Rita describes what she saw and her fatherís attempts to maintain a sense of normalcy for the family in the midst of the unfolding emergency. She also talks about growing up with the Twin Towers anchoring her neighborhood.


Featured Acquisition: Parents of WTC Victim Donate Sonís Clothing and Missing Posters
34-year old Richard Caproni, an insurance account specialist at Marsh McLennan who worked on the 98th floor of the North Tower, died on September 11, 2001. His parents have entrusted the Memorial Museum with some of Richardís favorite clothing items as well as a missing poster they created after the attacks.

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This Month's StoryCorps: A Story from the Recovery Effort
After September 11, thousands of men and women came to New York City to aid in the recovery effort. As a construction project manager with the city agency in charge of the clean up, John Romanowich arrived at the World Trade Center site just days after the attack.


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