On December 10th 2020 SINCE 9/11 (with its partner, UCL Institute of Education) brought over 10,000 students from almost 300 UK secondary schools to an online event focusing on learning about 9/11 and why it remains of enormous relevance to them. The attendance reflects the importance placed by teachers on the lessons from 9/11 and subsequent terrorist attacks, and that knowledge of the causes and consequences of such events remain critical for young people’s education.
A panel of experts were hosted online by Lily Rosengard (gender and human rights advocate) and they shared their knowledge with the student audience. Speakers included:
Sir Simon Schama CBE, University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University, New York.
Sara Khan, UK government’s Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism
Nicky Napier, whose husband Alex was killed in the 9/11 attacks
Prof Martin Mills and Jeremy Hayward, UCL Institute of Education, who are conducting research for SINCE 9/11 on ‘Addressing Extremism in the Classroom’.
The event was endorsed by the DfE and Home Office. For SINCE 9/11 the event surpassed expectations with the volume of young people engaged at a time of debilitating Covid disruption in schools.
SINCE 9/11 is a non-political and non-denominational charity. Registered in England and Wales. Company number 7230819 & charity registration number 1136568. Registered office; Botanic House, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1PH