10th December 2020, 11am
You will remember exactly where you were on 9/11, but no student at your school today was even born.
Our mission is to educate those who don’t know what the world was like before 9/11 – about the events,causes and consequences, so we can build a legacy of hope from the tragedy of that day and the terror attacks that have followed since across the world. Ahead of next year’s 20th anniversary of 9/11, and to mark Human Rights Day on 10th December, the charity SINCE 9/11 will be hosting an online summit for secondary school students around the country.
The Summit will feature a host of expert speakers – from a relative of a victim of the attacks, to leading educators on countering extremism – with a panel allowing students to ask live questions. The Summit is in association with research being carried out by UCL Institute of Education on behalf of SINCE 9/11.
Go to www.eventbrite.co.uk and search virtual student summit.
And don’t forget to share and pass on details of the event to your teacher friends and colleagues.
Sara Khan was appointed by the Home Secretary in January 2018 as the Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism. Prior to her appointment, she was a director of Inspire, an organisation she co-founded to challenge gender inequality and Islamist extremism.
Sir Simon Schama, CBE is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University NY and a Contributing Editor of the Financial Times. He is the author of nineteen books and the writer presenter of fifty documentaries on art, history and literature for BBC2.
Nicky Napier was living in New Jersey with her husband Alex and their three young children, when the World Trade Center was attacked. Alex, who worked at the top of 2WTC, lost his life that day.