WHAT: Voices of September 11th (VOICES) is hosting a press conference on Friday, September 9 at 1pm. Here, you will have the opportunity to speak and meet with family members, rescue workers, and survivors that the organization has not only inspired to endure following 9/11, but who have used their experience to make a positive impact on their own lives and in their communities.
You will hear from VOICES' Co-founder and Founding Director Mary Fetchet and her husband Frank Fetchet, parents of Brad; VOICES Board member Bonnie McEneaney, wife of Eamon McEneaney; and Dan Chung, CEO of Fred Alger Management, who lost 35 employees in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
In addition to hearing their stories and experience, you will also preview special 9/11 art exhibit memorials created by several prominent artists, including John Coburn, Michael DeMinicio, and Dan Robbins. You will also view a short-form documentary that tells the stories of four individuals who experienced loss on 9/11.
This is a media-only event prior to the Tenth Anniversary Day of Remembrance Forum on September 10th and the Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Luncheon on September 11. Events are open to 9/11 for families, rescue workers and survivors. VOICES will host the New York premiere of the short-form documentary film, Voices, created exclusively for a 9/11 commemoration on September 8th in Washington, D.C. which was co-hosted by Voices of September 11th and the Center For National Policy.
WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2011, 1:00pm
WHERE: New York Marriott Downtown Hotel
85 West Street
New York, New York
ABOUT VOICES: Voices of September 11th (VOICES) was founded in 2001 by 9/11 family members, Mary Fetchet and Beverly Eckert to provide information and a wide range of support services for all those impacted by the attacks on September 11, 2001. Led by Mary Fetchet, a clinical social worker and educator who lost her 24 year old son Brad, VOICES dedicated staff provide continuity of care and facilitate programs that promote resiliency and address the long-term, intergenerational needs of 9/11 families, rescue workers and survivors. In 2006 VOICES launched the 9/11 Living Memorial Project to assist families in the process of creating a meaningful tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost and to document the stories of thousands of rescue workers and survivors at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA.. Today, the 9/11 Living Memorial is an extensive online collection of over 60,000 photographs, written tributes and personal keepsakes contributed by families, so the world will always remember the lives of those lost and the inspirational stories of those who survived. The 9/11 Living Memorial will continue to expand and become a core component of exhibits at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
With offices in Connecticut, New Jersey and Washington, DC, VOICES membership has grown to over 13,000 families living in the United States and abroad. VOICES experienced social workers provide a wide array of support services including case management, support groups, educational programs, workshops and an annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum on September 10th and September 11th Commemorative Luncheon. 9/11 Living Memorial workshops are conducted in communities around the country.
ABOUT THE FILM
VOICES: The survivors and families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks provide inspirational personal examples demonstrating hope and altruism. This documentary tells the stories of four individuals who experienced loss on 9/11: Roman Gertsberg, who lost his daughter Marina; Dana Tamuccio, who lost her brother Michael; Dan Chung, CEO of Fred Alger Management who lost 35 of his associates, and Mary Fetchet, who co-founded Voices of September 11th after she lost her son Brad. The documentary highlights the inspirational strength of the human spirit exemplified in the families who have created foundations and memorials to honor the lives lost and to benefit the lives of so many others.
More information about Voices of September 11th can be found at: http://www.voicesofsept11.org