Friday, September 2, 2011
September 11th: How to Interpret a Decade of Memories
At 4p.m. next Thursday, the Emory Center for Ethics will be sponsoring the panel discussion, "Memory and Memorialization: What Should September 11th Mean?"
Dr. Edward Queen, the Director of the Ethics and Servant Leadership (EASL) program and a speaker on the panel, has shared a few insights as to how the topic was conceptualized. He remarks that the tenth anniversary of September 11th requires an analysis of the "meaning behind our memories."
Angelika Bammer, a professor in Emory's Institute for Liberal Arts and expert in memory studies and critical cultural studies will be contributing to the discussion. Also on the panel will be Marshall Duke, Candler Professor of Psychology, and his brother Martin Duke who worked in the World Trade Center and survived the attack.
The purpose of the discussion will be to reflect on the "nature" of remembering and how our responses have transformed over time. It is particularly important for incoming freshman who carry with them "real or received" memories from 2001 to reflect on the ways in which memories and reality of September 11th have changed our lives in the past ten years.