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Anniversary in the Schools Webinar With Audio Description

This is a video trailer introducing the speakers selected for the 2020 Anniversary in the Schools webinar with an audio description.


Join students and teachers from around the world to commemorate the 19th anniversary of 9/11 by registering for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s free Anniversary in the Schools program. View a film highlighting first-person accounts of the attacks and their aftermath and connect with Museum staff in real-time through an interactive live chat. The 30-minute program will be available on demand throughout the day.

Speakers for this year’s webinar include:

Julie Sweeney Roth, 9/11 family member whose husband, Brian Sweeney, was killed when Flight 175 struck the South Tower

Sonia Agron, Red Cross volunteer who worked at Ground Zero and now suffers from 9/11-related health effects

Wesley Wong, retired FBI agent who responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11 and survived the collapse of both towers

Michael Hingson, 9/11 survivor who escaped from the North Tower by walking down 78 flights of stairs with his guide dog, Roselle

Jon and Caleigh Leiken, former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and his daughter, Caleigh, who was born in New York City on 9/11 after his wife evacuated lower Manhattan

This program will be available on-demand beginning Friday, September 11, 2020. On the anniversary, Education staff will answer student questions through an exclusive live chat.

For more information, contact the Education Programs staff at anniversaryintheschools@911memorial.org.

The webinar will be interpreted in American Sign Language and captioned. An audio description and Spanish subtitles will also be available.

The webinar is made possible thanks to generous support from the New York Life Foundation.