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Upcoming Public Programs

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s public programs explore a range of topics reflecting on the ongoing impacts and continued resonance of the attacks, their historical context, and their aftermath.


20 Years Later: Advocacy and Activism

Thursday, May 26, 6 p.m.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the end of the nine-month rescue, recovery, and relief efforts at Ground Zero, film director Bridget Gormley, retired FDNY firefighter Robert Serra, and former Suffolk County police officer Phil Alvarez share their personal recollections of 9/11 and its aftermath and reflect on how their experiences influenced a fervent commitment to advocacy on behalf of those continuing to suffer from 9/11-related health effects.

    Never Again or Not on Our Watch? Memorial Museums and the Challenge of Current Events

    Monday, June 13, 6 p.m.

    Memorial Museums emerged in response to traumatic events, particularly those involving mass murder carried out on an unprecedented scale or by previously unimaginable means. Meant to commemorate, educate, and activate empathy to forestall similar atrocities in the future, memorial museums attest to the history of specific events and the individuality of those affected. Yet, current events have challenged memorial museums: should they remain solely focused on the particularity of their subject matter or should they use their moral authority to address contemporary tragedies?  9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald is joined by President and CEO of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Kari Watkins to discuss this ongoing challenge and reflect on their tenures as chief executives of these institutions.

    Through the fourth annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2022 are made possible by Bloomberg, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, IronNet, Marsh McLennan, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Greater New York Hospital Association, Montefiore Medicine and Morgan Stanley.