10th Anniversary Commemoration of September 11 Promotes Cultural Dialogue

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—To honor the memory of September 11, the Muslim Students Association and the Office of College Life Services at Prince George’s Community College present, “Never Forget 9/11: 10th Anniversary Commemoration.” The weeklong schedule of events includes a wall of healing display, tributes and a panel discussion. All events are free and open to the public.

A "Wall of Healing" Display, September 6-9, Largo Student Center, lobby and first floor of Marlboro Hall. The memorial wall provides an opportunity for members of the college community to write personal reflections, quotes, names of victims.

Supporting the Families of the Victims, September 6-9, Largo Student Center, lobby. Employees and students can donate to assist the children and families of September 11 by giving a monetary donation to Tuesday's Children, a nonprofit family service organization founded by family and friends of the September 11.

Dispelling the Myths of Islam, September 8, 1:30–3:30pm, Largo Student Center, Rennie Forum. Safi Khan, an expert on Islamic law and director of the Dar-us-Salaam Community in College Park, MD, will help dispel the myths of Islam. All attendees will receive a commemorative gift.

A Tribute, September 9, 11:00am–12:00pm, Largo Student Center, Rennie Forum. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of September 11 and the spirit of a community in unity through monologues, poetry, song, dance and video presentations.

For more information, contact the Office of College Life Services at 301-546-0853.

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.
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