Peace & Justice Conversations: “Boatlift: An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience” Film & discusssion
September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us to watch and discuss “Boatlift: An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience”. Rather than a speaker, this will be a facilitated dialogue where all can share, reflect, and listen. This program will not be streamed or recorded so all can freely express themselves.
Everyone knows about the 9/11/01 attacks on the US, but few people have heard the many stories of cooperation, community and empowerment that happened in the wake of the violence. These expressions of mutual aid and participatory democracy could have led us to a new society then had they not been squashed in favor of an authoritarian, “us versus them” narrative. But we can still learn from what happened and imagine possibilities for a different future that we can work for.
In the film “Boatlift, An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience” (12 minutes) Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. It was the largest maritime evacuation in history and it was not planned or organized by officials, but carried out by ordinary people.
About NHPA’s bi-weekly Zoom Peace & Justice Conversation Series: 2020’s upheavals brought us to a new moment of reckoning and possibility. How do we want to live in the world? What do we value? How can we make the changes we’ve been yearning for? NH Peace Action has been engaged in working for change for decades. We’d like to bring you into these conversations about issues and options for the future. There is no charge to attend, but your contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated.