On September 12, 2011, the Staten Island campus offers the St.
John’s University community the opportunity to “make meaning of
9/11” by participating in a discussion with noted Professors
Barbara Kantz and Amy Tobol on the impact and effect of the 9/11
commemorative quilt. The title of the discussion is “United in
Healing: 9/11 Quilts and Their Legacy”, and will be held on
Monday, September 12, from 1:50 to 3:00 in the Lower Conference
Room of Kelleher Center. The discussion follows the weekend
long exhibit of the national 9/11 commemorative quilt, created by
the organization United in Memory.
Dr. Kantz, Ph. D. and MSW, is an Associate Professor of History
and Human Services at Empire State College.
Dr. Amy Ruth Tobol, Ph.D. is Associate Dean of the Long Island
Center of Empire State College/SUNY.
As members of the faculty and administration of Empire State
College, they saw firsthand the impact of 9/11 on a college
community that has strong relationships with members of the NYPD,
FDNY, and EMTs. In recognition of these close ties, Empire
State College created its own quilt, now on permanent display at
the Long Island Center, that serves as a touchstone for the college
community and powerful reminder of how universities can affect its
With the benefit of this experience, Drs. Kantz and Tobol
will lead a discussion with St. John’s students, faculty, and staff
about the legacy of 9/11 quilts and the power of public memory ten
years later. With the national 9/11 quilt as their
inspiration, participants in this discussion can also learn about
ways in which universities can use the tragic circumstances of this
disaster to build community and renewed resolve for service.
This event is open to all members of the St. John’s University
community, faculty, staff, administrators and students.
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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.Since lunch will be served,
please RSVP by Tuesday,
September 6, 2011 to Robert Fanuzzi at email@example.com
Monday, September, 12, 2011
Kelleher Center-Lower Level, Staten Island Campus