11: A look ahead, a look back
memorial events planned on the Berkeley campus
the hours and days after last fall's terrorist attacks,
thousands of students, faculty, staff and others gathered
on the UC Berkeley campus to mourn, to reflect and to speak
out. A year later, Sept. 11 will again be a time for coming
together as a community to remember those who died and to
reaffirm the values of free speech and civil discourse.
central memorial on campus will be a moment of silence following
the noon chiming of the Campanile bells. Events also are
being organized by the Associated Students of University
of California (ASUC) and the Graduate Assembly (GA), in
collaboration with Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl, to include
the voices of students – in words and song –
commemorating Sept. 11, 2001.
memorial events, some beginning on September 10, are
planned as well.
a.m. - Campanile bells will toll
for 5 minutes to mark the moment of the first attack in
New York. The bells will toll three more times in the hours
that follow to mark each subsequent attack.
a.m. - Interfaith Circle of Remembrance
Words, music and ritual invoking the spirit of prayer and
unity of all people, at the Sproul tree line. Sponsored
by University Religious Council.
- After the chiming of the hour, a moment of silence
will be observed campuswide, followed by the tolling of
the Campanile bells.
p.m. - Concert: In memoriam
Reflective music from various cultures and centuries, at
Hertz Hall. The University Chorus, Chamber Chorus and University
Symphony will perform. Chancellor Berdahl will speak at
the beginning of the concert. (Seating in Hertz Hall is
by the Department of Music.
p.m. - Reflections on 9/11
Student government leaders will host a program of music,
poetry and reflection on the steps of Sproul Hall. Chancellor
Berdahl will share his thoughts, and 12 student voices will
be selected randomly, to represent diverse views. Sponsored
by the ASUC and GA.
p.m. - Share your thoughts on 9/11
Open mic on Sproul steps. Sponsored by
the ASUC and GA
p.m. - Candlelight vigil
A memorial including musical performances and readings.
Sponsored by the ASUC and GA
further information on these events, call 643-7003.
it is thousands of miles removed from the flashpoints
of the Middle East and Afghanistan, the UC Berkeley
campus has been a focal point for protests and
debates in the wake of Sept. 11.
have run high, and at times, limits have been
pushed. But the campus as a whole has continued
not only to function, but to find teachable moments
in the passions of the moment. Whether remembering
the victims, advocating for or against a cause,
or testing the bounds of free speech and academic
freedom, the campus community has stayed true
to the university's mission to shine the light
of learning through the lens of reasoned discourse.
put the events of the past year in perspective,
visit our special Web site chronicling a season
of tension and tolerance at Berkeley.
p.m. - Remembering 9/11 at the Tang Center
Share your personal perspective on the events of September 11,
2001, and the year that followed. This program from University
Health Services also will discuss common reactions to the anniversary
of traumatic events, as well as constructive ways people have
found to cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks.
p.m. - "The Guys" at Zellerbach Playhouse:
A staged reading of Anne Nelson's play recreating the New York
journalist's work with an FDNY fire captain, helping him write
obituaries for the men in his company who died in the World Trade
Center attacks. The Berkeley reading, presented by the Department
of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, will feature Lura Dolas,
a UC Berkeley faculty member, and James Carpenter, a prominent
local actor with credits at ACT, the Berkeley Rep, the California
Shakespeare Festival and elsewhere. Free admission.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
a.m. - Memorial Vigil on the south side of the Campanile
The Air Force ROTC will sponsor 24-hour vigil at which the names
of victims of the 9/11 tragedies will be read and a candle will
be lighted in their honor by a reader. The Army and Naval ROTC
units from campus also will take part in the vigil, and other
members of the student community are welcome to participate and
read names as well. The vigil will end at 5 a.m. on Thursday,
a.m. - "Rolling Requiem" at the First Congregational
Church of Berkeley, Dana St. at Durant Ave.
The UC Alumni Chorus will participate in a worldwide "Rolling
Requiem," which features sing-along performances of Mozart's
"Requiem" in each time zone, timed to coincide with
the first attack on the World Trade Center. Doors open at 8 a.m.;
a.m. - Remembrance ceremony at International
A rededication to the I-House mission of fostering peace, respect
and mutual understanding among all people. On the front steps
p.m. - World Trade Center and the Engineering Aspects of 9/11
in the Sibley Auditorium at the Bechtel Engineering Center
A lecture by Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, professor of civil and environmental
engineering who has investigated the collapse of the twin towers.
Astaneh will focus on the design and construction of skyscrapers,
examining the engineering aspects of what happened on 9/11, and
looking at lessons learned that can be applied to prevent such
a massive loss of life in the future.
p.m. - A time for quiet contemplation at
the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Last year, in the days following the September 11 attacks, the
museum became an impromptu gathering place for the Berkeley community,
a space where people could step away from the tragedy and try
to get a sense of the bigger picture through interaction with
art. On the anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the museum will
offer a special musical performance in the central atrium. Beginning
at 5 p.m., Nancy Bien Souza, cellist with the Berkeley Symphony
Orchestra, will play selections from Bach. At 6 p.m. a string
quartet including students and recent graduates from the Department
of Music will play works by Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Beethoven.
Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; admission to Cal students
and employees is always free.
p.m. - "Wall of Remembrance" project and discussion
at Maslach Hall (Building 8) main lounge, Clark Kerr Campus
Throughout the week, students will have a chance to write down
their thoughts and experiences surrounding the events of 9/11,
and to read what others went through on that day. On Wednesday
evening, the Office of Residential and Family Living will sponsor
a moderated forum discussing the day's events, reactions and changes
in the world in the past year. The forum will be followed by a
trip to the main campus to take part in the candlelight vigil.
day - A place for gathering and remembering at the Optometry
Student Lounge, 433 Minor Hall
The School of Optometry will also provide a book for faculty,
staff and students to write down their feelings or messages of
support to Berkeley's sister optometry school at the State University
of New York in Manhattan. TVs will be available to watch world
Thursday, Sept. 12
p.m. - Post-Traumatic Stress: Its Impact on Our Communities,
at the UC Berkeley Extension International Center, 2222 Harold
To help people understand their own reactions to events such as
Sept. 11, UC San Francisco psychiatrist and "Stress Response
Syndromes" author Mardi Horowitz will deliver a talk and
panel discussion on the latest on post-traumatic stress, from
the kinds of experiences it can trigger to the ways to regain
p.m. - Open Campus Prayer Service in the Millennium Room,
Eshleman Hall, 7th floor
The Muslim Students Association is holding an hourlong prayer
service, with an optional question and answer period to follow.
All are welcome to attend.
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