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Hundreds turn out for Loyola’s 9/11 candlelight vigil

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on September 12, 2011

Loyola University Chicago held a candlelight vigil Sunday night to remember those who died on 9/11.

University President the Rev. Michael Garanzini, S.J. spoke before hundreds of students, who lit candles to honor the deceased.

Photos by Antoinette Isama


To recognize that anniversary, the Loyola community is hosting a number of events to commemorate the lives lost, to address what we as a nation and world have learned, and to think about what we all can do to contribute to a more peace-filled, just world. The events of the coming week will conclude September 15.  Here is a list of remaining events.

After the Fact: Nations in Recovery
September 12, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Sullivan Center, Room 201
Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus
6339 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60660

The International Club is hosting an interactive exhibition placing the 9/11 attacks within the framework of global violence. The program ends with a discussion on the different nations’ healing processes; encouraging attendees to think about the historical and global impacts of large-scale violence. The hope to raise awareness about different approaches to peace and protection and societal acceptance of government response.

REBIRTH Screening and Q&A with Danielle Beverly
September 12, 2011, 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Galvin Auditorium, Sullivan Center
Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus
6339 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60660

Join the student group LuCine for a screening of Project Rebirth’s film, REBIRTH, a full-length documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2011. It is the result of a decade-long process by director Jim Whitaker and is a riveting journey into living history. It is an act of personal witness to one of the most profound events in American history, 9/11, and the healing that has come in its wake. After the screening, field producer Danielle Beverly will sit down for a question and answer session about the film and her experience on the project.

The Cost of Freedom
September 12-September 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily

CFSU Lobby
Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus
1125 W. Loyola Ave., Chicago, IL, 60660

The Loyola Anti-War Network (LAWN) is hosting The Cost of Freedom exhibit involving two to three display stations. Each station will have information and photos raising awareness of The Cost of Freedom, meaning the issues of torture, indefinite detention, and specifically the men held at Guantanamo. The exhibit was put together by the organization, Witness Against Torture.

Politics, Life, and Society Since 9/11: A Faculty Panel Discussion
September 13, 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Crown Center Lobby
Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus
1001-25 W. Loyola Ave., Chicago, IL, 60660

The events of 9/11 had both immediate and long-term effects on the lives and attitudes of Americans. The members of this panel will deliver presentations and a participate in a discussion about how 9/11 has influenced and will likely continue influencing American politics and society in areas like national security, civil liberties, and international relations. No cost to attend.

Panelist include:

  • Moderator: Dr. Linda Heath, Department of Psychology
  • John Allen Williams, PhD, Department of Political Science: “U.S. National Security in the Post-9/11 World”
  • John Pincince, PhD, Department of History: “United States, United Kingdom, and India and the Globalized Security State in the 21st Century”
  • Alan Raphael, PhD, School of Law: “The Increase of Presidential Power and the Decline of Individual Liberty”
  • Saher Selod, PhD, Islamic Studies: “De-Americanization: The Impact of 9/11 on Muslim Americans in Chicago”

FLASH Seminar: Transforming the 9/11 Tragedy: From Trauma to Transcendence with Kevin Gillespie, S.J.
September 13, 3:30 p.m.

Lewis Library, 8th floor
Loyola’s Water Tower Campus
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Loyola’s Information Technology Services, The Office of Learning and Technology Assessment, and The University Libraries are proud to present the University’s first FLASH seminar. FLASH seminars are 15-20 minute informal lectures on current events, news, education, and more, which are open to the Loyola community at no cost. There are no readings, homework, exams, just required listening.

Please join Kevin Gillespie, S.J., as he lectures on Transforming the 9/11 Tragedy: From Trauma to Transcendence. He will share thoughts based on his publications and his clinical work with survivors of 9/11 at the Pentagon and at the White House at this FLASH seminar.

REBIRTH Screening on Water Tower Campus
September 13, 2011, 6 p.m.

Terry Student Center, Room 303 and 304
Loyola’s Water Tower Campus
26 E. Pearson, Chicago, IL, 60611

The same documentary REBIRTH will also be shown on Water Tower Campus for those who could not make it to Lake Shore Campus to see the first screening. This was sponsored by the University’s 9/11 committee.

FLASH Seminar: Transforming the 9/11 Tragedy: From Trauma to Transcendence with Kevin Gillespie, S.J.
September 14, 12:30 p.m.

Information Commons, 1st floor
Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus
6501 N. Kenmore, Chicago, IL, 60660

Loyola’s Information Technology Services, The Office of Learning and Technology Assessment, and The University Libraries are proud to present the University’s first FLASH seminar. FLASH seminars are 15-20 minute informal lectures on current events, news, education, and more, which are open to the Loyola community at no cost. There are no readings, homework, exams, just required listening.

Please join Kevin Gillespie, S.J., as he lectures on Transforming the 9/11 Tragedy: From Trauma to Transcendence. He will share thoughts based on his publications and his clinical work with survivors of 9/11 at the Pentagon and at the White House at this FLASH seminar.

Building a Nonviolent World: Tools for Engaging Our World Post 9/11
September 14, 2011, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Simpson Multi-Purpose Room
Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus
6333 N. Winthrop, Chicago, IL, 60660

LAWN is hosting a non-violent workshop facilitated by Ken Butigan, director of Pace e Bene, a nonprofit organization fostering nonviolent change through education, community, and action. Participants will be exposed to nonviolent communication skills and will be encouraged to utilize these skills in all facets of their lives. The workshop will specifically highlight the tragic events of 9/11 and how nonviolence can be a successful response to tragedy.

Rambler Rowdies September 11th 10-Year Anniversary
September 14, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

Loyola Soccer Park/Hoyne Field
6336 N. Hoyne, Chicago, IL, 60626

The Rambler Rowdies will host a tailgate before the Men’s soccer game on September 14 against DePaul University. During the tailgate, the Rambler Rowdies will pass out “Rambler Rowdies Remember” pins, and they will film messages to the troops from tailgate participants. The video messages will be sent to various troop bases in Afghanistan and Iraq. No cost to attend.

A Clear Day in Early September, Presented by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
September 15, 7 p.m.

Mundelein Center, Room 409
Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus
1020 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60660

A short program of images, poems, music, and interviews about the events of September 11, 2011, and their impact today, will be presented as a part of an artistic response to Loyola’s 10-year remembrance of September 11, 2001. The art will be developed and performed by students of the Multicultural Learning Community course (UNIV 190-Understanding Service and Social Justice: Community Based Arts). No cost to attend.

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