Remembrance and reflection for Sept. 11

Speakers gathered for Sept. 11 memorialPhoto/Mike Lovett

Nia Duncan '20 sings during the gathering.

The Brandeis community gathered Monday afternoon in remembrance of the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Held outside of the Shapiro Campus Center, the gathering included speakers Jacob Edelman '18, Student Union president; Alex Montgomery, coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Center; and Rabbi Liza Stern, director of Spiritual and Religious Life and Jewish chaplain.

"Nine-eleven is a yahrzeit we all share," Stern said. "...We promise we will not forget. We promise will remember our people, with our heads and with our hearts."

Along with the speakers, the memorial included a poem by Cary Weir-Lytle, associate director of employer relations at Hiatt Career Center, and a performance of the song "Time After Time" by Nia Duncan '20. Reverend Matthew Carriker, protestant chaplain closed the memorial by leading a moment of silence followed by an interfaith prayer and a song.

The event was organized by the Dean of Students Office, the Department of Spiritual and Religious Life and the Division of Students and Enrollment.

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