September 7, 2011 | Medgar Evers College
On Monday, September 12th at 9:30 am, please join President William L. Pollard in the Bedford lobby as the College gathers to remember and reflect on the lives and the heroism of those lost on September 11th ten years past. President Pollard will convene a Moment of Silence in honor of the family members, friends, veterans, first responders, civil service workers, and many of the “unknown” who were taken from us that day.
The Moment of Silence will be followed by reflections from President Pollard and an opportunity for spoken remembrances by the campus family. Words of commemoration can be written on the 9/11 Canvas of Reflection , which will remain in the main lobby for students, faculty, staff and the community to inscribe their individual reflections for the remainder of the day. The Canvas will eventually be placed in the Library in a permanent location.
Freshman Year students and other enrolled students will be writing reflection papers on their memories of the 9/11 tragedy for placement in a commemorative booklet.
Let us join together in the morning and remain mindful to remember the fallen, the survivors, our loved ones, and our heroes throughout the day.
Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.