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Tom Junod's 'The Falling Man' is Focus of 9/11 Commemoration

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 18, 2015) -- The New York State Museum has announced its program schedule to commemorate the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001. The program schedule follows:

9/11 and Tom Junod’s “The Falling Man”
Friday, September 11 | 7 - 8 p.m.
New York State Museum, Huxley Theater

Richard Drew's photograph of "The Falling Man" has become an iconic representation of the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In 2003, Tom Junod’s article, "The Falling Man" was published in Esquire. Listen to a reading of the article by Junod and hear about the story behind the photo and the search for the man pictured in it. There will be a question and answer session following the reading. NOTE: Prior to the reading from 6 - 7 p.m., attendees can view the State Museum’s exhibition “World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response” and talk with Museum Director, Mark Schaming.

Registration is recommended, but not necessary: email nicole.lafountain@nysed.gov or call (518) 474-0575. Junod is a 1980 alumnus of the University at Albany. This program is sponsored jointly by the University at Albany Alumni Association and the New York State Museum.

Film Screening: The Citizen
Sunday, September 13 | 2 – 3:45 p.m.
New York State Museum, Huxley Theater

Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the U.S. Green Lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. He arrives in New York City the day before September 11 and the events of the terrorist attacks forever shapes the struggles he faces on his journey to capture the American dream.

Creative Art Day: The World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response
Sunday, September 20 | 1 - 3 p.m.
New York State Museum

Families are welcome to join a Museum art instructor for a creative activity based on the Museum’s World Trade Center exhibition.

Film Screening: The Second Day
Sunday, September 20 | 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
New York State Museum, Huxley Theater

This documentary film is done by a child who was attending his second day of kindergarten a few blocks from the World Trade Center on September 11. At age 11, Brook Peters decided to make a film about September 11 and its aftermath to give his fellow students and teachers a chance to share their experiences.

Note, on Thursday, September 10, 4:15 p.m., Tom Junod will host a seminar on magazine journalism at the University at Albany's Standish Room in the Science Library, main campus, sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute.

The State Museum is a program of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education. Located on Madison Avenue in Albany, the Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is free. Further information about programs and events can be obtained by calling (518) 474-5877 or visiting the Museum website.

 

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