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9/11, for the future
April 21, 2004 4:38 PM   Subscribe

The September Project -- On 9/11, libraries big and small will host events where citizens can participate collectively and think creatively about our country, our government, our community, and encourage and support the well-informed voice of the American citizenry. A Day of and for Democracy.
posted by amberglow (8 comments total)

 
I'm not hot to this. Why this day. are we to study the methods used by the terrorists? Does this need a "library day" to coincide with "patriots day". Most libraries I have been to now have computer controls that make it almost impossible to access without a library card; hence, a record. but my library cannot even put the proper protection stickers on there new dvds to prevent them from warble.

from comparison, Armed services remembrance day

..."Congress had passed a joint resolution calling for the observance of "Armed Services Honor Day" on December 7. But President Roosevelt vetoed the measure. "I consider the commemoration ... to be singularly inappropriate," he wrote. "December 7, two years ago, is a day that is remembered in this country as one of infamy on the part of a treacherous enemy. The day itself requires no reminder, and its anniversary should rather serve to cause all the people of the nation to increase their efforts contributing to the successful prosecution of the war."
posted by clavdivs at 5:15 PM on April 21, 2004


The Congress already set 9/11 as Patriot Day, and Libraries have been affected by the Patriot Act and other Homeland Security Measures, and really are the only place left for free information, so...

I think it's a good idea.
posted by amberglow at 5:26 PM on April 21, 2004


I think it's a good idea.

. . . Until attendance is mandatory, with all participants' names submitted to a national database.
posted by page404 at 6:31 PM on April 21, 2004


I have called upon the blessings of St. Jermone.
posted by clavdivs at 8:11 PM on April 21, 2004


For you, it should be St. Sebastian for misspelling St. Jerome.

Problems with your jermone levels?
posted by y2karl at 8:25 PM on April 21, 2004


Boy, everyone gets a patron saint, no? (that's kinda cool)
posted by amberglow at 8:29 PM on April 21, 2004


events where citizens can participate collectively and think creatively about our country, our government, our community, and encourage and support the well-informed voice of the American citizenry. A Day of and for Democracy.

I thought this was called Election Day?
posted by falconred at 9:48 PM on April 21, 2004


Election Day is when we vote, individually and in private--i've never heard of it as a teaching opportunity, or as a day for people to get together and talk. In fact, you're not allowed to talk about some things in/near a polling place.
posted by amberglow at 6:10 AM on April 22, 2004


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