I used to do event video in New York for Columbia University, the NewYork Presbyterian Hospitals of Columbia & Cornell, the Women’s Economic Roundtable of New York, the Manhattan Institute, the Media Law Resource Center and C-SPAN from 1997-2009 and 2010-2013. I am now retired and with my wife live in Seattle, Washington. I am also associated with the September 11 Memorial Museum.
Beginning September 11, 2001, and for six years I collected event materials at 200 very special occasions in New York City which had something to do with 9/11 and subsequent wars. These were events I either helped videotape or went to on my own.
The collection includes over 1000 images of the event materials I alone gathered at those occasions - fliers, brochures, cards, press releases, copies of speeches and programs. Placed in the chronological order I acquired them, with the names of the participants, dates, locations and stories or anecdotes about each, I will tell a unique story. It also includes autographs: I got a lot of the participants to sign the event materials.
My presentation normally includes over 300 images.
It is a paper history of how I experienced the aftermath of 9/11.
It is a narrative memoir.
It is untold New York 9/11 aftermath history.
I intend to begin presentations in February on Zoom.
In around 45 minutes I will go through as many of the events and stories as possible, then open it for questions - for one hour total. (If you so desire you are invited to sign up for a follow-up talk.)
I intend to do this through September 2021 in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. Therefore I will only accept donations.
I have given talks about the archive in Queens, Manhattan and Seattle from 2010 - 2019, and on Zoom in 2020. And already am giving a talk this year on January 28th.
Local, national and international media have produced stories about me and my collecting effort. This includes Russia Channel One, ARD German TV, Voice of America (in Iran), NY 1, WCBS Radio 880, Greenwich Time (CT), New York Times, AP, Queens Ledger, Queens Chronicle, Alumni News (John Jay College
Over 200 slides in actual presentation.
Zoom, September 11, 2020 & 2021
Northaven Senior Living, Seattle, Washington, September 11, 2019
Mid-Manhattan Library, New York. September 11, 2013
Queens Public Library, Flushing, New York. September 11, 2012
Queens College, Flushing, New York. September 7 & 12, 2011
Queens Public Library, Flushing, Queens. September 11, 2011
"9/11 and Other Video Stories" Zoom presentation, March 27, 2020
Take a journey with me as I present an untold event-specific 9/11 aftermath story.