It has been twenty years since the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks reshaped New York City. Many LaGuardians today were too young to remember and many more were not even born. How do we continue to connect to the shock, grief, and lessons of that day?
We have created this exhibit to help LaGuardians today connect their thoughts and experiences in the wake of COVID lockdown to the authentic thoughts and experiences of LaGuardia's Philosophy students grappling with the September 11 tragedy. The following passages represent a small sample of thoughts and reactions from the students in Dr. John Chaffee’s Fall I 2001 Introduction to Philosophy class. We invite all who read them to add their reflections and help create a new record of thought for the future.
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