BSC seeks personal stories for 9/11 symposium by Aug. 7
Posted on 7/27/2011
A two-day symposium to examine how the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks affected America's heartland runs Sept. 9-11 on the Bismarck State College campus.
Plans include national speakers, panel discussions, a concert of Mozart's The Requiem Mass in D minor by the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra, and "100 Stories: Perspectives from the Heartland" - a video montage of North Dakotans sharing how they felt that day.
Stories will be accepted through the first week in August. Individuals can submit stories immediately by filling out the submission form on the BSC website. Visit bismarckstate.edu and click the home page banner ("Impact on the Heartland") or go to bscsymposium.org.
The planning committee will select 100 stories based on content, appropriateness and relevance to the project goal. Individuals with selected stories will be filmed for a documentary. The first filming was July 24 in Medora. Portions of the documentary will play throughout the symposium. Participants must be age 18 or over.
BSC collaborates with The Dakota Institute of Lewis & Clark Foundation and other partners to lead "September 11 Ten Years Later: Impact on the Heartland," a humanities-based exploration of what happened then and since in the lives of North Dakotans and others in the Midwest.
Online registration for the symposium closes Sept. 5. The fee is $50 for both presentation days, which includes box lunches and light continental breakfasts Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, Sept. 11, the symposium culminates with a memorial ceremony at Double Ditch Indian Village Historic Site north of Bismarck.