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Sharing Stories: Latinos and 9/11

 

As New Yorkers continue to make sense of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, and what we can learn from the last decade, it is important to consider the range of experiences of different communities. In this light, El Diario/La Prensa has launched an exciting multi-media project called- 9-11: 10 Años Despues (Ten Years Later), connecting 9/11 with the Latino experience. The project will document and provide an online space for the stories and experiences unique to New York City’s Latinos in New York City on 9/11.

Erica Gonzalez, executive editor of El Diario/La Prensa, came to the NYIC in August to share with us and community groups this initiative. During her presentation, Ms. Gonzalez gave the audience a sneak peak of the materials El Diario/La Prensa was hoping to collect.  Envisioned as a citizen journalism project, 9-11: 10 Años Despues (Ten Years Later) provides an interactive platform for people to talk about ways that 9/11 events changed their lives and molded Latino identity in the city.  El Diario is aiming to capture all stories of 9/11, especially those that would not be heard in mainstream media. 

To get involved in the project and share your 9/11 story in Spanish or English, you can do so here: http://septiembre11.imprespecial.com/

 

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