Hudson County Community College to Honor the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 with ‘9/11 Remembrance’

Posted: 8/29/2016
Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones 201-200-1080 rj@j-a-c.com

August 25, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – On Friday, September 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Hudson County Community College will commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. The tribute, to life before the events of September 11, 2001 and the lives lost on that day, will be portrayed in spoken word performances as well as a photography installation in the College’s Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery. The entire Hudson County community is invited to join the College for the event; there is no charge for admission.

The event, which is being presented by the College’s Department of Cultural Affairs, will include: Personal Reflections of 9/11, selected readings of community members’ recollections of the tragic events; Before 9/11, an exhibit of community members’ photographs of Manhattan before 9/11/2001; and Mickey Mathis: World Trade Views, an exhibit of images of the Twin Towers and the new World Trade Center captured by the Jersey City photographer from the western shore of the Hudson River over the course of 20 years. Mr. Mathis’ photos juxtaposed with the unobstructed views of the new Freedom Tower from the Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery add to the must-see value of this exhibit in commemoration of the 9/11 anniversary.

Hudson County Community College President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. said the events of September 11, 2001 are embedded in the minds and hearts of the people of Hudson County and the College community in a special way. “ Our Journal Square Campus provided an unobstructed view of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Hundreds of students and staff stood on the sidewalks and street watching in horror as the events of the morning unfolded. I remember the collective moan as the crowds saw the first and then the second building come down.” he stated. “What I found so remarkable at the time –and still do – is that during and afterwards, the College community continued to be a welcoming environment for everyone, one that celebrated our diversity. Hudson County Community College is a special place.”

The Mickey Mathis exhibit of photos may also be viewed through September 30.

The Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery is located on the top floor of the College’s Library Building – 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City (just steps away from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (It is closed on Sundays.)

Additional information on the “9/11 Remembrance” and the Gallery offerings may be obtained by emailing Gallery@hccc.edu.