On Sept. 11, 2001, the world was shocked as coordinated attacks in New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA claimed nearly 3000 lives. What followed this tragedy has defined the past 20 years of catastrophic warfare, foreign policy, and domestic impact. Like many organizations, AFSC responded quickly to the initial events of the attacks, as well as the resulting violence, xenophobia, and turmoil they catalyzed.
Join AFSC as we reflect on 20 years of work in the wake of the September 11 attacks. From responding to the inception of US “forever wars,” to our work in Afghanistan under US military occupation, to the Communities Against Islamophobia initiative, to the most recent response in the wake of the US military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, staff and partners will discuss lessons from AFSC’s work to serve impacted communities, and what the current pivotal moment in history means in our ongoing work to build peace worldwide.