Campus Response (Sept. 11, 2001)

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An Open Letter to the Campus Community and Friends---

The appalling events of September 11--actions focused on New York City's World Trade
Center and the Pentagon, with lives also lost near Pittsburgh--have touched every one of us,
throughout the United States. I offer my deepest personal condolences to all those in the
Cal State L.A. community who have suffered the loss of a loved one or a friend in this
national tragedy, and salute the many people--especially members of the fire department
and law enforcement agencies--whose courageous efforts in search and recovery have cost
many of them their lives.

Under these grievous conditions, healing will require greater patience and support
than ever before among neighbors, acquaintances, and even among friends. As we emerge
from our national and personal grief, I am heartened by the long history of this
University in bringing people of different backgrounds, ideas and interests together.
Cal State L.A. exemplifies how our society is defined and strengthened by this
diversity. Let us continue to be a model of how people can live and work together
to create a future founded on the principles of tolerance and understanding.

James M. Rosser



ANTHRAX AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: The National Repercussions of 9/11.
Mon., Nov. 19, 4 p.m., Los Angeles Room, University-Student Union.

Scott R. Carter: "Science and the Anthrax Scare."

Mayron Paynes: "Immigration Rights After 9/11."

Chris Endy, Moderator.

This panel will address two urgent national concerns: bioterrorism and
public health, and the anti-terrorism bill and its impact on immigration.
Scott Carter is a licensing associate in the Office of Technology at the
California Institute of Technology, where he manages Caltech's Life
Science patent portfolio. Mayron Paynes is the Workers Rights Project
Coordinator for the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.
Chris Endy is an Assistant Professor of History at Cal State L.A.,
specializing in U.S. and International Relations.
Sponsored by the History Department, California Council for the
Humanities, Cross Cultural Centers, and the 9/11 Response Committee of
Cal State L.A. For more information or assistance in accommodating a
disability, call the Cross Cultural Centers Office at (323) 343-5001.

American Red Cross Blood Drive Mobile Unit.
Wed., Nov. 7 & Thu., Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Parking Lot D.

To sign up for the blood drive, call the Student Health Center at (323) 343-3340.

Response to the September 11 Crisis: Perceptions & Reactions.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2001, 3:15-5:30 p.m., Alumni Lounge, U-SU.

Artists, scholars, and community activists will explore a variety of
reactions and responses to the events of September 11. The discussion
will explore the media’s portrayal of what has occurred, as well as how
people can channel their creative energy in response to the current
crisis. Panelists will include Professor John Ramirez from Communication
Studies, a representative of the Islamic Center, and Amitis Motevalli,
artist and activist. Presented by the Art Council, Cross Cultural
Centers, and University-Student Union. For more information or
assistance in accommodating a disability, call the
Cross Cultural Centers Office at (323) 343-5001.

Reflections and Dialogue on Sept. 11 and the Current Crisis.
Tue., Sept. 25, 3-4:30 p.m., Alumni Lounge, 2nd floor, U-SU.

Join a dialogue on the current crisis following the tragic events that
took place on Tuesday, September 11. Mary Diaz, counselor, Student Health Center;
Chris Endy, History Department, specializing in U.S. and international
relations; and Afshin Matin-asgari, History Department, specializing
in Middle Eastern history and religious studies, will lead a discussion
and conversation exploring the events and the reactions to them.
Call (323) 343-5001.

Campus Gathering: Memorial Service.
Fri., Sept. 14, 12 noon, Program Area, 2nd floor, U-SU.

All are invited to a Noon Gathering to be with each other and share
feelings regarding the recent events on the East Coast. President
Bush has declared September 14 a National Day of Prayer
and Remembrance for the victims of the terrorist attacks.
Call (323) 343-2571.

A Day of Mourning.
Wed., Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Luckman Street of the Arts amphitheatre.

The campus community is welcome to stop by for a few moments of
reflection at the ongoing silent vigil between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
as we mourn yesterday's national tragedy. Our hearts go out to the
many families who have been affected by this disaster.
Call (323) 343-3030.


  • Campus Ministries: (323) 343-2571
  • Student Health Center: (323) 343-3302

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