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WTCSN Speakers' Bureau

Speakers' Bureau LogoThe members of the World Trade Center Survivors’ Network share personal accounts of courage and survival. Having experienced trauma, difficulty and change, we offer unique perspectives of how to overcome the challenges we are all presented with in our daily lives. Our speakers have been able to journey from victims to survivors by overcoming difficulty through resiliency, optimism and humor, growth and the desire to educate. The World Trade Center Survivors’ Network message is one of hope and healing. One of the ways we bring this message to the broader community is through the dedicated volunteers in our Speakers’ Bureau.

The speakers will share their experiences, lessons learned and perceptions during the terrorist attacks and in the aftermath.

We are able to tailor our presentation to fit your group’s needs. We place speakers throughout the Tri-state area for:

To discuss a Speaker Program for your organization, please email

Speakers' Bureau Engagements

MAY 2007

Living Lessons: Voices, Visions and Values
Robert R. Lazar Middle School, Montville, NJ

Respect, Reflect and Remember
Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ

MARCH 2007

Disaster Recovery: Catastrophes, Trauma and Substance Abuse
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, New York, NY


Lessons Forgotten: Survivors Bear Witness
NY Tolerance Center, New York, NY

9/11 Stories of Survival, Inspiration for the Future
Baruch College, New York, NY

Building Resiliency in the Aftermath of  Tragedy
New York, NY

WTC Survivors’ Panel Discussion
Voices of September 11 September Forum, New York, NY

History High Program
Warren Street School , Newark, NJ

JUNE 2006

Meeting the Long Term 9/11 Public Health Challenge
Co-sponsored by the Civic Alliance and WTCSN,
St John’s University, New York, NY

MAY 2006

Women on the Move: Stories of Survival and Transformation
The Business and Professional Women of Bernardsville
Bernardsville Public Library, Bernardsville, NJ

APRIL 2006

Victim’s Rights, Strength in Unity
Crime Victims’ Annual Candlelight Vigil, New York, NY

Activists March against Injustices: Honoring the Past…Dreaming the Future
Manhattan Country School, New York, NY


The Citizen as a Volunteer
United Nations Volunteer Day
New York, NY


Full Gospel Meeting
Morehead City, NC

Expressions of 9/11 Resilience
A living tribute to those who died and survived

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ

MAY 2005

Remembrance and Interpretation, Part of the “Beyond 16 acres” Project
St. John’s University Lower Manhattan, New York, NY

Living Lessons: Voices, Visions and Values
Robert R. Lazar Middle School, Montville, NJ


Fourth Anniversary Effects of Terrorism Panel
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY