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.
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.”
Mathis exhibit of photos may also be viewed through September 30.
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.)
information on the “9/11 Remembrance” and the Gallery offerings may be obtained
by emailing Gallery@hccc.edu.