Families of September 11 is now operating as the For Action Initiative. The web pages on this site are available for informational purposes only. Please visit us at www.foractioninitiative.org.

October 31, 2007

Dear FOS11 Member,

StoryCorps invites participants to share their unique stories and reflections of September 11th, with a special invitation to youth and intergenerational dialogues.

StoryCorps is a national oral history project that records the stories of everyday Americans. They are inviting family members, friends, and coworkers to share and record memories of their loved ones whose lives were lost. They are also recording the stories of survivors, first responders, witnesses, and anyone else closely impacted by September 11th. Participants receive a high-quality recording to share with family and friends. And with permission from participants, each interview will be archived at the National September 11 Memorial Museum and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Each recording takes an hour, and participants are encouraged to bring a family member or friend. Some participants wish to review our list of "911 Suggested Questions": http://www.storycorps.net/wtc/september_11/. Participants are also welcomed to think of their own questions and content.

StoryCorps will have a Door to Door event at the WTC Family Center in Long Island on November 8th. Counselors will be on-site for this Door to Door session. To make reservations please contact Amy Paul at 646-723-7020, x202; apaul@storycorps.net

"Your project is important in so many ways. In the case of September 11, StoryCorps functions as part of a healing process for both storytellers and listeners. It officially recognizes or memorializes people. And it helps to keep a human face on an event that has become overwhelmingly politicized in the last several years. This project is an incredible gift to everyone who comes in contact with it." -StoryCorps 9/11 Initiative Participant