Arlington Campus Hosts Town Meeting on Resilience Post-September 11

Posted: March 11, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

On the six-month anniversary of the Sept.11 terrorist attacks, the Arlington County Community Resilience Project and George Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Public Health present a town meeting to explore how resilience is being incorporated into the lives of Washington area residents. The meeting is held today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Original Building, Room 329, on the Arlington Campus. The event is free and open to the university community.

Speakers include Captain Mark Penn, deputy director of emergency management for Arlington County; Craig Sincock, U.S. Army, founder of Pentagon Angels; Mitiku Ashebir, vice president for programs at the Ethiopian Community Development Council; and Annemarie Bezold, coordinator of the grief program for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Topics addressed will include emergency preparedness issues, acculturation issues and their impact, mental health responses to tragedy, and media perspectives and information dissemination.

The panel discussion will be followed by open discussion and questions from the public. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call (703) 228-4788.

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