St. Petersburg, FL. The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) in cooperation with American Freedom Distillery, and RHS (Respect Honor Support) invites the community to gather for a special memorial event at 515 22nd Street South at the Rise Monument, on the ArtsXchange Campus located on the historic Deuces Corridor.
WADA‘s RISE monument was built as a symbol of resiliency and is dedicated to the 9/11 community of heroes and first responders. The Mayor of St. Petersburg, Ken Welch will open the event with thoughts and comments about this important day and will be followed by WADA President and artist Mark Aeling. Concluding remarks will be delivered by an Air Force General. Following the ceremony, cadets from Admiral Farragut Academy will escort the audience to the Tully-Levine Gallery, where WADA hosts a thought-provoking panel discussion, where diverse voices and perspectives will be shared. WADA Executive Director, Markus Gottschlich said, “This event is really for the entire community, from veterans, first responders to artists. The impact of 9/11 on world history can be felt by everyone and we encourage open and engaging conversations at WADA.”
The Panel will be moderated by Steven C. Roach, Professor of International Relations in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida. Other Panelists include:
- Michael Fineo -World Trade Center Tower One Survivor
- Dr. Arturo Jimenez-Bacardi, Assistant Professor of International Relations in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida
- Jim Large, Fire Rescue Department Chief for the City of St Petersburg
- Steven Melendez, Artistic Director New York Theatre Ballet, New York City
- Todd Post (Army, Retired)- Assistant Director at the Office for Veteran Success at USF-SP
Following the panel discussion, brunch ticket holders are invited to reconvene at the Urban Stillhouse for a special reception (2232 5th Avenue, South, St Petersburg, FL).
Ticket prices vary. Registration for the RISE Memorial event and the Panel Discussion in the Tully-Levin Gallery is $25.00. Tickets for the event at Urban Stillhouse start at $150. The proceeds from this 9/11 event will benefit RHS Heroes and the RISE Memorial. # # #
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