2006 marks the five-year anniversary of the events of Sept. 11. As communities across the nation organize memorials to the tragic day in history, the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College Campus Library & Media Center is participating in The September Project. The September Project is a global grassroots effort to encourage public events on freedom, democracy, and citizenship in libraries on or around Sept. 11.
The UWB/CCC Campus Library & Media Center have chosen to center their 2006 September Project around the theme, “Community and Media Reflections on Democracy in a Post-9/11 World.” The first floor of the Library features a display highlighting resources that reflect a diversity of responses to Sept. 11. This display features books, films, and magazines that focus on the intersection of community, the media, and democracy in a post-Sept. 11 world.
In time for the start of fall quarter, the Campus Library will be exhibiting photographs by Marc Studer. There will also be a panel discussion on Oct. 18, featuring editors and journalists from local, independent newspapers, including the International Examiner. The speakers will discuss the unique perspectives that local, independent media provide, the role of ethnic newspapers in community building, and more.
More information on the September Project can be found at: www.theseptemberproject.org.
In related news, The University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College Campus Library announced the newly created Community Media collection and website. The mission of the Community Media collection and website is to bring the community together through local media resources that represent diverse interests, ideas, and people. The Community Media Web site www.uwb.edu/library/communitynews/ is a portal to dozens of community newspapers representing a spectrum of local populations; local and regional newspapers; independent local media; community and local television and radio stations; and resources for using media in academic research.The Community Newspaper collection includes community-based papers that represent the changing demographics of the Northwest.