Fifteen years after planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into Manhattan’s Twin Towers, memories of that day remain indelible, from the pillars of black smoke rising to shell-shocked New Yorkers streaming through the streets as the burning towers collapsed into themselves.
But as with any cataclysmic event, new details emerge over time that provide a clearer picture of what took place and why.
The Florida Bulldog, an independent, non-profit news organization based in South Florida, has explored possible links between Saudi Arabia and the events of Sept. 11, 2001. It has also waged court battles seeking the release of government documents relating to the terrorist attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 men, women and children in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.
On Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m., the Bulldog’s editor, Dan Christensen, will moderate a 9/11 panel at Nova Southeastern University’s Performance Theater, 3301 College Ave., Davie. Participants will include former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, who co-chaired Congress’ Joint Inquiry into the attacks and has pushed for greater transparency relating to the investigation.
Also on the panel will be Sharon Premoli, a victims’ advocate who was at work on the 80th floor of the North Tower when the first plane hit; Sean Carter, a Philadelphia attorney who is helping lead a lawsuit on behalf of victims; Florida lawyer Tom Julin, who has represented the Florida Bulldog in litigation to release 9/11-related documents, and Dr. Charles Zelden, an NSU history and political science professor. Ticket options are:
▪ 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception, $100 ticket includes wine or beer and hors d’oeuvres, lecture, upfront seating and priority access at a book signing by Graham.
▪ 7 p.m. General admission tickets to panel discussion are $25 in advance, $15 for students with ID; $30 at the door.
Proceeds benefit the news organization, which focuses on local watchdog reporting.