A calendar of events scheduled to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001

Tuesday September 10, 2002



7 p.m. East Bay peace groups have come together to sponsor a vigil at Lakeside Park. Meet at The Pillars at Lake Merritt to make peace lanterns and to join in a walk around the lake. Participants are encouraged to wear white and to bring names, photos, or images to incorporate in the memorial. This event is organized by American Muslims Intent on Learning and Activism, Berkeley Interfaith Women for Peace, California Peace Action, Ecumenical Peace Institute, East Bay Coalition Against the War, Global Exchange, Inochi/Plutonium Free Futures, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, A Jewish Voice for Peace, Not In Our Name, Peoples' NonViolent Response Coalition, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Western States Legal Foundation. For information contact Eve Lindi at elindi@msn.com or go to http://www.pnvrc.net 


San Francisco 

7:30 to 10 p.m. Dance Brigade presents Women Against War: A Vision For Peace, an artistic intervention of women's voices and visions. Some of San Francisco Bay Area's most respected women artists and leaders will come together for a ritual blending of art and politics at SF War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness at McAllister. Tickets are $20 in advance. $25 at the door. For information go to www.CityBoxOffice.com. Call 392-4400. 



7 a.m. A commemoration ceremony in honor of the firefighters, police officers, and civilians who died in the attacks at fire station No. 2, 2029 Berkeley Way, at the corner of Henry Street. The ceremony is sponsored in collaboration with the Alameda and Contra Costa County municipal and county fire departments.  

9 a.m. A ceremonial bell ringing at Martin Luther King Civic Center Building, 2180 Milvia St., between Allston Way and Center Street, will signal a moment of silence in all city offices.  

6:30 p.m. Berkeley’s faith community will conduct an Interfaith Candlelight Vigil at the Martin Luther King Civic Center Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Way between Allston Way and Center Street. All community members are invited.  


UC Berkeley 

5:45 a.m. Campanile bells will toll for five minutes to mark the moment of the first attack in New York. The bells will toll three more times in the hours that follow to mark each subsequent attack. 

9 to 10 a.m. Interfaith Circle of Remembrance. Words, music and ritual invoking the spirit of prayer and unity of all people at the Sproul tree line.  

Noon. After the chiming of the hour a moment of silence will be observed campuswide followed by the tolling of the Campanile bells. 

12:10 to 1 p.m. The University Chorus, Chamber Chorus and University Symphony will perform. Reflective music from various cultures and centuries at Hertz Hall. Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl will speak at the beginning of the concert. Seating in Hertz Hall is limited. 

12:10 to 1 p.m. Student government leaders will host a program of music, poetry and reflection on the steps of Sproul Hall. Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl will share his thoughts. Twelve students will be selected randomly to represent diverse views.  

6 to 8 p.m. Share your thoughts on Sept. 11. Open mic on Sproul steps.  

9 p.m. Candlelight vigil. A memorial including musical performances and readings.  

Mount Diablo State Park 

7:30 p.m. Tower atop Mount Diablo to be illuminated by spotlights. The tower houses a museum and a ceremonial beacon that is switched on every year on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 



10 a.m. Interfaith Prayer Service and Peace Pole Planting, St. Mary's Center, 635 22nd St. For information call Cindy Pile at 893-4723 Ext. 209. 

7:30 p.m. “To Mourn, to Reflect, to Dream: An Interfaith Commemoration of 9/11” at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison St. Sponsored by the Oakland Coalition of Congregations. For information contact Rev. Roger Scott Powers at MPCRPowers@aol.com. 


San Francisco  

5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Peace gathering and concert at Justin Hermann Plaza (Market Street at the Embarcadero) culminating in a large spiritual/cultural program. Free. 

Noon to 1 p.m. Break for Peace Bread Lunch Program. Music and words of truth from diverse communities that have experienced violence Community speeches and performances by Copper Wimmin, Tibetan Song and Dance Performance Group, Eth-Noh-Tec and Tibetan Monks.  





1 to 5 p.m. Join Youth Space, Destiny Arts Center and other Bay Area youth organizations for spoken word, music, and performance about how youth have been victimized by the war on terrorism through cuts in education spending, the crackdown on dissent, hate crimes against Arab youth and youth of color, and more. Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th Street and Broadway. Invited performers include the Coup, Company of Prophets, MC Tommy Goodwin, local break dancing crews, and YouthSpeaks poets. Information: (415) 255-7296, Ext. 263, Email: peace@globalexchange.org