This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of a day that changed the world as we know it: the September 11th terrorist attacks.  It was truly a day that changed the way we live.

Events are scheduled to commemorate those who died in the tragedy across the country this week, including several in the Bay Area. This is just a partial list of events in San Francisco throughout the week

Wednesday, 9/7

-12:00 pm: The Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown will be making a special presentation at the Four Seas restaurant titled “Remembering 9/11” honoring San Francisco firefighters and police.

Thursday, 9/8

-7:00 pm: A screening and panel discussion of the Sean Penn-produced documentary “Love Hate Love” at the Jewish Community Center. The documentary looks at how three families coped with the 9/11 terrorist attacks after losing loved ones.

-7:00 pm: Part of the 9/11 Movie Series, a director’s screening of “Speaking in Tongues,” a look at America in the 21st century and how immigrants will have to embrace a whole new culture. Showing at the Herbst Exhibition Hall.

-7:00 pm: “Unveiled,” a solo show by Rohina Malik, examines the experiences of five Muslim women post 9/11.  Showing at the Brava Theater, preview shows on the 7th and 8th with opening night on September 9 and running through September 17.

Saturday, 9/10

-11:00 am: A 9/11 ceremony will be hosted by San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 and the San Francisco Police Officers Association at Civic Center Plaza.

-3:00 pm: Free artist reception for “Confiscated,” an exhibit at the Jack Fischer Gallery on Geary Street. Conceptual artist Michele Pred makes use of items confiscated from travelers at SFO in the exhibit. Runs through October 8.

Sunday, 9/11

-6:45 am: All 43 San Francisco fire stations will participate in ceremonies to commemorate those who died in the attacks.  It will include a moment of silence and reading of the names of the 343 New York firefighters who died that day.

-7:30 am: The San Francisco 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb will be taking place all day long at the Transamerica Pyramid.

-9:30 am: Hundreds are expected to gather at the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco to remember those who lost their lives and then volunteer for community nonprofits and city agencies. Part of HandOn Bay Area tribute service projects throughout the region.

-11:00 am: “Cartoonists Remember” will feature more than 90 cartoons affiliated with King Features Syndicate. The cartoons will run 9/11-themed strips on the anniversary, which will coincide with a special exhibit at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.

-1:00 pm: The annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival will be held at the Herbst Theatre. The event benefits the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance, whose purpose is to explore the truth and meaning behind the tragedy on 9/11.

-2:00 pm: The San Francisco Opera Orchestra teams with the opera chorus and soloists at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park.  Meditative texts from Bay Area religious leaders will be mixed in with the performance.

These are just a handful of events planned for San Francisco this week.  There are plenty of others in both the city and around the rest of the Bay Area.



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