Heroes in Mind Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC) / Consortium de recherche sur le suport et defense des heros (CRSDH)

Ground Zero: Building resilience when the unthinkable happens

October 15, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Reception to follow 
Royal Alberta Museum
9810 103a Ave NW
Free event open to the public  


The Holocaust, September 11, Fort McMurray fires--when catastrophes happen, we struggle as a society to make sense of them, don't know how to respond, or may become angry and bitter. At the same time, many stories of individual and community resilience inspire us, leaving us in awe. 

Keynote speaker Alice M. Greenwald, President and CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York, will share insights on how society struggles to understand these unthinkable events and how future generations process these memories and move forward as a community. 

Former Associate Museum Director, Museum Programs, at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., Greenwald has led the development of two remarkable museums that shine a light on events that have shaken society to the core: the Holocaust and the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001. 

Building on Greenwald's presentation, the Heroes in Mind, Advocacy and Research Consortium (HiMARC) will feature a panel of special guests from members various communities they work with here in Alberta: Canadian Forces, public safety personnel (first responders), veterans and more.