This is somewhat off-topic, but I want to spread the word about a project I'm involved in -- and very excited about. No, it's not a cult.
It's called The September Project.
Here's the idea:
Would you like to see 9-11 become a day of politicized debate and hollow rhetoric? Or would you like to create new traditions for Patriot Day -- traditions that unite our divided nation, engage our communities, and celebrate the values that truly make America great?
That's what the September Project is all about.
On Saturday, September 11, 2004, people across the U.S. will come together at public places like local libraries. They will share, discuss, and celebrate ideas important to their own communities through public talks, roundtables, and performances.
Democracy. Citizenship. Patriotism. Education. Immigration. Free Expression. Safety. Culture.
It can all be a part of 9-11. That's the beauty of The September Project: It's about people and communities coming together to engage in what's important to them.
Libraries all across the country are participating. I'm involved in the student chapter at the University of Washington.
If you'd like to get involved, there will be a city-wide town hall meeting in Seattle at the new Central Library on Monday, June 14 at 6 p.m. If you can't make it or don't live in Seattle, email me for more information.