Local media outlet WCVB attended Emerson’s annual vigil commemorating the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common on Wednesday, September 11. Among those who spoke were Vaughn Coleman ‘22, whose father, Keith, and uncle, Scott, lost their lives in the World Trade Center that day, and Sonia Tita Puopolo ’96, MA ’97, whose mother, Board of Trustees member Sonia Mercedes Morales Puopolo, was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11. The Emerson community additionally lost Communication Studies Professor Myra Aronson and alumna Jane Simpkin ’88 on 9/11.
Coleman had a strong message for attendees at the vigil.
At the end of the day, we can’t let hate win. We can’t let hate divide us.