9/11: Ten Years Later is happening this Sunday, September 11th, at the Broadway Performance Hall from 2:00-6:00 pm.

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. There are scores of local vigils, interfaith ceremonies, memorial concerts, and a firefighters' stair climb planned that day to honor those who lost their lives, but also one special commemoration event to reflect on the people who've encountered the continued fallout of 9/11.

One America, the Council on American-Islamic Relations - Washington, and the Somali Community Services Coalition are co-hosting 9/11: Ten Years Later, an event that looks back, and forward, on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on the immigrant community. The event will screen two short films, followed by panel and group discussions.

The first short film is "Justice for All," which documents a public hearing in Seattle on the second anniversary of 9/11, where both Muslim and non-Muslim South Asian community members came forward to share their stories of harassment, discrimination, and profiling in the aftermath of the attacks. More than 1,000 people attended the forum, the first of its kind in the US.

The second film, "Hawo's Dinner Party," follows several Somali refugees adjusting to their new lives and community in Shelbyville, Tennessee, against the backdrop of volatile relations between America and Muslim world. The film (named after Hawo, a poultry plant worker who holds a Thanksgiving dinner for her neighbors, a mix of Latino, white, African American, and Somali residents) is aimed at countering the perception that immigrants "stick to their own."

9/11: Ten Years Later will begin with an interfaith prayer, and conclude with a candlelight vigil.

Check out CBS' local site for a more complete guide to other local 9/11 memorial events.

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