Chaplain to the New York City Fire Department, Fr. Mychal Judge was killed, becoming the first certified fatality of the September 11, 2001, attacks. The son of immigrants from County Leitrim, Judge was also well known in New York City for ministering to the homeless, the hungry, recovering alcoholics, people with AIDS, immigrants, the LGBTQ Community, and those alienated by society. The photograph of Judge's body being carried out of the rubble by the five men became one of the most famous images related to 9/11, dubbed an “American Pieta.”
Activist Brendan Fay screened a preview of his new film, "Remembering Mychal," at the Museum. Afterwards, he participated in a Q&A and audience members were invited to share their stories.
This series has been funded in part by Humanities New York, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.