Like many Americans, Sarri Singer felt the call to action following Sept. 11, 2001. The New Jersey native worked just two blocks from the World Trade Center. Deeply moved by the tragedy, Singer resigned from her position and moved to Israel to assist victims of terror.
In her new career, Singer coordinated bone marrow drives for Gift of Life and volunteered with various organizations dedicated to improving the lives of victims affected by terrorist acts.
Then the unthinkable: Singer became a victim herself on June 11, 2003 when an 18-year-old Palestinian terrorist blew up himself on a Jerusalem bus on which she was a passenger.
Bus 14 exploded, killing 16 people, including all the individuals seated and standing around Singer. More than 100 people were injured, including Singer, who was hospitalized two weeks before turning to the United States in the care of her family.
Singer will speak about her experiences during a public lecture at Presbyterian College on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Harrington-Peachtree Amphitheater.
In her address entitled, “Healing the Wounds of Terror,” Singer will share her unique insight into the ongoing struggle for victims of terror in Israel and around the world.
Singer is founder and director of Strength to Strength, focusing on bringing together victims of terrorism and assisting with long term psychological needs.
The event, sponsored by the Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Office of Religious Life, is free to the public.
For more information regarding Thursday’s lecture, contact Dr. Bob Bryant, chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, 864-833-8348.
For more information about Strength to Strength, visit the website at www.stosglobal.com.