William Rodriguez- Last Man Out Tour
November 1st- November 7th, 2007 From Oakland, California to Seattle, Washington
“Last Man Out” of the North World Trade Center Tower Tells his Story
William Rodriguez, who was working as custodian in-charge of three 110-story stairwells in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the day it was destroyed, and who personally saved fifteen others from certain death, will share his harrowing experience of the 9-11 tragedy at a special presentation, Thursday, November 1st at 7 pm, at the Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue in Oakland, California. He will also explain his deep disappointment with what he describes as serious inadequacies in the final report by the 9-11 Commission.
At the White House on five occasions and recognized as a “National Hero” by the Senate of Puerto Rico, William Rodriguez, in possession of a master key to all of the stairwell doors at each floor in the 110 story building that day, personally saved the lives of 15 people and aided NYC firefighters in saving hundreds of others.
Rodriguez has used his recognition as one of the true heroes of that tragic day to help draft and pass legislation on behalf of victim’s family members and survivors, to help raise millions of dollars for the victims of 9/11 and their families, to bring attention to the health concerns of thousands of first responders, now sick with "Ground Zero Syndrome," and to lobby for the creation of the 9/11 Commission.
Though he advocated for the creation of the 9-11 Commission and testified before the commission members -- his private testimony before the Commission was excluded from its final report. Rodriguez is now raising questions about what he describes as serious gaps in the official story and is calling for a deeper, more energetic and international based investigation into every possible aspect, failure and contributing circumstance leading to the tragedy.
For nearly twenty years, the Puerto Rican-born, New Jersey resident worked in the North Tower. On an almost daily basis, Rodriguez met with co-workers for breakfast in the famous 106th floor Restaurant in Tower #1 of the World Trade Center. Nearly two hundred people, including most of William's friends, were in the restaurant on the morning of September 11. None survived.
Other guest speakers include Peter Dale Scott, who has recently published, ‘The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America’, and Cindy Sheehan, who will make the introductions.
The event is a benefit for the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance. $10 tickets include a reception following William's presentation. Endorsers include Veterans for Peace- Chapter 69, the Peace Resource Project, World Can't Wait, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, 911Truth.org.
William Rodriguez will also be speaking -Friday, November 2nd: Sonoma
Sonoma State University
Sonoma Donation $10
Details at ProjectCensored.org
Saturday, November 3rd: Sacramento
Coloma Community Center
4623 T Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Donation $5-$20; info @ 916-372-8433
Details at www.WRinSac.com
Sunday, November 4th: Fortuna
River Lodge Conference Center
1800 Riverwalk Drive
Details at wtcfriends.org
Tuesday, November 6th: Portland
231 SW Ankeny (@ SW 3rd)
Wednesday, November 7th: Seattle
Seattle Center Lopez Room
$10 advance ticket $15 at the door
tickets through Prown Paper Ticket
Seattle 911 Visibility Project
We Are Change
Trinity United Methodist Church
Details at www.seattle911visibilityproject.org
Organizer of November 1, 2007, Oakland Event:
Carol Brouillet 650-857-0927
Additional Information and Links for William Rodriguez and Special Guests- Peter Dale Scott and Cindy Sheehan:
Video of William Rodriguez speech in English with French subtitlesPeter Dale Scott is the author of The Road to 9/11- Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America and a more recent article entitled- 9/11 Commission Deception, Cheney's Actions on 9/11, and Why He Should Testify Under Oath.
William Rodriguez on C-Span (From LA event with KPFK and Ed Asner on August 17, 2007):
Official Website of William Rodriguez:
- 911keymaster.com or try www.william911.com
William Rodriguez on Dutch National Television
Cindy Sheehan, a founder of Gold Star Families for Peace, author of Peace Mom A Mother's Journey through Heartache to Activism has been named "the face of the anti-war movement, championing peace and impeachment. Because of Pelosi and the Demcratic Party's resistance to impeachment, and their support of the Iraq war, Cindy has announced that she will challenge Pelosi in the 2008 election.
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