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The People’s Town Hall

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Outside the Rep. Katko forum at Onondaga Community College

Outside the Rep. Katko forum at Onondaga Community College

Say A Little Prayer for Me

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
National Day of Prayer, Downtown Syracuse

National Day of Prayer, Downtown Syracuse

Redefine America/Revive Democracy

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
“In order to change the world all one has to do is change their mind.”
–Khalid Bey

 

Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey

Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey (center) answers an audience member during Sunday’s political forum. He is seated with professors Osama Khalil of the Maxwell School (left) and Steven Pike of Newhouse.

On Sunday, Syracuse University’s Multicultural Empowerment Network convened a panel discussion on Sunday to discuss salient political issues such as immigration, health care, media representation and the current state of democracy.

Panelists for the event included Bea González, vice president of community engagement at Syracuse University; Syracuse City Councilor Khalid Bey; Osamah Khalil, assistant professor of history in the Maxwell School; Clemmie Harris, former senior advisor for New York State Governor David Patterson; and Steven Pike, assistant professor of public relations in the Newhouse School and former member of the Department of State.

According to Bey, who currently represents the 4th district, the three most critical issues for local politics are education, healthcare and infrastructure.  And local government is where you draw strength, he said.

Syracuse Architectural Digest: Tactical Urbanist

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Nate Hommel, urban designer

Nate Hommel, urban designer

Nate Hommel says that streets are public spaces. During a workshop and didactic session at Assumption Church, the Director of planning and design for University City District (UCD) told residents, students, and developers to hack, tinker, analyze and design to help transform spaces and help people love where they live. When you love where you live, he said, you start caring a lot more about things that go on and you become more involved.

Hommel is pictured at a the Freedom Garden on N. Townsend, which is a few stone throws away from where he was born (St. Joseph’s Hospital).

He is a graduate of SUNY ESF and has worked for UCD since 2012.

Onondaga County: Doing Less with Less

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, who has always been a politician who has had a commitment to collaboration, gave her State of the County address yesterday at the Civic Center, and said although the country is healthy and strong she is still striving for a smaller, less expensive government.

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, who has historically been a politician commitment to collaboration, gave her State of the County address yesterday at the Civic Center. Mahoney said although the County is healthy and strong, she is still striving for a smaller, less expensive government.

Week in Review

Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Mayor Miner along with a few new Americans spoke at the first #Trump Tuesday event at Perseverance Park.

Mayor Miner (right) along with a few new Americans spoke at the first #Trump Tuesday event at Perseverance Park.

Accidental Activist

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Commentary from a Sanctuary City from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Sanctuary City

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Trump Tuesday (Perseverance Park)

Trump Tuesday (Perseverance Park)

Syracuse Architectural Digest: Final State

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Mayor Miner gave her final State of the City Address at the Downtown Marriott last night. She talked about her administration's accomplishments.

Mayor Miner gave her final State of the City Address last night at the Downtown Marriott.