Archive for September, 2011

Doing the right thing

Friday, September 30th, 2011
Actor, producer, director and activist Rosie Perez speaks at the SWCC

Actor, producer, director, choreographer and activist Rosie Perez speaks at the SWCC

Bravo to Rosie Perez who continues to use her platform as a celebrity to bring HIV/AIDS awareness across the country. She spoke last night during a program at the Southwest Community Center for Fighting AIDS/HIV thru Case Management, Education and Support (F.A.C.E.S.).

2012 Nominee

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Chaka Khan at Syracuse Jazz Fest 2008

Chaka Khan at Syracuse Jazz Fest 2008



Rufus and Chaka Khan were recently nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class of 2012.

Capacity v. Opportunity

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

George Kilpatrick talked recently with Networking guru George Fraser  on New Inspiration for the Nation about the difference between “being ready” and “getting ready” for your business pursuits.

Building Better Relationships

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

“The Syracuse Network has deep roots.”

Ben Green

Ben Green leads SU alumnia in a discussion about networking

Ben Green leads SU alumni in a discussion about networking

Coming Back Together X (Ten) featured a forum on social networking featuring various communications professionals. The panel was moderated by Ben Green, SU ’85 and dedicated to the memory of Lee Keitt ’76.

The discussion focused on mentoring, generosity, improvements in delivery systems and social media limitations (not 100% marketing, not  100% personal).

Michelle Walker Davis and Anthony Otero at Syracuse University's CBT X Networking discussion

Michelle Walker Davis and Anthony Otero at Syracuse University’s CBT X Networking discussion

Below hear a comment by co-moderator Dr. Rick Wright.

Professor Rick Wright CBT X (Networking forum) by SIF

Ushering Boys to Men

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Coming Back Together X-Cal to Action Education Forum

Coming Back Together X-Cal to Action Education Forum



Syracuse University alumni returned to campus this weekend for Coming Back Together (CBT) X. Today’s CBT X schedule featured a panel discussion about “Saving Our Black and Latino Boys” at the Schol of Education that featured Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler, former SU Football player A. Alif Muhammad, Keith Alford, Dalia Rodriguez and Jeff Mangram. Muhammad (standing in photo above) stressed education with cultural sensitivity and warned against misrepresenting the behavior of black and Latino young men. Here’s an article written about Muhammad by Syracuse-based journalist Saundra Smokes.

CBT X Education Forum

CBT X Education Forum

Familia

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Council President Van Robinson presents a city proclamation to on-air personality Fanny Villarreal during the Hispanic Heritage Month yesterday at Delaware Academy.

Syracuse Common Council President Van Robinson presents a city proclamation with on-air personality Fanny Villarreal during the Hispanic Heritage Month yesterday at Delaware Academy.



 

SCSD Superintendent Sharon Contreras, the keynote speaker,  talked about her Hispanic heritage and about Latino goals and achievements.

 

SU Professor Alejandro Garcia, one of the educators honored at the ceremony

SU Professor Alejandro Garcia, one of the educators honored at the ceremony

Visual Ambassador

Friday, September 16th, 2011



Photographer and author Mike Greenlar at Art Rage

Photographer and author Mike Greenlar at Art Rage

Photographer Mike Greenlar recently self-published a book titled Remnants of a Secret War, which documents the post-war landscape and cultural traditions in Laos.

The photographs from this personal project were a decade in the making for Greenlar, who also works for the Syracuse Newspapers.

Greenlar talked about his travels and the project last night at Art Rage. He gave some good advice to a photographer in the audience: “Photo editors always like to look at good pictures, so always be working on a personal project.”

Sketches of Spain

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011


Zapateado: Sergio Aranda, a performer from Spain stomps at the Palace Theatre

 Amyia Burrell produced a wonderful evening of music and dance last night at the Palace Theatre featuring Sergio Aranda, Puente Flamenco and several  performers in town for the production of The Lion King.

Amyia Burrell and her dance troupe take a bow after their dance tribute to Spain

Amyia Burrell and her troupe take a bow after their dance tribute

The concert featured the stomping, dancing, clapping and music of Spain(Flamenco), as well as more modern dance numbers.

Maurica Roland

Maurica Roland

Baile: Marisa Guzman

Baile: Marisa Guzman

Soothing Sounds

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Victoria King and Rev. Dr. James D. Brown

Victoria King and Rev. Dr. James D. Brown



Victoria King (above),  an eyewitness to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City 10 years ago, produced a concert today at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral featuring local musicians and singers.

During the program Rev. Dr. James D. Brown read an essay by Ms. King that described what she heard and saw on 9/11/2001 in her NYC neighborhood.

She hoped today’s concert would promote further healing.

Heather Buchan, Conductor

Heather Buchan, diagnosis Conductor

Choir

Choir

Ilze Brink-Button

Ilze Brink-Button

Financial Fitness

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

“Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper”  –King Solomon

In her recent blog post, humorist, author and corporate consultant Yvonne Conte provides great advice for business people/entrepreneurs to expand their value and generate income.