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Peaceful Journey

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
Colton Jones kicks off the peaceful protest on the steps of Hendricks Chapel (Syracuse University).

Colton Jones kicked off the peaceful protest on the steps of Hendricks Chapel (Syracuse University).

We found out about last night’s march for social justice via social media (Thanks Dave Tobin). The multi-generational, multi-cultural group of peaceful (but vocal) protesters began their journey at Hendricks Chapel, marched through campus (with a brief pause at Bird Library), then despite the wind chill near 20 degrees, hopped on the Connective Corridor before hitting Harrison Street, and eventually occupying a portion of Downtown Syracuse.

In appreciation for the march and the movement, with end with an album that was recorded on this day during the height of the Civil Right Movement (see below).

Dying-In, Bird Library

Dying-In, Bird Library

Activist read the names of victims who died in police custody

Activist read the names of victims who died in police custody

The march swelled as it reached the Connective Corridor (University Avenue).

The march swelled as it reached the Connective Corridor (University Avenue).

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Pastor Dexter, a leader from the local SCLC, became a vocal leader as the march exited the University-area.

Jones rallies the marchers as they head toward Almond Street (under Route I81)

Jones rallied the marchers as they head toward Almond Street (under Route I81)

 

The marchers staged a sit-in on State Street, in front of the courthouse and justice center, brining downtown traffic to a standstill.

The State Street sit-in (near the courthouse and justice center) brought downtown traffic to a standstill.

Verbal Acuity in American Characters

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Actress, playwright, artist Anna Deavere Smith on stage at Hendricks Chapel.

Actress, playwright, artist Anna Deavere Smith on stage at Hendricks Chapel.

Anna Deavere Smith breathed life into several characters during her lecture/performance at Syracuse University on Tuesday afternoon. She almost perfectly embodied the conversational cadence and idioms of former Gov. Anne Richards, Rep. John Lewis and theologian Peter Gomes for about an hour.

Maybe her most impressive role was portraying prisoner Paulette Jenkins for a piece called “Mirror to her Mouth”. This sobering tale, filled with domestic violence, murder and regret, moved the crowd toward an almost religious silence.

144 and counting

Monday, March 24th, 2014
Main Campus, Syracuse University (144th Birthday Celebration)

Main Campus, Syracuse University (144th Birthday Celebration)

Message in Masala

Saturday, February 15th, 2014
The SU Zinda Dance Team participated as part of SU Rising last night. The program and candle light vigil aims to raise awareness and stop violence against women. SU Rising was held at Hendricks Chapel.

The SU Zinda Dance Team participated in SU Rising last night. The program and candle light vigil,which was held at Hendricks Chapel, aims to raise awareness and stop violence against women.

Throwback Thursday: Profiles in Courage (part 4)

Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Paul Russesabagina

Paul Russesabagina spoke at Hendricks Chapel nearly 10 years ago.

Students of Inspiration, not Limitation

Monday, November 4th, 2013
Former SU Dean and program namesake Barry Wells

Former SU Dean and program namesake Barry Wells

Maybe it’s because I have two mentors who began educational transition programs that got me interested in finding out more about the WellsLink Leadership program at Syracuse University.  It also could be the fact that I too was a member of a similar program. Either way, I was happy to hear that the organization celebrate its celebrating its 10th year anniversary on campus.

This year’s speaker was poet Nikki Giovanni. Giovanni was introduced by former SU staffer Dr. Paul Buckley. There was also an appearance by former SU Dean Barry Wells, who started the program. To get an appreciation of what the WellsLink has done, and continues to achieve, listen to the sound clip from Paul Buckley below.

Featured speaker for the event: Poet and educator Nikki Giovanni

Featured speaker for the event poet and educator Nikki Giovanni read a few of her pieces during the Friday afternoon ceremony.

Paul Buckley, dean for undergraduate students at Dartmouth College

Dr. Paul Buckley, who currently serves as a dean for undergraduate students at Dartmouth College, worked closely with the WellsLink program when he was at Syracuse University.

25th Anniversary

Monday, October 7th, 2013
SU Senior and Remembrance Scholar Erin Carhart (left) helped her

SU Senior and Remembrance Scholar Erin Carhart (left) helped her classmates light candles on the stairs of Hendricks Chapel tonight.

This year will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Pan Am 103 Lockerbie Air Bombing.

The tragedy has permanently linked the city of Syracuse with Lockerbie.

At SU they call it Remembrance Week and events kicked off last weekend.  Senior Erin Carhart helped organized a candlelight vigil tonight that began at Hendricks Chapel with speeches and concluded at the Wall of Remembrance with silence.

Educator Graham Herbert, of Lockerbie Academy, made the trip to Syracuse for this week's activities.

Educator Graham Herbert, of Lockerbie Academy, made the trip to Syracuse for this week's activities.

For a list of the activities for the 25th Anniversary Commemoration of Pan Am Flight 103 at SU, click here.

Candlelight Vigil, Wall of Remembrance

Candlelight Vigil, Wall of Remembrance

To hear some of the audio from tonight’s program, click the link below (Orange Appeal Singers with senior Tim Chang on the beatbox).

He Said, She Said

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Hip Hop Icon MC Lyte and Historial/Cultural Critic Michael Eric Dyson took turns talking about the state of rap music and cultural events during a dialouge last night co-sponsored by the NAACP. The event was held in Hendricks Chapel.

Hip Hop Icon MC Lyte and Historian/cultural critic Michael Eric Dyson at Hendricks Chapel on the campus of Syracuse University.

In an intimate, yet lively conversation on Tuesday, rap icon MC Lyte and cultural critic Michael Eric Dyson dissected Hip Hop Culture: past present and future.

MC Lyte noted that the real raw Hip Hop lyrics and culture these days come from the slam poets, because a lot of them do it for art’s sake and not for money.  She also noted that the corporate take-over of radio (and play-lists) keeps DJs from being able to break new songs like they did back in the day.

Dyson added that we must be careful not to judge with revisionist history because at the time groups such as Public Enemy (now Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famers) were once considered too black and too strong to be played on radio.

The event was co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the NAACP.

Salt & Light

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Tiffany Lewis, Director in Training, leads the BCCE during a selection at the concert Saturday night.

The Attractiveness of Authenticity: SU Senior Tiffany Lewis, Director in Training, leads the BCCE during a selection at the concert Saturday night.

Syracuse University’s BCCE has been using song to help the community cross the line of faith for 36 years.

Below is a short clip of Isaiah Cobb leading a song of praise.

Everyday Evangelism from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

White Ribbon Rising

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Syracuse Rising from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

The Syracuse University community mobilized Thursday to help bring awareness to the crisis of violence against women. The vigil was a local companion to the international One Billion Rising effort.