Posts Tagged ‘Hendricks Chapel’
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.
For a list of the activities for the 25th Anniversary Commemoration of Pan Am Flight 103 at SU, click here.
To hear some of the audio from tonight’s program, click the link below (Orange Appeal Singers with senior Tim Chang on the beatbox).
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.
“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1
The legendary gospel collective known as the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble, or BCCE, celebrates its 35th anniversary this weekend. The BCCE will perform a concert on Saturday in Hendricks Chapel that will include an alumni section as well as guest directors.
Here is a small collection of photographs that have appeared on the SIF site in the past seven years or so from their various annointed performances.
We got a chance to speak with BCCE Director Byron Canada before the concert, and he talked about the history of the group and the significance of this particular anniversary.
Environmental justice advocate and green collar entrepreneur Majora Carter visited Syracuse yesterday and spoke for the University lecture series at Hendricks Chapel. She detailed how cities can turn financial disinvestment and environmental degradation into movements for equality and recognition of environmental assets.
Carter had really good things to say about Syracuse, especially the Near West Side Initiative. Her talk wasn’t very long so it’s understandable that she didn’t address Onondaga Creek or the Syracuse University Steam Station.
I first heard about Carter after her TED Talk a few years ago.
Her organization (Majoracartergroup.com) now promotes micro agribusiness development through green roofs and urban greenhouses.
Members of the Syracuse University community held an impromptu program for the victims of Hurricane Katrina last night in Hendricks Chapel. Students and members shared experiences about evacuating or returning to clean up the Gulf Region. This week marks the five year anniversary of the storm.
Second only to the Spike Lee’s Katrina films (and interviews), I found the best testimony about the Hurricane and immediate aftermath was given by former Syracuse television executive Gary Wordlaw in 2006.