Posts Tagged ‘Social Justice’

Feed the City, the City will Feed You

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Humanitarian Al-amin Muhammad told a portion of his story and what has become his life’s work during the Dan & Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award Program last night at Syracuse University. He is the founder of We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach and Sandwich Saturday. Muhammad was given a proclamation by Mayor Ben Walsh as well.

Week in Review

Sunday, January 25th, 2015
Rev. Bryan N. Massingale

Rev. Bryan N. Massingale

Rev. Bryan N. Massingale of Marquette University spoke at Le Moyne College’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation earlier this week. ¬†During his lecture, titled¬†“A View from the Mountaintop,” he talked about racism as a soul sickness and how King’s fiery rhetoric still rings relevant today, especially as it relates to social justice.

Where do we go from here? Rev. Massingale teaches a little history and how it relates to our current climate.

Where do we go from here? Rev. Massingale teaches a little history and how it relates to our current climate.

Step in the Name of Legacy

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Le Moyne College steppers opened the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation last night. The featured speaker was Rev. Bryan N. Massingale

Le Moyne College steppers opened the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation last night. The featured speaker was Rev. Bryan N. Massingale

Peaceful Journey

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Colton Jones kicks 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¬†Syracuse Media Group’s 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.