Posts Tagged ‘Southwest Community Center’
She may have gotten a shout-out from First Lady Michelle Obama at the U.S.
Conference of Mayors; she may have been selected to the prestigious Rodel Fellowhip Program (Aspen Institute), but last night Mayor Stephanie Miner had to focus on reality here in Syracuse, the city she leads, the city where she resides.
During her 2016 State of the City Address at the Southwest Community Center, she painted with broad strokes when citing the accomplishments of her administration, including new inspiring economic development projects. At the same time, she didn’t turn a blind eye to some of those unsavory details that color our current condition.
Mayor Miner even evoked the empathetic spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as she reminded the bipartisan audience that true civic engagement occurs when all people are integrated into the success of a metropolis and inequality doesn’t lead to abandonment.
It’s never an easy job, but someone has to do it.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, stopped by the Southwest Community Center yesterday as part of his Upstate listening tour. He also visited area hospitals and walked through the Near West side.
Heastie was elected speaker in February. Today he continues his tour in the North Country.
For nearly two decades local business owners have sponsored a Holiday Cut-a-Thon at the Southwest Community Center for young boys under 12. Here are some photos from an earlier Cut-a-Thon in 2000.
This year’s sponsors included the Southwest Community Center, Ebony Paving, Liverpool Associates and Kinsey Automotive.
“Lasting commitment is making the decision before the solution is found, treat knowing that the principle is right.”
John C. Maxwell
Ed Mitchell, Jr., activist and co-founder of Team A.N.G.E.L., speaks with SIF after receiving a community award on Thursday at Art Rage Gallery
Comedian, actor and former VJ Joe Clair (aka Cleezy) brought humor and but also a generous dose of reality to the Southwest Community Center in Syracuse yesterday during the Rap It Up event. He talked about a family member being HIV positive and having to take 30 pills a day for the past 20 years to maintain. At the same time he said, those same medicines can do damage to the body.
As a moderator a panel that included Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Cynthia Morrow, adolescent helath specialist Dr. Jeri Dyson and singer Sammie, Clair kept it real by enlightening and entertaining the crowd, young and old, with sobering statistics and the need for prevention of sexually-trasmitted diseases.
“Some of these disease do not have symptoms,” Clair said. “That’s why you need to get tested.”
Below hear Dr. Dyson talk about diseases that do not go away.
The league is going strong after 15 years, ambulance and now includes about dozen teams.
I asked one of the players after the first semi-final game, sick which went down to the final possession (his team was favored): Why didn’t you guys pull that one out?
“Sometimes it just wasn’t meant to be,” he said. “That’s why they call it March Madness.”
This weekend’s Finals showcases team Tighten Up with Bernard Blunt (formerly of St. Joseph’s–PA) versus B&B Lounge with (former SU point guard) Lazarus Sims.
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.).
Members of the group Team A.N.G.E.L. spoke to civil eaders and community members at a forum held at LeMoyne College Wednesday.
Team members Ed Mitchell, salve Jr., Ryedell Davis, Isaiah Gregory and Schenise Stevens described their summer program, located at the Southwest Community Center, and their attempt to branch out to other sectors of the city.
A.N.G.E.L. stands for Avoid Negative Garbage Enjoy Life.