“Hip Hop saved my life.”
Eldred Harris, educator (born in the Bronx)
SU Press recently published a book by environmental activist Dr. K. Animashaun Ducre titled A Place Called Home.
The book examines cycles of disruption and dislocation in Syracuse. It began with a study Dr. Ducre conducted using a blended methodology of photo voice (visual story-telling) and mapping (geographic analysis). Dr. Ducre talks in this interview about the characters in the book (women from Syracuse’s South side) and her efforts to bear witness to social injustice.
For more information on the book and the research project, click here.
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.