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Voces en Exilio

Sep 20, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

LaCasita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco Street, Syracuse

Many have been moved by the number of Puerto Ricans -- including those with Syracuse connections -- whose lives were disrupted by Hurricane María (September, 2017). Although hope abounds that life-as-usual will someday be restored there, many displaced families have no immediate plans to return to Puerto Rico. This story resonates deeply with José “Peppie” Calvar, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Choral Activities at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, and director of the Hendricks Chapel Choir.

Peppie is a first-generation American of Cuban descent, whose family, under a different set of circumstances, was exiled from its homeland. Calvar's project creates a piece of music for mixed chorus, Afro-Caribbean percussion, and piano to commemorate hurricane victims. The music and text touches on the suffering of the Puerto Rican people and the need to restore critical infrastructure to the island, while also serving as a celebration of the outpouring of support many displaced Puerto Ricans have received from fellow Americans living on the mainland.
 
The all-student Hendricks Chapel Choir performs two public performances as part of their Fall '18 curriculum -- this date at La Casita, and September 23rd as part of the weekly Dean's Convocation in Hendricks Chapel.

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Spiritual Journey of Displacement

Sep 23, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Hendricks Chapel

The Dean's Convocation for this week incorporates "Voces en Exilio," an original work marking the first anniversary of Hurricane María. José “Peppie” Calvar, a first-generation American of Cuban descent, directs the all-student Hendricks Chapel Choir

Calvar led this project of creating a piece of music for mixed chorus, Afro-Caribbean percussion, and piano to commemorate hurricane victims. Music and text acknowledges the suffering of the Puerto Rican people and the need to restore critical infrastructure to the island, while also serving as a celebration of the outpouring of support many displaced Puerto Ricans have received from fellow Americans living on the mainland.

The first performance of this piece takes place at La Casita, September 20th.

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16th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Sep 27, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Screening times and locations vary

Human rights and social justice issues are explored through an international selection of documentaries and dramatic features.

For screening times, locations and additional details as they develop, visit suhrff.syr.edu.

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The Sentence

Sep 27, 2018, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

Opening Night: 16th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Rudy Valdez (USA)

Drawing from hundreds of hours of footage, filmmaker Valdez shows the aftermath of his sister Cindy’s incarceration for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend. Valdez participates in a post-screening Q&A.

Visit the festival website for complete schedules and addition details as they develop.

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On Her Shoulders

Sep 28, 2018, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

16th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Alexandria Bombach (USA)

Mobbed by iPhone cameras and pushy reporters, 23-year-old Nadia Murad leads a harrowing crusade to speak out on behalf of the embattled Yazidi community facing mass extermination by ISIS militants. Q&A with Bombach follows screening. (English, Kurdish, and Arabic with English subtitles)

Visit the festival website for complete schedules and addition details as they develop.

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Call Her Ganda

Sep 29, 2018, 1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

16th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

For a complete schedule and addition details as they develop, visit the festival website.
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I Dream in Another Language

Sep 29, 2018, 4:00 PM-6:30 PM

Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building

16th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Ernesto Contreras (Mexico / Netherlands)

Winner of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival “World Cinema Audience Award,” this story follows a linguistic researcher attempting to save an indigenous Mexican language from extinction, while its last two native speakers have communications troubles of their own to sort out. (Spanish and Zikril with English subtitles)

For a complete schedule and addition details as they develop, visit the festival website.

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White Sun

Sep 29, 2018, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Hendricks Chapel

Closing Night: 16th Annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival

Deepak Rauniyar (Nepal / USA / Quatar / Netherlands)

Rauniyar's film sensitively explores damage caused by the decade-long civil war between the Maoists and Nepal’s monarchical government. Finding the political within the everyday, White Sun uses one village’s complex tribulations to speak to an entire national history.

For a complete schedule and addition details as they develop, visit the festival website.

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CREATE: Art, Act, Eat

Oct 4, 2018, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Watson Theater

Seitu Jones (St. Paul, MN)

Jones discusses his work at the intersection of art, food, and activism.

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Recipe as Story

Oct 6, 2018, 2:30 PM-6:30 PM

T.B.D.

Seitu Jones (St. Paul, MN)

Artist-activiist Jones leads a workshop.  Details coming soon!

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Look Now: Facing Breast Cancer (Opening Reception and Exhibit)

Oct 11, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Point of Contact Gallery, 350 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse

Multi-media exhibit shares personal stories of cancer survivors.
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Sacred Landscape, Secular Law: Storying Spirituality on American Public Lands

Oct 12, 2018, 3:00 PM-5:30 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library

Nicolas Howe (Williams College)

Lecture and reception with geographer and environmental studies scholar, Howe, presented as part of this semester's Symposium course, "Geography of Religion" (GEO 300).

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Stories in the Blood: Slave Narratives and Identity in Contemporary American Theater

Oct 21, 2018, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Syracuse Stage, 820 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse

Tazwell Thompson (Director)
Kyle Bass (Playwright)

In conjunction with the world premiere production of Possessing Harriet, Syracuse Stage hosts panel discussion and open conversation with both Thompson and Bass (and possibly other panelists, TBA) focused on the slave experience.

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An Evening With...

Oct 25, 2018, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Hendricks Chapel

University Lecture Series

Details coming soon!

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Mama's Clothes: Visual Storytelling in the Photographs of Keisha Scarville

Nov 1, 2018, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Ellis Gallery, Light Work, 316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse

Keisha Scarville (Brooklyn, NY)

This gallery talk doubles as an opening reception for Scarville's exhibit of provocative phography (exhibition runs through December 13).

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Keisha Scarville Portfolio Workshop

Nov 2, 2018, 3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Light Work, 316 Waverly Avenue

Keisha Scarville (Brooklyn, NY)

Syracuse University students, faculty, staff and Light Work lab members may register for one-on-one portfolio reviews with the photographer. Registration contact information coming soon.

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The Odyssey: Stories of the Boat People

Nov 2, 2018, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Hendricks Chapel

Vietnamese composer Vân-Ánh Vanessa VÕ performs with Society for New Music all-stars.

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Returning from Conflict: A Nonfiction Reading by the Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group

Nov 8, 2018, 5:00 PM-7:30 PM

TBA

A 5pm reception preceeds an evening of storytelling as local veterans bear witness to 50 years of military experiences.
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Witkin & Witkin: Twin Stories of a Photographer and a Painter

Nov 13, 2018, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM

Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

The organizers of the annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival host this public screening of Trisha Ziff’s double-portrait of Witkin brothers, Jerome (a Syracuse University Emeritus Professor) and his twin, Joel.
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U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: Time for the Concerned Public to Intervene Again

Nov 29, 2018, 6:00 AM-5:00 PM

Save the date: time and location T.B.A.

Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Sciences and Humanities for 2018 presented by Frank von Hippel

The last massive intervention by the concerned public in U.S. nuclear weapons policy was by the grassroots Nuclear Weapons Freeze Movement and its European counterpart in the early 1980s.  One result was to shift the U.S. government from insisting that the Soviet Union believed it possible to fight and win a nuclear war, and therefore so must we; to repeated joint summit statements by Presidents Gorbachev and Reagan that “nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”  More tangibly, the result was a reduction in the global stock of nuclear warheads from about 65,000 in 1991 to about 10,000 today.
 
The effect has worn off, however, and two separate but related nuclear arms races have begun: between the U.S. and Russia and the U.S. and China, plus proliferation crises with the “rogue” states, North Korea and Iran.
 
von Hippel will explain the perverse dynamics underlying these crises, discussing possible initiatives to mitigate them, such as a U.S. "no-first use" policy, restoration of limits on ineffective but provocative ballistic missile defenses, resumption of US-Russian nuclear reductions along with a cap on China’s nuclear buildup, and strengthening the nonproliferation regime with bans on the separation of plutonium and on national uranium enrichment capabilities.


Biography: Frank von Hippel is Senior Research Physicist and Professor of Public and International Affairs emeritus at Princeton University where, in 1975, he co-founded and co-chaired for three decades the Program on Science and Global Security. In 2006, he co-founded the International Panel on Fissile Materials and co-chaired it for its first nine years

During 1983-90, he worked with President Gorbachev’s advisor, Evgenyi Velikhov, to develop a number of successful initiatives to end nuclear testing, end the production of plutonium and highly enriched uranium for weapons, and eliminate excess weapons materials.

He has advised U.S. Administrations and Congress on nuclear security issues since the Carter Administration. During 1993-4, he served as Assistant Director for National Security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and helped develop U.S.- Russian cooperative initiatives on nuclear threat reduction.

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