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Exhibitions, discussions and a trip to CNY Freedom Trail sites are among this year’s ‘I Have A Dream Week’ events at Syracuse University
The fourth annual “I Have a Dream Week” celebrationon the Syracuse University campus, sponsored by SU’s Office of Residence Life,will include dramatic presentations, exhibitions, storytelling and a candlelightvigil. The events are free and open to the SU community and guests unlessotherwise noted.
? A candlelight vigil on the steps of Hendricks Chapel willbe held Jan. 20, immediately following the 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr.celebration activities in the Carrier Dome. All are welcome to gather andreflect on the teachings of King.
? A Civil Rights Timeline will be created Jan. 21 in theSchine Student Center Atrium. The timeline will be on display through Jan. 29.Those interested in helping to construct the timeline are invited to call AllanaLewis-Leben at 443-3011 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 19.
? Open microphone storytelling with Francis McMillan Parks,director of Students Offering Service and African American programs at HendricksChapel, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Boland Lounge of theBrewster-Boland complex. The event, “Lift Every Voice Through Poetry, Storyand Song,” is open to student performers. Those interested in performingmust call Colleen Ashton at 443-1512 or e-mail email@example.com by 5 p.m. Jan.19.
? “Cultural Crossings: Images of Southern, Central andWest Africa,” a photo exhibition by Paula Johnson, associate professor oflaw, will be on display Jan. 23-30 in the Schine Student Center’s MenschelPhotography Gallery. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 in Room304C of the Schine Student Center. The event will include a slide presentationby Johnson and a discussion of election issues in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.Refreshments will be served.
? “The Tunnel of Oppression,” a multimedia,dramatic tour of variations of the human experience designed to challengethought, perceptions and inner feelings on issues of racism, oppression anddiversity, will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Shaw Hall basement.Reservations are required and may be made by calling 443-3521 or by signing upat the Lawrinson Hall front desk by Jan. 22.
? “Pay It Backwards: A Status Report on Reparations inthe United States” a panel discussion, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.Jan. 25 in Room 201 of the Goldstein Student Center on South Campus. Panelistswill include SU faculty and staff.
? The film “Sankofa” will be shown at 7 and 10p.m. Jan. 26 and 27 in Gifford Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall.Admission is $3. Sankofa is an Akan word that means “one must return to thepast in order to move forward.” In the film, the protagonist, Mona, travelsback in time and becomes a house servant living in Ghana under the rule of anabusive slave master. The film “Remember the Titans” will also beshown.
? “Retracing Freedom: Central New York and theUnderground Railroad,” a trip to historic CNY Freedom Trail sites,including the Jerry Rescue monument and the William H. Seward and Harriet Tubmanhomes in Auburn, will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 3. Reservations forthe free trip are required and can be made by contacting the Haven Hall maindesk at 443-3381.