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Syracuse University announces “Dream Week” events
Syracuse University announces “Dream Week” eventsJanuary 08, 2002Judy Holmesjlholmes@syr.edu
The annual “I Have A Dream Week” at Syracuse University to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. will begin at 6 p.m. Jan. 20 with a candlelight vigil on the steps of Hendricks Chapel. Students, faculty, staff and members of the Central New York community are invited to gather to reflect on King’s legacy and teachings.
Sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, “I Have A Dream Week” will continue through Jan. 25 with a series of exhibits and special events, all of which are free and open to the public.
? “The Civil Rights Timeline” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Goldstein Student Center on South Campus. The exhibition will celebrate historic events that mark the Civil Rights Movement and its impact on human rights worldwide, including the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, the March on Washington and the Chicago Freedom Movement.
? “Creating Change: The Gay Rights Movement” Jan. 21 7:30 a.m. to midnight in the Schine Student Center Atrium will focus on a historical perspective of the struggle for human rights for gays, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in the United States.
? “Religious Diversity Forum” 5 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Goldstein Student Center, Room 201A. Representatives from several religious traditions will answer questions about their practices and beliefs.
? “Ordinary People,” a student-acting troupe from Cornell University will perform at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Lawrinson Hall Penthouse. The group addresses campus and other social issues using personal experiences to create moving, poignant and realistic pictures of life on campus and in our society.
? “Diversity Film Festival” 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jan. 23 in the first floor lounge areas of Haven, Sadler, Flint and Boland halls.
? “Tunnel of Oppression” 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 24 in the Lawrinson Hall Penthouse. The “Tunnel of Oppression” is a tour through the variations of human experience designed to challenge thoughts, perceptions and inner feelings on issues dealing with oppression and diversity. Reservations must be made by Jan. 22. For information, call 443-3637.
? “Lift Every Voice Through Poetry, Story and Song,” open microphone night with Francis Parks, director of Students Offering Service and African American Programs in Hendricks Chapel, 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in Watson Theatre. People who want to perform must register with Deilee Calvert-Minor by calling 443-3167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.