Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration Begins

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting a series of events in April in collaboration with students, faculty and staff across campus.

The month-long celebration begins on April 1, with the kickoff event on Thursday, April 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in 500 Hall of Languages. Attendees will enjoy food, meet and mingle with students, faculty and staff, learn about the month’s events, view and discuss the documentary film “Vincent Who?,” and participate in the unveiling of this year’s Anti-Asian Hate Crime Exhibit.

For more information on this month’s events, visit SU News.

Plaque Dedication, Tolling of Chimes to Commemorate Life and Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Hendricks Chapel, in partnership with Chancellor Kent Syverud and Dr. Ruth Chen, will host a plaque dedication and unveiling honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4—a day that also marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination.

The program, which will take place in the Shaffer Art Building Galleria, pays tribute to Dr. King and to the July 15, 1965, visit he made to campus to speak on “The Role of Education in the Civil Rights Movement.” The plaque dedication will take place near the location where King spoke, at what was then Sims Dining Hall.

Learn more about the ceremony at SU News.

Barnard Zine Librarian to Headline Syracuse Symposium April 5-6

Syracuse Symposium continues its yearlong look at “Belonging” with a visit by renowned zine maker and librarian Jenna Freedman.

A member of Columbia University’s Barnard College, Freedman will headline a lecture and workshop collectively titled “Classification and Language(s) of Belonging,” April 5-6.

On April 5, Freedman will discuss “Zine Librarianship as Critical Practice” from 5:15-6:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (114 Bird Library). Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services will be provided. The following day, she will present a workshop called “Seizing the Means of Publication: Zine Making” from 9 a.m. to noon in 002 Bird.

Learn more about the event at SU News.

Deconstructing Autism Awareness on April 10

April is Autism Awareness Month, and a group of students on campus are tackling what is meant by “autism awareness” and how that may differ from “acceptance,” hoping to bring the Syracuse University community to that point.

On Tuesday, April 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. in 228A Schine, a panel of  SU students will have a discussion moderated by Professor Christine Ashby, director of the Institute for Communication and Inclusion (ICI). The panel features five members of On The Spectrum (OTS), an organization designed by and for autistic SU community members.

For more information on the panel, visit SU News.

Slepecky Lecture, Award Ceremony to Take Place April 4

The Norma Slepecky Memorial Lecture and Undergraduate Research Prize Award Ceremony will take place Wednesday, April 4, at 2:45 p.m. in 304 Schine Student Center. This is a change from the previously announced starting time of 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).

Learn more at SU News.

University Lectures Hosts Political Commentator Joy-Ann Reid

The University Lectures series is hosting Joy-Ann Reid, host of MSNBC’s “AM Joy” and columnist for The Daily Beast, on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel. Reid will be engaged in an on-stage conversation with Dean Lorraine Branham from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and will take questions from the audience. The event is free and open to the public. Read the full article at SU News.

Plaque Dedication on April 4 to Honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Members of the campus community are invited to attend a special plaque unveiling and dedication program honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at 4:30 p.m. on April 4, the 50thanniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination.

The brief program will take place in the Shaffer Art Building Galleria, near the location where Dr. King spoke during a 1965 visit to the Syracuse University campus. The plaque commemorates that July 15, 1965, visit and affirms Syracuse University’s commitment to foster and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community.

For more information on the event, visit SU News.