Whether in the midst of a health crisis such as COVID-19 or not, equity eludes many in our global community and is, therefore, a focal point of social justice efforts; American writer, professor and television host Melissa Harris-Perry provides us with her perspective as to why this is and what can be done about it.
March 3 | 6–7:30 pm | Crouse Hinds Hall , Room 010
The call for reparations as a critical element in healing and accountability for state wrongs has mobilized many constituencies across the globe in the past decades. Drawing from the enslavement of Roma on the territory of Romania and anti-Roma collective injustice, Dr. Matache will examine the concept of reparations and focus on translating theory into possible strategies to heal and repair past and present harm and to prevent future wrongdoing.
To bolster faculty diversity, Syracuse University is increasing funding aimed at competitive recruitment of faculty from underrepresented minority groups for open positions. The Diversity Opportunity Hires initiative builds on the University’s existing efforts within the signature and cluster hires programs to encourage additional hiring of teaching and research faculty from underrepresented groups.
“Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection” is on display through March 13 at the Syracuse University Art Galleries in the Shaffer Art Building. The exhibition of 145 photographic images includes work by news photographers working for Underwood & Underwood Publishers, as well prints by noted artists Henri Leighton, Herbert Gehr, Charlotte Brooks and Carl Van Vechten.
The Office of Learning Communities is seeking student feedback for the expansion of the Multicultural Living Learning Community (MLLC). The feedback will provide the Office of Learning Communities with important input as they prepare to expand, which was identified in the recommendations provided by multiple groups of students in the fall semester.
The 35th annual Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee has announced the 2020 Unsung Hero Award winners.
The awards are bestowed annually on people who, in the spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “beloved community,” have made a positive difference in the lives of others, but who are not widely recognized for their efforts. The categories include community member, student, faculty and staff.
Next week is Identity Week, celebrating the diversity of the Syracuse University community. Through events and initiated conversations, the Barnes Center at The Arch, its peer educators and other cross-campus partners hope to encourage recognition of self-perceived identity, assigned identity and the combination of factors that contribute to both.