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PICS: Performing Identities Across Cultures

April 18, 2022 at 10:00am7:00pm EDT

Shaw Quadrangle

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On Monday, April 18, from 4-7 p.m., students and faculty from Syracuse University, Colgate, Cornell, U Rochester, OCC and SUNY Oswego will perform their original plays in tents on the quad, all centered on the theme “Recharging Home: What Does Home Mean to You?” In addition, ten video performances will be displayed on the Schine Atrium wall between 10-2 and posted again on Instagram (@picsplayssu) beginning at 8 p.m. These 10-minute live and digital micro-performances are part of PICS: Performing Identities Across Cultures, part of the CUSE-grant funded Language Matters Research Initiative.

All PICS 2022 performances are multicultural and bring forth themes related to diversity, equity, inclusivity, belonging and social justice. Some of these will be performed in other languages (Spanish, IGBO, Setswana), most in English, and some bilingual (French/Spanish/German or Balochi language (from Pakistan) with English).

In addition to the CUSE grant, PICS 2022 performances are generously co-sponsored by the following programs and departments:

The Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA), the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Lino Novas Calvo Funds, the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Afro-Latinx, Latin, American, Caribbean, and Indigenous (ALACI) working group, Latino-Latin American Studies Program (LLAS), Centro de Estudios Hispánicos, the Jewish Studies Program, the Maxwell African Scholars Union (MASU), South Asia Center, Center for European Studies, the Linguistics Studies Program, and the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies, Art and Music Histories, English, and Film and Media Arts.

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This event was first published on April 8, 2022 and last updated on April 11, 2022.

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