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Past Events

April 27, 2021

book cover with Maria Lugones

Tribute to Maria Lugones

April 27, 2021 at 3:30pm6:00pm EDT

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The Democratizing Knowledge Collective at Syracuse University invites you to Tribute to María Lugones. María Lugones was a feminist philosopher, popular educator, professor, author, and community…

December 9, 2020

Summer Institute Alumni Publication

December 9, 2020 at 1:00pm EST

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A key mission of the Summer Democratizing Knowledge Institute is to focus on collaborations across campus and with in local communities. DK Alumni Fellows of the three Summer Institutes are…

December 8, 2020

Communities of Color, (In)Justice, and Multiple Pandemics: Resisting the Racism of COVID-19

December 8, 2020 at 3:00pm5:00pm EST

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The Democratizing Knowledge (DK) Collective presents the Webinar Series, Communities of Color, (In)Justice, and Multiple Pandemics. This series addresses the multiple pandemics facing communities of…

June 10, 2019

DK Summer Institute Alumni Writing Symposium: (Un) Just Spaces

June 10, 2019 at 12:00pmJune 12, 2019 at 5:00pm EDT

Pendell Hill, 338 Plush Mill Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086

This gathering convened alumni of the Democratizing Knowledge Summer Institute for a two-day writing symposium. The three-year series of Summer Institutes (2016-18) brought together scholar and…

April 23, 2018


April 23, 2018 at 5:00pm7:00pm EDT

Watson Hall, Waston Theater

Asmarina is a documentary that depicts the presence of the habesha community in the city of Milan through collective memories recorded in personal archives. Through photograph, music and stories the…

April 18, 2018

3000 Nights

April 18, 2018 at 7:00pm9:00pm EDT

Shaffer Art Building, Shemin Auditorium

Inspired by true events, 3000 Nights tells the story of a newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher who is falsely arrested and incarcerated in an Israeli prison where she gives birth to her son. Through…

March 26, 2018

Reproduction Justice & Our Communities

March 26, 2018 at 5:00pm6:00pm EDT

Bird Library, 114

Dr. Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon is a mother, Birth Justice Advocate, Professor at the City College of New York, and kundalini yogi. Trained under Ancient Song Doula Services, Griselda’s praxis…

February 5, 2018

Rapper A.D. Carson to Visit Syracuse Feb. 5 for Black History Month

February 5, 2018 at 5:00pm7:00pm EST

Bird Library, 114

The University observes Black History Month with a visit by A.D. Carson, a hip-hop scholar who created a popular rap album to defend his Ph.D. dissertation at Clemson University. Carson, assistant…

April 25, 2017

Mele Murals

April 25, 2017 at 5:00pm6:00pm EDT

Grant Auditorium

Mele Murals is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. Set against the resurgence of Hawaiian language…

March 29, 2017

Winona LaDuke

March 29, 2017 at 5:00pm7:00pm EDT

Shaffer Art Building, Shemin Auditorium

Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern…

January 25, 2017

Race & Our Communities

January 25, 2017 at 5:00pm7:00pm EST

Bird Library, 4

Dr. LeConté Dill is an Assistant Professor (Depar tment of Community Health Sciences) where she teaches predominantly first-generation and students of color, many of whom are experiencing family…

November 15, 2016

Scholarship on Indigenous Agriculture: Crimes of Incompetence & Bias

November 15, 2016 at 5:00pm7:00pm EST

Bird Library, 114

Considered a national exper t in Iroquois agriculture, Jane is currently an Associate Professor in the Depar tment of Hor ticulture at Cornell University. Her research focuses on Iroquois…

February 29, 2016

The Wind is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde

February 29, 2016 at 5:00pm8:00pm EST

Community Folk Art Center

DK invites you to an evenin g with Dr. Gloria Joseph, author of The Wind is Spirit. The Wind is Spirit was born from an interview conducted by groundbreaking author and activist Dr. Gloria Joseph,…

April 21, 2015

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

April 21, 2015 at 4:30pm6:00pm EDT

Bird Library, 114

Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman, writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement. This film plunges us into Boggs’s…

April 1, 2015

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo: Film Screening and Post-Film Discussion with Producer Amina Mama

April 1, 2015 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

White Hall, 200

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo explores the artistic contributions of one of Africa’s foremost woman writers, a trailblazer for an entire generation of exciting new talent, including internationally…

March 25, 2015

Democratizing Knowledge and Black Graduate Student Association Event

March 25, 2015 at 6:00pm8:00pm EDT

Hall of Languages, 111

Wednesday, March 25 – Presumed Incompetent: A Conversation on Navigating Academia. Join us in a group dialogue between faculty and graduate students of color. Dinner is provided. Please RSVP…

September 29, 2014

From Broken Bones to Healing Hearts: My Journey With Sarah Baartman

September 29, 2014 at 5:00pm EDT

Bird Library, 114

Diana Ferrus is an internationally-acclaimed South African poet, activist, and storyteller. Her poem “I’ve come to take you home” for Sarah Baartman, a Khoi Khoi woman who was…

May 16, 2014

“Transnational Challenges to Global Empire: Cultivating Ethical Feminist Praxis”

May 16, 2014 at 9:00am1:00pm EDT

3201 Hart Hall, 301 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616

The growth of feminist and ethnic studies has opened up new theoretical frontiers in social justice pedagogy and research. These interrogate the meaning of “the public” in the context of…

April 4, 2014

Documentary Filmmaking Workshop with Crystal Griffith and HQ Quan of QUAD Productions

April 4, 2014 at 9:00amApril 6, 2014 at 5:00pm EDT

Tolley Building, 304

A 2-day (14 hour) intensive documentary production workshop focusing on preproduction and production by award winning filmmakers, C. A. Griffith and H. L. T. Quan of QUAD Productions. Participants…

April 3, 2014

América’s Home Film Screening

April 3, 2014 at 4:00pm5:00pm EDT

Shaffer Art Building, Shemin Auditorium

América’s Home is the story of América “Meca” Sorrentini-Blaut, a feisty Puerto Rican woman in her 70’s and her fight against developers intent on bulldozing her community…