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Humanities Center Events

February 7, 2023

Reparations NOW! How Do You Reckon with Legacies of Injustice?

February 7, 2023 at 5:00pm7:00pm EST

Hall of Languages, Kilian Room 500

African American Studies screens Banished (2008), directed by Marco Williams, which follows the efforts of descendants of Black residents seeking retribution for harm directed at their ancestors.

February 9, 2023

Reparations NOW! Whose Lives Deserve Repair?

February 9, 2023 at 5:00pm7:00pm EST

Hall of Languages, Kilian Room 500

The Price of Memory (2014), by Karen Marks Mafundikwa, contrasts the £20 million Britain paid to compensate Caribbean slaveholders with demands for redress from descendants of Jamaican slaves.

February 16, 2023

Sequoia Kemp stands with hands on hips, smiling, against leafy background

Environmental Justice is Racial Justice is Reproductive Justice

February 16, 2023 at 6:00pm7:30pm EST

Nancy Cantor Warehouse

Community educator and birth worker, SeQuoia Kemp, will trace out the relationship between environmental racism, reproductive justice, and the production of maternal toxic zones.

February 18, 2023

Sequoia Kemp stands with hands on hips, smiling, against leafy background

Reproductive Justice Healing Circle

February 18, 2023 at 1:00pm3:00pm EST

Salt Space, 103 Wyoming St. Syracuse

Using the social technology of a healing circle, SeQuoia Kemp facilitates a unique opportunity to address intergenerational trauma in service of gaining greater reproductive justice for all.

February 20, 2023

Rina Banerjee huddles with piece of green fabric

Being Rina Banerjee

February 20, 2023 at 5:30pm6:30pm EST

Virtual (See event details)

This year's Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Rina Banerjee, is introduced to the SU community with conversation about her work, philosophies, and inspirations.

February 21, 2023

Matters Out of Place

February 21, 2023 at 1:00pm2:30pm EST

Syracuse University Art Museum

Timur Hammond and Lawrence Chua join Rina Banerjee to discuss materiality, time, architecture, and geography in Take Me to the Palace of Love (2003) and A World Lost (2013), on view at the museum.

February 22, 2023

Tell Me Who You Love? Race and Kinship

February 22, 2023 at 3:45pm5:30pm EST

Syracuse University Art Museum

2023 Watson Professor in the Humanities, Rina Banerjee, talks about inter-racial marriage, diaspora, and identity through her work, "Viola, from New Orleans," and objects from the museum’s…

February 23, 2023

Navigations

February 23, 2023 at 12:30pm1:30pm EST

Bird Library, 114

Sascha Scott and Courtney Hicks moderate a ‘box lunch’ conversation with Rina Banerjee on navigating the world of art as a woman of color and creating an artist's archive.

Black Noodles, Replenishing / Reaping the Earth

February 23, 2023 at 5:30pm7:30pm EST

Life Sciences Complex

Rina Banerjee explores diaspora, displacement, and science in her drawings and art installations. "Between birth and death the constant spins and oodles of noodles migrate, waffle uncertainty."

February 24, 2023

Sara Safransky stands in front of gray brick wall

The Work of Repair: A Conversation About Community-Engaged and Participatory Research

February 24, 2023 at 12:30pm2:00pm EST

Eggers Hall, 155

In this workshop for faculty, staff, and students by registration, Sara Safransky's community-engaged work in Detroit sparks broader conversation about how, why, and for whom research takes place.

Sara Safransky stands in front of gray brick wall

The City After Property: Abandonment and Repair in Post-Industrial Detroit

February 24, 2023 at 3:15pm4:30pm EST

MacNaughton Hall, 200

Dr. Sara Safransky presents a lecture based on her research on the legacies of redlining, disinvestment, and industrial decline in Detroit and the possibilities for creating a more just city.

March 1, 2023

Knowing through Looking

March 1, 2023 at 12:45pm2:00pm EST

Syracuse University Art Museum

Art History graduate student Ankush Arora talks with 2023 JKWatson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Rina Banerjee, about curating an exhibition of Mithila art from India.

Plastics!

March 1, 2023 at 3:00pm5:00pm EST

Bird Library, Special Collections Research Center

JKWatson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Rina Banerjee, collaborates with University faculty to offer a limited space workshop for interested students and campus community members.

March 2, 2023

A World Lost? Climate Change, Art, and Law

March 2, 2023 at 5:30pm7:30pm EST

Syracuse University Art Museum

Davie M. Dreisen and Mike Goode engage artist Rina Banerjee in critical conversation about climate change, art, and law.

March 3, 2023

Rina Banerjee in Conversation with Gayatri Spivak

March 3, 2023 at 3:00pm5:30pm EST

Newhouse 3, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium

Rina Banerjee caps her residency as this year's J.K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities by engaging Gayatri Spivak in conversation about reason and imagination, sign and trace.

March 26, 2023

Repair Works

March 26, 2023 at 2:00pm3:30pm EDT

Newhouse 3, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium

Flannery Cunningham Stacy Garrop Anthony R. Green James Gordon Williams Society for New Music and the Department of Art and Music Histories host this afternoon concert of “Repair” works…

March 28, 2023

Nell Painter

An Evening with Dr. Nell Irvin Painter: African American History and Questions of Repair

March 28, 2023 at 7:00pm8:30pm EDT

Virtual (See event details)

Dr. Painter explores issues of racial and gender identity and how they have figured into the history of America and the West.

March 30, 2023

Repair, Refuge, and Resilience through Photopoetry

March 30, 2023 at 6:00pm8:00pm EDT

Nancy Cantor Warehouse

View a showcase of media, art, and storytelling created within immigrant, undocumented, and borderland communities in Syracuse and Richmond, VA.

April 13, 2023

Nonviolent Action from Civil Rights to Climate Justice

April 13, 2023 at 6:00pm7:30pm EDT

Bird Library, 114

Legendary civil rights and environmental activist and author George Lakey talks about his work with the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT).

Nonviolent Action from Civil Rights to Climate Justice

April 13, 2023 at 6:00pm7:30pm EDT

Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Room 114)

Legendary civil rights and environmental activist and author George Lakey draws on principles from his 2018 book, How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, to discuss his work with…