There are a multitude of programs, educational and enlightening workshops, entertainment, and numerous activities during CBT weekend. Because of this, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the events that will allow you, our returning alumni and friends, to connect and engage with our black and Latino students. Our young scholars are excited to meet you and gain the insights and knowledge that will propel them forward as they graduate and go out into our cities and communities.
Community Service Project
On Thursday, September 14, we have a community service project that will take place on the city’s Southside. Join Vaughn Irons ’93, author of the Southside revitalization plan and CEO of APD Solutions (the key organizing partner of the Southside Art Mural Project) and artist London Ladd ’06 to prepare a mural for the project.
From 2:30-4 p.m., volunteers will focus on mural prep, which includes staging setup, clearing the adjacent storage area, painting the base coat on the two walls, and putting up the project sign.
If you indicated interest in this event, in the coming days you will receive an email from the Office of Program Development asking for confirmation of your participation. RSVPs will be used to make transport and work plans, so be sure to respond.
Chancellor’s 5K Run/Walk/Roll
Friday, September 15, this 5K benefits the Undergraduate Black/Hispanic Endowed Scholarship. Your $10 registration goes directly to this scholarship, which is a part of the Our Time Has Come Scholarship Fund! Register online; onsite registration begins on the Quad at 6:30 a.m. The run begins at 7 a.m. at Archbold Gymnasium.
Alumni/Student Breakfast Mixer
On September 15, from 8-10 a.m., this informal breakfast is a low-key way to hear from our students, what they are doing, and how we can enhance their college experience by offering real-world advice. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Black Leadership Network, Friends of Syracuse, and LANSU host this mixer, which takes place in the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center.
Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Parade and Reception
Also on September 15, the LHHM Committee invites alumni to attend the opening ceremony for Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month. All alumni and students are encouraged to bring the flag of their country. The LHHM program starts with a parade on the Einhorn Family Walk at 11 a.m., followed by a celebration gathering in the Schine Student Center’s Panasci Lounge at 11:30 a.m. This event will include the reading of the LHHM Proclamation.
Community Folk Art Center Open House
Saturday, September 16, we encourage you to head to the Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) Open House, located at 805 East Genesee Street. The event runs from 4:30 to6:30 p.m.
A treasure located in the heart of the Syracuse community, CFAC values its role as a vibrant cultural and artistic hub committed to the promotion and development of artists of the African Diaspora. CFAC’s mission is to exalt cultural and artistic pluralism by collecting, exhibiting, teaching, and interpreting the visual and expressive arts. Public programming includes exhibitions, film screenings, gallery talks, workshops, and courses in studio and performing arts. A proud unit of the Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University, CFAC is a beacon of artistry, creativity, and cultural expression engaging the Syracuse community, the region, and the world.