Syracuse Symposium is a semester-long exploration of the public humanities at Syracuse University through a diverse array of lectures, performances, exhibits, symposia, and other special events. The 2011 Symposium is organized around the theme of “IDENTITY” and is presented by The SU Humanities Center for The College of Arts and Sciences.
Ayed Morrar, a Palestinian community organizer, unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an inspiring nonviolent movement to save his village of Budrus in the West Bank from destruction by Israel’s Separation Barrier. This compelling account of one village’s struggle tells a much larger story about what is possible in the
This year’s symposium explores the significance of archiving for digital human rights media, highlighting projects related to African-American history (When the Levees Broke, 4 Little Girls and Eyes on the Prize), AIDS activism (The ACT UP Oral History Project) and the Holocaust (The Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive). With Sam Pollard (filmmaker, editor and
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