Tompkins County & City of Ithaca Host Week Of Juneteenth Programming

(Ithaca, N.Y., June 14, 2021) — Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca Governments will host a week of programming celebrating Juneteenth and Black liberation. Members of the public are invited to participate in several virtual events. County and City employees are encouraged to participate in each event and will gather for an employee lunch featuring Black-owned small businesses showcasing the Diaspora through cuisine. 

Members of the public are invited to join City and County staff at the following virtual events:

            Juneteenth and Black Lives Matter: An Africana Studies Perspective

Monday, June 14, 2021 – 5:30pm-7pm

Dr. Scot Brown will discuss the Juneteenth holiday in the context of historic and contemporary struggles for Black liberation.  The talk frames renewed interest in the Juneteenth holiday as a rich opportunity for deep and meaningful engagements with expansive conceptions of freedom.   Through the prism of the Juneteenth story, the Black Lives Matter concept has deep implications for local and global social justice movements.  

Register to Participate via Zoom: https://tompkinscountyny-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdemhrTojHNzG6UiqlqErw8CDuBXSGI6n,

Watch Live or any time on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lQYdLckfmsU

            Screening & Q&A, “Civil Warriors” Documentary Film (in 2 parts)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – 12pm-1pm & Thursday June 17, 2021 – 10am-11am

CIVIL WARRIORS is a feature film about the experiences of two black families from upstate New York — fathers and sons who enlisted in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and fought in the American Civil War. Their compelling true story unfolds through a unique interweaving of historical images with the rhythm and energy of spoken word performance. Contemporary narration guides us and provides historical context as the story unfolds.

Q&A with the film’s narrator, Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell will occur following each part showing. 

Tuesday Video (Part 1) Screening Link (12pm): https://youtu.be/YIUDaRSHjeA 
Tuesday Q&A Registration Link (12:40pm): https://tompkinscountyny-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodOmorT8vGdIpEuYx7ijOuOclLmIu5QqC

Thursday Video (Part 2) Screening Link (10am): https://youtu.be/P_kxAKjQPPM
Thursday Q&A Registration Link (10:40am): https://tompkinscountyny-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrdeiuqjstHdx-cSnLmLR7OA5a7MTZ7V8D

            A Juneteenth Play

Friday, June 18, 2021 – 6pm-7:30pm

County and City staff and volunteers will perform a reading of “A Juneteenth Play” prepared by County Historian Carol Kammen and Legislature Chairwoman Leslyn McBean-Clairborne. The play takes place in 1865 around the events of the Galveston, Texas announcement of emancipation that led to the Juneteenth celebrations that we continue today.

Zoom Registration Link: https://tompkinscountyny-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucu-uqTgoHNUljkVL1qeKdb072B-JVC_5

Incoming Students – Apply for Jumpstart!

Fall 2021 Jumpstart Program for new IC students

Jumpstart is a collaboration between several departments on campus that offers new students a chance to explore the local community, learn about resources on campus, and meet new friends. We are offering 10 one-day Jumpstart programs on a variety of topics on Tuesday, August 17 before Orientation begins.

There is no cost for new first-year and transfer students to participate in this program, but there is an application process. Applications will open on Thursday, May 27 and will close on Monday, June 21 at 9:00am. 

All Jumpstart participants will get to move in to their residence hall rooms on Monday, August 16! 

Honors Environmental Justice Design lab projects now live!

Environmental Justice Design lab projects now live!

Contributed to Intercom by Fae Dremock on 05/19/21 

 This spring, the Honors Program and the Dept of Environmental Studies and Sciences supported an experimental environmental justice design lab course…

 This spring, the Honors Program and the Dept of Environmental Studies and Sciences supported an experimental environmental justice design lab developed by Fae Dremock, assistant professor in ENVS Dept. Students produced projects in video, narrative, and a video ‘talking ted.’ These projects can be seen on the “2021: Looking for Justice” page of Roots, an online science outreach journal of the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department: 

 Erika Perkins, Ithacan Multimedia Editor: a video on homelessness in Ithaca.

Ajan Patel, Park Scholar: a video on the issues of green energy in Ithaca (featuring IC alum Marissa Lansing)

Caroline Bissaillon, graduating senior in Documentary Studies and Production: a creative nonfiction piece on water issues in marginalized communities

Cassidy Voorhees-Schroeder, graduating senior in Environmental Studies: a fiction piece based on issues in contamination and health in a marginalized population

Andrea Diaz, graduating senior in Environmental Studies: a “talking ted” on environmental justice and activism (going live on June 15)

url: https://icgrowingroots.space/justice2021-dremock-bissaillon-patel-perkins-voorheesschroeder-andreadiaz 

Employment Companion– Summer course

Director of Career Services, Cheryl Rotyliano, is teaching a summer course (Employment Companion) to help students with summer jobs elevate their experiences into meaningful experiential learning. We’ll be doing lots of reflection which will help students tell their story in a way that actually captures the great experience they are getting. It is CRN# 10297 in the catalog and anyone can contact me with questions! 

Phone:  (607) 274-3310

E-mail:  crotyliano@ithaca.edu

URL:  https://staff.ithaca.edu/crotyliano/

Help with Senior Week!

Calling all underclassmen, faculty, and staff members! We are looking for volunteers to help the IC senior week committee facilitate a fun and safe senior splash on Thursday, May 20th for our senior class! Enjoy the nice weather in Ithaca without having to worry about schoolwork and spend time with your senior friends before they graduate!

Important dates to know:

Wednesday, May 19th: We will be having a one-hour meeting at night to provide volunteers with in-depth details about the day.

Thursday, May 20th: Senior Splash! Prior to the event, you will be given a timeslot based on availability. 

Friday, May 21st: Inclement weather date.

Anyone interested should fill out the form below and we will contact you with more information!

Click here for the form: https://ithaca.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/483463

All potential Senior Splash volunteers and participants will be required to comply with all current NYS and Ithaca College COVID-19 guidelines, including, but not limited to: social distancing, mask wearing, bi-weekly testing, and completing mandatory quarantine.

If you have any questions, please email seniorweek@ithaca.edu

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact seniorweek@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

Ithaca College Senior Week Committee

Volunteers Needed!!

Calling all underclassmen, faculty, and staff members! We are looking for volunteers to help the IC senior week committee facilitate a fun and safe senior splash on Thursday, May 20th for our senior class! Enjoy the nice weather in Ithaca without having to worry about schoolwork and spend time with your senior friends before they graduate!

Important dates to know:

Wednesday, May 19th: We will be having a one-hour meeting at night to provide volunteers with in-depth details about the day.

Thursday, May 20th: Senior Splash! Prior to the event, you will be given a timeslot based on availability. 

Friday, May 21st: Inclement weather date.

Anyone interested should fill out the form below and we will contact you with more information!

Click here for the form: https://ithaca.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/483463

All potential Senior Splash volunteers and participants will be required to comply with all current NYS and Ithaca College COVID-19 guidelines, including, but not limited to: social distancing, mask wearing, bi-weekly testing, and completing mandatory quarantine.

If you have any questions, please email seniorweek@ithaca.edu

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact seniorweek@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

International Book Launch for FLASH FLAHERTY: TALES FROM A FILM SEMINAR

The Park Center for Independent Media and The Flaherty Co-Present the International Book Launch for FLASH FLAHERTY: TALES FROM A FILM SEMINAR 

Join us for the international launch of Scott MacDonald and Patricia R. Zimmermann’s new book, FLASH FLAHERTY: TALES FROM A FILM SEMINAR (Indiana, 2021) on Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Eastern. 

Register in advance for this meeting: 

https://ithaca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscu6grjwpGdNNHR15ODY1Eek6eq7Yf2xZ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

FLASH FLAHERTY, the much-anticipated follow-up volume to THE FLAHERTY: DECADES IN THE CAUSE OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA, offers a people’s history of the world-renowned Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, an annual event where participants confront and reimagine the creative process surrounding multiple document/documentary forms and modes of the moving image. 

Together, the contributors to FLASH FLAHERTY exemplify how the Flaherty Seminar propels shared insights, challenging debates, and actual change in the world of independent media.  

This launch features readings from the book by the editors and contributors 

Lucius Barre, international film publicist 

Portia Cobb, filmmaker 

Scott MacDonald, author and scholar 

Laura U.  Marks, author and scholar 

Susana de Sousa Dias, filmmaker 

Patricia R. Zimmermann, author and scholar 

Hosted by Raza Rumi, Director, Park Center for Independent Media 
Moderated by Girish Shambu, editor of Film Quarterly’s Quorum 

This launch is co-presented by the Park Center for Independent Media and The Flaherty, with producing support from Ann Michel and Phil Wilde, Insights International, and Ari Kissiloff, associate producer and technical consultant, with music by Robby Aceto

Women’s and Gender Studies and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival continue F2F: Faculty to Faculty Salons on Thursday April 22 

Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST)and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) announce the fifth event of an on-going collaboration, F2F:  Faculty to Faculty Salons, on Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.  

The sixth F2F salon features an interview with Dr. Sumru Atuk, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics at Ithaca College.  Dr. Alicia Swords, Department of Sociology conducts the interview.  

Register in advance for this meeting: 

https://ithaca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdOCorD4iHNwoHN7d5b-_VqFxkYIc2ECh

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Dr. Sumru Atuk is Assistant Professor of Politics and affiliated with Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Ithaca College. Her research interests include feminist political theory, modern and contemporary political theory, gender-based violence, femicide/feminicide, and digital political participation.  

She uses theory to understand and to transform the field while acknowledging that contextual knowledges morph theories and lead to new ones. Currently, she is working on a book project on femicide in Turkey, focusing on the state actors’ roles in enabling the killing of women due to institutionalized gendered power relations.   

Dr. Alicia Swords is Associate Professor of Sociology and affiliated with Women and Gender Studies and Latin American Studies at Ithaca College. Her research and teaching use political-economic, ethnographic, and engaged approaches to social change and social movements in the United States and Latin America. She has recently published about organizational change, food justice, and neo-Zapatista network politics.  

She is currently working on a book that brings a social movement approach to social change in the United States. Building on twenty years of engagement with efforts to build a movement to end poverty led by the poor, her work is dedicated to advancing and exploring the ideas that transformative change requires historical study, overcoming interlocking oppressions, and feminist, revolutionary politics. 

Employing the master class model, these engaging participatory salons feature senior faculty members interviewing early and mid-career WGST-affiliated faculty members about their research and their journeys to becoming scholars. Each semester will feature salons with different faculty interviewers and interviewees. 

The purpose of the salons is to showcase our feminist, anti-racist, decolonialist faculty on the Ithaca College campus, with a focus on their scholarship.  We are inviting students to enter into the discipline of Women’s and Gender Studies by listening to the faculty discussing their work and current debates and controversies in their disciplines. 

The 75-minute salons will employ a master class model of guided conversation and then engagement with questions from attendees. They will wrap up with takeaways from participants both live and in the chat. 

During the pandemic, “F2F” has emerged as an acronym for face-to-face or embodied instruction or meetings.  Our salons will expand “F2F” to unfold other meanings and possibilities, such as Feminist to Feminist, Field to Field, Festival to Festival, Friend to Friend. 

Please also join us immediately after the F2F interview for a brief (15 minutes) celebration of the new Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies interdisciplinary major, approved this spring by NYSED and to be launched in the fall of 2021. This will be the first time in Ithaca College’s history that students have been able to major in women’s, gender and sexuality studies. It is a moment to be marked, and we hope you will join us as we do so. 

For further information, contact Dr. Claire Gleitman, gleitman@ithaca.eduor Dr. Patricia Zimmermann, patty@ithaca.edu 

Mutual Aid Food Sharing Cabinet at IC

A blue Mutual Aid Food Sharing Cabinet has arrived at IC! Located outside Muller Chapel, this cabinet is a small food pantry open to all IC community members to take or donate non-perishable food items and personal care products. All are welcome to utilize the cabinet or leave items 24/7.

What can you do to help? Please consider bringing a non-perishable food or personal care item with you the next time you’re on-campus.

Please also spread the word about this food resource. All are welcome! Any questions? Please contact Elizabeth Jesch (ejesch@ithaca.edu) or Maria White (mwhite6@ithaca.edu).