CSCRE Discussion Series Presents: “Our History Is The Future Indigenous Resistance Beyond Standing Rock” By Asst. Professor Nicholas W. Estes

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On Monday, March 4th, 2019, at 6pm in Clarke Lounge, this event will be taking place! Read below for more information!

In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest Indigenous protest movement in the twenty-first century. Water Protectors knew this battle for native sovereignty had already been fought many times before, and that, even after the encampment was gone, their anticolonial struggle would continue. In Our History Is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement. Our History Is the Future is at once a work of history, a manifesto, and an intergenerational story of resistance.

Nick Estes is Kul Wicasa (Kool WEE-Chah-Shah) from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is a co-founder of The Red Nation and an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He has three forthcoming books:  (1) Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (Verso, February 2019); (2) Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (University of Minnesota Press, May 2019); and (3) Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation (PM, 2019.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Penny Bogardus at or (607) 274-3153. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Congratulations to Jessica Tornai ’21 on her acceptance to Partners in the Park!

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On behalf of the Honors Program, we would like to extend a congratulations to Jessica Tornai ’21 on her acceptance to Partners in the Park!

Partners in the Parks is an outdoor experiential learning program in cooperation with the National Collegiate Honors Council. Nine projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance, and lasting value.

Seminars led by university faculty and park personnel include historic, scientific, cultural, and other important features unique to a given park. Projects also take advantage of exciting recreational opportunities to broaden participants’ understanding of the overall value of national parks to our country and its citizens.

Jessica is a sophomore, Mathematics Major with a minor in Spanish, and she will be going to Bryce Canyon National Park! Jessica states, “I am looking forward to meeting other people that share my love of the outdoors and broadening my experience in our national parks.” 

Congrats to Jessica!

Ramy Essam, The “Voice of the Revolution” Is Coming to IC TOMORROW, Feb. 19th @ 3:30pm in Textor 103!

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Ramy Essam is an activist and singer, who rose to prominence as a “Voice of the Revolution” in Egypt in 2011. He is visiting Ithaca with The Clarke Initiative for Law & Development in the Middle East & North Africa and PCIM will host him on Tuesday February 19 at 3:30pm in Textor 103.

Ramy will perform and speak with students about his life, about current events in Egypt, and answer any questions from students. His sessions will be a mix of lecture, interview, live music and a Q&A.

More about Ramy:
Egypt’s rock musician Ramy Essam exploded into international fame and has often been referred to as the real voice of the Egyptian revolution in 2011. During the height of the uprising, he performed in front of millions of people in Tahrir Square, and his music became the soundtrack of a whole generation of his countrymen and women struggling for a better life and a more just society.

Ramy Essam is considered to be one of the loudest voices for the young generation in Egypt and it’s struggle for a progressive and modern society. He has become an international symbol of social activism and a beacon of uncommon bravery in the Middle East.

His song Irhal  (voted #3 song that changed history/Time Out London) in which he demands the resignation of then-ruler Hosni Mubarak, is referred to as the real anthem of the revolution.

But fame came with a heavy price. Ramy experienced brutal torture and arrests that were meant to silence his voice. His songs were banned and he was forbidden to perform publicly. He resolved to come out even stronger against oppression, saying “In the revolution I was born again. The struggle became the purpose of my life.”

Today Ramy lives in Sweden in exile where he continues to speak out as an ambassador of the Egyptian revolution with songs about gender equality, freedom, social justice, equity, health care, minority rights, education and peace.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact Brandy Hawley at or 607-274-3590 as soon as possible.

Apply for OSE Scholarships TODAY!

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If you have not already, start working on your FASFA now! The priority deadline is: March 1, 2019 to be eligible to apply for these scholarships!

If you’re a dedicated student leader on campus or a devoted community volunteer (or both), these scholarship opportunities are for you!  The Office of Student Engagement is happy to announce a number of scholarship opportunities available to YOU for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Descriptions of each scholarship can be found here!

You will find that each scholarship has different involvement or community service requirements and others require a financial need. If you have questions about your needs, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

Students may apply for a number of scholarship opportunities using ONE application beginning Monday, February 18th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Owens, Leadership Programs Coordinator in the Office of Student Engagement at or 607-274-3222.


Network with Alumni at the Intercultural Career Connections Event on February 23rd @ 1-2:30pm in Emerson Suites!

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In collaboration with Alumni Relations, the Office of State Grants, Multicultural Programs, and the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Education Outreach, they present Intercultural Career Connections!


This free event will feature a panel discussion with distinguished Ithaca College alumni, followed by the chance to network. Students will hear a variety of perspectives as professionals share their valley and mountaintop experiences on their journey to career success.

Business Casual Attire Appreciated

***Refreshments will be served***

Students are encouraged to register in Handshake

Featured Speakers:

Crystal Kayiza ’15 – 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellow, 2017 Sally Burns Shenkman Woman Filmmaker Fellow

Angel Casas ’14 – ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, Precision 1 Nutrition Certified, NPC Amateur Classic Physique Competitor

Jason Diaz ’09 – Assistant Professor – Integrated Science, Business, & Technology, La Salle University

Lelia James ’13 – Esq., Staff Attorney Manhattan Legal Services’ Tenant’s Rights Campaign

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jennifer Pawlewicz at We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.