Cine con Cultura Film Festival 2019!

Hello Honorites!

This year is the 6th edition of the Cine con Cultura Film Festival 2019! They are bringing 12 films in Spanish and Portuguese to Ithaca during Latina/o/x Heritage Month! Read below to find when the next film screening is!

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Too Late to Die Young (Chile, 2019)

Saturday Sept. 21 at 7pm

Sunday Sept. 22 at 7:30pm

@Cornell Cinema


Summary: “Inspired by the 33-year-old director’s childhood in the Ecological Community of Peñalolén—an environmentally friendly and self-sufficient commune founded some thirty years ago atop the hills surrounding Santiago—Too Late to Die Young is a multi-character canvas with a 16-year-old teenager as its focal point, Sofía (a brilliant Demian Hernández). Short-haired, pensive, and perpetually chain-smoking, Sotomayor follows the teenager as she navigates a period of profound changes. Away from school for the Christmas holidays and bracing for a big New Year’s party at the commune, Sofía spends her days running after a neighbor biker, grieving for her unrequited love over Sinéad O’Connor’s greatest hits, unleashing her teenage angst on her father, and fantasizing of leaving the commune with her mother‑—whom she hasn’t heard from in ages, but has promised to show up for the end of year’s celebrations.…” (The Film Stage)


I’ll See You Around (Ithaca, 2019)

Wednesday Sept. 25 at 7pm



Summary: Lucas, an everyday man, navigates complicated personal relationships in the context of a drug crisis that grips the nation and his own family, now and in the past. Will he be able to commit to those close to him or will his commitments weigh him down? (


Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film (Native USA, 2017)

Thursday Sept. 26 at 7pm

@Cornell Cinema


Summary: The film follows art collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddled the U.S.-Mexico border in 2015. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who put land art in a tribal context. In 2015 the artists worked with communities on both sides to install a series of 28 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in Indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years. The artwork crossed the border a mile in each direction and symbolized a suture stitching back together cultures that have inhabited the land long before borders were drawn. Scenes with other artists and intellectuals working in the land art realm provide context and insight as well. (


The Infiltrators (Latina/o/x USA, 2018) – Free Screening in collaboration with CUSLAR and TCIRC

Wednesday Oct. 2 at 7pm

@Greater Ithaca Activities Center


Summary: Through an electrifying mix of documentary interviews and narrative reenactment, The Infiltrators brings to life the incredible true story of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of young undocumented activists who, in 2012, embarked on a mission of extraordinary daring: allowing themselves to be arrested by ICE in order to infiltrate a for-profit Florida detention center and help rescue fellow undocumented immigrants being held there. Charged with the crackling suspense of a thriller, this true-life tale of courage and resistance is equally enthralling and galvanizing as it exposes the injustices and inhumanity of America’s deeply broken deportation system. (


Nadie (Cuba, 2017) with Filmmaker Miguel Coyula

Thursday Oct. 3 at 7pm

@Cornell Cinema


Summary: Rafael Alcides was once a widely known and celebrated writer of the Cuban revolution; now, a stranger in his own country, he tries desperately to save his unpublished novels before the ink literally fades from their pages. This is a story of love and deception in the Cuban revolution, as seen through the eyes of someone who was initially mesmerized by its possibilities. Director Miguel Coyula has created a pop-culture collage combining clips from old movies, photographs, and imaginary conversations, all held together by the magnetic personality of raconteur Alcides. It’s an exquisite journey though the mind of a poet who describes his world in all its raw brutality and beauty; one man’s final reckoning with the ideals of the Cuban Revolution—and his own life. (Museum of Modern Art)


Filiberto (Puerto Rico, 2017)

Sunday Oct. 6 at 2pm



Summary: The deeds of a professional musician who abandons his trumpet and family to live the clandestine life of an armed revolutionary for Puerto Rican independence. (


Rojo (Argentina, 2019)

Tuesday Oct. 8 at 7pm

Friday Oct. 11 at 7pm

@Cornell Cinema


Summary: In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences. (


Las herederas (Paraguay, 2018)

Thursday Oct. 10 at 7pm



Summary: Martinessi’s debut feature follows Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irún), who have been romantic partners for decades and lifelong members of Paraguay’s elite—until the money runs out. Now they spend their days selling their furniture, glassware, and silver to anyone who will make them an offer. When Chiquita, the more garrulous and resilient of the two women, is sent to prison, Chela has to cope with loneliness and incipient poverty. Then, surprising new options develop for Chela, both personally and professionally. (


Máxima (Perú, 2018) in collaboration with MRC

Sunday Oct. 13 at 2pm



Summary: This film profiles Máxima Acuña de Chaupe’s fight against the American Newmont Mining Corporation in the Peruvian Highlands. Acuña de Chaupe has been fighting against this giant gold mining company for years and has become a symbol of indigenous resistance against global capitalism. Acuña de Chaupe won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2016 for her work protecting the lake near her home in the Andes. This documentary film tells the story of her struggle.

Climate Emergency Events Happening TODAY!

Hello Honorites!

On Friday, September 20 there will be a global climate strike involving events all over the U.S. and rest of the world. The main rally will be in New York City, where Greta Thunberg will be the featured speaker. But, if you can’t make it to NYC and want to participate locally, there are two events in Ithaca that day that you can attend: 1) the Sunrise Ithaca Climate Strike at Bernie Milton Pavilion from noon to 2 pm; and 2) a climate rally at Stewart Park from 3 to 5 pm.

Sunrise Ithaca: Climate Strike @ Bernie Milton Pavilion, Noon-2 pm

September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.The strikes on the 20th will launch us into a week of global climate action to publicly call on world leaders and, here in the US, elected officials to take the action needed to save our futures, and to send a clear message that come Election Day 2020, we will take the climate fight to the ballot boxes.

For the Ithaca Global Climate Strike, organized by Sunrise Ithaca, we call on all residents to strike from school and work and convene at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons. We will assemble speakers, presentations, songs and a space to build climate resiliency & climate action.


Climate Rally at Stewart Park, 3-5 pm

Barbara Lifton, New York Assemblywoman, Tracy Mitrano, Democratic Candidate for the NY-23 seat in US House of Representatives, and Anne Armstrong, Author of “Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Global Climate Strike” will be among the speakers at Ithaca Climate Action rally, to be held at Stewart Park in Ithaca, New York, as part of the Global Climate Strike activities planned on September 20th. The rally will start at 3 pm at the Small Pavilion in Stewart Park.

Entertainment will include music for the Bahamas with Ithaca’s own DJ Ziggy, featuring a benefit mini-concert starting at 2:30 pm with an opportunity to donate to Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. A number of organizations will be on hand to share their climate change solutions.

The event is designed to help teach how everyone can take individual and community action to combat the threat of climate change. Several organizations are scheduled to participate in the afternoon event including:


·         Cayuga Nature Center

·         Cornell Cooperative Extension with a display on energy use and the Energy Bike

·         Discover Cayuga Lake–focusing on invasive species & climate change

·         Extinction Rebellion

·         The History Center showing historical climate events in Tompkins County

·         Ithaca High School Green Team

·         Mothers Out Front working on climate action for all

·         Museum of the Earth featuring face-painting for young climate activists.

·         NY23 Votes doing voter registration

·         Project Drawdown

·         Sciencenter

·         Sustainable Tompkins

·         Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative

Following the Stewart Park Rally Discover Cayuga Lake is running a special cruise from 6 – 8 pm, featuring a discussion of climate change and local watersheds. DJ Ziggy will be on board. Students will be able to purchase discounted tickets.

Fill Your Break With Service & Sign Up for the Alternative Fall Break Trip!

Hello Honorites!


The year’s Alternative Fall Break trip is occurring on October 17- 20, 2019!

Applications are open until September 30th on IC engage.

The two locations are:

Buffalo, NY

Students will volunteer at the Food Bank of Western NY, learning how Food Banks operate, and assisting in package preparation. Additionally, students will volunteer at Journey’s End Refugee Services (JERS), learning how this organization assists refugees in becoming healthy, independent, contributing members of the community.

Adirondack Mountain Club, NY

Students will have the opportunity to engage in ADK’s Fall Trails Day, hike the Adirondacks, and interact with volunteers from other areas.

CLICK HERE to learn more and apply!

Contact Don Austin in OSE ( or at 607 274 3222 with any and all inquiries.

Nick Mitchell Presents: “Ethnic Studies at 50: Reflections on Knowledge and Power” on Sept 10th @ Kling Lounge at 6pm

Hello Honorites!

This year’s CSCRE Discussion Series is about ROOTS AND ROUTES: Reflecting Toward Change. The first talk is titled “Ethnic Studies at 50: Reflections on Knowledge and Power,” presented by Nick Mitchell, Associate Professor, Feminist Studies and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, University of California @ Santa Cruz.

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Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Klingenstein Lounge

In 1969, a collective composed primarily of student-of-color student activists agreed to end what remains to this day the longest continuous student strike in the history of the United States. Enlivened, in a time of war and racial terror, by the idea that university resources could be repurposed toward the end of liberation, the strike’s culmination led to the official establishment of the first College of Ethnic Studies. In this talk, I return to the scene of the strike. I want to not only consider its historical significance and the lessons it might offer us today but also argue that honoring this legacy involves appreciating our distance from it. Our present moment of racial terror, mainstream neofascism, and liberation dreaming needs a different understanding of the relationship between knowledge and power and a new strategy for using higher education for emancipatory purposes.

Register Today to Attend the Social Action Leadership Retreat (SALR)!

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The Social Action Leadership Retreat will be happening on November 15th – 17th. This will be a two-day retreat off campus, where students will get a chance to develop skills and knowledge to drive positive social change in their communities. For more information about the retreat, click here! Applications close on October 1st!

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Interested in Mentoring 11th & 12th Grade Students? Found out how to get involved with Project Embolden!

Hello Honorites!

Project Embolden is an initiative created by the senior class of BOLD Women’s Leadership Scholars. This campus transformation project is a mentorship program in collaboration with New Roots Charter School, specifically working with 11th and 12th graders.

Project Embolden intends on building mentor and mentee connections between youth in high school and young adults in college, specifically as it relates to exploring post- high school ventures. We aim to contribute to social change, service and inclusivity through youth mentorship.