James Baldwin’s America: Upcoming Online Events đź“š + more events, sources fyi

There are so many events happening online, here are a few (register):

  1. Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own https://www.haymarketbooks.org/events/138-begin-again-james-baldwin-s-america-and-its-urgent-lessons-for-our-own

Eddie Glaude and Cornel West discuss the enduring legacy of James Baldwin and lessons from his work for confronting racism today. July 1, 2020 at 7.00pm – 8.30pm Online Teach-in

  1. New York State Poor People’s Campaign Open House Wednesday, July 01, 2020• 5:00 PM https://actionnetwork.org/events/new-york-state-poor-peoples-campaign-open-house?source=twitter&
  1. Ibram X. Kendi on “How to Be an Antiracist” Mon, July 20, 2020  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ibram-x-kendi-on-how-to-be-an-antiracist-tickets-110866502694?fbclid=IwAR13pHp3Z65XOuKtwQAX9zA5r-DMyrvLJCuyqVKUPYAfwQxZ3gqCYuEs_RY 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his renowned book “How to Be an Antiracist” on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College.

Free resources:

  1. MEF antiracist videos free through July https://go.mediaed.org/anti-racism-videos?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social-post&utm_campaign=anti-racist-collection-free&utm_content=6-22-20
  2. Community Read materials (public libraries use Overdrive) https://company.overdrive.com/2020/06/22/now-available-free-to-libraries-without-waitlists-or-holds-black-lives-matter-titles-to-read-listen-learn-and-grow/
  3. Black Lives Matter — free Netflix via YouTube including 13th https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvahqwMqN4M2Ttq2K1kBCVNzGOkJyUPjY

Faculty Council/FLEFF/Cinemapolis Talk Back on Race and Decolonization about a current release film on THURSDAY July 2: ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF NOAH PIUGATTUCK


Thursday, July 2

6-7:15 pm

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrc-iqpzksHNUGgaODV_3o3eCSFPSxrOin

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: FLEFF Virtual Talkback – One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival co-directors, Dr. Patricia Zimmermann and Dr. Thomas Shevory, will facilitate an open discussion forum on the award-winning film, One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk. The film is now available for virtual cinema screenings via https://cinemapolis.org/film/one-day-in-the-life-of-noah-piugattuk/ This is one of many films available as part of FLEFF’s “virtual film festival” this summer, as the embodied festival was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. A listing of other virtual FLEFF titles can be found at https://cinemapolis.org/fleff/zoom.us

Led by Dr. Patricia R. Zimmermann and Dr. Thomas Shevory,  Codirectors of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival

Discussion of the current release narrative film  (Zacharias Kunuk, Canada, 2019)

In this award-winning, compelling ethnodrama by acclaimed Canadian Indigenous filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, Noah Piugattuk’s nomadic Inuit band live and hunt by dog team, just as his ancestors did.  When the white man known as Boss arrives in camps, what appears as a chance meetings soon opens up the prospect of momentous change.

Film is available for rental for $12 through Cinemapolis via this link: https://cinemapolis.org/film/one-day-in-the-life-of-noah-piugattuk/  

(note: film is only available to those residing in the State of New York. The Cinemapolis Virtual Cinema screening is geoblocked for access via other states or countries by the distributor))

The film is one of the Virtual Cinema films featured in the 2020 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in partnership with Cinemapolis that was initiated when the COVID 19 pandemic shuttered all movie theaters.  

50% of the proceeds of this rental support Cinemapolis, the nonprofit art cinema of Central New York and Ithaca.

Cosponsored by the Ithaca College Faculty Council, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, and Cinemapolis

IC Community Conversations with local leaders

You may be interested in this panel discussion – hosted by IC Partnership Pathways (ICP2) – highlighting local Ithaca leaders (including two Park School alumni!) to discuss opportunities for community, social, and civic engagement. 

IC Community Conversations: Local Leaders Edition

Tuesday, June 30th, 1pm-2pm EST

More info & registration: https://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php?story=20200625161412597&query=SVANTE#.Xvo-wS2ZNTY


Rob Gearhart, Associate Dean

Park School of Communications

Ithaca College
607-274-3641 [direct] | 607-274-1021 [main]
rgearhart@ithaca.edu | ithaca.edu

Social Media Day 2020

Register Now

Social Media Day 2020 Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 

Location: Online Webinar

Price: SMA Members: FREE, Non-Members: $10
 Mashable’s Eleventh Annual Social Media Day is an annual global celebration that highlights the contributions made by developers and social media enthusiasts alike. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have revolutionized the way we communicate with each another. Not only does social media have the power to keep us in touch with our friends and family, it can also connect us with the world. The goal of this event is to bring together business professionals, innovators, influencers and the general public for an opportunity to connect their online networks offline, in a face-to-face setting, bringing communities closer together.Social Media Association members are a group of like-minded people who love social media and the power that it has to influence consumers, change behavior and secure buying decisions.Bring your questions, a drink, and come have some fun with us!
Register Now

IC Community Conversations Local Leaders Edition

Tuesday, June 30th, 1pm-2pm EST

Virtual Zoom Interview Panel

Register HERE

Moderator: David Harker, Director for Civic Engagement


  • Svante Myrick, Mayor of City of Ithaca
  • Deb Mohlenhoff ’92, AVP for College Relations/Chief of Staff at TC3, City of Ithaca Alderperson/Common Council, Current Business School Advisory Council Member
  • Dominick Recckio ’16, Communications Director for Tompkins County 

Join Ithaca College and the IC Partnership Pathways group as we highlight local Ithaca leaders and discuss opportunities for community, social, and civic engagement.

You will have an opportunity to hear from local leaders about their organized efforts to support and uplift our community amidst Covid 19, economic challenges, and the important social justice issues facing our country.

They will also elaborate on the roll Ithaca College plays in the community partnerships they organize, and what their experience has been engaging with IC.


How to be an Anti-Racist Summer Read & Action Groups

The Center for IDEAS and the LGBT Center are leading student summer reading and action groups centered on our campus slow read “How to Be and Anti-Racist”.  Any student can join! Groups will meet in July and August to create meaningful conversation and support as we stretch and develop our anti-racists muscles.  

Sign up by June 26th at 5pm on Engage 

Contact Omega Hollies at ohollies@ithaca.edu, Rahk Lash at rlash@ithaca.edu, or Luca Maurer at lmaurer@ithaca.edu if you have questions or accommodations.

Virtual Summer SLI: What’s Next for my Student Organization? (IC)

With all the uncertainty, we’re hoping that this workshop can provide some clarity of what’s next for your organization. We may not have all the answers, but this will also be a great opportunity to ask any lingering questions you have about the Fall.

Presented: Mary Holland-Bavis, Associate Director of Student Involvement

 Thursday, June 25 at 2:00pm to 2:50pm


Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact cowens2@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests be made as soon as possible to ensure they can be met.


Karen Van Meenen, Editor, Afterimage

Reece Auguiste, Associate Professor, University of Colorado

Helen De Michiel, media artist and writer, San Francisco Bay Area

Brenda Longfellow, Professor, York University, Canada

Dorit Naaman, Professor, Queen’s University, Canada

Patricia R. Zimmermann,  Professor, Ithaca College

Moderated by Raza Ahmad Rumi, Director, Park Center for Independent Media, Ithaca College

In partnership with the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College and Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, join us for the launch of the special Afterimage dossier, “Co-creation in Documentary: Toward Multiscalar Granular Interventions Beyond Extraction.”  All five dossier writers, leading figures in documentary practice and theory, will present in a salon that focuses on co-creation practices, documentary, the pandemic, and protest. Hear their insights in an engaging live format meant to offer considered commentary and robust dialogue.

Access the full dossier here, free access through the end of 2020:  https://online.ucpress.edu/afterimage/article/47/1/34/107351/Co-creation-in-DocumentaryToward-Multiscalar