Please Fill out the Spring 2020 NYC Trip Interest Form!

Hello Honorites!

The Honors Program will be sending 40 Honors students to New York City for our annual Spring NYC Trip! This year the trip will be on March 28th, 2020!

The coach bus is scheduled to depart to NYC at 6:30am and the bus will bring us back to Ithaca, NY by approximately 11:55pm on the same day. We will be meeting near the Textor Flagpole at 6am. You will also be given time to explore NYC as well (so don’t worry!)

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Please fill out this form by WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019! 

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

Please announce and attend: Sports Confronts the Climate Crisis: A public lecture by Sandra Steingraber, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Environmental Studies (SLI Credit Offered!)

Hello Honorites!

GAME ON: Sports Confronts the Climate Crisis 

This event will occur on Weds. November 13 in 102 Textor Hall @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!

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This public lecture explores how the climate crisis is harming the health of athletes as well as threatening the future of sports itself. It will also examine how athletes and sports figures are emerging as leaders in the climate justice movement around the world and offer opportunities for engagement by IC students. Of particular interest: exposure to air pollution from fossil fuel combustion and its effects on lung development and athletic performance in youth athletes; the rising incidence of heat stroke in outdoor sports, such as long-distance running and cricket; the leadership role that surfers, skiers, and snowboarders are playing in the fight for a renewable energy future; and the ways in which sports psychology can serve as useful tool in overcoming fear and anxiety about climate change. Topics discussed will be relevant to student athletes, exercise science students, health science majors of all kinds, as well as environmental studies and environmental science majors.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ithaca College Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training in collaboration with the Department of Environment Studies and Sciences. Provost La Jerne Cornish will be on hand to welcome the audience to Ithaca College. Student environmental leaders will also be there.

 

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day! Apply for their year-long paid fellowship!

Hello Honorites!

Green Corps is a year-long paid fellowship that prepares recent college graduates for a career in environmental organizing by providing classroom training, hands-on experience running campaigns, and connections to jobs in the environmental & social change movement.

 

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Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship.

The year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and other guest speakers. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Oceana, Corporate Accountability, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system. And when you graduate they will help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, they need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

They’re accepting the top 25 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2020-2021 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, click here to apply.

Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2020 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, click here.

 

Please direct your questions about this fellowship opportunity to:

Hayley Berliner, Organizer with Green Corps
hayley@greencorps.org

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

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=abSAbeNbptA

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

@Cinemapolis

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/336105008

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? (imdb.com)

 

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

Thursday Sept. 26 at 7pm

@Cornell Cinema

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ2Lq4rsLCM

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. (throughtherepellentfence.com)

 

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

Wednesday Oct. 2 at 7pm

@Greater Ithaca Activities Center

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrU0KG3R4MY

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. (bam.org)

 

Nadie (Cuba, 2017) with Filmmaker Miguel Coyula

Thursday Oct. 3 at 7pm

@Cornell Cinema

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/215687552

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

@Cinemapolis

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/232826143

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. (imdb.com)

 

Rojo (Argentina, 2019)

Tuesday Oct. 8 at 7pm

Friday Oct. 11 at 7pm

@Cornell Cinema

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKdTPuCgqkU

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. (cinema.cornell.edu)

 

Las herederas (Paraguay, 2018)

Thursday Oct. 10 at 7pm

@Cinemapolis

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ_5-RQ0Dpw

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. (cinematropical.com)

 

Máxima (Perú, 2018) in collaboration with MRC

Sunday Oct. 13 at 2pm

@Cinemapolis

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPERAhjdIBg

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.