Annual Syracuse Human Rights Film Festival screened documentaries throughout the weekend.
The 14th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday after three days of documentary screenings that shed light on humanitarian issues across the world, such as the sovereignty of indigenous lands, the Syrian refugee crisis and LGBTQ rights.
“This festival is mainly for college students,” said founder Tula Goenka, who co-directed the event with fellow SU professor Roger Hallas. “Besides going to school and earning a degree, you will have to think: What is your responsibility as a human being? How are you going to give back to society?”
Anthony Harper is no stranger to the violence in Syracuse and is rallying his community together to create change.
Anthony Harper sits on a bench near Mountain Park Avenue, hunched over his phone, wearing a black baseball cap, a gray tank top, dark blue denim, and light brown work boots. He stands up, he is 6-feet 5-inches. His arms stretch out like tree trunks with hands the size of catcher’s mitts. His arms are sculpted with hard muscles and tattooed with thick black lines that swirled around his shoulder blades and on to his chest.
Syracuse has targeted gangs and gang activity to combat violence, but one group says to solve this problem the city needs to focus on neighborhood relationships.
Cities across the country are developing different ways to combat violence and crime within their urban landscapes. The City of Syracuse is no different. For the last 15 years the Syracuse Police Department and community members have developed programs and groups to help make the city a safer place.
Despite these initiatives, violence and crime have not changed much, and in some cases have even increased.
Students celebrated the end of the school year with a passion for good music at Syracuse University's annual Carrier Dome concert.
More than 13,000 people bounced up and down for four hours at the Carrier Dome on Friday to the tunes of Jon Bellion, Chance the Rapper and The Chainsmokers. Fans were excited for the concert, pushing their way as close to the barrier between the stage and audience before any performer was even on stage.
The House of S. Jaye hosts art shows and vendor markets that give Syracuse artists a platform to share their creations.
Last Sunday, the House of S. Jaye hosted the Syracuse Indie Market for its third vendor show. The art studio has held weekly art shows, dance classes, non-profit events and even a concert by Symphoria, a local co-op orchestra, since it opened over two years ago.
Sam Randolph, the studio’s founder and owner, hopes to make the Indie Market a weekly event.
Day 2 of Syracuse Fashion Week presented, "It's a Mod, Mod World," showcasing new age designs.
It was a mod, mod world on Thursday for Syracuse Fashion Week. Set in the city’s Tech Garden, models paraded the runway, encompassing a different personality with every ensemble. Empire Brewery joined the crowd and coupled hors d'oeuvres with the event’s signature beer, “Runway Rose.”