Westcott Community Center

September 28, 2015 - 7:45pm
LadyFest Syracuse, a one-day mini festival dedicated to feminism provides a space for female-empowered creativity and expression.

On Saturday Sept. 26, the Westcott Community Center was packed with people of all ages and genders at the second annual LadyFest Syracuse event.  Live music, feminist spoken word and artwork viewings were just some of the activities that guests enjoyed at the feminist music and arts festival. 

January 27, 2012 - 11:39pm
Mayra Najera struggled throughout her teenage years with an eating disorder. Her new outlook on food prompted her to create healthy meals for local children.

In her early teens, Mayra Najera remembers looking through Women’s Health magazine, looking for ways maintain a healthy body weight. Najera was uncomfortable with her weight, known as the “chubbiest one” in her network of cousins. She felt empowered by articles promoting healthy lifestyles, but as soon as she looked at the cover, it was as if there was a whole different message.

“This is why I’m bulimic,” Najera said. “Because I don’t look like her.”

April 2, 2011 - 4:59pm
About 80 SU students and community members run the "Nearly Naked Mile" to raise money for the Westcott Community Center and national triathlon competition.

Joseph Prosnitz jumped and cheered at the College Place bus stop in the 30-degree weather and rain Friday night wearing nothing but running shorts, blue Vibram Five Fingers and a sombrero.