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University Neighbors Lecture Series

Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315-478-8634
Website: www.westcottcc.org/arts-culture/lecture-series/



University Neighbors Lecture Series Coming Events

Syracuse: A Refugee Resettlement City
Featuring Beth Broadway

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Sunday, February 4, 2018, 3:00 PM


Price: Free (donations accepted)


Westcott Community Center
Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., Syracuse

Beth is currently the President/CEO of InterFaith Works, a non-profit organization founded and operating in Central New York since 1976 that affirms the dignity of each person and every faith community. Beth is the designer and facilitator of The Leadership Classroom, a project of the CNY Community Foundation, which trains and equips neighborhood leaders to develop projects that improve city neighborhoods and engage neighborhood residents in their community. She was the principal consultant on the development of the City of Syracuse's neighborhood planning program, Tomorrow's Neighborhoods Today. She has volunteered as a literacy tutor, as a sewing instructor for woman inmates at the Justice Center, and served on numerous boards throughout Syracuse. She is an award winning quilter and long distance swimmer.

Discussion will touch on topics such as: Who are refugees? How does someone end up in Syracuse? What is done to help them assimilate? What are the challenges for both the refugees and the community?


A Tiny Home for Good: Providing Affordable, Safe, and Dignified Housing to Individuals Facing Homelessness in Syracuse
Featuring Andrew Lunetta and Bill Elkins

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00 PM


Price: Free (donations accepted)


Westcott Community Center
Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., Syracuse

Andrew Lunetta has worked with those facing homelessness in Syracuse since 2008. His work at soup kitchens and shelters has enabled him to build relationships with those facing homelessness and gain an understanding of the epidemic's root cause. In 2014 he founded A Tiny Home for Good, dedicated to providing affordable, safe, and dignified housing to individuals facing homelessness. He is a bicycle rider and loves all things design and construction.

Bill Elkins got involved with A Tiny Home for Good through his career as an architect. A board member since the organization's inception, Bill is responsible for the design of the tiny homes and backend work to make the project a reality. Bill is an avid watercolorist. He teaches classes and leads groups across Central New York.

Discussion will touch on topics such as: Dearth of safe and affordable housing in the City of Syracuse; the functionality of a tiny home in combating homelessness; tiny home build process and design; utilizing your skills and interests to support local causes.


Setting the Stage: The Future of Syracuse Stage
Featuring Robert Hupp

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00 PM


Price: Free (donations accepted)


Westcott Community Center
Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., Syracuse

Bob is in his second season as Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage. Prior to coming to Syracuse, Bob spent 17 seasons as the Producing Artistic Director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre and ten seasons as the Artistic Director of New York City's Jean Cocteau Repertory.

Discussion will touch on topics such as: What's new and exciting at Syracuse Stage today? What's happening with theatres nationally and how does Stage fit into the evolving scene? How do we attract and hold an audience for today and the future?


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