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This summer, The Stand offered a new storytelling series — From Where We Stand — in which South Side and West Side residents shared their families’ summer stories through photos.
The participants’ photos will continue to be on display through mid-October in the Link Gallery at Syracuse University’s Cantor Warehouse in downtown. The gallery is based on the ground floor of the building located at 350 W. Fayette St.
When was your last mammogram? Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer detected among women in the United States. African-American females experience higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group.
South Side residents find fresh produce under a tent at Store for a Day
A chill hung in the air as a light rain fell on the South Side one recent Saturday morning. With his back to a white tent and several crates of fruit, Howie Hawkins fretted that the damp weather would scare off potential customers of Store for a Day.
“There are a lot of factors playing into what we’re doing,” said Hawkins, a board member of the now-shuttered Eat 2 Live Food Co-op on the South Side. “I would like to think the weather won’t do any harm, but I’m really not sure at this point.”
Hawkins and others organized Store for a Day to bring fresh produce to Syracuse’s South Side in the absence of Eat 2 Live, which opened last October at 2323 S. Salina St. and closed at the end of the year. Since it began, Eat 2 Live was fraught with funding issues, managerial problems and tight grant deadlines. The re-opening date has been pushed several times, and a new date has not been set.
Syracuse’s Underground Poetry Spot holds poetry slam anniversary
Members of the Underground Poetry Spot performed original slam poetry pieces covering themes of love, relationships, authenticity and depression during its fifth anniversary show held Friday, Sept. 19, at Syracuse Stage.
Seneca Wilson founded UPS in September of 2009. It was a way for him to engage with poets in the community and inspire people to perform their own spoken words pieces.