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July 2020

2020 Photo Walk Contest

July 1 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

This summer The Stand's annual Photo Walk will be held as a citywide photo contest. The community won’t gather in person due to the pandemic, but photographers can still document the city during this unique moment in time. The contest is open for the entire month of July. Images will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 31. Participants may enter up to two photos in each of the five categories and a panel of local judges will pick top winners – plus there will be prizes.

Contest Categories Include:

   •  #CuseSummer2020 — A shot that best captures this new normal — new now — for the city of Syracuse.

   •  #CuseCOVIDchildhood — A shot showing our city’s youth — from coping with our current crisis to enjoying childhood innocence.

   •  #CuseSocialDistancing — A shot displaying creative ways the city and its residents continue on safely.

   •  #CuseMinorityImpact — Studies show this virus impacts Blacks and minorities disproportionately, how can this reality be visualized?

   •  #CuseBLM — Nationwide racism is being called out. How is Syracuse pushing for progress?

Photographers are encouraged to share images throughout the month on social media by tagging @MySouthSide and posting their favorite shots with each contest category hashtag. Final images will be shared with the community online, featured in The Stand’s September print issue and exhibited downtown, projected onto the Everson Museum of Art, thanks to a partnership with the Urban Video Project (UVP).

To enter and be considered for prizes, photographers must follow recommended health guidelines, submit photos taken only in the city of Syracuse during the month of July and enter images online using The Stand’s entry form.

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Virtual Yoga for Kids

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This session is for children ages 0 to 5. Join Yoga for Kids of CNY for a healthy, fun-filled way for children to enjoy a noncompetitive fitness activity. Kids will learn various breathing and visualization techniques to enhance their focus and concentration. They will also learn fun and challenging yoga poses to improve strength, flexibility, body awareness and confidence. The class will include yoga games, music and a final relaxation for the mind and body. Register by visiting bit.ly/YogaForKidsJuly14. Participants will be sent a Zoom meeting link. This session is supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.

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Online: Zoo to You

July 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Can an owl turn its head all the way around? Do porcupines shoot their quills? Can turtles leave their shells? Find out by joining the Rosamond Gifford Zoo virtually as they present and analyze some myths and misconceptions about animals found at the zoo. You will see some never before seen videos of the zoo animals, hear from their keepers, meet animals live and up close and ask questions to a zoo educator. This 45-minute interactive program is sure to keep everyone engaged, so be sure to register to help debunk some common animal myths. For children ages 5 to 12. Register by visiting bit.ly/ZooToYouJuly15. Participants will be sent a Zoom meeting link. This session is supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.

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Forum on Community Violence

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Avenue
Syracuse, NY United States
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The Mary Nelson’s Youth Center will host a forum on community violence at 11 a.m. July 17 at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Oakwood Ave.  Guest Panel is as follows: Pastor Decarto Draper, Congressman John Katko, Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, District Attorney William Fitzpatrick, Councilor Khalid Bey, Criminal Attorney Felicia Pitt Davis, Community Activist Karen Loftin and others. Otis Jennings will moderate. Community members are welcome, but because of social distancing, the number of guests will be limited.

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Moreland the Magician’s Virtual Magic Show

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join David Moreland the Magician for a high-energy live show. The show will feature magic, comedy and puppets, along with audience participation. During the show, Moreland will take you behind the scenes and teach you a couple magic tricks you can perform at home. For children ages 5 to 12. Register by visiting bit.ly/MorelandTheMagicianJuly21. Participants will be sent a Zoom meeting link. This session is supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.

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Moreland the Magician’s Virtual Magic Show

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join David Moreland the Magician for a high-energy live show. The show will feature magic, comedy and puppets, along with audience participation. During the show, Moreland will take you behind the scenes and teach you a couple magic tricks you can perform at home. For children ages 5 to 12. Register by visiting bit.ly/MorelandTheMagicianJuly22at10am. Participants will be sent a Zoom meeting link. This session is supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.

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Moreland the Magician’s Virtual Magic Show

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join David Moreland the Magician for a high-energy live show. The show will feature magic, comedy and puppets, along with audience participation. During the show, Moreland will take you behind the scenes and teach you a couple magic tricks you can perform at home. For children ages 5 to 12. Register by visiting bit.ly/MorelandTheMagicianJuly22at2pm. Participants will be sent a Zoom meeting link. This session is supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.

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Virtual Yoga for Kids

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This session is for children age 5 to 12. Join Yoga for Kids of CNY for a healthy, fun-filled way for children to enjoy a noncompetitive fitness activity. Kids will learn various breathing and visualization techniques to enhance their focus and concentration. They will also learn fun and challenging yoga poses to improve strength, flexibility, body awareness and confidence. The class will include yoga games, music and a final relaxation for the mind and body. Register by visiting bit.ly/YogaForKidsJuly29. Participants will be sent a Zoom meeting link. This session is supported by funds from the M&T Charitable Foundation.

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August 2020

Race Matters Book Club

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Jay-Z – Made in America” by Michael Eric Dyson is the next book in ACTS (Alliance of Communities Transforming Syracuse) Race Matters Book Club session scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24.

Henry Louis Gates calls this small volume “A poignant portrait of one of hip hops’ most intriguing figures. A TOUR DE FORCE.”  If you haven’t explored the world of music & poetry buried in hip hop, and its key purveyor, here’s your chance. As a sociology professor and public intellectual, Michael Eric Dyson is the perfect person to unravel its mysteries.  

ACTS' interfaith discussion group is open to all, and you may choose to participate only once or every month. Peter Sarver, ACTS Coordinator for Transformational Reading Groups, will co-facilitate with Dr. Ednita Wright, professor at Onondaga Community College, for the August gathering.  To register for the Aug. 24 session on Jay-Z, email petersarveracts@gmail.com.

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