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SU, PARCC collaborate with Syracuse Peace Council on 75th anniversary Harry Belafonte event

January 25, 2011

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Syracuse University is collaborating with the Syracuse Peace Council to present recording artist and human rights activist Harry Belafonte at Syracuse Stage on Monday, Jan. 31. The Belafonte event celebrates the 75th anniversary year of the Syracuse Peace Council.

belafonteAs part of the SU collaboration, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration at the Maxwell School (PARCC) is making available a limited number of tickets for students to attend the Belafonte event at Syracuse Stage; those interested in a ticket can contact Elizabeth Mignacca at PARCC at 443-2568. Belafonte is a musician, actor and social activist. Best known as the “King of Calypso,” he has been an outspoken advocate for civil rights, peace and human rights throughout this life.

On Thursday, Jan. 27, PARCC will present “The Syracuse Peace Council: 75 Years of Educating, Advocating and Organizing.” As part of its Conversations in Conflict Studies Series, this event will feature Syracuse Peace Council member Jessica Maxwell, along with other long-time SPC activists, to discuss the Peace Council’s history. The event will begin at noon in 400 Eggers Hall; pizza will be served. For more information, email, or call 443-2367.

In 1936, the Syracuse Peace Council emerged as the organizational vehicle for local peace activism. Seventy-five years later, SPC is a vibrant community organization with its own office on East Genesee Street, four part-time staff and hundreds of active members. Through changing political administrations, economic crises, new technologies, globalization and war, the Syracuse Peace Council has consistently engaged in grassroots activism to promote social justice and nonviolence.

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