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Our New Quilt is ready! You, too, can be a proud owner of a Syracuse Community Choir quilt, handmade by our singers!
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How the Choir is Involved
For several years, the choir has been participating in the IDEAS Collaborative (Initiative to Develop the Arts in Syracuse), a project developed by the Gifford Foundation.
Through this, we began meeting with three other Syracuse-based arts organizations to develop ways of mutual support. Collectively called the MOSAIC Collaborative, it is comprised of the Choir, the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center, the Dance Theater of Syracuse, and the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble.
The MOSAIC Collaborative recently got a grant for PR and Marketing through the IDEAS Implementation Fund! We are also committed to supporting the work of IDEAS through CNY Arts, whose mission is to leverage our arts and cultural community as a vehicle for economic growth, neighborhood development, tourism and improving quality of life for CNY.
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Cheryl L. Spear December 11, 2011 The Syracuse community, and friends, family and colleagues around the country just lost a beloved and passionate advocate for human rights and disability rights. Cheryl L. Spear died December 11 after a six-month battle with cancer. She is survived by her mother, Betty Robinson of Atlanta, GA; her father, Onus Clark of Spartanburg, SC; nine siblings; and many close friends and extended family members. She was known for humor, generosity, intellectual rigor, deep-rooted spirituality, dignity, loyalty and willingness to speak truth to power. Born in Harlem, Cheryl lived as a young adult in the Bay Area of California and maintained a wide circle of friends there. Her service to the board of W.O.M.A.N inc. (Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent) is one example of her commitments. Although she lost much of her physical vision at that time, her inner vision inspired all she touched, as did the competence and independence with which she navigated the world with the minuscule amount of sight she retained. In 1998, she obtained a BA in clinical psychology from Brooklyn College, where she led a student advocacy organization in compelling the college to address the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She obtained a master’s degree at Syracuse University in cultural foundations of education and a Certificate of Advanced Study in disability studies in 2003. In her early studies at SU, she received an African American Studies Fellowship and served as a graduate assistant at the Center on Human Policy. She was completing her Ph.D. at the time of her death. Both in her employment and in student organizations, she advocated for people with disabilities. She was a founding member of the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee, a student disability advocacy organization, and of Students for Visual Access Today, which provides support and accessible course materials for those with low vision. She participated in the first audio description at Syracuse Stage last April. Cheryl’s Syracuse involvements outside the university included singing with the Syracuse Community Choir and serving on several boards of directors, always bringing people together across differences. A memorial service will be held in Hendricks Chapel on the SU campus at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012.
Yes. It’s that time of year. Come join us for another great season singing for peace, justice, and the true American Way!
Check the Rehearsal Info page for season details… updated as we know them.
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