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Ithaca College Center Takes 10th Anniversary Celebration into the Community

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity will conclude the yearlong celebration of its 10th anniversary with a community evening of hip-hop and spoken-word poetry. “The Margins Speak!” will be held on Thursday, April 28, from 7–9:30 p.m. at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC), 301 W. Court St. It is free and open to the public.

Performers will include noted spoken-word poets such as Edward Askew, Eden Connelly, Daniel “Fritz” Silber-Baker, David Scott and Lauren Whitehead. Also featured will be Ithaca College and local youth performers, including Naseem Williams, DeVante West, Luis Santos, Jonah Tate, David Cruz, Ernest Verb, Kelsey McBean a/k/a Kid Nova and El Danny.

The program is part of the annual yearlong discussion series hosted by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE). This year’s series, titled “Centering the Margins,” offered a retrospect on the center’s activities over the past decade as well as a look ahead to its future.

The CSCRE is a campus-wide unit that offers courses that engage with the experiences of ALANA people (African-Americans, Latino/a-Americans, Asian-Americans and Native-Americans), who are generally marginalized, under-represented or misrepresented in the U.S. as well as in the curriculum.

More information and links to videos of some of the performers can be found on the event’s Facebook page for “The Margins Speak!” For more information on the discussion series, visit /cscre/discussionseries/.