In the words of Frederick Douglass: " We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future."

Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications will be supporting The History Center, in partnership with the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, to bring to life Frederick Douglass’ impassioned 1852 speech. A dramatic reading of Douglass’ speech will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, 116 Cleveland Ave Ithaca, New York.

While stumping on behalf of abolitionist Gerrit Smith in his bid for Congress, Douglass visited a number of areas in Central and Upstate New York, delivering impassioned speeches excoriating the inability of politicians to address the evils of slavery and describing a post-slavery America based on the core ideals of opportunity, equality, and democracy.


Two young leaders from South Africa's Shack Dwellers' Movement will lead discussions on housing and human rights and screen the award-winning documentary Dear Mandela at Ithaca College on October 2 in Textor 102 at 7pm.


First Death in Nova Scotia a short film by John D. Scott based on a poem by Elizabeth Bishop premiered at The Atlantic Film Festival in September and will play three more festivals in October including The Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin where First Death was one of only thirty projects chosen to play in competition chosen from 870 entries from 63 countries. It will also play the Visible Verse Festival in Vancouver and the Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival in Minneapolis.

Scott is an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.


 REMP is co-sponsoring an Environmental Film Series every week this September!


Fabric of the Cosmos,  a four-part series for Nova aired by PBS, has been nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy. Tom Nicholson worked on episode two of the four-part series. 

Nicholson, an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies,  shot video and time-lapse photography for the episode “The Illusion of Time.” The series was nominated in the “Outstanding Science and Technology Programming” category.

Nicholson also appears in the episode as a gas station attendant with host Brian Greene in a scene explaining Einstein’s special theory of relativity.  You can watch the episode here.

Winners of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Monday, October 1. 



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