Syracuse Peace Council

October 17, 2016 - 10:30am
Donation drives and benefit concerts create ways for locals to support the water protectors against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In front of the Schine Student Center last week, a group of Syracuse University students held signs that read “Celebrate Indigenous Survival,” “No DAPL” and “We Stand with Standing Rock!” They were waiting for the university to formally announce its recognition of Indigenous People’s Day on campus and spent the morning raising awareness about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

December 15, 2014 - 2:33pm
The Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival, held Dec. 1, allowed community members to get a glimpse of the full mission of the Syracuse Peace Council.

On a gloomy, rainy, winter Saturday morning, the large parking lot of the Nottingham High School on East Genesee Street was packed with cars. People from all walks of life flocked to the annual Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival organized by the Syracuse Peace Council, which formed in 1938 and is one of the oldest grassroots-level peace and social justice organizations in the country. The fair, now in its 44th year, has become one of the oldest and most celebrated crafts fairs in the city.

February 15, 2012 - 11:56pm
Protest staged outside Schine Center where Republican adviser discussed GOP politics and economic policies Wednesday.

If there was one word to describe the Karl Rove talk organized by College Republicans at Syracuse University on Wednesday night, it would be "safe." There was no Valerie Plame. Not a mention of the controversial entry into the Iraq War, nor of the firing of U.S. state attorneys during the Bush administration. None of that.

In fact, all questions for former President George W. Bush's senior adviser had to be submitted to and screened by the moderator prior to the Q-and-A session.

October 4, 2011 - 10:56pm
The Nation editor Katherine vanden Heuvel advocates for citizens retaking the government at Syracuse University's second University Lecture.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine, called for an actively engaged citizenship in today’s political landscape as she spoke to students, faculty and the Syracuse community in the University Lectures series Tuesday.

Audience members in Hendricks Chapel applauded in agreement as vanden Heuvel explored issues of the Tea Party, the corrupting influence of corporate money, President Obama’s current political role and the overarching responsibility of the media.