ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

Archive for April, 2017

Food Chains screening

May 10, 20177:00 pmto9:00 pm

Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this.

The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.

Food Chains premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and screened subsequently at the Tribeca Film Festival and Guadalajara Film Festival.

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Directed by Sanjay Rawal who spent over a decade working in the non-profit and government sectors while running a small agricultural genetics company with his father, Dr. Kanti Rawal. After working with Abby Disney and Gini Reticker as a consultant to their hit documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008), he was bit by the film bug. His first short, Ocean Monk (2010), took the Best Short Doc Prize (online) at the 2010 St. Louis Film Festival. His second film, Challenging Impossibility (2011), premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and played in 75 more, winning a number of awards. Food Chains is his first feature.

Free to the Public

YOUTH PEACE AWARD

May 2, 20176:00 pmto9:00 pm

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Join the Syracuse Peace Council’s Nuclear Free World Committee to honor High School students in Onondaga County who have shown a devotion to peace, justice and protecting the environment.

Refreshments will be served.

Free to the Public

WORKERS MEMORIAL Gallery Window Display

April 11, 2017 4:00 pmtoMay 3, 2017 4:00 pm

Workers Memorial Window Display

WORKERS MEMORIAL WEEK HONORED IN ArtRage WINDOWS
April 23 – April 30, 2017

Workers Memorial Week is a time to remember those who have suffered and died because of a job, or were hurt or got sick because of one. Focused around April 28 — Workers’ Memorial Day — it’s also a time to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities and a time to renew the fight for healthy and safe jobs. April 28th is the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthy workplaces for those they employ.

Featured in our windows are workers of Central New York, the North County and the Southern Tier who were killed or died because of work in 2016. One was seriously injured. There were many more that are not accounted for, especially people who died because of illnesses or diseases related to work. Names, dates, photos and text were provided by the New York State Department of Health with assistance from the Syracuse Occupational Health Clinical Center.

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On April 4th, President Donald Trump signed legislation loosening the time requirements for employers keeping accurate records of injuries and illnesses reported to them. Workplace health and safety experts warn that rolling back the OSHA record-keeping rule will enable unscrupulous companies to fudge their injury data and conceal ongoing hazards from regulators. In turn, that could make it harder for OSHA to identify recurring problems at particular employers and in broader industries. (Source: Huffington Post 4/4/2017)

The Trump administration also wants to erase an important worker training fund, do away with the Chemical Safety Board, reduce enforcement and increase “consultation” activities, and delay regulations that would protect farm workers, the construction industry, those working with beryllium, and miners (a rule requiring mines be safe before people start working in them).

Be sure to spend some time with this display when you visit ArtRage during the month of April!

Learn More about RECYCLING HISTORY

April 12, 2017 1:00 pmtoMay 20, 2017 1:00 pm

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RECYCLING HISTORY
The 1st Annual ArtRage Bike Ride Fundraiser

Spring is HERE! Join in the FUN!
Sunday, May 21, 2017

MORE INFO – REGISTRATION – SPONSORSHIP

 

 

RE-CYCLING HISTORY – ARTRAGEOUS BIKE RIDE FUNDRAISER

May 21, 20179:00 amto2:00 pm

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Join us for the first ArtRageous Bike Ride Fundraiser!
Choose from three rides, each to a site
representing the social justice history of our region.

REGISTRATION

$25 Registration Fee

REGISTRATION FORM:After Paying the Registration Fee – PLEASE REGISTER HERE
Then DOWNLOAD the WAIVER & LIABILITY FORM

THE RIDES

 Skä•noñh – Great Law of Peace Center
11 mile round trip beginning from ArtRage at 10am

Matilda Joslyn Gage House
20 mile round trip
beginning from ArtRage at 10am

 Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
38 mile round trip
beginning from ArtRage at 9am

A short presentation will be made by staff members at each site.
Then return to the gallery for lunch and a chance to view the current exhibit.

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Riders – ask your friends, family and coworkers
to sponsor your ride in support of ArtRage.
You can use this form to keep track of your sponsors.
Your sponsors can use the button below to make an online donation.
As a gift of our thanks, any rider that receives a donation from a sponsor
will receive a free ArtRage Pint Glass!

Sponsor A Rider!
Make your donation here. Don’t forget to tell us which rider you are sponsoring.