ArtRage: The Norton Putter Gallery

505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY

Archive for April, 2017

Annual Nakba Commemoration

May 15, 20177:00 pmto9:00 pm


The Palestinian “Nakba” (“catastrophe” in Arabic) refers to the mass expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in 1947-48. The Nakba was a deliberate, systematic act necessary for the creation of a Jewish majority state in historic Palestine.

The Nakba continues today in the form of ongoing Israeli theft of Palestinian land for Jewish-only settlements, the destruction of Palestinian homes and agricultural land, periodic brutal military assaults that result in mass civilian casualties such as the one that took place in Gaza in 2014, and the denial of the internationally-recognized legal right of return of millions of stateless Palestinian refugees.

Guest speakers: Dr Osamah Khalil. Dr. Khalil is Assistant Professor of History at Syracuse University. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of “America’s Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State” which was published by Harvard University Press in October 2016. Khalil is also the co-founder of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network.

For more info contact -Ursula Rozum (315) 414-7720

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.



June 10, 2017toJuly 7, 2017

CTB-Mazatl-detailImage by Mazatl. He is an activist and artist who lives in Mexico
where he partakes in several collectives seeking social/political/environmental justice.
Syracuse New Times article by Carl Mellor


FOOD CHAIN$ Film Screening & Discussion

May 10, 20177:00 pmto9:00 pm

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



May 2, 20176:30 pmto9:30 pm

peace dove

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 3, 2017 4:00 pmtoApril 30, 2017 4:00 pm

Workers Memorial Window Display

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.

Workers Memorial Window Display-detail

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!