A Sense of Place.

What do Food Justice and Highway 81 in Syracuse have to do with math?


“Syracuse Central School District and Syracuse University students, teachers, coaches, researchers, and other education stakeholders came together at Cafe Sankofa of Syracuse’s South Side on May 7, 2022 for “A Sense of Place.”

This community-engaged event was an opportunity for attendees to learn how math is being used to address local issues, such as highway revitalization and food justice.

The event included educational stations, spoken word performances, music, and food.

“A Sense of Place” was organized by the Antiracist Algebra Coalition, which connects Syracuse community members and education stakeholders as a way to explore the intersection of antiracism and students’ success in algebra.

Event sponsors are the Central New York Humanities Corridor, The Engaged Humanities Network, and Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (The SOURCE).”

A Sense of Place: Using Math to Engage in Our Communities Event

We are grateful for funding support from the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and the following Syracuse University organizations: The Engaged Humanities Network and the Mathematics Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement.

Schedule of Events:

  • 12:00 pm
    • Kick-off with Music by DJ Dubl6,
    • Interactive Stations by Teachers and Students
    • Snacks by Food Truck Vendor Oompa Loompyas
  • 12:30 pm
    • SCSD Student Spoken Word Performances
    • Headliner, Local Artist Cedric T. Bolton (aka Blackman Preach) Spoken Word Performance
  • 1:00 pm til 2:00 pm
    • Ice Cream Cart by Skippy’s
    • Hands-On Social Justice Math Activities
    • Book giveaway
    • Music by DJ Dubl6

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