The Newhouse Center for Global Engagement hosted artists, scholars, technologists and community leaders from Syracuse and South Africa for a virtual conversation hosted by professor Ken Harper.

The discussion investigated the intersections of race and the environment and, specifically, the impacts of current environmental crises on marginalized populations and what it means to collaborate in times of crisis while navigating cultural and socioeconomic differences. To view the conversation, visit

Participants were Zolani Mahola, Jaleel Campbell, Jamie Herring, Farhana Sultana, Janice Limson, Ernest Nkansah-Dwamena and Xolile Madin. This symposium is the first part of a three-part project in collaboration with Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies and South African NGO Inkululeko. Additional partners are Hendricks ChapelRenée Crown University Honors ProgramPARCC (Maxwell School) and the Humanities Center.

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