Opening Luncehon Programs
ESU member Barbara Weller and Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Robert Hupp.
ESU Syracuse has begun its 2019-2020 year with two interesting luncheon programs.
The September program featured Robert Hupp, Artistic Director of Syracuse Stage, in a talk entitled "Behind the Curtain," a look at this year's Syracuse Stage season. He also provided some insight into the collaborative relationship between Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Drama Department.
The October luncheon featured Daryl Files, a Community Engagement Specialist from the Interfaith Works Center of New Americans in Syracuse, who spoke of the Refugee Resettlement Program in Syracuse. Syracuse is the second largest resettlement city in NY State and provides crucial services for refugees fleeing from war and from political and religious persecution. Over 2000 refugees have settled in the Syracuse area. Also featured was Justine, a refugee who spoke of her journey from the Congo to Syracuse.
Daryl Files, Justine, and ESU member Shirley Cruikshank.