Upcoming at OCHC: A Journey of 7,611 Miles

by Oneida County History Center UTICA – Bhutan is a multicultural country whose people speak a variety of languages and was a place of relative tranquility until the mid-1980s. The government’s adoption of the ‘One Nation, One People Policy’ displaced more than 100,000 Bhutanese Nepali whose language, culture, and traditions differed from those of the Buddhist ruling elites.  Bhutan effectively started forcing all Lhotshampas out … Continue reading Upcoming at OCHC: A Journey of 7,611 Miles

The Big Conversation Series Kicks Off With Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

by The Other Side UTICA – Bill Ayers, retired Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar from the University of Illinois at Chicago, founder of Small Schools Workshop, the Center for Youth and Society, and, in the 1960’s in his opposition to US involvement in Vietnam, co-founder of Weather Underground, and his wife and co-activist, Bernardine Dohrn, will be featured speakers at The Other … Continue reading The Big Conversation Series Kicks Off With Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

Getting a Sense of Class Consciousness

by Justin Thompson I have a confession to make—–Karl Marx still has relevance in 2017. Call me crazy, call me a socialist, call me whatever you want. The United States has an unhealthy obsession with wealth, status, and prestige. Going to school we are told if we graduate high school; we will land a big job. We are then told to go to college and … Continue reading Getting a Sense of Class Consciousness

Brindisi to Sponsor Town Hall on American Health Care Act

Source: nyassembly.gov ROME – Amidst calls to his office concerning healthcare and the limited public forums being offered to discuss it, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi will host a town hall meeting where area residents can pass along their concerns about proposed changes to the health care system. The Town Hall takes place Wednesday, May 17th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center, 305 … Continue reading Brindisi to Sponsor Town Hall on American Health Care Act

Upcoming: Akiko Rsuru-Joe Magnarelli Quartet at The Other Side

by Sojourner Staff On Friday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. The Other Side gallery and community space in South Utica presents the Akiko Tsuruga-Joe Magnarelli Quartet. The evening’s performers are as follows: Akiko Tsuruga, Hammond organ Joe Magnarelli, trumpet Mike Dubaniewicz, saxophone Mike Melito drums Tickets are $15, $8 for students To reserve call 315-735-4825 or email kodomenico@verizon.net or stop by at Cafe Domenico, 2011 … Continue reading Upcoming: Akiko Rsuru-Joe Magnarelli Quartet at The Other Side

Sanctuary Cities VS Political Goonery

by Meaghan Curley Arguments against sanctuary cities and their policies to help undocumented immigrants from the leering threat of overzealous ICE agents and their obsequious county jailers are followed: “Well, if the illegals didn’t break the law then they have nurthin’ to fear” “This is America: Either follow the law or kick rocks somewhere else with less freedom” “If an illegal immigrant, or any non-citizen, … Continue reading Sanctuary Cities VS Political Goonery

Album Review: The Lovely by Kevin Alexander

by Mark Ziobro The Lovely is a nine song album by local Herkimer artist Kevin Alexander that’s track number has a special significance; at seven years, the album took almost as long to create as it’s song listing count. Alexander is no stranger to music, and has been playing in local venues such as the now defunct Blub! Blub! Hookah Hub, and the Tramontane Café … Continue reading Album Review: The Lovely by Kevin Alexander