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Exploring Sycamore Hill Gardens
For the ninth year, Women Transcending Boundaries members and guests celebrated signs of spring at Sycamore Hill Gardens on Sunday May 15. Sycamore Hill Gardens is an amazing private family garden in the rolling hills west of Marcellus with 25 acres of breathtaking views: 500 varieties of trees 200 varieties of flowering shrubs and perennials ceremonial bells and sculptures. When the tai chi practice began at 3:00 pm, the sun beamed briefly through the grey clouds and intermittent snowflakes, a thankfully rare phenomenon in central New York in mid-May. Enjoy the photos taken by Women Transcending Boundaries vice president Penny Hart.
Book Club Discusses ‘A Path Appears’
The May 23 book club meeting will discuss A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, by Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn. In Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Kristof and WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased individuals and institutions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is a sweeping tapestry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses. There will also be a report on Poor Economics by Banerjee and Duflo.
The June 27 meeting will discuss Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and the July 25 meeting will discuss How Does It Feel to Be a Problem: Being Young and an Arab in America, by Mustafa Bayoumi. For meeting locations contact Jennifer Roberts Crittenden.
April Guest Speaker: Gene Fisch
WTB hosted an afternoon with Gene Fisch, author of All Love Comes Home: A Promise of Truth, a historic memoir written as a novel. He told stories about his family during World War II, especially his mother leading underground activities in occupied Poland. Gene is a Polish immigrant who won public acclaim as a “survivor of the worst of Europe’s horrors who went on to apply the best of the old world traditions of discipline, integrity and sacrifice to excel, first in athletics, then in government, academia, and finally in the business world.” Gene grew up on Syracuse’s West Side and attended Sacred Heart High School. For a report of the program, click here.
Japanese Tea Ceremony Showcased at March Meeting
Mosque Hosts 2016 Interfaith Assembly
Women Transcending Boundaries and InterFaith Works of Central New York helped spread a message of harmony and tolerance by showcasing and celebrating Central New York’s many faith traditions. The theme of our observance this year of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week was Opening Windows of Understanding. The event was held on Feb. 8, 2016, at the Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary (Masjit Isa Ibn Maryam) on 501 Park St., Syracuse. For notes of the assembly click here. For photos from the Syracuse Post-Standard, click here.
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