Calendar of Events



▪ Film: The Last Graduation
Date:03/30/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:This is the fourth film in a 4-part series. Exploring the Prison through Film: A Journey with Dr. Lucien Lombardo.

The film and guided discussion series is another means of fostering an ongoing conversation around the relationship between our city and the prison. These conversations are deeply needed in our community, where so many residents work inside an institution all about force and confinement, yet completely removed from public view -- an institution with a percent minority population that far exceeds that of both the surrounding community and the corrections staff. Multiple myths about the prison are widely and often repeated locally, with little basis in fact.

We will show four films, each exploring a different theme within the context of imprisonment. Each film will be screened and then followed with a conversation guided by Dr. Lucien Lombardo, who will place the themes of the film in context in American and world penal history, and expand on the facts illustrated in the movie. Dr. Lombardo, an Auburn native who began his career as a teacher in Auburn Prison in 1969, went on to a distinguished career in criminal justice academia. He retired as Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University. His teaching and research have explored the working lives of correctional officers, prison policy processes, collective violence in prisons, the violence process: from suicide to genocide, and violence in the world of children.

THE CYCLE OF REFORM: The Last Graduation: The End of College Programs for Prisoners (1998) The last in a four-part series on the criminal justice system in the US called LOCK DOWN USA, made for broadcast on PBS. Among the reforms that followed the 1971 uprising at Attica, prison college programs proved to be amazingly effective tools in turning inmates lives around. In New York State, the recidivism rate for prison college graduates was only 11 percent, as contrasted to nearly 60 percent for the general prison population.

Admission $5 Museum members, $7 non-members.

This series is funded by the Cayuga Community Fund.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: The 39 Steps
Date:04/05/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 4: Four Decades Of Hitchcock
The 39 Steps (1935)
$3 Admission



▪ word, revisited
Date:04/13/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:Escape to the Magic and Wonder of
Merlyn Fuller
writer, poet, musician, and author of The Merlinian Legend, her latest book nominated for a
CNY 2016 Book Award for Fiction

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: Spellbound
Date:04/19/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 4: Four Decades Of Hitchcock
Spellbound (1945)
$3 Admission



▪ word, revisited
Date:04/27/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:Exploring the Imagination of
Jeff Delbel
retired philosophy professor, raconteur, novelist, and author of 2016s
The Flight of Jimmy Eagleson

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: Psycho
Date:05/03/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 4: Four Decades Of Hitchcock
Psycho (1960)
$3 Admission



▪ word, revisited
Date:05/11/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:On Being Captivated and Enthralled by Poetry with
Bruce Bennett
Emeritus Professor of English, chair of the English Department and director of Creative Writing at Wells College. With 9 full length poetry books and over 20 poetry chapbooks, his recent books are Something Like Karma and Subway Figure.

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.



▪ Movies @ the Mack: Strangers on a Train
Date:05/17/2017
Weekday:Wednesday
Time:2:00 PM
Second Showing:7 PM
Type of Event:Classic Film
Description:Quarter 4: Four Decades Of Hitchcock
Strangers on a Train (1951)
$3 Admission



▪ word, revisited/ aaduna fundraiser
Date:05/25/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:7:00 PM
Description:In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance2017
Capturing the Contemporary Influence of the BLUES Tradition
an aaduna fundraiser featuring
Howard Nelson, special guest poet, and author of 2014s All the Earthly Lovers: Selected & New Poems, also the author of Robert Bly: An Introduction to the Poetry

Rachael Ikins, aaduna contributing poet and author of 2016s Totems, Tales from the Edge of the Woods
with additional aaduna writers, poets and spoken word artists to be announced.

This aaduna fundraising event requires specially priced donation tickets; doors will open at 6:30 PM for a 7 PM event start. For further information regarding this fundraiser only, e-mail: info@aaduna.org



▪ word, revisited
Date:06/08/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:Journey into the Astonishing, Intimate, and Sacred World of
Michael Jennings
author of 8 books & winner of the 2016 CNY Book Award for Poetry for his Crossings, A Record of Travel, New and Selected Poems

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.



▪ word, revisited
Date:06/22/2017
Weekday:Thursday
Time:6:00 PM
Description:Imaginative Reflections on Poetry and Proseher way with
Bobbie Dumas Panek
writer, poet, and author of 2015s Just Another Day

word, revisited is a collaborative bi-monthly program between the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms featuring writers, poets, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression. All events staged at Theater Mack at 6 PM. Admission $3/person

Doors open at 5:30 PM for open mic sign-up; open mic convenes following a brief intermission after the featured speakers Q&A.