October 10October 15, 2022

The Binghamton LOCO Festival at Binghamton University is a celebration of multiculturality, multiethnicity, and diverse thinking.

About the festival


October 10

6:45 PM7:00 PM

University Union 102 and Online


Welcome to the Festival

Join us for an afternoon and evening of events to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022.

Opening presentation by Charlotte Kennedy (Quuiich -Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Suislaw, Oregon, U.S.)

7:00 PM8:00 PM

University Union 102 and Online


Honouring Our Grandmothers Healing Journey

Honouring Our Grandmothers Healing Journey is a movement of humanity with the natural world. It honors the grandmother’s lived experiences, story and legacy left for those of us to discover and share through storytelling, teachings, ceremony and art.

8:30 PM10:45 PM

University Union 102 and Online


Film Screening: Home From School: The Children of Carlisle

Film screening of “Home from School: The Children of Carlisle” (2021). A conversation will follow facilitated by Charlotte Kennedy. The documentary “Home From School: The Children of Carlisle” dives into the history of Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the first off-reservation government-funded boarding school for Native American children.

October 11

8:30 PM10:00 PM

Admissions 189

Public Service in a Turbulent World: Afghanistan's Democratic Journey

Weaving together Afghanistan's political history with personal experiences, Waheed Ahmad will provide a window into the continuity and change that defines Afghanistan. He will discuss recent occupations, Taliban control, and the post-9/11 democratic experiment, all overlaid with his own personal journey as a public servant.

October 12

4:00 PM5:00 PM

Library South Ground (LS-G) 500

Plenary Power Doctrine and the Injustices in Immigration Law

How century- old Supreme Court decisions affect immigration decisions today.

5:30 PM7:00 PM

University Union 111

Immigrants Wake America Exhibit

Wall Gallery & Sound Station presented by Immigrants Wake America Podcast, a new podcast featuring storytellers from the archives of the Tenement Museum.

October 13

4:00 PM5:00 PM

Binghamton University Spine

4:00 PM5:30 PM

Bartle Library

Roads of Discovery: International Study Here and Abroad– Bartle Global Exhibit Opening Ceremony

Binghamton University has had a longstanding commitment to global education and partnerships. The Libraries' newest exhibit, "Roads of Discovery: International Study Here and Abroad," traces both stories of international students studying at Binghamton and Binghamton students who have studied abroad.

October 14

3:30 PM5:30 PM

Science I Courtyard

Three Sisters Garden Harvest Festival

At this event, members of the Onondaga Nation return to the Binghamton University Three Sisters Garden to celebrate the harvest. There will be a presentation on traditional Haudenosaunee foods and a corn-braiding demonstration.