Buffalo Humanities Conference
The University at Buffalo (UB) Humanities Institute (HI) presents the first annual Buffalo Humanities Festival, Friday Sept. 26, and Saturday Sept. 27, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, and SUNY Buffalo State.
The festival’s theme is “Migration Nation: Moving Stories.”
With a day and a half of talks, music, conversations, dance, and food, the festival seeks to answer the deceptively simple question, “How did we get here?” At a time when most commentary about migration and immigration is marred by ideologically rigid formulations, the festival instead seeks to raise the level of civic discourse in Western New York by exploring the topic through history, literature, and the arts.
The festival is a collaboration between five Western New York institutions of higher education. In addition to UB, partners include Niagara University, Canisius College, SUNY Buffalo State, and SUNY Fredonia.
NU faculty member Shannon Risk has limited supplies and postcards for those interested in distributing materials to their groups. Contact her at: email@example.com.