CIVIL WRITES PROJECT

THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT dares to confront the history of segregation through a series of interconnected programs leading up to Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison’s appearance at Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL series on November 9, 2017—exactly 50 years to the day of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic speech at Kleinhans Music Hall.

Buffalo is at a pivotal moment in its history, benefiting from an exciting renaissance even as the city grapples with persistent racial disparities, gentrification, and educational inequality. Fifty years ago, Dr. King dared to imagine a future free of segregation. Now, let us come together through literature to be inspired by Toni Morrison as we imagine the next fifty years.

Ways to get involved in THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT:
• book discussion
• film screening
• art exhibition
• staged reading
• community-wide discussion
• musical performance &/or spoken word concert
• writing workshop led by a Just Buffalo Writing Center teaching artist
• other?

Benefits of Partnership:
• event listing on poster, website, & e-newsletter
• cross-promotion with Just Buffalo Literary Center community & BABEL audience
• social media visibility

QUESTIONS? Please contact Barbara Cole at 716.861.9973 or bcole@justbuffalo.org

Civil Writes Events

Blood at the Root

Friday, October 13, 2017
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Where:
Paul Robeson Theatre
350 Masten Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
Date: October 13-14@8pm, October 15@4pm, October 20-21@8pm, October 22@4pm, October 27-28@8pm, October 29@4 2017
Time: See above for time & dates (more…)

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The Civil Writes Project: William Wells Brown

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Where:
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: October 18, 2017
Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m. (more…)

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Cultivate Cinema Circle presents “Beloved”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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Where:
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: October 24, 2017
Time: 7:00–10:30 p.m. (more…)

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The Civil Writes Project: Chairman’s Book Club

Friday, October 27, 2017
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Where:
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m. (more…)

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Free Fred Brown!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Where:
Paul Robeson Theatre
350 Masten Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m. (more…)

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BABEL: Toni Morrison

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Toni Morrison - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Where:
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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To & From 1967: A Rebellion with Martin Sostre

Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Where:
Frank E. Merriweather Library
1324 Jefferson Ave
Buffalo, NY 14208
Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m. (more…)

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Toni Morrison - Beloved - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

RESOURCES

THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT is generously supported by:

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Field of Interest Fund
managed by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo