The Future of Freedom: A Community Conversation with Alexis De Veaux

Announcement ImageAnnouncement Date : Thursday, November 2, 2017

Where:
Montante Cultural Center
2001 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14208
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Award-winning LIT CITY writer, poet, playwright, essayist and biographer Alexis De Veaux will lead a dynamic community conversation on “The Future of Freedom.”

Dr. King’s speech, “The Future of Integration,” dared to imagine a future free of segregation. Buffalo is now in the midst of a rebirth that some would say is bringing this rust belt city back from the ashes. And yet, as one of the most segregated cities in America, we still have a long road ahead. On the occasion of this 50th anniversary, we come together as a community to envision “The Future of Freedom.” Where do we want to be fifty years from now? Even more, what do we want to achieve right now, at this moment in history?

Free & open to the public.

Born and raised in Harlem, New York City, Alexis De Veaux is the author of numerous books including Spirits In The Street (1973); an award-winning children’s book, Na-ni (1973); Don’t Explain (1980); Blue Heat: A Portfolio of Poems and Drawings (1985); An Enchanted Hair Tale (1987); Spirit Talk (1997); Yabo (2014) and Warrior Poet, A Biography of Audre Lorde (2004).

This program is made possible in collaboration with the New York State Council on the Arts
and the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy