THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT dares to confront the history of segregation through a series of interconnected programs emphasizing inspiring positive change through writing.
Numerous additional community events took place throughout Erie County during Fall, 2017, and the first phase of this dynamic project culminated in Toni Morrison’s sold out 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 as we imagine the next fifty years.
Providing an open forum to grapple with issues of race and segregation and express experiences with these topics has proven to be so important that Just Buffalo will be continuing the project well into the spring and possibly beyond.
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 & datesMore Info
Where: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: October 18, 2017 Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m.More Info
Where: Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts 450 Masten Ave Buffalo, NY 14209 Date: October 18, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m.More Info
Where: Multiple Locations Facebook event page Buffalo, NY Date: October 19-21, 2017 Time: Multiple timesMore Info
Where: Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center 341 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14202 Date: October 24, 2017 Time: 7:00–10:30 p.m.More Info
Where: Bennett High School 2885 Main St Buffalo, NY 14214 Date: October 26, 2017 Time: 6:00 p.m.More Info
Where: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: October 27, 2017 Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m.More Info
Where: Betty’s 370 Virginia St Buffalo, NY 142031 Date: October 30, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30 p.m.More Info
Where: Paul Robeson Theatre 350 Masten Ave Buffalo, NY 14209 Date: November 1, 2017 Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.More Info
Where: Montante Cultural Center 2001 Main St Buffalo, NY 14208 Date: November 2, 2017 Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m.More Info
Where: Just Buffalo Writing Center 468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: November 3, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.More Info
Where: SUNY ECC South Campus Library 4041 Southwestern Blvd Orchard Park, NY 14127 Date: November 8, 2017 Time: 12:15–1:45 p.m.More Info
Where: Kleinhans Music Hall 3 Symphony Circle Buffalo, NY 14201 Date: November 9, 2017 Time: 7:00 p.m.More Info
Where: Just Buffalo Writing Center 468 Washington St, 2nd floor Buffalo, NY 14203 Date: November 15, 2017 Time: 7:30 p.m.More Info
Where: Frank E. Merriweather Library 1324 Jefferson Ave Buffalo, NY 14208 Date: November 18, 2017 Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m.More Info
Where: El Museo 91 Allen St. Buffalo, NY 14202 Date: April 11, 2018 Time: 6-8:00 p.m.More Info