Rowhouse Reads: The Fire This Time

Announcement ImageAnnouncement Date : Wednesday, October 10, 2018Categories: Official JB Events

Rowhouse Bakery & Restaurant
483 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: October 10, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rowhouse Reads is a joint venture between Rowhouse Bakery & Restaurant and Just Buffalo Literary Center. Every other month we will gather together, share our thoughts, break bread, and chat.

We will be discussing a collection of essays, The Fire This Time, edited by Jesmyn Ward.

“I do think that people will claim a certain fatigue about talking about race. But I think that even though they do, it’s still necessary — completely necessary. Because if we don’t, [and] if it’s a conversation that we walk away from because we’re too tired of having it, then nothing really changes.”
—Jesmyn Ward on NPR’s All Things Considered

Our moderator is Dr. Steve Peraza, an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Social Studies Education at SUNY-Buffalo State College. He earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history from SUNY-Buffalo, specializing in African slavery in global perspective. His research examines slaves’ conceptions of law and legal procedure in eighteenth-century Louisiana freedom suits. Other research interests include race and racism in America, the Harlem Renaissance, and the long civil rights movement. He teaches courses on U.S. history, African American history, the African Diaspora, slavery in the Atlantic World, and Hip Hop.

$20/$15 for members (cash). Admission includes a selection of bread boards, pizza, coffee, tea, beer or wine. A portion of proceeds will benefit Just Buffalo Literary Center. Additional food and drink can be purchased from the restaurant.

Limited to 15 people.

Rsvp: or 716.832.5400