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Past Civil Writes Project Events

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Here are just some of the past events in conjuction with THE CIVIL WRITES PROJECT, which challenges our community to grapple with racism and inequities through literature, find pathways toward justice in the power of the written word, and open hearts & minds as we confront our shared past and present in order to shape a more equitable future.

BABEL: Toni Morrison

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Virtual BABEL: Ta-Nehisi Coates Reading Groups (03.16.2021 – 04.13.2021)

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

BABEL Reading Group - Ta-Nehisi Coates - 2021 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Join Steven Peraza for three BABEL Virtual Reading Groups covering the works of Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Dates:
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (The Beautiful Struggle) session full
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (Between the World and Me) session full
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (The Water Dancer) session full

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: Black Panther (Adult)

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Ta-Nehisi Coates Black Panther - April 10 2021 - Wakanda Alliance - Adult Writing Workshop - Just Buffalo Literary Center
Teaching Artist: The Wakanda Alliance
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Virtual Freedom Conversation Tour

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center - Virtual Tour with Saladin Allah - April 10 2021 - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo NY
Teaching Artist: Saladin Allah
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Lucille Clifton’s Buffalo (Adult)

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Lucille Clifton's Buffalo - April 11 2021 - Kazim Ali - Adult Writing Workshop - Just Buffalo Literary Center
Teaching Artist: Kazim Ali
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Virtual Tour & Writing Workshop (Adult)

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center - Virtual Tour and Writing Workshop with Saladin Allah and Annette Daniels Taylor - April 17 2021 - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo NY
Teaching Artist: Annette Daniels Taylor & Saladin Allah
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

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Virtual BABEL: Ta-Nehisi Coates (04.22.2021)

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Virtual BABEL - Ta-Nehesi Coates - 2021 - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo NY
Where: Online (via Crowdcast)
Dates: Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Voices of Justice Poetry Slam (04.27.21)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Where: D’Youville College & streaming online
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Host: D’Youville College Honors Program

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Naila Ansari & Marquis “Ten Thousand” Burton: Creating Space for Joy

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Where: The Space Between, 431 Ellicott St.
Dates & Times: Saturday, April 3 & 10, 12-4pm; Saturday, April 17 & 24 and May 1, 5-9pm; Saturday, May 8, 12-9pm
Host: The Space Between/UB Arts Collaboratory

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Labor’s Fruit: A Table Reading (05.09.21)

Sunday, May 9, 2021


Host: Prof. Kari Winter
Where: Virtual event via Zoom
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021

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Reprise: A Reading & Conversation with Dawn Lundy Martin (5.17.21)

Monday, May 17, 2021

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Where: Just Buffalo’s YouTube channel
Date: Starting May 17, 2021
Host: Just Buffalo Literary Center

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Typography of Women Presents: A Two-Part Juneteenth Event

Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Where:
Streaming on Facebook Live
Dates: Saturday, June 19 (Part I, 3:30 PM; Part II, 5:00 PM)
Dates: Sunday, June 20 (Part I, 1:30 PM; Part II, 3:00 PM)
Host: Typography of Women

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Hope Blooms from Shattered Roots Release Celebration

Sunday, August 22, 2021

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Where: The Meadow at Silo City
Dates: Sunday, August 22, 2021

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