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Past Civil Writes Project Events

The Civil Writes Project - Just Buffalo Literary Center

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.

Racial Healing Circle - My 21 2024 - Civil Writes Project - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Racial Healing Circle

Join National Federation for Just Communities for a racial healing circle in connection to Kiese Laymon’s book Heavy and his recent BABEL visit.

FOR YOUTH: 4:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
FOR ADULTS: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Kiese Laymon - BABEL - April 25 2024 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL: Kiese Laymon

Join award-winning author Kiese Laymon and host Barbara Cole for an in-depth and in-person discussion about his work and his book, Heavy.
Thursday, April 25, 2024
8:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall & Online
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking) / Online via Livestream

Labor’s Fruit: The Story of Jeffrey Brace

Labor's Fruit  In the Age of Revolution, a man stolen from West Africa and enslaved in New England struggles to win his freedom, raise a family and forge an antislavery movement A reading of four 60-minute episodes of a docuseries script based on The Blind African Slave, or Memoirs of Boyrereau Brinch, Nicknamed Jeffrey Brace (1810) Jeffrey Brace (ca.1742-1827): African boy, enslaved sailor, Revolutionary soldier, Vermont farmer, pioneering autobiographer, and antislavery activist.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center
468 Washington St., 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY

Agents of Change

Torn Space will collaborate with Lafayette International High School, The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Just Buffalo Literary Center to present a conference, public performance and art installation focused on local business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Saturday, June 3, 2023
All Day
Torn Space Theater
612 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, NY

A Darker Wilderness Community Reading

A community reading celebrating A Darker Wilderness: Black Nature Writing from Soil to Stars featuring writer/editor Erin Sharkey and a selection of young writers, performers, and activists from Just Buffalo, Ujima Theatre, and Massachusetts Avenue Project.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center
468 Washington St., 2nd Floor, Buffalo, NY
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