"Environments" 4th Annual Buffalo Humanities Festival
Thursday 28th Sep, 2017 → Saturday 30th Sep, 2017
Rockwell Hall at Buffalo State1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222
The 2017 Buffalo Humanities Festival
This year’s 3-day Festival will feature talks, music, performances, community debates, and other activities on the theme of “Environments,” focusing on issues of environmental justice and economic sustainability, local and regional activism and planning, and the global climate change crisis.
We hope you will join us for what is guaranteed to be a dynamic conversation between authors, scholars, activists, artists, and the Western New York community – pushing forward our visions for the future through this festival of ideas.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th
at the Burchfield Penney Art Center
6:00 PM - Humanities New York presents “Turning the Tide: Communicating Climate Science.”
- Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program
- Jason Briner, Associate Professor, UB Department of Geology
- more to be announced
Moderator: Ryan McPherson, UB Chief Sustainability Officer
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th
at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
7:00 PM - VIP Reception in the AK Café
8:00 PM - Environmentalist author and social activist Bill McKibben, “The Desperate Climate Fight: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Moment” with a special introduction by Congressman Brian Higgins.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th
at Rockwell Hall on the Buffalo State College Campus
10:30 AM - The full festival day begins with a performance by Deke Weaver of “BEAR and the Unreliable Bestiary” and continues with talks, panels, and community conversations focusing on issues of environmental justice and economic sustainability, activism and planning, and the global climate change crisis. Lunch by West Side Bazaar is included with tickets purchased by Sept. 25th. The closing reception features music by 12/8 Path Band and beer by Community Beer Works.
*Full Saturday schedule here: https://buffalohumanities.org/2017-festival/schedule/
• UB Humanities Institute
• Canisius College
• Niagara University
• SUNY Buffalo State
Thank you to our festival sponsors!
• UB Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
• The Buffalo News
• Humanities New York
• The John R. Oishei Foundation
• Just Buffalo Literary Center
• UB Office of Sustainability
• WNED & WBFO
• UB RENEW
• Buffalo Spree
• Community Beer Works
• Inn Buffalo
• Albright-Knox Art Gallery
• Burchfield Penney Art Center