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Humanities to the Rescue | Communities: Trust (Campus Conversations Day 1)

April 12, 2023

Please join us for two days of campus conversations, centered on the Humanities Institute 2023 theme of COMMUNITIES: TRUST.

Session 1 | 12:00-1:30 pm | 250 Baird

Communities of Care

A panel rethinking “care” through the multifaceted lenses of indigeneity, veteran identity, and disability.

  • Mishuana Goeman Professor and Chair, Indigenous Studies
  • Vasiliki Neofotistos Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Michael Rembis Associate Professor, History and Director, Center for Disability Studies
  • Moderated by Christina Milletti Interim Director, Humanities Institute

Session 2 | 1:30-3:00 pm | 250 Baird

Communities: Trust and Advocacy for Racial Justice

A roundtable conversation strategizing how we can communicate across boundaries, between communities, and against white supremacy. Special guest: Jay Moran (host of Morning Edition and Buffalo What’s Next?, WBFO)

  • J Coley PhD Candidate, Sociology
  • Jay Moran Morning Edition Host, WBFO (NPR)
  • Samina Raja Professor, Urban and Regional Planning and Director, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab
  • Rinaldo Walcott Professor and Chair, Africana and American Studies
  • Sherman Webb-Middlebrooks, Founder, The W.I.N. Initiative, Men’s Health Initiative Project Manager, Buffalo Center for Health Equity

Mid-Afternoon Break | 3:00-3:45 pm | Atrium – Center for the Arts

Complimentary fare by Dapper Goose and beverages

Session 3 | 3:45-4:45 pm | 112 CFA

A Conversation with Carrie Hawks and April Maxey

Guest filmmakers Carrie Hawks (Inner Wound Real) and April Maxey (Work) discuss their craft and evening screenings at Hallwalls.

  • Carrie Hawks Film Director, Animator, Designer, Artist
  • April Maxey Film Director
  • Moderated by Donte McFadden Director, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program

(co-sponsored by the Department of Media Study)

HI/DVS Film Series | 7:00 pm | Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

Inner Wound Real and Work

  • 6 pm | Reception featuring food by Southern Junction BBQ
  • 7 pm | Screening of Inner Wound Real (dir. Carrie Hawks, 2022, 15 mins.) and Work (dir. April Maxey, 2022, 13 mins.). Discussion following with the filmmakers.

Day 1 of this series of conversations/workshops takes place in three (3) locations:

  • Baird Recital Hall (250 Baird)
  • Center for the Arts Atrium and Screening Room (112 Center for the Arts)
  • Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (341 Delaware Avenue)


April 12, 2023
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Humanities Institute