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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

AFP 2017: Sharing Stories/Connecting Communities - Featured Artists

The Anne Frank Project is excited to announce the schedule for its ninth annual social justice festival, AFP 2017: Sharing Stories/Connecting Communities, to be held October 3 and 4 at Buffalo State. AFP 2017 engages participants in multidisciplinary, kinesthetic learning experiences facilitated by local, national, and international scholars, artists, and activists. Look for sessions showcasing Buffalo State faculty, staff, and alumni.

Featured Performances:

Minita Gandhi in Muthaland 
A dark comedy about culture, identity, spirituality, and sexuality.
Tuesday, October 3
7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall

Michele Costa in Speak
Mask, music, moving paintings, and three compelling speeches weave themselves into a dream from which the waking is truly an awakening. The relevance to today of Charlie Chaplin's final speech from The Great Dictator (1939) and Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot (1994) is chilling. Annie Dillard's prose on identity and imperfection brings this story even closer to the heart. 
Wednesday, October 4
6:45–8:00 p.m.
Campbell Student Union Social Hall

Featured Artists:

You and Me: An Installation by Fotini Galanes (PDF, 7.8 MB)
My Mark Matters, a global multifaceted story-telling project.
No one is without marks or the stories from which they came. Thus far, materials have been collected from thousands of participants representing 35 out of 196 countries. You are invited to participate in this major global installation.
October 2–19
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Czurles-Nelson Gallery, Upton Hall


Going Beyond: An Artist’s 'Hello' - An Installation by Julia Bottoms-Douglas (PFD, 6.5 MB)
Artist Julia Bottoms-Douglas uses portraiture as the means to combat the media’s stereotypical images of people of color. We are asked to consider a more accurate depiction of their beauty, grace, and intellect through contemplation of her compelling portraits. You are invited to participate by filling out a sheet with five first impressions and then, the five realities of either yourself or someone you meet in this exhibition’s space.
October 2–13
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Dr. Margaret E. Bacon Student Gallery, Upton Hall

Get Involved:


AFP 2017 schedule (PDF, 804 KB)


AFP 2017 website

If you have questions or if you would like to schedule a class visit before or after AFP 2017, please contact Eve Everette, AFP assistant director and festival curator, or Drew Kahn, AFP director.

Submitted by: Eve C. Everette
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Thursday, September 28, 2017