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2019 Buffalo Humanities Festival: Democracy
September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - September 21, 2019 @ 4:30 pmFree – $20
Humanities New York is proud to launch the 2019 Buffalo Humanities Festival by hosting Ibram X. Kendi and Chenjerai Kumanyika in conversation about the promises and shortcomings of American democracy.
Thursday, Sept. 19 | 6:30pm | Asbury Hall in Babeville
Humanities New York presents, Ibram X. Kendi and Chenjerai Kumanyika in Conversation
Contributing editor at The Atlantic and founding director of The Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, Ibram X. Kendi is the author of the critically acclaimed 2016 work, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which was awarded the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Kendi’s newest book How to Be An Anti-Racist is already #2 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Chenjerai Kumanyika, assistant professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers New-Brunswick’s School of Communication and Information, was co-executive producer and co-host of “Uncivil,” the highly acclaimed podcast that tells the overlooked stories of the American Civil War.
Friday, Sept. 20 | 8pm | Asbury Hall in Babeville (7pm VIP reception in the Ninth Ward)
Spotlight Speaker: Matt Taibbi
Award-winning author/journalist and co-founder of the Buffalo-based alternative weekly The Beast, Matt Taibbi returns to Western New York to tackle the topic of democracy in the age of post-truth. His eagerly anticipated new book Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes us Despise One Another will be released on October 8.
Saturday, Sept. 21 | 10:30am – 4:30pm
DEMOCRACY: a full day of talks, panel, and performances | SUNY Buffalo State
Additional details at buffalohumanities.org