[Subject to change]
Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 PM
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – Downtown Central Branch
Humanities New York presents a panel on Big Data
Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Media Studies and Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship, University of Virginia
Siva Vaidhyanathan is the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018). He also wrote Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), and The Googlization of Everything — and Why We Should Worry (University of California Press, 2011).
Additional participants forthcoming.
Friday, Sept. 21, 8 PM (7 PM VIP reception)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with reception in the AK Café
Spotlight Speaker: Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas is the author of the instant #1 New York Times bestseller The Hate U Give: widely known as the Black Lives Matter-inspired YA novel. Called “a stunning, brilliant, gut-wrenching novel that will be remembered as a classic of our time” (The New York Times), it’s already been adapted as a major feature film that will be released on October 19. In talks, Thomas gives context and background to the culture, politics, and movement behind the book.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 AM
Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College
The full festival day begins with a performance and continues with talks, panels, and community conversations focusing on Revolutions: examinations of past, present and future movements effecting social, political and cultural change.
Lunch is included with each festival pass. A beer reception closes out the festival. The detailed schedule will be released in July.