SEPT 22 | Community Conversations on REVOLUTIONS

Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 AM

Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College

From the events of 1776 and 1968, through the impact of the tech revolution and big data, to #metoo and Black Lives Matter in 2018, come join us as we examine revolution? versus REVOLUTION!

The full festival day begins with a performance by Dan Hoyle of “BORDER PEOPLE” and continues with talks, panels, and community conversations on “revolutions” of all forms. Lunch by West Side Bazaar and a closing reception featuring music by the Autonomous Vehicles and beer by Community Beer Works.

View the detailed schedule here.

Watch online: Bill McKibben, “The Desperate Climate Fight: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Moment”


The 2017 Buffalo Humanities Festival: Environments brought environmentalist author and social activist Bill McKibben to Buffalo on Friday, Sept. 29, where he gave the talk “The Desperate Climate Fight: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Moment” in the auditorium of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Introductions were provided by David Castillo (Director, UB Humanities Institute), Dean Robin Schulze (UB College of Arts and Sciences), US Congressman Brian Higgins (US House of Representatives, 26th Congressional District).

The Buffalo Humanities Festival is an annual event organized by the UB Humanities Institute in partnership with Buffalo State College, Canisius College, and Niagara University. Additional support is provided by Humanities New York.

Videographer: Thomas Vetter

Click here to view on UBStream.

WBFO’s Jay Moran gets the scoop on the 2017 Buffalo Humanities Festival


Buffalo, NY NPR-affiliate WBFO features a couple interviews about the Buffalo Humanities Festival: Environments.

Morning host Jay Moran sat down with UB Humanities Institute Director David Castillo and Executive Director (interim) Kari Winter to discuss this year’s festival. The link includes an interview with festival speaker Adam Rome for a preview of his Saturday talk, “My Walks with Olmsted.”

Click through for the full interviews and article.