SEPT 20 | Humanities New York presents Big Data

Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 PM

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – Downtown Central Branch
Humanities New York presents a panel on Big Data

PARTICIPANTS:
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.

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SEPT 21 | Spotlight Speaker: Angie Thomas

Friday, Sept. 21, 8 PM (7 PM VIP reception)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with reception in the AK Café
Spotlight Speaker: Angie Thomas

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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.

SEPT 22 | Community Conversations on REVOLUTIONS

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.