James Baldwin's America Reading & Discussion Program

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This program is a 6-part series on James Baldwin’s Collected Essays as part of Humanities New York "Reading and Discussion Program." The purpose of the program is to bring different communities together to discuss texts in a conversation facilitated by trained, local scholar. Our conversations will be facilitated by Heron Simmons-Price, philosophy professor and community activist. More discussion than lecture, these sessions will allow us to get to know each other better and to engage in fruitful discussion.

This Reading & Discussion Program grew out planning around Nick Cave PLENTY: A Citywide Celebration of Buffalo, the vision of the Chicago based artist best known for his Soundsuits “to introduce Buffalo to Buffalo” via collaborative art making.

 Free with loaner books. Registration is required. Space is limited to about 15 - 20 participants. Please ask questions and register by emailing your name, phone number, and email to nickcaveplenty@gmail.com.

Meetings are held on Tuesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm:

  • March 19 at Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave Buffalo NY 14202

  • March 26 at North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Rd. Buffalo Ny 14216

  • April 2 Meriweather Liibrary, 1324 Jefferson Ave. Buffalo NY 14208

  • April 15 Silo City, 85 Silo City Row Buffalo NY 14203

  • April 23 School #77, 429 Plymouth Ave. Buffalo NY 14213

  • April 30 at Hallwalls 341 Delaware Ave, 341 Delaware Ave Buffalo NY 14202

Sponsored by Hallwalls and C.S.1 Curatorial Projects



Participants sought for reading program on James Baldwin's America

Mark Sommer, The Buffalo News

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James Baldwin's America—Reading & Discussion Program


"As is the inevitable result of things unsaid, we find ourselves until today oppressed with a dangerous and reverberating silence," James Baldwin wrote in the essay "Many Thousands Gone." The essay was part of Baldwin's first, most powerful collection Notes of A Native Son, first published 60 years ago…

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Reading and Discussion Program based on James Baldwin’s America

Buffalo Rising

“The event was born out of the process of planning Nick Cave PLENTY: A Citywide Celebration of Buffalo, which aims to connect the Buffalo community…”

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