Climbing PoeTree will be doing a feature length performance held at Just Buffalo Literary Center at 468 Washington Street, 2nd Floor.
Open Buffalo is a Community Movement for Social and Economic Justice. It is a civic initiative to make major, long-term improvements in justice and equity in the City of Buffalo, NY. It is an unprecedented collaboration among a diverse group of partners and allies.
Climbing PoeTree will be doing their 90 minute Art is a Hammer: Reshaping Reality through Cultural Activism Workshop. Only open to Emerging Leaders class.
How can art be fashioned as a tool at the service of our vision for a more just and peaceful world? This interactive workshop presentation combines performance, story-telling, slide-shows, and video to illuminate the powerful symbiosis between art and activism. “Art is Our Weapon, Our Medicine, Our Voice, and Our Vision:” using their motto as a guide, Alixa and Naima share tactics and strategies from their walks of life as cultural workers, illuminating how poetry, media-making, creative interventions and collaborative public art can be used to strengthen our movements for social justice. Participants will have the opportunity to share examples of arts activism from their own experiences and communities, and should be prepared to get creative, imaginative, and inspired!
Climbing PoeTree will be doing a multi-media performace and holding a discussion with students & faculty around the unnatural disasters we have inherited, and the role of art to help our movements for social and environmental justice grow. Hosted by the Multicultural Committee at Bristol Community College.