Partner Events

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What the Constitution Means to Me

September 8-24, 2023

Kavinoky Theatre
320 Parker Ave
Buffalo, NY 14210

September 21, 2023

All screenings are held in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Tower Auditorium beginning at 7:00pm and are free and open to the public.

Directors: Yoruba Richen, Johanna Hamilton  
This definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement. 

Based on the best-selling biography and executive produced by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, the film takes a deeper dive into Rosa Parks’ often overlooked breadth of accomplishments and the impact of her fight to overcome racial injustice.  Detailing her achievements beyond the mere fraction of Parks’ life taught in schools, the film takes a deeper dive into the groundbreaking actions spearheaded by Rosa throughout the course of the civil rights movement. 
Richen and Hamilton expertly weave together Interviews from academics and activists such as Bryan Stevenson, Patrisse Cullors, and Ericka Huggins, along with personal stories from Parks’ family, and remarkable footage of Mrs. Parks herself to illuminate her decades of extensive organizing, strategizing and activism in the pursuit of Black liberation.  Lisa Gay Hamilton lends her talents to the documentary as the voice of Mrs. Rosa Parks.

Creativity in the Time of COVID

Closing Reception

September 22, 2023

Buffalo Arts Studio Gallery Space

October 2, 2023

Join us for a conversation with Ericka Huggins, Phylicia Brown, Claudia Williams, and Yasmeen Majid about the ways Black women have led and taken the well-being  and liberation of communities into their own hands historically and contemporarily. The conversation will include a discussion on  panelists' lived experiences as community organizers and about Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party, a book that uses photography and stories to highlight the important contributions of Black women to the Black Panther Party.

This virtual event will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. EST

Registration is required. A link for the presentation will be emailed to you in response to your registration as the event approaches.

Individuals who register for the event will have a chance to receive a FREE copy of the book Comrade Sisters by Ericka Huggins and Stephen Shames or Swag apparel by Black Love Resists in the Rust. Register as soon as possible while supplies last!

October 19, 2023

All screenings are held in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Tower Auditorium beginning at 7:00pm and are free and open to the public.

Directors: Michael Gassert, Sami Khan
The Last Out, directed by Michael Gassert and Oscar nominee Sami Khan (St. Louis Superman), follows three talented Cuban athletes as they leave their families and homes behind in pursuit of their ultimate dream — a contract with Major League Baseball. In Costa Rica, the ball players train under a seedy sports agent who dangles promises, while exploiting their talent. At the shadowy nexus of the migrant trail and pro sports, The Last Out chronicles their harrowing journey, from immigration obstacles to the broken promises of dubious agents.  Against all odds, these young athletes try to hold onto their hope while fighting for a better life for their families.  Official Selection, 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.   A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting. (POV 2022)

Save the Date for the Reproductive Justice Conference October 20-21, 2023.

Reproductive Justive Conference: Post Dobbs: It's Not Just Abortion

October 20-21, 2023

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science
955 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

November 9, 2023

All screenings are held in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s Tower Auditorium beginning at 7:00pm and are free and open to the public.

Directors: Stanley Nelson; Co-Director: Traci A. Curry 
Executive Producers:  Vinnie Malhotra, Stanley Nelson, Jihan Robinson 
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson has a distinguished career telling stories of Black struggle against white supremacy. He teams with co-director Traci A. Curry to revisit the largest prison uprising in U.S. history at the Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York in 1971. The filmmakers conduct dozens of new interviews and make powerful use of surveillance footage to understand the legacy of resistance and its violent backlash.