Events

Cultural Migrations: Displacement and Renewal Symposium on Immigration and Resettlement in the Buffalo-Niagara Region of New York

  • Date:  September 9, 2017
  • Time:  8:00am – 4:00pm
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The New York Folklore Society, a statewide non-profit arts organization supporting folklife and traditional arts, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, will host a roundtable discussion and symposium to explore challenges in the intersection of immigration, resettlement, and cultural traditions in Western New York. This two-day participatory program at the Castellani Art Museum includes panel discussions showcasing the area’s innovative responses to cultural sharing and accommodation, a workshop for artists, musicians and dance performances, exhibitions, and pop-up activities. Themes of the roundtable symposium include micro-enterprise in community settings, place making through food, language, and changing neighborhood identities, responses to migration, and public and community health care.

To register, please visit the website of the New York Folklore Society at www.nyfolklore.org or call (518) 346-7008 for information.