AFP's Social Justice Festival
AFP’s annual festival is an experiential exchange of ideas with a focus on processing theory into practice. We seek diverse performances, workshops and exhibits which actively engage participants in kinesthetic learning opportunities which connect to the festival's theme, AFP's mission, and the life and work of Anne Frank.
AFP 2017: sharing stories/connecting communities
9th annual story + social justice festival
OCTOBER 3 & 4
suny buffalo state
About our theme: Our increasingly divisive world is actually the product of a small number of powerful communities rather than the multiple diverse groups of people whose stories are often silenced by oppression, or simply unknown. AFP 2017 encourages presenters and participants to surface these marginalized communities, navigate their difficulties, address conflicts, disassemble assumptions, and practice sharing stories to connect communities and improve the world.
The life of a young woman is forever changed on a trip to India where she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, and ultimately discovers her voice within a culture of silence. The familiar and the foreign swap roles in this dark comedy about culture, identity, spirituality, and sexuality.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center
Mask, music, moving paintings and three compelling speeches weave themselves into a dream from which the waking is truly an awakening. The relevance to today of Charlie Chaplin's final speech from "The Great Dictator" (1939) and Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" (1994) is chilling. Annie Dillard's prose on identity and imperfection brings this story even closer to the heart. SPEAK is an inspiring exploration of Self and our place in the world. A question/answer session will follow SPEAK and inspire a physical story-building workshop led by AFP Teaching Artists.
Wednesday, October 4
Social Hall, Campbell Student Union