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Love is the Answer: Youth and Social Change

Love is the Answer: Youth and Social Change

Forest Call celebrated its one-year anniversary by honoring the work of our youth. Neil, a teen intern with Service Space, interviewed 17-year-old Ian Watt. A filmmaker who founded, “Love is the Answer" live on Forest Call.

The motto of “Love is the Answer” is basic:

“ ______ is the problem. love is the answer. Your creativity. Your movement. Let us be your voice."

 

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

Chalkfest 2012: Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

On August 11 and 12th, 2012, the 500 Block of Main Street in downtown Buffalo will be overtaken by art.

Chalkfest [a FREE annual event] is a project envisioned by The 500 Block Association, a group of business, artists and native Buffalo residents to revitalize the 500 Block of Main Street. The festival is throughout the weekend and includes the artwork of Michael Macauley, world reknowned 3D chalk artist.

The two day festival is the first of its kind, all ages on Saturday and Sunday from 12 -5 pm, and after 5 pm on Saturday for adults with live entertainment.

Social Media vs. Journalism

Social Media vs. Journalism

Prompted by a question asked by Kashif Ahmad on twitter:

New Faces, Old Paces: Fighting Politics and Stagnation on the Road to a No Kill Niagara

New Faces, Old Paces: Fighting Politics and Stagnation on the Road to a No Kill Niagara

The new Board of Directors of the Niagara County SPCA has finally spoken.  It was announced earlier this week that Amy Lewis, who has been serving as interim Director, has entered into a 1-year contract.

Although we have made some progress toward our ultimate goal of achieving a No Kill Niagara SPCA, in many ways we are right back to square one.  Despite the public urging the Board of Directors to pursue an open application process in order to attract and identify the very best candidates for Executive Director, the Board decided to completely ignore these requests, to circumvent a proper candidate search and to settle for the interim director who had been put in place by the former, discredited Board of Directors and their handler, criminal defense attorney, Paul Cambria.

Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood

Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood

On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, the people of Egypt led a campaign of non violent civil resistance against the 30 year regime of dictator, President Hosni Mubarak.

Hany Ghoraba, a journalist, businessman and political analyst in Cairo, describes on live audio, the years preceding, during and up to present Egypt, focusing on The Egyptian Revolution:


Live from Cairo: From Tahrir to the Muslim Brotherhood

 

Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian activist, public speaker and advocate of non violent resistance,  shared his account through photos HERE.
 

Urban Epiphany: WNY's Largest Poetry Gathering

Urban Epiphany: WNY's Largest Poetry Gathering

Urban Epiphany is Western New York’s largest poetry marathon. In its 6th year, Urban Epiphany has managed to gather people from all areas of the region, as well as the City of Buffalo, to celebrate the diversity of art, culture, poetry and performance, peacefully, in the name of the written and spoken word.

Sunday, April 22, at 3pm, The Unitarian Universalist [695 Elmwood Avenue at West Ferry] will host readers and performers for 2 minutes each between the hours of 3-8pm. The suggested donation is $5, to cover the rental of the hall, posters, and printing, yet not required to attend.

The Sketches: Live and Unplugged

The Sketches: Live and Unplugged

​"Music is extremely close to our hearts. It transcends all physical and spiritual barriers of caste, creed, religion or region and speaks the universal language of peace and love." - The Sketches ​Jamshoro, a city rich with Sindh culture, art, opottery, language, and poetry; as well as home to the River Indus, is the foundation behind the musical, spiritual and artistic inspiration of Saif Samejo and Naeem Shah: The Sketches. ​Saif and Naeem, true to their heritage, have revived forgotten melody and and folklore of Sindh. ​