SUNY Buffalo State College Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

With Conversationalist Michaela Angela Davis

       Michaela Angela Davis

       Michaela Angela Davis

SUNY Buffalo State College Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is going to be one to have a front row seat for this year’s guest, Michaela Angela Davis.  Image activist, writer, creative director and cultural commentator, Michaela strongly believes this is the time for a critical community conversation about who we are and where we go from here.  

“We need to talk about radical strategies to transform our lives,”  says Ms. Davis. “Martin Luther King was a radical, a revolutionary and visionary. I plan to tap that energy because our young people should be aware that we support them and inspire them to be active because this is their time, their country and their work to do.” .

Michaela has been honored by NAACP, UNCF, The City of NY and written widely about gender, race, culture, beauty, identity (among other subjects) and known for her identity project MADFREE – liberating conversations about image, beauty and power and her current project on Black hair called The Hair Tales.  

A true conversationalist she has led talks on leading campus and television networks like ABC, MSNBC and BBC and is a frequent cultural critic on CNN. She lives in the Peoples Republic of Brooklyn and is the proud mother of a Buffalo State College Graduate Elenni Davis Knight.  

The event takes place Thursday, February 2nd  from 7- 9pm at the Burchfield Penney Art Center located at 1300 Elmwood Ave. The event is sponsored by the Buffalo State Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Faculty- Student Association, Alumni Affairs Office, Burchfield Penney Art Center, The Grant Allocation Committee and the Challenger Community News.  You can also learn more about Michaela at @michaelaangelad .