SUNY Buffalo State College MLK Celebration Speaker Feb, 2 at Burchfield Penney Arts Center 7-9pm
Michaela Angela Davis: ‘It’s time for a critical community conversation about who we are and where we go from here.’
This Thursday February 2 at 7pm, Michaela Angela Davis will speak at the SUNY Buffalo State College Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Burchfield Penny Art Center. As an image activist, writer, conversationalist, editorial director, feminist and community servant, Michaela cares about culture, style , community, identity and positive progress. She 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”.
She is the creator of “MADFREE: Liberating Conversations About Image Beauty and Power,” a multi-platform conversation project with revolutionary women, and her latest project Hair Tales. Frequently seen with Anderson Cooper on CNN where she is a regular contributor, her activism began in 2005 when she co-created with Essence the Take Back The Music Campaign, a national conversation about misogyny and misrepresentation of women of color in mainstream hip-hop music videos. She has appeared on MSNBC, Fox, MTV, VH1, BBC, NBC, and ABC, among others.
Davis is most passionate, however, when she is appearing live, having “creative and critical community conversations.” She has led conversations for student audiences on campuses around the country, including Howard University, Yale University, Spelman College, Middlebury College, New York University, and Dillard University, as well as in cultural institutions, community centers, and intimate salons.
This much anticipated MLK 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 .