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A NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY PROGRAM


Cultural Migration: Displacement and Renewal
September 8–9, 2017
The Castellani Museum of Art, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY 14607

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CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA


Cultural Migration: Displacement and Renewal


A NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY PROGRAM
September 8–9, 2017
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY


From 5132013 Art of Community Workshop

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Register Online: $25 Members; $30 Non-Members


Migration across national borders reflects the conditions of an ever-changing world. Its impacts include the sharing of cultural knowledge across geography and across ethnic and community boundaries. Migration also encourages accommodation, both from the hosting communities and the new arrivals. This shifting landscape may spark both positive and negative emotions, as hosting communities and migrants experience tensions arising from cultural intersections and differences.

Against the backdrop of the American political landscape of 2017, these issues have grown in urgency, timeliness, and importance. Contemporary folklore sits at the intersection of arts, humanities, and social justice, and the planned community workshop will invite participants to explore these issues from diverse perspectives through a New York State lens.

Presented in a roundtable format, this gathering will include perspectives from traditional artists, community members, folklorists, and human service providers.

For more information, call us at 518/346-7008 or email us at info@nyfolklore.org



 








Funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by Humanities New York.
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