Recalling Buffalo Project Alex has launched a pro…

Recalling Buffalo Project

Alex has launched a project to capture memories and recollections about Buffalo.

You can add your memories to the mix online at: Recalling Buffalo Project

The entries will be collated and published as a book in the near future.

Pass the word…

BUFFALO, NY — Alex Bitterman has been named a New…

BUFFALO, NY — Alex Bitterman has been named a New York Council for the Humanitites fellow for 2006/2007. Fellows host a series of 4 “Reading Between the Lines” lectures. Bitterman will lead a series of lectures exploring the notion of Place-Based Branding.

Reading Between the Lines for Adults is an evolving pilot program that brings together groups of approximately 20 to read and discuss a book per month for four months. Topics range from “African American Autobiography” to “Working in America: Historical Perspectives.” All books are loaned to participants, and the conversations are guided by university-based scholars who offer historical and topical context.

Working with university-based scholars, the Council organizes free, monthly reading groups at local libraries, museums, historical societies, and civic forums around the state. The aim of the project is to promote an informed, lively discussion of humanities themes in a community setting and to help local institutions build relationships with larger audiences.

Watch this space for more information.

BUFFALO, NY — Alex Bitterman has been named a New…

BUFFALO, NY — Alex Bitterman has been named a New York Council for the Humanitites fellow for 2006/2007. Fellows host a series of 4 “Reading Between the Lines” lectures. Bitterman will lead a series of lectures exploring the notion of Place-Based Branding.

Reading Between the Lines for Adults is an evolving pilot program that brings together groups of approximately 20 to read and discuss a book per month for four months. Topics range from “African American Autobiography” to “Working in America: Historical Perspectives.” All books are loaned to participants, and the conversations are guided by university-based scholars who offer historical and topical context.

Working with university-based scholars, the Council organizes free, monthly reading groups at local libraries, museums, historical societies, and civic forums around the state. The aim of the project is to promote an informed, lively discussion of humanities themes in a community setting and to help local institutions build relationships with larger audiences.

Watch this space for more information.

A shout out to one of my former students in Buffal…

A shout out to one of my former students in Buffalo: Nicole Nowak. Nicole started a new blog — one with a purpose!

Check it out at: Humanity Campaign.

Good luck, Nicole. Like everything you do, I’m sure this will turn out to be big!

Last week, Americablog.com put up a call to action…

Last week, Americablog.com put up a call to action regarding a recent Ford Motor Company decision (under pressure from the American Family Association) to stop advertising in gay and lesbian periodicals. Unfortunately, Ford buckled to the pressure, and announced that they would stop advertising. The good folks at Americablog.com . really swung into action, and not only kept everyone informed of the situation as it developed, but also published a whole slew of e-mail addresses for Ford executives.

Apparently, a bunch of upset, disappointed, and angry folks wrote to Ford, and today Ford announced their intent to EXPAND advertising in gay and lesbian periodicals. Bravo to Ford for staying true to its roots, and bravo to Americablog.com for a job well done!

Check out Americablog.com here.

Gene Stone wrote a great piece on the whole thing on Arianna’s new(er) blog: The Huffington Post . Read Gene’s piece here.

I’ve added a link (at right) to my good friend, Br…

I’ve added a link (at right) to my good friend, Bruce’s online paper Buffalo Report . Just like Bruce, BR is a great source of information for all kinds of interesting stuff — and is not only about Buffalo. Check it out, it’s definitely worth the trip.