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Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

Conference to Help First Responders Work With Deaf Community

October 5th event effort to improve communications during emergency situations

BUFFALO, NY, September 19, 2012 – A fire or other disaster is often a traumatic experience for those affected. The situation can become even more stressful when those affected by and responding to the emergency have issues communicating with each other, which is often the case for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Late-Deafened.

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:

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. ​

Ten Easy Things the Broadway Market Can Do to be a Year-Round Destination

Ten Easy Things the Broadway Market Can Do to be a Year-Round Destination

As the Easter season begins at the Broadway Market today and it becomes the busiest place in Buffalo for the next two weeks, I am going to post a series of ten articles on what the Market can do easily to become a year-round destination for shoppers.

When you shop at the Broadway Market year-round, Easter time is a surreal experience. The place is packed with customers and vendors alike. Then, come in a week after Easter and the market is almost ghost-like. It is that way for most of the rest of the year. I can't help but to be depressed when I shop while I wonder how can the Broadway Market continue to survive like this?