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Sunday Insights: Storyteller Karima Amin on We the People: New Art from the Collection

Sunday, January 20, 2019

2:30 pm EST

Karima Amin leads a Sunday Insights tour in We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 on March 4, 2018. Photograph by Erica Huffnagle.

FREE with museum admission
FREE for Members
1905 Building, South Galleries

Join us for Sunday Insights, where community members relate their work and experience to the art on view. Storyteller and educator Karima Amin will explore We the People: New Art from the Collection and discuss her work with Prisoners are People Too, Inc. 

Whether creating paintings or videos, sculptures or photographs, the artists in We the People are interested in how we define our identities, form our communities, and confront the various forces that shape our lives. The featured works are all new additions to the museum’s collection and most have never before been on view at the Albright-Knox.

About the Speaker

Karima Amin is a storyteller, educator, and author from Buffalo, New York, who shares tales in her repertoire throughout the U.S. and Canada and beyond with story lovers of all ages. With 24 years teaching in the Buffalo Public Schools, and nearly four decades of storytelling, she provides performances, workshops, keynotes, and author visits to promote literacy, increase cultural awareness, enliven staff development, and improve human relations. She is known for creating programs that are tailor-made to suit the needs of her audiences. Her voice is very familiar in a community where she shared fables on local radio (WBLK-FM) for a decade. She shares stories to remind us that we are important players in a world that is ever changing. She is a co-founder of the following: Spin-A-Story Tellers of Western New York (1984), Tradition Keepers: Black Storytellers of Western New York (1995), and the storytelling drummers Daughters of Creative Sound (2004). She is the founder/director of Prisoners Are People Too, Inc. (2004).