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Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:25 pm
UB community members will create hundreds of signs for #SpiritDay on North Campus
By the University at Buffalo
Freedom of speech. Freedom of thinking. Freedom from hate.
Members of the University at Buffalo community will add their own wishes for freedom as part of a public art project taking place on Oct. 18 — #SpiritDay — on North Campus.
Queer activist, artist and UB alumnus Dana Tyrrell will lead the project, partnering with the national artists group For Freedoms, which fosters civic discussions through public art, to create a huge display of lawn signs on the Student Union Field, between the Commons and the Center for the Arts.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Despina Stratigakos, vice provost for inclusive excellence, said, "We celebrate #SpiritDay with the For Freedoms project to emphasize the power of speaking your values in our collective efforts to build a community at UB where we respect and care for each other. Public art projects bring us together in unique ways, using creativity and self-expression as a vehicle to know ourselves and others. They also deliver a visual punch. It's one thing to say I stand with you in solidarity; it's another thing to declare it with a field of signs."

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