The Anne Frank Project (AFP) is a human rights organization at SUNY Buffalo State that uses the lens of storytelling for social justice and conflict resolution.
Inspired by the words and wisdom of Anne Frank, The Anne Frank Project acts locally, nationally, and internationally to give people the vocabulary and tools they need to be strong people and strong communities.
Led by the director, Drew Kahn, students from Buffalo State teach in the Buffalo Public Schools lessons of collaboration, compassion, and conflict resolution through theatre. This group of Buffalo State students visited Rwanda, which is part of AFP’s international initiative. In Rwanda students learn how storytelling and conflict resolution go hand-in-hand as they travel to genocide memorials, orphanages, schools, and work with local artists. The Anne Frank Project also hosts an annual national conference at Buffalo State, which is free to its participants and presenters.
This is the 5th year and the theme is transforming lives. The conference connects scholars, students, artists, and community activists from across the globe to identify and understand social injustices of hatred, intolerance, and genocide through hands-on sessions. We expect our participants to leave the conference motivated to create unity, make peace, and change the world. AFP 2013: Transforming Lives is happening September 10th-13th. A special new addition to the annual conference is AFP’s first Youth Conference, which will happen on September 10th. The Anne Frank Project is inviting middle school and high school students to share their stories and their perspectives on social justice issues that relate to the theme transforming lives.
The Anne Frank Project invites the people of Buffalo to share their stories. We encourage activists and local social justice organizations to be present and participate in the conference.
If you have any questions please contact the conference coordinator, Eve Everette, and visit the website. Also see Facebook.
AFP 2013: Transforming Lives