Agents of Change
A community collaboration between Torn Space Theater, Just Buffalo Literary Center and Lafayette International High School.
Agents of Change is an outreach project with a focus on education, community involvement in both the East and West sides of Buffalo, performance, public art and storytelling. It is a collaboration between Lafayette International High School, Just Buffalo Literary Center and Torn Space. Agents of Change provides the community access to the arts, highlights local community members, and activates businesses and architectural assets in Buffalo neighborhoods. The students will be creating a semi-permanent public installation on Buffalo’s West side in the Five Points neighborhood.
Students from Lafayette International High School investigated the question: who are the people in our families, communities and in the city of Buffalo who work to improve the lives of others? Through a series of interviews, the students learned about all the good work people are doing in #buffalony.
To honor the ‘agents of change’, their portraits are featured as a public artwork. There will also be an opening ceremony event on June 5 at 612 Fillmore Ave where students will share readings as part of the project. We encourage you to check out the public artwork at five points before or after the opening ceremony, if you are planning to attend!
Photo credit: Jon Piret
Agents of Change is a collaboration between Lafayette International High School, Just Buffalo Literary Center, and Torn Space Theater — with generous support from Rich Products.
Please help support this community-based project.
Donations can be made here, or text “GIVE” to the number 716-707-9347