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Distinguished Guests and Speakers

Photo by the Community of Giving Legacy Initiative who sponsor MAP's youth employees to attend the UB Distinguished Speaker Series.
By Gabe C

So, one fun thing that's always assured at MAP is that you'll always have fun and learn something new. One such example was the Roxane Gay speaking event at The University of Buffalo.

Every now and then the youth at MAP get invited to watch the month Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Buffalo. I arrived at UB with all of my coworkers, plus by friend Micheal. We sat in during the pre-talk Q&A session with Roxane, where we were able to ask lesser known things about her, like her experience writing for Marvel.

After the Q&A we were treated to a wonderful dinner by Landrum and the Community of Giving Legacy Initiative, and then we had a fun little job around the art center to help kill the newly formed food babies.

Then we were part of a wonderful and informative talk by Roxane Gay, where she read some of her book "Bad Feminist" and a piece she wrote following the election. I learned more about how to view social issues through different perspective.

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