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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Ruby Herrera

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BS ILR, 2015
Buffalo, NY
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, High Road

Work Highlights

This summer fellow will conduct research on arts funding and economic issues with Hallwalls Development Director, assist the Visual Arts Curator with the Annual Members Show, and assist with Hallwalls media arts archival project. Also under exploration is an outside summer public arts project for High Road Fellows.

Student Insights

There is such a great community dynamic—everyone is so helpful and friendly, and the people of Buffalo are very committed to fighting to improve their home. It is a beautiful place full of passion for culture.

Community-based organizations here are very strong and the key is passion. My favorite quote is “No cause is lost if there is but one fool left to fight for it.” I’ve realized that if there is a cause to fight for, one can pursue their efforts and not give up—they will create change.