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UB holds Solidarity Party to celebrate international students, immigrants, refugees

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Feb 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-12 12:29:47-05

The University at Buffalo Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender is having a Solidarity Party Sunday to celebrate international scholars, students, immigrants and refugee.

The free public event, which comes after President Trump's proposed travel ban, will feature art, music, food and presentations. 

Kari Winter, professor of transnational studies and director of the university's Gender institute, says she hopes the event will create an environment of moral support and show the humanity, justice and unity of the Western New York community.

"This is meant to be a good time and a welcoming occasion," says Winter. "It comes at a time of unprecedented protest in the United States, but while we're protesting we should also be celebrating what we care about. That includes our values and reaching out to people who feel besieged, rejected and afraid in our own community and abroad."

The event is from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Asbury Hall located at 341 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo.