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Dionne Williamson. Photo by KC Kratt.

Sunday Insights: Dionne Williamson of UPward Design for Life on In These Truths

Sunday, March 20, 2022 ● 2:30 pm
3:30 pm

FREE for members
FREE with Pay-What-You-Wish admission
Albright-Knox Northland

Join Dionne Williamson, President and Founder of UPward Design for Life, for a discussion about the special exhibition In These Truths and her organization’s work to support community members and enable them to live with hope, dignity, and independence.

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About the Speaker

Dionne Williamson is a lifelong native of Western New York. After graduating from high school, she enlisted into the Army Reserves before attending Medaille College, then began her career in sales and customer service. She has more than 30 years of professional sales experience, including 17 years of destination marketing sales at Visit Buffalo Niagara. Williamson has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and believes in taking chances on her dreams. She is currently the President and Founder of UPward Design for Life, Corp. (UDFL), a non-profit organization that furnishes homes and transforms lives for individuals and families transitioning from shelters into their own homes. UDFL serves Erie and Niagara Counties. Williamson is community-driven and has spent many years serving on various Boards and volunteering her time on community beautification projects with local grassroots organizations. She enjoys the hands-on approach to tackling projects while staying connected to and engaging with those in need of a helping hand. She is a wife to a wonderful and supportive husband and mother of two amazing daughters and a son.

About the Exhibition

In These Truths is an exhibition of works by Black cultural producers, co-curated by two of Buffalo’s most influential, charismatic, and insightful artists, Edreys Wajed and Aitina Fareed-Cooke, in collaboration with Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott. This invitational exhibition focuses on Black artists, emerging and established, who, through a wide range of mediums, provoke and reconsider, defy and embrace, test and talk about our shared reality. 

About the Series

On select Sundays at 2:30 pm, community members relate their work and experience to the art on view in special exhibitions at Albright-Knox Northland. View Full Schedule

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