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Win Min Thant. © Ginny Rose Stewart. 

Sunday Insights: Educator and Activist Win Min Thant on Htein Lin: A Show of Hands

Sunday, February 17, 2019 ● 2:30 pm

FREE for Erie County residents as part of Erie County Free Week
FREE with museum admission
FREE for Members
1905 Building, South Galleries

Join us for Sunday Insights, where community members relate their work and experience to the art on view. On February 17, educator and activist Win Min Thant will discuss Htein Lin: A Show of Hands and We the People: New Art from the Collection.

Artist and pro-democracy activist Htein Lin has cast the hands of hundreds of former political prisoners for his multimedia installation A Show of Hands, offering these individuals an opportunity to process the past by sharing their stories with others. The artists in We the People are interested in how we define our identities, form our communities, and confront the various forces that shape our lives. The featured works are all new additions to the museum’s collection and most have never before been on view at the Albright-Knox.

About the Speaker

Win Min Thant was born and raised in Burma, and came to the U.S. in 2007. She found new roots in Buffalo through her grassroots work with various local organizations and public schools. A true believer of equity and democracy, Thant strives to empower marginalized and disadvantaged youth through education. Thant coordinates education programs at CAC (the Buffalo State College Community Academic Center). She graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in Environmental Studies and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Multicultural Education. She serves on the Community Advisory Panel of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Advisory Board of the Anne Frank Project, and the Board of Directors of Journey’s End Refugee Services, Inc. In her free time, Thant seeks spirituality through nature and mindfulness practice.

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