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Since 2007, our work has been dedicated to effecting lasting, positive change in our community. Created with the help of educators, students, volunteers, interns, and independent researchers, our rich body of reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets can now be found in the Buffalo Commons.

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May 7, 2018

New PPG Report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab

On May 7, 2018, PPG released a report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab.  This policy report was drafted by Anna Blatto, a senior at the University at Buffalo. It explores the history of segregation in Buffalo and offers policy suggestions …

May 7, 2018

Advocates call for Buffalo police to tighten body-worn camera policy

By Aaron Besecker | Published Sun, May 6, 2018 As the Buffalo Police Department gets closer to equipping officers with body-worn cameras, a local advocacy group and think tank has urged the department to engage the community before finalizing its internal policy surrounding body-camera use.

May 1, 2018

WBFO Hosts Facebook Live Event on Housing and Racial Equity

WBFO will host a Facebook Live event at 7 pm Wednesday, May 9, on housing and the legacy of discriminatory policies in Buffalo and cities across the United States. “Housing in Black and White” is part of the station’s “Community Conversations on Racial Equity” project. …

April 30, 2018

Good Food Purchasing For The Buffalo Public Schools

This Good Food policy report was drafted by Jessica Gilbert, research associate at PPG and PhD Candidate in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Geography. It provides an initial overview of the current status of school food at Buffalo Public Schools and many of the ongoing school food …

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Report on the Buffalo Truth Commission on Poverty: Dennice Barr and Kirk Laubenstein on The Public GoodApril 10, 7 pm-May 23, 2018 7:30 pm

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Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Dennice Barr and Kirk Laubenstein discussing the report on the Buffalo Truth Commission on Poverty. Listen in, then to learn more visit theTruth Commission on Poverty in New York State website here. The show will air live on Power 96.5 …

Low Wage Workers and Poverty in Buffalo: Nicole Hallet on The Public GoodMay 29, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Nicole Hallet discussing Low Wage Workers and Poverty in Buffalo. Listen in, then to learn more about her work read this article here.  The show will air live on Power 96.5 WNY at 7 pm, and on PPG's Facebook page at …

The Blackness Project: Korey Green on The Public GoodJune 5, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Korey Green Director of the Blackness Project. He is also the Editor, Writer, and Producer of many other films such as "The Romans". Listen in, then to learn more about his work please visit the Black Rose Productions website here.  The …

Toxic waste on several acres of a plant on East Delavan Avenue: Virginia Golden on the Public GoodJune 12, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Virginia Golden a resident of Delavan-Grider neighborhood discussing the stalled cleanup of the former General Motors plant on East Delavan Avenue. Listen in, then to learn more about his work please read this article here. The show will air …

From the Buffalo Commons View All

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A City Divided: A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo
Erie County Commits to Paris: How Erie County Can Meet US Target Reductions For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Cruelty and Cost: Money Bail in Buffalo
Good Food Purchasing for the Buffalo Public Schools
Restorative Justice in Buffalo: Building and Rebuilding Community