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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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November 21, 2017

City Council to Create Community Advisory Body for Police Oversight

COUNCIL TO CREATE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BODY FOR POLICE OVERSIGHT The Advisory Body will be made up of City Residents and will advise The Common Council on improving community & police relations.

November 16, 2017

Ujima Theater Company presents “UNHEARD VOICES"

Ujima Theater Company presents “UNHEARD VOICES: Giving Voice to Students and Parents in Buffalo Public Schools,” a production exploring issues of equity as experienced by Buffalo Public Schools parents and students. This is a collaborative project of Ujima Company Inc., Community Health …

November 14, 2017

PPG, Open Buffalo, and Drug Policy Alliance Publish New Policy Brief, "Advancing Racial Equity and Public Health: Smarter Marijuana Laws in Western New York"

The brief analyzes the last five years of data on arrests for low-level marijuana possession within the City of Buffalo and across Erie County, obtained from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. It explores the consistent racial disparities in arrests from 2012-2016, the …

November 14, 2017

"Racial disparity found in local marijuana arrests, study says" Published by the Buffalo News

"Authored by the Partnership for the Public Good, a local think tank, the study is intended to boost efforts at reforming New York's marijuana laws. Reform advocates say the costs of marijuana prohibition far outweigh the benefits, especially given the national movement toward legalization."

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Climate Justice WorkshopDecember 1, 2017, 10 am

Sam Magavern and UB Law

Please join Sam Magavern of the Partnership for the Public Good and a team of seven University at Buffalo Law School students for a workshop on climate justice. This Climate Justice Workshop will be held December 1, 2017 from 10am to Noon at 617 Main St. (Market Arcade) in …

Ujima Theater’s Hit Devised Theater Play “Free Fred Brown!” on December 6thDecember 6, 2017, 6:30-8 pm

Ujima Theater Company

Ujima Theater’s Hit Devised Theater Play “Free Fred Brown!” will be performed at East High School (820 Northampton St., Buffalo) on Wednesday December 6th at 6:30PM.

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Advancing Racial Equity and Public Health: Smarter Marijuana Laws in Western New York
Taking the High Road to Canalside: How Community Activism Has Shaped Buffalo’s Waterfront