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Buffalo has a rich culture and history. Preserving, deepening, and broadening that tradition is essential to revitalizing the region. This means providing dedicated governmental funding for cultural groups, making culture a part of economic development, and moving quickly to preserve important historical sites and architecture. It also means valuing the cultures of indigenous peoples, African-Americans, Hispanics, and immigrants and refugees. Finally, it means recognizing that the arts are an essential part of any movement for justice and equality.

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August 30, 2021

Frontline Arts Buffalo Welcomes City’s Announcement of $2.5M for Frontline Arts Sustainability Fund

The City of Buffalo adopted a spending plan for the American Rescue Plan funds totaling $331M. The projects slated to receive funding include a number of PPG Community Agenda priorities; Frontline Arts Buffalo, who advocated for the Frontline Arts Organizations Sustainability Fund, released the …

April 26, 2021

PPG Announces James Baldwin’s America – A Reading & Discussion Series with Civic Educator Orlando Dickson

Are you interested in a space for thoughtful conversation on issues of race in America? Do you want to learn more about activist, novelist, and poet James Baldwin with like-minded, open-hearted people? Join us for our reading and discussion program on James Baldwin’s America, gathering four …

May 6, 2020

Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response and Recovery in Buffalo-Niagara

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. On Thursday, April 30, Partnership for the Public Good and the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, in collaboration with ANCHOR, hosted a Buffalo Commons Community Conversation on policy solutions for COVID-19 response and recovery. The discussion …

August 15, 2019

Listen Now: Legacy of Lead Radio Play

Meet Diane James. She lives on the East Side with her son, DeSean. A few years ago, DeSean’s pediatrician found that his lead levels were high. Diane had their apartment inspected, and the County Health Department deemed their home unlivable. She and DeSean were forced to move. Now they live …

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Climate CarnivalAugust 14, 2021, 11 am-3 pm

PPG, PUSH Green and Ujima Theater Company

This Saturday, August 14th, join PPG, PUSH Green and Ujima Theater Company at the first ever Climate Carnival!

"Water in the Desert": Maria Ta, Gabrielle Lewis and Zanaya Hussain on The Public GoodApril 13, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Our guests on the show this week are Maria Ta, Gabrielle Lewis, and Zanaya Hussain. Maria is Program Director at Ujima Theatre Company, Director of “Water in the Desert”, and a teaching artist with the Dunbar Academy Project. Zanaya is a writer for Just Buffalo, and Gabrielle is a …

Equitable and Sustained Frontline Arts Funding: Heather Gring and Bryan Lee on The Public GoodMarch 16, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests this week are Frontline Arts Buffalo Members Heather Gring (Locust Street Arts Board Member and Archivist at the Burchfield Penney) and Bryan Lee (Curator, El Museo Gallery). Frontline Arts Buffalo advocates for artists and arts organization to ensure …

2021 Community Agenda Run-Down: Andrea Ó Súilleabháin and Miles Gresham on The Public GoodJanuary 19, 2021, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! We'll discuss the 2021 Community Agenda - the top ten policy change priorities pitched and voted on by our partners. Orlando Dickson speaks with PPG Policy Fellow Miles Gresham and PPG Executive Director Andrea Ó Súilleabhain about each of our partners' …

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