Arts / Culture Take Action

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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February 27, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: Uniting on the High Road Conference

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

January 12, 2024

PPG & Community Groups Roll Out Policy Change Agenda for 2024

On the morning of Friday, January 12th, 2024, Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) and community advocates convened to unveil the 2024 PPG Community Agenda at Frank E. Merriweather Library. The program began by acknowledging the historical legacy of the ancestral community who sought to make a …

August 30, 2023

Letter to Common Council: 2023-2024 Arts Funding in the City of Buffalo Adopted Budget and the Buffalo Arts Commission’s Recommendations

Dear Buffalo Common Council members,Thank you for fighting for the arts and recognizing how crucial it is for a city to invest in itself by funding its cultural heart. We appreciate your support and presence for the arts throughout the year: cutting the ribbon for a new mural at the William-Emslie …

July 26, 2023

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of July 24, 2023

By Hannah Gabelnick Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

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Uniting on the High Road ConferenceJune 20, 4 pm-June 22, 2024 1:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, national and local partners and experts

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

2024 Community Agenda RolloutJanuary 12, 2024, 10:30 am-12 pm

Join us on Friday, January 12 as we unveil our partners' 2024 policy solutions!

Pure Ink Poetry and The Calamus Project on The Public Good: Brandon Williamson and Sam MagavernNovember 14, 2023, 10:30-11 am

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Join us on The Public Good! Our guests are Brandon Williamson with Pure Ink Poetry and Sam Magavern with The Calamus Project.

Squeaky Wheel on The Public Good: Meg SpecksgoorOctober 31, 2023, 10:30-11 am

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Join us on The Public Good! Our guest is Meg Specksgoor with Squeaky Wheel.

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