Equality / Civil Rights Take Action

Sadly, Buffalo Niagara is one of the most segregated metropolitan regions in the nation, and minority communities suffer from astounding rates of poverty. Illegal discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, and other classifications remains all too common in crucial areas like housing and employment. Our region cannot thrive without aggressive efforts to root out discrimination and advance equality.

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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 27, 2018

Advocates call for bail reform after report shows cash bail used in more than half of cases

Published on WIVB.com4 By: Ali Ingersoll Updated: Apr 26, 2018 06:22 PM EDT

April 27, 2018

Group calls for end of cash bail in some cases; DA Flynn is listening

By Maki Becker | Published in The Buffalo News, April 26, 2018 | Updated April 26, 2018 Judges impose money bail too often in Buffalo and the use of cash bail unfairly affects poor defendants who end up spending more time in jail simply they cannot afford to pay up, according to a new study by the …

December 18, 2017

PPG Partners Vote on 2018 Community Agenda

Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total community members to the first floor community room of the Market Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of policy planks that …

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Running an Issue-Based CampaignOctober 24, 2018, 5:30-7 pm

Jessica Bauer Walker, India Walton, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Learn the groundwork that is needed for successful advocacy and campaigns.  What does running an issue-based campaign mean? How do you do it successfully? What is your goal or theory of change? Who has the resources to make the change? Who are your targets and why? How do you build, mobilize …

Justice for Migrant Families in Buffalo: New York Immigration Coalition and Justice for Migrant Families on the Public GoodSeptember 25, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for the Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar of the New York Immigration Coalition and Jennifer Connor of Justice for Migrant Families. We’ll discuss their work to ensure rights, dignity, and justice for immigrant families in Western New York, …

Black Business BazaarFebruary 10, 2018, 11 am-3 pm

African Heritage Food Co-op

Black Business Bazaar is back! African Heritage Food Co-op is hosting a Black Business Bazaar on February 10th from 11am-3pm at the Pratt Willert Community Center located at 422 Pratt St. Buffalo NY, 14208. There will be 30 vendors, music, and more! To Vend, please e-mail …

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