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 17, 2023

Community Groups Call for Three Priorities in the City of Buffalo Budget

Partnership for the Public Good and its partner organizations gathered at Buffalo City Hall to call for three priorities to be included in the City of Buffalo 2023-2024 budget currently being negotiated. Video of the press conference is available here.

March 7, 2023

Partnership for the Public Good, Cornell in Buffalo, and Partners Advocate for Three Policies to Fight Inflation and Support Working Families

Elected officials, researchers, and community members gathered in Buffalo today to call on New York State to adopt three policies that would fight inflation costs and help working families struggling with rising costs.

November 17, 2022

Immigrant Advocates Celebrate Introduction of Erie County Language Access Act, Demand Swift Passage

Erie County, NY—Today, the Language Access Working Group and Erie County Legislators gathered at the Legislature to celebrate the introduction of the Erie County Language Access Act in the Erie County Legislature. This bill would require all …

October 5, 2022

WBFO/NPR: "Buffalo, What's Next? | Water Bills"

By: Jay Moran | October 5, 2022 Researcher Anna Blatto from The Partnership for the Public Good reveals some of the things she has started to uncover in a study of the city’s water shut offs, who they effect, and what neighborhoods are dis-proportionally effected.

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The International Institute: Jennifer Rizzo on The Public GoodJanuary 31, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

The International Institute has been a staple in the Buffalo community for over 100 years. This week’s guest Jennifer Rizzo, Executive Director of the International Institute, discusses its role throughout history and what it does today. She also discusses the variety of services the …

Racism and Discrimination in the Buffalo Police Department: Briana Jones and Tanvier Peart on The Public GoodDecember 13, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Colleen Kristich

In November 2022, two Buffalo Police officers and a mental health specialist filed a lawsuit alleging Captain Amber Beyer, in charge of BPD’s Behavioral Health Team, of making racist and discriminatory remarks toward and about Black people, including Black officers. Briana Jones, Youth …

The Buffalo Syllabus - A Love Letter to Black Buffalo: J Coley, Tiana U. Wilson, and Dr. Robert Mays of the Black Buffalo Syllabus Collective on The Public GoodNovember 22, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Anna Blatto

Join us on The Public Good. This week we’re joined with several of the creators of #BuffaloSyllabus: J Coley, Tiana U. Wilson, and Dr. Robert Mays.  Following the May 14 white supremacist terrorist attack at Tops on Jefferson, J Coley, a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University …

Language Access for Erie CountySeptember 21, 2022, 7-8:30 pm

Language Access Working Group

Too many people have been denied services in Erie County due to language barriers. Join language access advocates in calling for Erie County to pass a strong, comprehensive language access law to ensure that every department of County government has a language access plan and provides free …

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