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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July 1, 2019

Community Agenda Update: Working Toward a Complete Count

Forming a Complete Count Committee for Buffalo-Niagara Representation in Census 2020 was voted the third item on this year’s Community Agenda. Throughout the past several months, PPG and partners have explored best practices and developed ideas for the quickly approaching 2020 Census.

June 27, 2019

WBFO News: "Partnership for Public Good hails agenda accomplishments, urges more progress"

"The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items which make up that agenda. At the top of its …

June 25, 2019

Media Advisory: Press Conference - 2019 Community Agenda Update

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 295 community groups working for a better Buffalo Niagara. Each year, PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year—their top ten priorities for policy change in our …

June 10, 2019

Buffalo News Editorial: "A new badge for police"

"The Buffalo Police Department is finally accredited. The achievement took some years and considerable planning, including the moving of headquarters, but everyone involved in making this happen has cause for pride. With the improvements made to earn the designation, the department should be able …

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Reshaping Narratives in Unequal Societies: Community Leadership and VoiceOctober 15, 2019, 4-5:30 pm

Dr. Balu Balasubramaniam and Sam Magavern

How can ordinary people shift community and development narratives? What does leadership look like in empowered communities? Join ILR Buffalo Co-Lab for an extraordinary opportunity. . .A discussion with Dr. Balu Balasubramaniam, internationally known development activist, policy advocate, …

The Battle for Land and the Future of the Post-Industrial City: Workshop 4October 9, 2019, 4-6 pm

Aaron Bartley

Free and open to the public. This is the last and final workshop of a 4-part series on land, gentrification and community-controlled development starting 9/11 and running through 10/2. Attendance at all four workshops is not required, but it is encouraged. Register by emailing …

The First Annual Community Banking SummitSeptember 21, 2019, 10 am-1:30 pm

Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition (BNCRC)

Join the Buffalo Niagara Community Reinvestment Coalition (BNCRC) for our first annual Community Banking Summit taking place Saturday, September 21 from 11am to 1:30pm at the King Urban Life

Census 2020 Workshops: Achieving a Complete CountAugust 14, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

Census data affects funding for services and programs across healthcare, education, housing, transportation and more. Neighborhoods where individuals are "undercounted" can lose resources, programs, and political representation. How can your organization or group take action on Census 2020? What …

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