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By its very nature, PPG’s work is never done. Challenges met often lead to new challenges, and the work of strengthening our community continues. The items collected below are the latest chapters of our ongoing story.

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May 24, 2018

New Buffalo Brief on Public Education in Buffalo and the Region

PPG just released a Buffalo Brief on Public Education in Buffalo and the Region which is just one in a series of quick snapshots of Western New York.

May 7, 2018

New PPG Report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab

On May 7, 2018, PPG released a report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab.  This policy report was drafted by Anna Blatto, a senior at the University at Buffalo. It explores the history of segregation in Buffalo and offers policy suggestions …

May 7, 2018

Advocates call for Buffalo police to tighten body-worn camera policy

By Aaron Besecker | Published Sun, May 6, 2018 As the Buffalo Police Department gets closer to equipping officers with body-worn cameras, a local advocacy group and think tank has urged the department to engage the community before finalizing its internal policy surrounding body-camera use.

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. …

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Low Wage Workers and Poverty in Buffalo: Nicole Hallet on The Public GoodMay 29, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Nicole Hallet discussing Low Wage Workers and Poverty in Buffalo. Listen in, then to learn more about her work read this article here.  The show will air live on Power 96.5 WNY at 7 pm, and on PPG's Facebook page at …

The Blackness Project: Korey Green on The Public GoodJune 5, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Korey Green Director of the Blackness Project. He is also the Editor, Writer, and Producer of many other films such as "The Romans". Listen in, then to learn more about his work please visit the Black Rose Productions website here.  The …

Toxic waste on several acres of a plant on East Delavan Avenue: Virginia Golden on the Public GoodJune 12, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Virginia Golden a resident of Delavan-Grider neighborhood discussing the stalled cleanup of the former General Motors plant on East Delavan Avenue. Listen in, then to learn more about his work please read this article here. The show will air …

Employment Opportunities for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals: Dixie Farr on the Public GoodJune 19, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Dixie FarrLife Skills Educator/Job Coach from the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) discussing the offerings of (CEO). Listen in, then to learn more about (CEO) visit the website here. The show will air live on Power 96.5 WNY at 7 pm, …