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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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September 10, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of September 6, 2021

By Elizabeth Quinlan |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.

September 1, 2021

WKBW: "Redlining: How racial discrimination hobbled Black homeownership in Buffalo"

Bt Charlie Specht, Sean Mickey  | September 1, 2021 When Pastor George Nicholas steps outside his church in Buffalo’s Masten District, he sees a steady stream of cars making their way down Main Street. But what Nicholas is really looking at is Buffalo’s invisible dividing line. To …

August 30, 2021

Frontline Arts Buffalo Welcomes City’s Announcement of $2.5M for Frontline Arts Sustainability Fund

The City of Buffalo adopted a spending plan for the American Rescue Plan funds totaling $331M. The projects slated to receive funding include a number of PPG Community Agenda priorities; Frontline Arts Buffalo, who advocated for the Frontline Arts Organizations Sustainability Fund, released the …

July 23, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of July 19, 2021

By Orlando Dickson | 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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Cannabis: In the Workplace and as a WorkplaceSeptember 22, 2021, 10-11:30 am

Nellie Brown, CIH

How does marijuana actually impacts the body and brain? And why does this matter for workplaces?

How Activism Made Us Safer and Why We Need More at the West Valley Nuclear SiteSeptember 28, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Patricia K. Townsend, Ph. D.

This is the sixth workshop in a series hosted by the The West Valley Action Network.  Register for the 9/28  session here: https://bit.ly/3khZ7C7 This workshop features Patricia K. Townsend, Ph. D. From her perspective as a social scientist, Dr. Townsend will review highlights …

Evictions & Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP): Updates & ActionsSeptember 30, 2021, 12:30-2 pm

Grace Andriette, Anna Falicov, Sue Lumadue, Kim Smith, Adam Bojak, and Teresa Watson

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) launched in June 2021 to provide rental and utility relief to New Yorkers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But many things have changed since June 2021. The SCOTUS struck down a portion of the NYS eviction moratorium, and then a new one was …

Climate, Clean-up and Accountability at the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site in 2021October 26, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Barbara Warren, RN, MS, Executive Director, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition

This is the sixth workshop in a series hosted by the The West Valley Action Network.  Register for the 10/26  session here: https://bit.ly/3B1C855 This workshop features Barbara Warren, RN, MS, Executive Director, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition . Where are we? What …