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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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April 6, 2020

Buffalo News: "Coronavirus may stop a lot of things, but not parking tickets and auto impounds"

By Robert J. McCarthy|April 6, 2020 A coalition of community groups Monday called on the City of Buffalo to suspend many traffic summons, parking tickets and vehicle impoundments "in view of current hardships" stemming from the Covid-19 crisis. But city officials say they …

April 3, 2020

Already ‘a Crisis Before the Pandemic,’ Access to Water Should Be Top Priority

While access to water is increasingly recognized as a basic human right, “access to and affordability of clean, healthy water was a national crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic, including right here in Western New York,” said Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Executive Director of PUSH Buffalo. This …

April 3, 2020

Read the Full Transcript: Press Conference on Water Access During COVID-19

This transcript is from the 4/2/2020 10am press conference urging the City of Buffalo to proactively restore water services to Buffalo residents amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  Speakers include: Rahwa Ghirmatzion (Executive Director, PUSH Buffalo), Andrea Ó Súilleabháin …

April 2, 2020

WBFO: "City, Water Board urged to restore shut off water service during pandemic"

By Michael Mroziak | April 2, 2020 Dozens of local community advocacy agencies and individuals are uniting in a call to the City of Buffalo and the city’s Water Board, urging them to restore service amidst the pandemic to those whose water has been shut off.

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Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Coronavirus and Communicable Diseases in the WorkplaceApril 14, 2020, 12-2 pm

Nellie Brown, CIH

Learn about best practices in work place health and safety and what can be done to protect workers on the frontline.

POSTPONED Data Driven Community Workshop Series Module 1: Formulating Your Research QuestionApril 22, 2020, 4-6 pm

Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a substitute consider joining the Virtual Forum Democratizing Data on 5/6, 2-4pm. In this 3-part workshop series, Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab will provide foundational tools to document and evaluate …

POSTPONED Data Driven Community Workshop Series Module 2: Obtaining and Preparing DataApril 29, 2020, 4-6:30 pm

Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a substitute consider joining the Virtual Forum Democratizing Data on 5/6, 2-4pm. In this 3-part workshop series, Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab will provide foundational tools to document and evaluate …

POSTPONED Data Driven Community Workshop Series Module 3: Analyzing Data with Graphs, Tables, and MoreMay 6, 2020, 1-1:30 pm

Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab

This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. As a substitute consider joining the Virtual Forum Democratizing Data on 5/6, 2-4pm. In this 3-part workshop series, Russell Weaver, Economic Geographer with Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab will provide foundational tools to document and …