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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

The workshop, the sixth and final one in the series, Climate, Clean-up and Accountability at the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site in 2021 will be held virtually, is free and is open to the public.  Federal and NYS major environmental laws were passed years after the West Valley Nuclear site was …

New Rental Inspections Program: Impact on TenantsOctober 7, 2021, 12-1:30 pm

Councilman David Rivera, Hunter Spitzer (City Inspections), Andrea O Suilleabhain and Sarah Wooton

 Do you work with tenants who live in one- or two-unit homes? The City of Buffalo may be contacting them to inspect their apartments. They’re starting a new program to make sure apartments are safe to live in within the City of Buffalo. How will this work? What do tenants need to know? …

New Rental Inspections Program: Impact on LandlordsOctober 5, 2021, 12-1:30 pm

Councilman Mitch Nowakowski, Hunter Spitzer (City Inspections), Andrea O Suilleabhain and Sarah Wooton

Do you rent out a single or double property in the City of Buffalo? Do you know landlords who do? The City of Buffalo is starting a new inspection program that will impact some landlords. It’s called the Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI) program. What does this mean for those landlords? What …

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

Grace Andriette, Sue Lumadue, Sumathy Kumar, 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 …

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 …

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?

Language Access for Erie County: Coalition MeetingSeptember 14, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Language Access Working Group

Language Access advocates! We have an opportunity to pass a law requiring language access in Erie County this year.The law would apply to all County government services and would require Erie County to provide free interpretation and translation for all County services in the top 10 languages.

Equitable and Affordable Mobility in Buffalo - Tyler Madell on The Public GoodSeptember 14, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on the Public Good! On this week's show, we're joined by our partner Shared Mobility, a Buffalo-based organization that works to build innovative shared transportation programs and make mobility more affordable, accessible, and equitable. With our guest Tyler Madell, we discussed their …

Indigenous Peoples for a Nuclear Free FutureAugust 24, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Agnes Williams

This is the fourth workshop in a series hosted by the The West Valley Action Network.  Register for the 8/24 session here: https://bit.ly/3D0RdFC To help stop invisible but long lasting, dangerous radioactivity from getting into our air, water, soil, food and environment join us for …

Workshop: Alternatives to Police for Mental Health ResponseAugust 18, 2021, 12:30-2 pm

Punitive approaches to mental health crises - like policing and jails - can have significant negative impacts on individuals and communities. Explore what opportunities, resources, and programming can be used in Erie County to shift the community response to mental health needs away from the legal …