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Public Presentation on the True Cost of Child Care in Erie CountyFebruary 3, 2022, 1-2 pm

Child Care Providers, Cathy Creighton, Director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Maria Whyte, Deputy County Executive for Erie County, and a representative from DSS, Erie County

On Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 1-2pm ET the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and the Live Well Erie Emergency Child Care Task Force, will host a free webinar to present the findings of a newly released study, “The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County, NY,” Part I, to the public. Child …

Water's Role in Lead Exposure in Buffalo: Daniel Cadzow on The Public GoodFebruary 1, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we speak with Daniel Cadzow, a PPG Policy Fellow and an advocate for environmental justice and equitable transportation infrastructure. We discuss Dan's new policy brief, looking at lead in Buffalo's water, and he shares his experience in his own home of lead …

Community-Driven Climate Solutions in BuffaloJanuary 25, 2022, 12:30-2 pm

Clarke Gocker, Colleen Kristich, Dr. Nick Rajkovich, Luz Velez, Lou DeJesus

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2022 Community Agenda Roll OutJanuary 13, 2022, 9:30-11 am

PPG Partners

Each year, PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year. In the fall, PPG asks our 300+ partners to submit policy change proposals. Then, in November, the partners gather to discuss their ideas and vote for their top ten priorities. The …

2022 Community Agenda Preview: Miles Gresham, Colleen Kristich, Tanvier Peart, and Sarah Wooton on The Public GoodJanuary 11, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea O Suilleabhain

Join us on The Public Good. This week, PPG team members Miles Gresham, Colleen Kristich, Tanvier Peart and Sarah Wooton join us to preview PPG's 2022 Community Agenda. Our partners will gather on Thursday, January 13 to unveil their top policy change priorities for the year head. We discuss some of …

Western New York Accessibility Advocacy: Marie Malinowski, Andrew Marcum, and Marc Hennig on The Public GoodDecember 21, 2021, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we are talking with Marie Malinowski, co-chair of A.R.I.S.E. Western New York; Andrew Marcum, Program Coordinator at the Center for Self Advocacy and Adjunct Professor of Disability Studies at the City University of New York; and Marc Hennig, Executive …

The Resilient Buildings Lab at University at Buffalo: Dr. Nicholas Rajkovich on The Public GoodDecember 14, 2021, 10:30-11 am

Colleen Kristich

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we are talking with Dr. Nicholas Rajkovich, Director of the Resilient Buildings Laboratory and  associate professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. Listen in to hear about whether Buffalo is really a climate refuge. We …

Brewing Workplace Democracy: Starbucks and the Slow Drip of Starting a UnionDecember 9, 2021, 10-11:30 am

Richard Griffin, Jr., Former General Counsel of the NLRB; Johnnie Kallas, former labor organizer, PhD student & Director, Labor Action Tracker; Cathy Creighton, Director, ILR Buffalo Co-Lab; WNY Starbucks Employees

Starbucks workers from three Buffalo, New York, stores are voting on unionization. Ahead of the final count of votes on December 9th, join us for an interactive panel discussion on labor activism, workplace democracy, and how right now is an ideal moment for workers to come together.  Register …

The Pride Center: Kelly Craig on The Public GoodDecember 7, 2021, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week we are talking with Kelly Craig, Executive Director of Pride Center of WNY. Listen in to hear about the services that the center provides to folks who identify as LGBTQ in our region. 

12 Proposals for a More Equitable Buffalo NiagaraDecember 3, 2021, 10:30 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern, Senior Policy Fellow, Partnership for the Public Good, and a Team of 12 University at Buffalo Law Students

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