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Buffalo Commons Public Research Fellow Workshop: Decolonizing Service LearningJuly 21, 2020, 12:30-2 pm

Dr. Devonya Havis and Dr. Melissa Mosko

What is the value of service learning in higher education? What power relations does service learning reproduce? What possibilities exist for service learning? What might shift if one decolonizes service learning?  

Workshop: Buffalo Police Budget 101July 8, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Brian Borncamp, Vanessa Glushefski, Marielle Smith, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

In recent decades, cities across the US have dramatically increased their spending on policing, criminalization, and incarceration--often while decreasing funding for community services, infrastructure, and neighborhood priorities. According to one study, many cities allocate 20% to 45% of their …

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Buffalo's City Budget 101June 24, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Brian Borncamp

Learn the process and timeline of who makes what decisions for Buffalo's budget. 

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Making Change in Buffalo: Learning from SuccessJune 18, 2020, 10 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern, India Walton, Jessica Bauer Walker, Justin Booth, Lou Jean Fleron

Learn from successful efforts in the past decade that have worked to make Buffalo more just and sustainable.

Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Visualizing Data for Advocacy and ImpactJune 9, 2020, 12:30-2 pm

Dr. Aaron Krolikowski

Communicate information with visually appealing charts, graphs, and maps.

Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Connecting Cultural Competency and Trauma-Informed ApproachesMay 27, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

CoNECT - Community Network for Engagement, Connection and Transformation

This workshop is geared toward professionals and frontline workers in education, healthcare, human and community services. Gain knowledge and learn best practices related to integrating cultural competency and trauma-informed approaches in your work. Hear experts on these subjects CoNECT- …

Declare a Climate Emergency: WNY Youth Climate Council on The Public GoodMay 26, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests are Ilyas Khan, Gabby Prince, Kiera Quinlivan and Emily Dyett of the WNY Youth Climate Council. Ilyas, Gabby and Kiera are youth members of the council, which Emily supports as coordinator on behalf of the WNY Environmental Alliance. We’ll discuss the …

Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Design Thinking for Policy SolutionsMay 20, 2020, 12:30-2:30 pm

Scott Schmidt

Develop and apply existing models of policy design for social change.

Call for Jail Releases: Miles Gresham, Rebecca Town, & Colleen Kristich on The Public GoodMay 19, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We speak with Miles Gresham and Rebecca Town of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. and PPG Community Researcher Colleen Kristich. We discuss the impact of the public health crisis for folks in our county's jail facilities and what steps could be taken to safely …