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A Conversation with Jennifer Abruzzo, President Biden’s General Counsel of the National Labor Relations BoardJune 6, 2023, 10 am-12:30 pm

Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel, NLRB; Richard Griffin, Jr., former NLRB General Counsel; Mark Gaston Pearce, former Chairman, NLRB; Buffalo Region 3 Regional Director & Regional Attorney Linda Leslie and Jessica Cacaccio; Cathy Creighton, Director

THE LABOR MOVEMENT IS ON THE MOVE: BUFFALO IS GROUND ZERO June 6, 2023, from 10-12:30pm Location: 1199 SEIU, 2421 Main Street, Suite 100Buffalo, NY 14214 Register:

McCarley Gardens: Kelly Camacho and Dennice Barr on The Public GoodMay 16, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Dejia James

In February 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $57 million commitment to upgrading McCarley Gardens, an affordable housing development just south of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. However, renovations did not go as expected for residents. Residents shared a variety of concerns, including …

Media Advisory: Community Groups to Call for Three Priorities in the City of Buffalo BudgetMay 11, 2023, 9-9:30 am

PPG and Community Leaders

MEDIA ADVISORY May 8, 2023 Contact: Dejia James, 716-507-7295,  Community Groups to Call for Three Priorities in the City of Buffalo Budget WHAT: Partnership for the Public Good and its partner organizations are calling for three priorities to be included in the City …

Justice and the Arts - Cullud Wattah at Ujima Theater: Gabriella McKinley and Brian Brown on The Public GoodMay 9, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Dejia James

It’s been nine years since the Flint water crisis began in April 2014. Yet many Flint residents are still fighting for justice and restitution. “Cullud Wattah,” a play by Erika Dickerson-Despenza, tells the story of Marion and her family, who experienced lead exposure due to the …

Black Maternal Health Awareness Week and the BPPN: LuAnne Brown and Cheryl Clark on The Public GoodMay 2, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations, and these rates are up to 3 times higher for Black and Native American women compared to non-Hispanic whites. The Biden Administration states addressing …

What’s New in Erie County: Chairperson April Baskin on The Public GoodApril 25, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Are you wondering what the Buffalo Bills Stadium Community Benefits Agreement looks like? Chairperson April Baskin of the Erie County Legislature will talk about why it’s so hard to win community benefits in our region, what benefits were achieved in the stadium deal – from construction …

Good Food Purchasing Program Benefits Everyone: Jess Gilbert and Loc Tran on The Public GoodApril 18, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

What is Good Food Purchasing? Jess Gilbert, Campaign Director of the Good Food Buffalo Coalition, and Loc Tran, Secretary of the Good Food Coalition Leadership Council and Program Manager at Grassroots Gardens, will explain how good food purchasing benefits communities and local economies and what …

Sen. Sean Ryan Seeks New Yorkers Burdened by Non-Compete Agreements to Share Their StoriesApril 13, 2023, 1-1 pm

Sen. Sean Ryan

Senator Ryan Has Introduced Legislation to Ban Non-Competes and Is Looking for Stories to Illustrate Their Impact on New Yorkers. BUFFALO – Today, April 13, 2023, New York State Senator Sean Ryan announced that he wants to hear from New Yorkers whose careers have been negatively …

City Year Buffalo: Jeanmarie Cieslica and Amelia Heiselman on The Public GoodApril 11, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

City Year is a national service program through AmeriCorps that allows young people to work in local schools and make a difference in students’ lives. Two guests from City Year Buffalo, Jeanmarie Cieslica, Executive Director and Managing Director, as well as Amelia Heiselman, a recruiter for …

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage: Brandi Barrett and Annie Adams on The Public GoodApril 4, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Our guests this week are two local business owners. Brandi Barrett is co-owner of Barrett and Benitez Development, a real estate development company focusing on equitable built spaces in cities. Annie Adams owns Second Chic, a boutique consignment shop with two locations, one in the Elmwood …