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New York Coalition For Open Government - Freedom of Information Law TrainingSeptember 25, 2020, 10-11 am

Kristin O'Neill, Steven Brown

The New York Coalition For Open Government is sponsoring a training session on New York's Freedom of Information Law on Friday September 25th, at 10:00 am via Zoom.

Language Access in Erie County Coalition CallSeptember 24, 2020, 5:30-7 pm

Language Access Working Group members

This year, the Language Access Working Group is advocating for a county-wide law to expand language access in Erie County. This will ensure that all residents of Erie County have equal access to medical care, government services, civic participation, education and training, jobs, and public safety …

Yes, folks, we are working toward climate justice!September 24, 2020, 12-1 pm

Clarke Gocker, Bonnie Lawrence, Gabby Prince, Kelley St. John

A conversation with Buffalo, Erie County, NY Renews, and the Youth Climate Council, sponsored by the Western New York Environmental Alliance.

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Taking Control of Public DollarsSeptember 16, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Kathryn Franco, Kristania De Leon, Harper Bishop

Learn how to put participatory budgeting into practice. The budget process in Buffalo is traditionally opaque. Participatory budgeting offers a democratic alternative to strengthen community decision making in governance. Joined by representatives of the national Participatory Budgeting Project and …

Fines and Fees Victory: Jalonda Hill, George Nicholas, and Diane Elze on The Public GoodSeptember 15, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We're joined by three members of the Fair Fines + Fees Coalition - Buffalo: Jalonda Hill, coordinator of the Coalition and a paralegal at the Western New York Law Center, Pastor George Nicholas of the Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church and the African American …

Reimagine Justice: Celebrating LEAD on The Public GoodSeptember 8, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! LEAD, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, is a collaborative pre-arrest diversion program between Community and Law Enforcement that stops arrests for nonviolent offenses that occur due to poverty, substance abuse, and mental health. The hard fought campaign for LEAD in …

An Anti-Racist Education: Dr. Dia Bryant, Samuel Radford III, and Jessica Bauer Walker on The Public GoodAugust 18, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This week we are amplifying a snippet of our August 13th workshop focusing on the policy strategies needed to make education equitable in the short and long term. We're joined by Dr. Dia Bryant of The Education Trust–New York, Samuel Radford III of CAO Better …

Education Priorities for COVID-19 Recovery: Centering Equity and Supporting Students, Families, and CommunitiesAugust 13, 2020, 4-5:30 pm

Samuel Radford III, Dia Bryant, Jessica Bauer Walker

As municipalities and decision makers create policies and plans for COVID-19 recovery, they are making choices that will shape the future of our communities.

Watch Parties: Buffalo Police Budget 101 & Redefining Safety WorkshopsAugust 5, 5:30 pm-August 6, 2020 7 pm

Join us for Facebook watch parties of two workshops hosted recently by PPG and Black Love Resists In the Rust: Buffalo Police Budget 101 and Redefining Safety / Exploring Alternatives to Policing (read workshop descriptions below). On Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6 at 5:30pm, we'll …

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Redefining Safety and Exploring Alternatives to PolicingJuly 29, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Charis Humphrey, Emma Fabian, Jalonda Hill, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

As the national conversation grows around decreasing funding for police departments, some cities and groups are advocating for community-led safety and exploring alternatives to policing.