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Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop X

April 5, 2019, 8:30-12:30 pm

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop X

Central Library Auditorium
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, New York 14203


The Tenth Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration. The workshop is designed for local scholars, social service agencies, advocates, government leaders and staff, among others. 

The event will take place Friday, April 5th, 2019 from 9:00am-12:30pm (registration from 8:30am) at the Central Library (Buffalo and Erie County Public Library) Auditorium (1 Lafayette Square, enter from Clinton St.). 

Fables Cafe is CLOSED, so please enjoy your morning beverage before entering the auditorium. 

RSVP and learn more about the event and speakers here

Schedule of Speakers and Presentations: 

Welcome: Dale Zuchlewski, Executive Director, Homeless Alliance WNY

Introduction: Jillian Hanesworth

Session 1: Reducing Lead Exposure for Buffalo's Most Vulnerable Citizens, Katie Pieri, Director of Community Impact, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Session 2: Racial Disparities and Homelessness in Western New York, Kexin Ma, Director of Federal Program, Homeless Alliance of WNY

Session 3: Food Access, Options, and Barriers in Western New York, Lucia A. Leone, PhD, Assistant Professor, SUNY University at Buffalo, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior; Christina Kasprzak, MS, Research Assistant, SUNY University at Buffalo, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior. 

Session 4: Housing in Buffalo, Orlando Dickson, Research Associate, Partnership for the Public Good

The Buffalo Commons: Community Research Resources: Kristin Szczepaniec, Collaboration and Research Specialist, Cornell in Buffalo

Advocacy and Networking 


The event is hosted by The Homeless Alliance, Partnership for the Public Good, Buffalo and Erie County Library, and Buffalo Commons. Supporters include the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and the University at Buffalo Humanities Institute.