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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 …

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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The East Side / Airport Metro Rail Extension: Catalyst for Equity and Regional SuccessOctober 27, 2021, 5:30-7 pm

Douglas Funke, President of Citizens for Regional Transit, Lizzie Taber, Cornell High Road Fellow '21

Join Citizen’s for Regional Transit on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30pm for a public meeting for a presentation and discussion on the proposed East Side / Airport extension and the results of High Road Fellow, Lizzie Taber’s eTOD study results.

Language Access for Erie County: Coalition MeetingSeptember 14, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Language Access Working Group

Language Access advocates! We have an opportunity to pass a law requiring language access in Erie County this year.The law would apply to all County government services and would require Erie County to provide free interpretation and translation for all County services in the top 10 languages.

Military Coup in Burma: Win Min Thant and Ya Mi Lin on The Public GoodApril 20, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! Our next guests are Burmese Community members Win Min Thant and Ya Mi Lin. They will discuss the Military Coup that took place in Myanmar/Burma on February 1st, 2021. Join us for this very emotional discussion of why the coup took place, who was responsible, and how the …

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 …

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 Virtual Forum: Democratizing Data: An Open Forum on the WNY Data LandscapeMay 6, 2020, 2-4 pm

Russell Weaver, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab Economic Geographer

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, the three-part Data Driven Community Research series will be postponed. In its place, please join Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab geographer and data analyst Rusty Weaver, PhD, for a virtual forum on the Western New York data landscape.

Remembering a Waterfront Vision: Bryan Lee on The Public GoodNovember 12, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us tomorrow on The Public Good! Our guest tomorrow is Bryan Lee, curator at El Museo. Bryan will talk about El Museo’s current exhibition about the history of Buffalo’s Shoreline Apartments, and give a recap of their recent symposium, which looked into the themes of architecture, …