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Tomorrow's Leaders ConferenceMay 10, 1 pm-May 11, 2019 4 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Massachusetts Avenue Project

Over the course of two days, you will participate in youth-led community interactions and workshops that will help teens and adults increase their impact in their communities. To learn more about what we’re looking for in workshops, please follow this link: …

From Protest to Politics: Women's Movements and Strengthening DemocraciesApril 11, 5:30 pm-April 12, 2019 5:30 pm

UB Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, UB College of Arts and Sciences

On April 11 and 12, 2019, the University at Buffalo's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy and the College of Arts and Sciences will host the conference “From Protest to Politics: Women’s Movements and Strengthening Democracies.” For the last sixty years, there …

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop XApril 5, 2019, 8:30-12:30 pm

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, …

Poverty is a Human Rights Issue: Social Work and Economic JusticeMarch 27, 2019, 8 am-4 pm

University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Since the 1960s, the richest 1% of the United States population saw their wealth increase seven-fold, while the poorest 10% went from no wealth into actual debt. The United States is becoming one of the most unequal societies in the world. Recent federal policy changes and tax reforms will hurt …

NFTA Low Income Public Transportation Fare Reduction Advocacy: Bob Mahoney on The Public GoodMarch 26, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Bob Mahoney, business representative at SEIU Local 200 United discussing recent advocacy work for reduced NFTA fares for low-income riders. Bob represents many low-wage employees who rely on public transportation to get to and from work, …

Writing for the Media: Letters to the Editor, Op-Eds, and Press ReleasesMarch 13, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

Sam Magavern, Dawn Bracely, & Greg Connors

Learn how to effectively write and use print media to get your message heard. Join Sam Magavern, senior policy fellow at PPG,  Dawn Bracely and Greg Connors, editorial writers at The Buffalo News for tips and techniques on how to craft your message. You will have the opportunity to …

Training and Job Opportunities: Duncan Kirkwood on The Public GoodJanuary 22, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Duncan Kirkwood, Outreach and Recruitment Manager at Northland Workforce Training Center. He will discuss training and job opportunities in advanced manufacturing and clean energy.  Listen, and then learn more about the Northland Workforce …

2019 Community Agenda Preview: India Walton and Jessica Gilbert on The Public GoodJanuary 15, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from India Walton, Community Organizer at Open Buffalo and Jessica Gilbert, a Research Associate at PPG as they preview a few issues voted on to the 2019 Community Agenda by our partners. Learn more at the rollout event this Friday. Listen, and then …

Learning Lab: Working with Communities of ColorDecember 14, 2018, 12:30-2 pm

Alfredo Medina, Jr. Executive Director of the Office for Public Engagement, University at Albany, SUNY

Research shows that residents and community leaders working and residing in communities of color have expressed growing frustrations associated with institutional racism, distrust, underrepresentation of people of color in planning and decision-making, and misunderstandings around the complexities …

Working With the MediaNovember 19, 2018, 12-1:30 pm

Marsha McLeod, Aaron Lowinger, Mark Sommer

Learn to effectively engage the media by building relationships and crafting your message. If you want to get media coverage for your organization or campaign, it’s essential you’re seen and heard in the media on a regular basis. Journalists are constantly looking for interesting …