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HCON and the Environmental Stewardship Program: Deirdre Wright and Justin Black on The Public GoodJune 21, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week we're talking with Deirdre Wright, Director of Environmental Stewardship at Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. along with Justin Black, a graduate of the Environmental Stewardship Program.  Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HCON) is a …

HCON and the Environmental Stewardship Program: Deirdre Wright and Justin Black on The Public GoodJune 21, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week we're talking with Deirdre Wright, Director of Environmental Stewardship at Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. along with Justin Black, a graduate of the Environmental Stewardship Program.  Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HCON) is a …

Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network on The Public GoodJune 7, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooten

Join us on The Public Good. This week we're talking with the Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network and one of their clients. 

Segregation by Design - History and Impacts of Segregation in Buffalo: Anna Blatto on The Public GoodMay 24, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Join us on The Public Good. This week we speak with Anna Blatto, Research Associate at PPG and author of PPG report “A City Divided: A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo.”  The heartbreaking tragedy at the Tops on Jefferson on May 14 reminds us of the decades of historical …

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 …

Climate, Clean-up and Accountability at the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site in 2021October 26, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Barbara Warren, RN, MS, Executive Director, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition

The workshop, the sixth and final one in the series, Climate, Clean-up and Accountability at the West Valley Nuclear Waste Site in 2021 will be held virtually, is free and is open to the public.  Federal and NYS major environmental laws were passed years after the West Valley Nuclear site was …

How Activism Made Us Safer and Why We Need More at the West Valley Nuclear SiteSeptember 28, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Patricia K. Townsend, Ph. D.

This is the sixth workshop in a series hosted by the The West Valley Action Network.  Register for the 9/28  session here: https://bit.ly/3khZ7C7 This workshop features Patricia K. Townsend, Ph. D. From her perspective as a social scientist, Dr. Townsend will review highlights …

Climate CarnivalAugust 14, 2021, 11 am-3 pm

PPG, PUSH Green and Ujima Theater Company

This Saturday, August 14th, join PPG, PUSH Green and Ujima Theater Company at the first ever Climate Carnival!

Alternatives to Police for Mental Health ResponseAugust 18, 12:30 pm-August 11, 2021 2 pm

Amy Cross-Viola, LCSW-R, of WNY Agents of Change, Nicolalita Rodriguez, LMSW, CHW, of Little People's Victory, Andrew Thompkins of Recovery Options Made Easy, Brooks Denton-Zimmerman, MSW, of PPG, Whitney Walker, MSW, ED of VOICE

Punitive approaches to mental health crises - like policing and jails - can have significant negative impacts on individuals and communities. Explore what opportunities, resources, and programming can be used in Erie County to shift the community response to mental health needs away from the legal …

Alternatives to Police for Mental Health ResponseAugust 18, 12:30 pm-August 11, 2021 2 pm

Amy Cross-Viola, LCSW-R, of WNY Agents of Change, Nicolalita Rodriguez, LMSW, CHW, of Little People's Victory, Andrew Thompkins of Recovery Options Made Easy, Brooks Denton-Zimmerman, MSW, of PPG, Whitney Walker, MSW, ED of VOICE

Punitive approaches to mental health crises - like policing and jails - can have significant negative impacts on individuals and communities. Explore what opportunities, resources, and programming can be used in Erie County to shift the community response to mental health needs away from the legal …