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2019 Community Agenda RolloutJanuary 18, 2019, 2-3:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

This year’s public rollout of the Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 18 at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium (1324 Jefferson Ave) at 2 pm. Each fall PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year. This …

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 …

Coerced Work, Prison Labor, and Workfare: Professor Erin Hatton on the Public GoodDecember 11, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Professor Erin Hatton, Associate Professor at University at Buffalo. Professor Erin Hatton will be discussing different issues centered around the city of Buffalo. Listen in, then learn more about Erin Hatton and her research on coerced work, …

Open Meetings and Transparent Local Government: Paul Wolf on the Public GoodDecember 4, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Paul Wolf, President of the Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government. Paul will share from their recent report which found that 75% of local governments studied are not complying with the Open Meetings Law when holding executive …

Local Leaders Compete to be This Year’s Shakespearean IdolDecember 3, 2018, 7-10 pm

Sam Magavern, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

On Monday, December 3, Buffalo will crown its next Shakespearean Idol at the Buffalo History Museum. Civic leaders will compete for the prize by performing famous passages from the Bard before three all-star judges: Irish Classical Theatre Artistic Director Vincent

Voting Rights: Reforming Voting Laws in NYSNovember 28, 2018, 7-10 pm

New Yorkers want free, fair and secure voting. But, unlike many other states, New York has antiquated laws that discourage voting and deny many citizens the freedom to vote. Together, we can change that. Western New York voters and speakers from the Let NY Vote Coalition, including Susan Lerner, …

Emerging Leaders and 81Eighteen: Kenyana David on The Public GoodNovember 27, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Open Buffalo's Emerging Leader and entrepreneur  Kenyana David. She will be discussing her business 81eighteen, Buffalo Emerging Leaders, and much more! Listen in, then learn more about Buffalo Emerging Leaders here.  The show will air …

Community Controlled Economy: FB Community Land Trust on The Public GoodNovember 20, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from the FB Community Land Trust. Residents of the Fruit Belt community will discuss how the collaboration between community-based organizations and resident leaders have produced innovative policy solutions like the moratorium on the sale of …

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 …

Anti Gentrification Month and Summit: OUR CITY Coalition on The Public GoodNovember 13, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar from the OUR CITY Coalition. She will discussing the OUR CITY Coalition and its nine main areas that include affordable housing, community policing, immigration, public education, transportation, frontline arts, food …