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Open Buffalo Restorative Justice TrainingJune 7-June 10, 2017

Open Buffalo

Open Buffalo will provide a Restorative Justice certification training June 7th through the 10th. The training will host Robert Spicer from Chicago as facilitator. Robert is a national trainer and speaker on restorative justice practices.

Town Hall on Lead Poisoning PreventionJune 8, 2017, 6-7:45 pm

Cara Matelliano, Gale Burstein, Louis Petrucci, and Katarzyna Kordas

Learn about the latest science on lead poisoning, current prevention work by Erie County and the City of Buffalo, and promising strategies to increase prevention, based on best practices from Rochester and other cities.

Jay Burney on The Public GoodMay 30, 2017, 1-1:30 pm


Join us on WUFO 1080AM at 1pm this afternoon for The Public Good! This week we will be talking with Greenwatch columnist and environmental activist Jay Burney about his work with the Our Outer Harbor Coalition.

“Art and Activism: Examining the ways visual, performing, and literary arts can affect social, political, and economic change within communities.”May 26, 2017, 5-7 pm

Open Buffalo and Buffalo Arts Studio

Artists, administrators, and educators will discuss their specific experiences as artists, activists, and place-makers in a panel discussion to be held at Buffalo Arts Studio on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Free Financial CoachingMay 18, 2017, 5:30-7:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

Build wealth and save money by working alongside your neighbors to gain knowledge about banking and budgeting. Thursday, May 185:30 – 7:30pmRiverside Library, 820 Tonawanda Street

Reception for PLATFORM: a Socially Engaged Design Studio, on Tuesday, 5/16May 16, 2017, 9 am-5 pm

Department of Art at the University at Buffalo

Please join us for a public student presentation and opening reception of graphic design projects by students in the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo. This will be the launch of PLATFORM: a socially engaged design studio in the UB Department of Art. Exhibition runs through May 31st …

Why Preservation Matters: Max Page on The Public GoodMay 9, 2017, 1-1:30 pm

Max Page

Join us on The Public Good, every Tuesday on 1080AM at 1pm! We'll be speaking with Max Page, Professor of Architecture and Director of Historic Preservation Initiatives at UMass Amherst.

"Health Equity: The Path to Inclusive Prosperity in Buffalo" Report ReleaseMay 8, 2017, 12-2 pm

Open Buffalo, PolicyLink, Partnership for the Public Good, and Push Buffalo

Equity — just and fair inclusion — is the key to sustainable economic recovery and growth in the Queen City. It is central to “Health Equity: The Path to Inclusive Prosperity in Buffalo,” a groundbreaking new report by PolicyLink that will be released on Monday, May 8, 12pm, …

May Day Parade on May 7th!May 7, 2017, 1-5 pm

Crossroads Collective

Join the Crossroads Collective this May Day in Buffalo to celebrate our shared vision for a just and vibrant economy. Our new economy must be founded on worker's rights, responsible management of resources, democratic decision-making, sacredness, the arts, and equity for all people! An outdoor …

From Welfare to Work: Barriers and SolutionsMay 5, 2017, 10 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern and UB Law

On Friday, May 5 from 10am to 12pm, PPG executive director Sam Magavern and a team of 15 UB law students will present their research on the transition from public assistance to employment. What are some of the key barriers and pitfalls that people experience as they start to earn their way off of …