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Addressing Health and Climate through Housing: PUSH Green on The Public GoodSeptember 22, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This Tuesday PUSH Green and PPG staff discuss the initial research of an ongoing evaluation of the PUSH Green home weatherization program. They have interviewed over 40 former PUSH Green participants to assess how the program, which makes homes more efficient and safe …

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Taking Control of Public DollarsSeptember 16, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Kathryn Franco, Kristania De Leon, Harper Bishop

This event has already taken place. You may access links to accompanying resources below. Recording: YouTube Video Presentation: Kristania De Leon's slides Presentation: Harper Bishop's slides Website: Participatory Budgeting Project Website: PB Buffalo Website: Buffalo-Niagara Community …

Fines and Fees Victory: Jalonda Hill, George Nicholas, and Diane Elze on The Public GoodSeptember 15, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We're joined by three members of the Fair Fines + Fees Coalition - Buffalo: Jalonda Hill, coordinator of the Coalition and a paralegal at the Western New York Law Center, Pastor George Nicholas of the Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church and the African American …

Reimagine Justice: Celebrating LEAD on The Public GoodSeptember 8, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! LEAD, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, is a collaborative pre-arrest diversion program between Community and Law Enforcement that stops arrests for nonviolent offenses that occur due to poverty, substance abuse, and mental health. The hard fought campaign for LEAD in …

An Anti-Racist Education: Dr. Dia Bryant, Samuel Radford III, and Jessica Bauer Walker on The Public GoodAugust 18, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This week we are amplifying a snippet of our August 13th workshop focusing on the policy strategies needed to make education equitable in the short and long term. We're joined by Dr. Dia Bryant of The Education Trust–New York, Samuel Radford III of CAO Better …

Education Priorities for COVID-19 Recovery: Centering Equity and Supporting Students, Families, and CommunitiesAugust 13, 2020, 4-5:30 pm

Samuel Radford III, Dia Bryant, Jessica Bauer Walker

As municipalities and decision makers create policies and plans for COVID-19 recovery, they are making choices that will shape the future of our communities.

Watch Parties: Buffalo Police Budget 101 & Redefining Safety WorkshopsAugust 5, 5:30 pm-August 6, 2020 7 pm

Join us for Facebook watch parties of two workshops hosted recently by PPG and Black Love Resists In the Rust: Buffalo Police Budget 101 and Redefining Safety / Exploring Alternatives to Policing (read workshop descriptions below). On Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6 at 5:30pm, we'll …

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Redefining Safety and Exploring Alternatives to PolicingJuly 29, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Charis Humphrey, Emma Fabian, Jalonda Hill, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

As the national conversation grows around decreasing funding for police departments, some cities and groups are advocating for community-led safety and exploring alternatives to policing.

Talking Transit: Doug Funke on The Public GoodJuly 28, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This week we talk with Doug Funke of Citizens for Regional Transit. We discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted inequities--how difficult it can be for those without vehicles to access jobs and basic needs such as food and healthcare. In our city and …

Buffalo Commons Public Research Fellow Workshop: Decolonizing Service LearningJuly 21, 2020, 12:30-2 pm

Dr. Devonya Havis and Dr. Melissa Mosko

What is the value of service learning in higher education? What power relations does service learning reproduce? What possibilities exist for service learning? What might shift if one decolonizes service learning?