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Fighting Inequality in Buffalo-NiagaraNovember 22, 2019, 10 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern & Team of 5 University at Buffalo Law Students

Please join Sam Magavern, senior policy fellow at the Partnership for the Public Good, and a team of five University at Buffalo law students, as they present a workshop on fighting inequality in Buffalo-Niagara. In addition to data and analysis about important inequities challenging the region, the …

Fighting Inequality in Public Schools: Sam Magavern and Eric Mikols on The Public GoodNovember 19, 2019, 10-1:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Sam Magavern about the course he's teaching this semester, Fighting Inequality, and Eric Mikols, UB Law student, who will discuss his project that looks at the lower numbers of teachers of color in public schools.

Landlord Info Session & Focus GroupNovember 14, 2019, 7-8:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, the Health Justice Advocacy Clinic at Columbia Law School, and Housing Opportunities Made Equal.

Last June, New York State passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 which has significantly changed when and how tenants can be evicted. Also this year, New York State changed the "action level" of childhood lead poisoning, which also impacts what landlords must do to comply …

Remembering a Waterfront Vision: Bryan Lee on The Public GoodNovember 12, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us tomorrow on The Public Good! Our guest tomorrow is Bryan Lee, curator at El Museo. Bryan will talk about El Museo’s current exhibition about the history of Buffalo’s Shoreline Apartments, and give a recap of their recent symposium, which looked into the themes of architecture, …

Census 2020 and Community Efforts: Kartika Carr, Mara Koven-Gelman, Gamileh Jamil, and Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar on The Public GoodNovember 5, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Our guests are Kartika Carr from VOICE-Buffalo, Mara Koven-Gelman from the Jewish Community Relations Council, and Gamileh Jamil and Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar from the New York Immigration Coalition. They'll be discussing current and efforts to promote Census 2020, including the importance of …

Early Voting Initiatives: Tyrell Ford, Levi Burrell-Cook, and Christian Parra from the PUSH Buffalo Street Team on The Public GoodOctober 22, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! Our guests are Tyrell Ford, Levi Burrell-Cook, and Christian Parra of PUSH Buffalo's Street Team. For the first time in New York, this election will feature early voting. Beginning this Saturday, October 26, residents of Erie County can vote at any of the …

The Fruit Belt Community Land Trust: India Walton on The Public GoodOctober 15, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! Our guest is India Walton, Executive Director of the F.B. Community Land Trust. She'll provide an update on the FBCLT’s current and future plans, and how a grant from New York state’s Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative will …

Reshaping Narratives in Unequal Societies: Community Leadership and VoiceOctober 15, 2019, 4-5:30 pm

Dr. Balu Balasubramaniam and Sam Magavern

How can ordinary people shift community and development narratives? What does leadership look like in empowered communities? Join ILR Buffalo Co-Lab for an extraordinary opportunity. . .A discussion with Dr. Balu Balasubramaniam, internationally known development activist, policy advocate, …

The Battle for Land and the Future of the Post-Industrial City: Workshop 4October 9, 2019, 4-6 pm

Aaron Bartley

Free and open to the public. This is the last and final workshop of a 4-part series on land, gentrification and community-controlled development starting 9/11 and running through 10/2. Attendance at all four workshops is not required, but it is encouraged. Register by emailing …

Buffalo Common Council Property Tax Exemption HearingOctober 3, 2019, 5:30-7 pm

Are you a homeowner or renter who is facing displacement due to increased taxes? The Common Council members want to hear from you! Come tell your story about how the reassessment is impacting you and your family.