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Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Connecting Cultural Competency and Trauma-Informed ApproachesMay 27, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

CoNECT - Community Network for Engagement, Connection and Transformation

This workshop is geared toward professionals and frontline workers in education, healthcare, human and community services. Gain knowledge and learn best practices related to integrating cultural competency and trauma-informed approaches in your work. Hear experts on these subjects CoNECT- …

Declare a Climate Emergency: WNY Youth Climate Council on The Public GoodMay 26, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! Our guests are Ilyas Khan, Gabby Prince, Kiera Quinlivan and Emily Dyett of the WNY Youth Climate Council. Ilyas, Gabby and Kiera are youth members of the council, which Emily supports as coordinator on behalf of the WNY Environmental Alliance. We’ll discuss the …

Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Design Thinking for Policy SolutionsMay 20, 2020, 12:30-2:30 pm

Scott Schmidt

Develop and apply existing models of policy design for social change.

Call for Jail Releases: Miles Gresham, Rebecca Town, & Colleen Kristich on The Public GoodMay 19, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We speak with Miles Gresham and Rebecca Town of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. and PPG Community Researcher Colleen Kristich. We discuss the impact of the public health crisis for folks in our county's jail facilities and what steps could be taken to safely …

Buffalo Commons Virtual Forum: Democratizing Data: An Open Forum on the WNY Data LandscapeMay 6, 2020, 2-4 pm

Russell Weaver, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab Economic Geographer

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, the three-part Data Driven Community Research series will be postponed. In its place, please join Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab geographer and data analyst Rusty Weaver, PhD, for a virtual forum on the Western New York data landscape.

Buffalo's Virtual May Day CelebrationMay 1, 2020, 4-5:30 pm

Celebrate frontline workers, reflect on the impacts of COVID-19 on labor policy and workers’ rights, hear new research on coerced labor, learn strategies to support workers in the new economy, and experience new artistic tributes to workers.

Buffalo Commons Community Conversation: Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response and RecoveryApril 30, 2020, 3:30-5 pm

Public policies that address long-term inequalities are critical for COVID-19 recovery. Review our working list of policy solutions for short-term emergency response and long-term recovery.

Entertainment Connects Us: Lukia Costello on The Public GoodApril 28, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We are speaking with Lukia Costello, Founder/Director of MicroMania Film Festival and The New Hotness Media Institute. We'll be discussing alternative models to facilitate the growth of new voices in media production including supporting independent voices and …

Good Food: Rebekah Williams on The Public GoodApril 21, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! We talk with Rebekah Williams of Massachusetts Avenue Project and the Good Food Buffalo Coalition. We discuss equitable food access and the importance of food systems during the COVID-19 emergency, and then turn to the big picture of "Good Food Purchasing" in the …

Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Coronavirus and Communicable Diseases in the WorkplaceApril 14, 2020, 12-2 pm

Nellie Brown, CIH

Learn about best practices in work place health and safety and what can be done to protect workers on the frontline.