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2022 Community Agenda Preview: Miles Gresham, Colleen Kristich, Tanvier Peart, and Sarah Wooton on The Public GoodJanuary 11, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea O Suilleabhain

Join us on The Public Good. This week, PPG team members Miles Gresham, Colleen Kristich, Tanvier Peart and Sarah Wooton join us to preview PPG's 2022 Community Agenda. Our partners will gather on Thursday, January 13 to unveil their top policy change priorities for the year head. We discuss some of …

Western New York Accessibility Advocacy: Marie Malinowski, Andrew Marcum, and Marc Hennig on The Public GoodDecember 21, 2021, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we are talking with Marie Malinowski, co-chair of A.R.I.S.E. Western New York; Andrew Marcum, Program Coordinator at the Center for Self Advocacy and Adjunct Professor of Disability Studies at the City University of New York; and Marc Hennig, Executive …

The Pride Center: Kelly Craig on The Public GoodDecember 7, 2021, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week we are talking with Kelly Craig, Executive Director of Pride Center of WNY. Listen in to hear about the services that the center provides to folks who identify as LGBTQ in our region. 

12 Proposals for a More Equitable Buffalo NiagaraDecember 3, 2021, 10:30 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern, Senior Policy Fellow, Partnership for the Public Good, and a Team of 12 University at Buffalo Law Students

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Alternatives to Police for Mental Health ResponseAugust 18, 12:30 pm-August 11, 2021 2 pm

Amy Cross-Viola, LCSW-R, of WNY Agents of Change, Nicolalita Rodriguez, LMSW, CHW, of Little People's Victory, Andrew Thompkins of Recovery Options Made Easy, Brooks Denton-Zimmerman, MSW, of PPG, Whitney Walker, MSW, ED of VOICE

Punitive approaches to mental health crises - like policing and jails - can have significant negative impacts on individuals and communities. Explore what opportunities, resources, and programming can be used in Erie County to shift the community response to mental health needs away from the legal …

Clean Slate/Syringe Decrim Town HallMay 10, 2021, 6-7:30 pm

Clean Slate Campaign, Evergreen Health, Partnership for the Public Good, Center for Community Alternatives, Free the People WNY, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy

Learn more about the fight for automatic expungement through the Clean Slate Act (S1553A/A6399), and decriminalizing syringes (S2523/A868) and buprenorphine (S2524/A612) during the statewide (virtual) town hall.

Policing, Race, and Equity in BuffaloMay 5, 2021, 12-1:30 pm

Miles Gresham, Tavier Peart, and Sam Magavern

The Buffalo region is the site of alarming racial disparities in criminal justice. In this workshop we will examine how systemic racism causes those disparities and learn about advocacy efforts to eliminate them, with special emphasis on issues of police oversight, law enforcement assisted …

Wage Theft is an Epidemic: Ian Hayes, Gabriel Burgos-Nieves, and Michael Dolce on The Public GoodJanuary 26, 2021, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! We speak with workers who are suing Hotel Henry and Tempo Restaurant for wage theft. At least five employees from each establishment report not receiving wages, tips, and commissions, reporting lost wages over $1 million in total. Ian Hayes, Partner at the law firm of …

2021 Community Agenda Run-Down: Andrea Ó Súilleabháin and Miles Gresham on The Public GoodJanuary 19, 2021, 10-10:30 pm

Orlando Dickson

Join us on The Public Good! We'll discuss the 2021 Community Agenda - the top ten policy change priorities pitched and voted on by our partners. Orlando Dickson speaks with PPG Policy Fellow Miles Gresham and PPG Executive Director Andrea Ó Súilleabhain about each of our partners' …

Language Access in Erie County Coalition CallSeptember 24, 2020, 5:30-7 pm

Language Access Working Group members

This year, the Language Access Working Group is advocating for a county-wide law to expand language access in Erie County. This will ensure that all residents of Erie County have equal access to medical care, government services, civic participation, education and training, jobs, and public safety …