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Buffalo Commons Workshop: Buffalo's City Budget 101June 24, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Brian Borncamp

Learn the process and timeline of who makes what decisions for Buffalo's budget. 

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Making Change in Buffalo: Learning from SuccessJune 18, 2020, 10 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern, India Walton, Jessica Bauer Walker, Justin Booth, Lou Jean Fleron

Learn from successful efforts in the past decade that have worked to make Buffalo more just and sustainable.

Police Reform: Miles Gresham on The Public GoodJune 16, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! This radio show begins our series focused on police reform. For the next few weeks, we'll take stock of changes being made by Buffalo and New York State and we'll discuss what's still needed to transform safety and justice in our communities. On today's show, we talk …

Buffalo Commons Virtual Workshop: Visualizing Data for Advocacy and ImpactJune 9, 2020, 12:30-2 pm

Dr. Aaron Krolikowski

Communicate information with visually appealing charts, graphs, and maps.

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.