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A Conversation with Jennifer Abruzzo, President Biden’s General Counsel of the National Labor Relations BoardJune 6, 2023, 10 am-12:30 pm

Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel, NLRB; Richard Griffin, Jr., former NLRB General Counsel; Mark Gaston Pearce, former Chairman, NLRB; Buffalo Region 3 Regional Director & Regional Attorney Linda Leslie and Jessica Cacaccio; Cathy Creighton, Director

THE LABOR MOVEMENT IS ON THE MOVE: BUFFALO IS GROUND ZERO June 6, 2023, from 10-12:30pm Location: 1199 SEIU, 2421 Main Street, Suite 100Buffalo, NY 14214 Register:

Worker-Owned Co-Ops in Western NY: Mike Zak and Allison Ewing on The Public GoodJune 6, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Dejia James

On this week's episode of The Public Good, guests Mike Zak from Gro-Operative and Allison Ewing from BreadHive discuss worker-owned cooperatives in Western New York. They discuss what a worker-owned co-op is, why they're essential, and the role of their respective co-ops.  Check out the co-op …

No New Jail in Erie County: Phylicia Brown and Colleen Kristich on The Public GoodMay 30, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Dejia James

Erie County officials want to spend over $200 million planning and constructing a new county jail. In Erie County, a jail sentence becomes a death sentence every six months. Instead, No New Jail Roundtable members recommend investing this money in community solutions - mental health and substance …

Community Nutrition and My Grandmother's Garden: Kamilah Whitfield on The Public GoodMay 23, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Dejia James

Join us on The Public Good with this week's guest Kamilah Whitfield. Kamilah is the founder of My Grandmother's Garden. In this episode, she discusses her initiative to open a "community nutrition hub" on the East Side of Buffalo in honor of her late grandmother, Ruth E. Whitfield, who she …

McCarley Gardens: Kelly Camacho and Dennice Barr on The Public GoodMay 16, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Dejia James

In February 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $57 million commitment to upgrading McCarley Gardens, an affordable housing development just south of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. However, renovations did not go as expected for residents. Residents shared various concerns, including poor …

Media Advisory: Community Groups to Call for Three Priorities in the City of Buffalo BudgetMay 11, 2023, 9-9:30 am

PPG and Community Leaders

MEDIA ADVISORY May 8, 2023 Contact: Dejia James, 716-507-7295,  Community Groups to Call for Three Priorities in the City of Buffalo Budget WHAT: Partnership for the Public Good and its partner organizations are calling for three priorities to be included in the City …

Justice and the Arts - Cullud Wattah at Ujima Theater: Gabriella McKinley and Brian Brown on The Public GoodMay 9, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Dejia James

It’s been nine years since the Flint water crisis began in April 2014. Yet many Flint residents are still fighting for justice and restitution. “Cullud Wattah,” a play by Erika Dickerson-Despenza, tells the story of Marion and her family, who experienced lead exposure due to the …

Black Maternal Health Awareness Week and the BPPN: LuAnne Brown and Cheryl Clark on The Public GoodMay 2, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations, and these rates are up to 3 times higher for Black and Native American women compared to non-Hispanic whites. The Biden Administration states addressing …

What’s New in Erie County: Chairperson April Baskin on The Public GoodApril 25, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Are you wondering what the Buffalo Bills Stadium Community Benefits Agreement looks like? Chairperson April Baskin of the Erie County Legislature will talk about why it’s so hard to win community benefits in our region, what benefits were achieved in the stadium deal – from construction …

Good Food Purchasing Program Benefits Everyone: Jess Gilbert and Loc Tran on The Public GoodApril 18, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

What is Good Food Purchasing? Jess Gilbert, Campaign Director of the Good Food Buffalo Coalition, and Loc Tran, Secretary of the Good Food Coalition Leadership Council and Program Manager at Grassroots Gardens, will explain how good food purchasing benefits communities and local economies and what …