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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.

POSTPONED Poverty Research WorkshopApril 9, 2020, 9 am-12:30 pm

This event has been postponed to a date to be determined. The 11th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Friday, April 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm at The Buffalo History Museum. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo Commons, the …

Protect Your Neighbors: Rahwa Ghirmatzion and Harper Bishop on The Public GoodMarch 31, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on the Public Good! We'll speak with Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Executive Director and Harper Bishop, Deputy Director of Movement Building for PUSH Buffalo on the work of neighborhood-based community groups in responding to residents' needs and the policies we need to push for now to protect …

CANCELLED Buffalo Commons Workshop: Working with the Media: Get Your Message HeardMarch 24, 2020, 12:30-2:30 pm

This workshop has been cancelled to maximize social distancing and minimize the spread of COVID-19 across New York state. Learn to effectively engage the media by building relationships and crafting your message.

Stop the Spread: Renee Cadzow and Lauren Clay on The Public GoodMarch 17, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Today we're bringing you a special edition of The Public Good radio show - filmed from home via Zoom, rather than in studio at Power 96.5 WNY. Our host Andrea is joined by Renee Cadzow, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Administration and Public Health at D'Youville College …

Buffalo Commons Workshop: Policy Advocacy 101March 13, 2020, 12:30-2:30 pm

Gaining the Tools You Need to Make Change.

POSTPONED - Buffalo’s Outer Harbor: The Right Place for a World-Class ParkMarch 11, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

**This event is being postponed to a date to be determined due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) In recent years, Western New Yorkers have rediscovered Buffalo’s Outer Harbor: its natural beauty, ecological importance, and recreational opportunities. Local …