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November 21, 2017

City Council to Create Community Advisory Body for Police Oversight

COUNCIL TO CREATE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BODY FOR POLICE OVERSIGHT The Advisory Body will be made up of City Residents and will advise The Common Council on improving community & police relations.

November 16, 2017

Ujima Theater Company presents “UNHEARD VOICES"

Ujima Theater Company presents “UNHEARD VOICES: Giving Voice to Students and Parents in Buffalo Public Schools,” a production exploring issues of equity as experienced by Buffalo Public Schools parents and students. This is a collaborative project of Ujima Company Inc., Community Health …

November 14, 2017

PPG, Open Buffalo, and Drug Policy Alliance Publish New Policy Brief, "Advancing Racial Equity and Public Health: Smarter Marijuana Laws in Western New York"

The brief analyzes the last five years of data on arrests for low-level marijuana possession within the City of Buffalo and across Erie County, obtained from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. It explores the consistent racial disparities in arrests from 2012-2016, the …

November 14, 2017

"Racial disparity found in local marijuana arrests, study says" Published by the Buffalo News

"Authored by the Partnership for the Public Good, a local think tank, the study is intended to boost efforts at reforming New York's marijuana laws. Reform advocates say the costs of marijuana prohibition far outweigh the benefits, especially given the national movement toward legalization."

November 10, 2017

PPG Partner Squeaky Wheel Offers Two Day Series of Screenings and Discussions Inspired by Prison Justice Activist Martin Sostre

A two day series of screenings and discussions, with Karima Amin, Max Anderson, Ephraim Asili, Paris Henderson, Savion Mingo, Obsidian, Elisa Peebles, and Brett Story.

November 10, 2017

Become a Champion for Change in 2018!

Are you ready to plan a change for your community? Are you ready to join thousands of citizens and hundreds of organizations working to create an equitable, healthy and ecologically thriving region? If so, please apply today to become a Champion for Change with One Region Forward’s Citizens …

November 7, 2017

PPG to Offer Climate Justice Workshop

Please join Sam Magavern of the Partnership for the Public Good and a team of seven University at Buffalo Law School students for a workshop on climate justice. This Climate Justice Workshop will be held December 1, 2017 from 10am to Noon at 617 Main St. (Market Arcade) in the First Floor Community …

November 2, 2017

Attention PPG Partners: Submit Your Priorities for the 2018 Community Agenda

Each year, PPG crafts a Community Agenda, which identifies our partners’ top policy priorities for the coming year. The Community Agenda is a useful tool for education, advocacy, and collaboration, and it also guides the work of PPG staff and volunteers throughout the year – shaping our …

November 1, 2017

Partnership for the Public Good Publishes a New Policy Brief, "Taking the High Road to Canalside: How Community Activism Has Shaped Buffalo’s Waterfront"

"Taking the High Road to Canalside: How Community Activism Has Shaped Buffalo's Waterfront" documents the efforts of local advocates to bring “High Road” economic development to Canalside, to advance community benefits over corporate control. It was drafted by Michelle Zhao, the 2017 …

October 30, 2017

"Study on lead paint in local housing seeks to better define problem, solutions" Published by WBFO

"It was a collaborative effort with the Center for Governmental Research, whom we commissioned to do this," said Cara Matteliano, Vice President of Community Impact for the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, one of several not-for-profit agencies co-sponsoring the study. "They have completed …

October 28, 2017

"Letter: Helping homeless youth should be a top priority" Published in the Buffalo News

"A 2017 Partnership for the Public Good and University at Buffalo School of Social Work report highlighted the plight of homeless youth and unique barriers to accessing stable, safe housing, staying healthy, attending school or working. LGBTQ youth are at significantly higher risk of becoming …

October 25, 2017

Support Locust Street Art today!

Locust Street Art is a free community art school in Buffalo, NY where people of all ages can take art classes in Drawing, Painting, Animation, Photography, and Clay. Support Locust Street Art today!