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June 19, 2017

Cornell ILR Research Talk: The Gig Economy and the American Dream

Professor Louis Hyman’s current focus is the history of temp labor and the gig economy in the United States. Building on this, Professor Hyman will discuss how the gig economy came to be such an outsized part of the work force, and how it has created both insecurity and opportunity. The …

June 19, 2017

Crossroads Collective's Beyond Mayday: Uniting for a Just Transition

On May Day, the community came together to envision and celebrate our shared vision for a just and vibrant economy. We recognized that a new economy must be founded on worker's rights, responsible management of resources, democratic-decision making, sacredness, the arts, and equity for all …

June 15, 2017

Open Buffalo Seeks Democracy Fellows

The Democracy Fellows Program is an intensive, yearlong leadership development program designed to empower residents in the city of Buffalo with the skills and resources required to drive organizations and institutions toward equity, inclusion, and long-term systems change. Democracy Fellows will …

June 12, 2017

New Videos on Public Transit, Lead Safety, and Welfare-to-Work

In a wonderful example of community-engaged teaching, Dorothea Braemer assigned her media studies students from the University at Buffalo to work on planks from PPG’s 2017 Community Agenda.

June 12, 2017

Community Plan on Lead Poisoning

PPG is working with a Rochester-based think tank, CGR, on a community action plan to help Buffalo prevent lead poisoning.

June 8, 2017

Buffalo’s Climate Justice Movement

PUSH Buffalo, a PPG partner and one of the lead organizations in the Crossroads Collective, has just published an op-ed on state energy policy. Meanwhile, local environmental attorney Laura Evans has a new podcast series called Keeping Things Alive. Check out her recent interviews with leaders in …

June 8, 2017

School Wellness Call to Action from Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo

The Board of Education will be voting on a revised District Wellness Policy on June 20 at its 5:30pm meeting (City Hall, Room 801). The Community Health Worker Network of Buffalo has worked long and hard on this much improved policy. PPG partners have made school wellness a top priority in past …

June 7, 2017

Town Hall on Lead Poisoning Prevention

There will be a town hall on lead poisoning prevention Thursday, June 8, from 6pm to 7:45pm at the Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue.

June 2, 2017

Life on a Nickle’s Edge: Struggle and Dignity in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt

Historian John Marsland has completed a project on the Fruit Belt neighborhood and its quest for a community land trust. Marsland, a 2016-2017 Humanities New York Public Humanities Fellow, is presenting his work at a conference in New York City in June.

June 2, 2017

"Another Voice: Buffalo Public Schools Should Follow Recycling Laws" Published in the Buffalo News

PPG and the Greater Buffalo Recycling Alliance have called on the Buffalo Public Schools to come into compliance with recycling laws. Currently, many schools recycle only paper – not glass, plastic, and metal. The School District makes a single contract for waste pick-up from the schools, but …

May 8, 2017

​New Report on Health Equity and the Path to Inclusive Prosperity in Buffalo

Community-based organizations and advocacy groups in Buffalo have partnered with national research institute PolicyLink to develop a groundbreaking new profile of the city. Advancing Health Equity and Inclusive Growth in Buffalo, released today, highlights the persistent inequities in income, …

April 28, 2017

Crossroads Collective Marks Victories over National Fuel, Corporate Interests on Behalf of People and Planet

Buffalo, NY ⏤ The Crossroads Collective is building an intersectional movement for energy democracy and climate, economic, and racial justice in Buffalo and Western New York that is led by working-class and low-income communities and communities of color. Over the past several weeks, Crossroads …