Join Talia Rodriguez, J.D., Associate Director of West Side Promise Neighborhood (WSPN) to learn how WSPN and a coalition of community groups and neighborhood food pantries have organized around food security issues during the pandemic to impact residents in 14207 zip code, adjacent to campus.
Join Juweria Dahir, Assistant for External Affairs for the City of Buffalo’s Division of Citizen Services, as she talks about the benefits to serving the community through AmeriCorps VISTA programs and specifically details the opportunities of the City of Buffalo's AmeriCorps VISTA program, Project M.O.V.E
Get Involved in National Service:
Join Jennifer Serniuk, Program Coordinator of the Community Academic Center (CAC), to learn how the center provides equity and access for youth and families on Buffalo's West Side pursuing educational goals. Jennifer will discuss in more detail CAC programs that impact refugee, immigrant, and multilingual children and adults.
On Partnership for the Public Good's radio show, "The Public Good" hosts talk with Doug Funke of Citizens for Regional Transit. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted inequities--how difficult it can be for those without vehicles to access jobs and basic needs such as food and healthcare. In our city and region, where over 50,000 households don't have access to a vehicle, improving public transit is an equity issue. Doug discusses how to make public transit safe and healthy throughout COVID-19 recovery. They also discuss CRT's priorities for light rail expansion through the East Side of Buffalo, and electrifying Buffalo's bus fleet to make public transit more energy efficient.
Engage in Transportation Access:
Join Dia Mayberry, Program Coordinator of Buffalo State's New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), to learn how mutual aid networks have organized during the Covid-19 pandemic, what mutual aid means, and how you can get involved in mutual aid networks in your community.
Redefining Safety and Exploring Alternatives to Policing, 1 hour 20 minute recording
As the national conversation grows around decreasing funding for police departments, residents and groups are advocating for community-led safety and exploring alternatives to policing. In this July 29 workshop, Partnership for the Public Good, heard from Black Love Resists in the Rust (BLRR) about their work to create awareness of what “safety” means and to whom, and their tactical methods and community-based solutions outside a typical policing framework. Right here in Buffalo, BLRR has been creating a “community safety zone” through asset-based community building at the neighborhood level. Together, we explore alternatives to policing already in use in Buffalo and other cities, and ask how these can be expanded as efforts to reduce policing advance across the country. Speakers include Charis Humphrey, Community Organizer at Black Love Resists in the Rust; Emma Fabian, Senior Director of Harm Reduction at Evergreen Health; and Jalonda Hill, Lead Organizer of the Fair Fines + Fees Coalition; moderated by Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Executive Director at Partnership for the Public Good.
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