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PPG’s New Policy Brief on Community Policing

PPG has released a new brief, “Poverty, Race, and Community Policing in Buffalo.”  PPG Co-Director Sam Magavern and Open Buffalo Executive Director Franchelle Hart are speaking on the topic at the Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop, March 27.  You can also view a short video of the PPG interview with resident leader Sam Smith discussing the […]
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NFTA Reform on the Next Public Good, March 31

Join host Howard Patton as he talks about better transit with Doug Funke and Lynn Magdol from Citizens Regional Transit Corporation.  This plank from PPG’s 2015 Community Agenda include four ways that state and local government can supply fairer and more adequate funding for public transit in western New York.  The Public Good airs Tuesday […]
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The Public Good, March 24, 2015

Please join Sam Magavern, Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 1:00pm on WUFO 1080am as he speaks with Curtis Alford, Program Director of Teenage Achievers Program at Urban Christian Ministries
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PPG Releases Report and Directory on the Arts and Social Justice

Art, music, theater, and other cultural activities have always played an important role in movements for social justice.  In our latest report for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab, Social Justice and the Arts, PPG consultant J.A. DeWald highlights best practices from around the nation and world in integrating the arts with social justice, paying particular […]
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Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop, March 27

The sixth Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop, to be held Friday, March 27, offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration.  The workshop is designed for local scholars, social service agencies, advocates, and government leaders and staff, and the general public.   Topics include “Poverty, Race […]
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Confluences and Conversations: a Unique Night with PPG at Indigo Art, March 21

Indigo Art is hosting a gathering of friends on March 21, from 6 to 8pm at its gallery at 47 Allen Street in Buffalo.  Enjoy an art exhibit by Monica Angle and music by Middlemen while sampling specialty cocktails, hors d’oeurves, wine, and beer.  There will be a brief artist talk, and brief remarks from […]
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PPG/Open Buffalo at Ujima Theater’s Topdog/Underdog, March 12

Please join PPG and Open Buffalo for a night of great theater, this Thursday, March 12, 8pm, as we enjoy Ujima Theater’s production of Topdog/Underdog, a Pulitzer-prize winning play by Suzan Lori-Parks.  Directed by Roosevelt Tidwell and starring Preach Freedom and Amilcar Hill, this is a “hard-hitting hip-hop-journey of dizzying verbal virtuosity,” in a production […]
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Tune in to the Public Good!!

Please tune in to The Public Good with Sam Magavern today March 3, 2015 at 1pm on (WUFO AM 1080,www.wufoam.com). Sam will be speaking with Kimera Lattimore founder of Alpha & Omega Christian Fraternity.
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What Ferguson Can Teach Us!

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:15pm the University at Buffalo North Campus Room 145a Student Union will host a Panel Discussion with Audience Participation on working together for Justice and Community Safety. The panel will consist of John Washington, Community Organizer for P.U.S.H., Sam Magavern, Co-Director, Partnership for the Public Good, Joshua Sticht, Deputy […]