The Buffalo Urban League is hosting a discussion between 40 Buffalo teachers and 30 Buffalo students of varying backgrounds, to discuss race and cultural differences called “Rethink the Link”. This event will be held at 6pm on September 29th at the Buffalo Urban League office at 15 Genesee St. Buffalo, N.Y. 14203. In Buffalo nearly 80% of the students are African American or Hispanic, but 90% of the teachers in Buffalo are Caucasian. The objective of this event is to create cultural awareness and build cultural sensitivity among teachers in Buffalo Public Schools as well as allow high school students voices and opinions to be heard.
We have invited teachers from Buffalo Public Schools and from charter schools across the city. We have developed a sound agenda that will allow for teachers to share their experiences as well as learn a little more about the students that attend the schools they facilitate. There is also time set for a fun activity as well as a raffle.
The Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals (BULYP) is a non-profit, volunteer auxiliary of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 committed to giving back to the Buffalo Niagara Community through our support of the Buffalo Urban League’s mission. It is one of 58 chapters across the nation advancing the
Urban League movement. Through our volunteerism, philanthropy, professional and leadership development activities, we are empowering communities and changing lives.