Sankofa 2022

March 24, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Open Buffalo as our board of directors, staff and prominent community members celebrate our 3rd Annual Sankofa event! March 24, 2022

 

Virtual Town Hall w/ Majority Leader Chuck Schumer: For the People Act

June 16, 2021 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The For the People Act (HR1/S1) is the most critical voting rights legislation of our lifetime, and its fate will be determined in the next two months.

Sankofa 2021

February 26, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Open Buffalo's Board of Directors, Deputy Director Max Anderson, staff and members of the community from 6:30-8:00 PM on February 26, 2021 for our second annual Sankofa Celebration. 

Intentionality: Where Social Justice & Self Care Meet

October 22, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Karl Shallowhorn, M.S., CASAC for a virtual training on self-care. 

Voter Workshop - Everything you need to know to vote in 2020

September 17, 2020 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Open Buffalo via Zoom to learn everything you need to know to vote in 2020:

 

Connecting Voices - A Virtual Talent Show

May 16, 2020 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Connecting Voices will be an exciting, virtual youth talent show meant to bring people together!  

First prize:  $500.00

Second Prize:  $250.00

 

 

Emerging Leaders 2020 Virtual Info Session

April 16, 2020 9:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Due to popular demand, we are offering a second Emerging Leaders 2020 Virtual Info Session, register today!

Emerging Leaders 2020 Virtual Info Session

April 2, 2020 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Yes!  There will be an Emerging Leaders 2020 program!  

Strike for a Climate Emergency

March 20, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join WNY Youth Climate Council at Niagara Square as they push local representatives to declare a climate emergency.  @wnyyouthclimatecouncil on FB for additional information.  

Well Women Health Summit

March 14, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A FREE event focusing on women's health.  Workshops to include cancer, nutritional and mental health.  Free health screenings will also be available.  

For additional information and to register, visit www.1199seiu.org/upstateny/well-women-health-summit 

Erie County Health Dept. Opioid OD Training February 2020

February 8, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

If you're interested in learning how to recognize the signs of opioid overdose and reverse its effects, Erie County offers free training for anyone 16 and over.

Say Yes To Education Hosts Anti-Gun Violence Event

January 17, 2020 5:00 pm

Say Yes To Education holds anti-gun violence community meeting on Jan.17, 2020.

BISC Land Investors' Meetup

January 16, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Buffalo Information Sharing Collective invites the public to learn more about how vital land preservation is to the community.

Open Buffalo Sankofa Celebration

January 9, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Open Buffalo's Board of Directors, Executive Director Franchelle C.H. Parker, staff and members of the community from 6:00-8:00PM on January 9, 2020 to mark five years of success.

"Girls Who Code" at Squeaky Wheel

December 18, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Girls Who Code is a national organization with a mission to close the gender gap in computer science.

"Girls Who Code" at Squeaky Wheel

December 11, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Girls Who Code is a national organization with a mission to close the gender gap in computer science.

"Girls Who Code" at Squeaky Wheel

December 4, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Girls Who Code is a national organization with a mission to close the gender gap in computer science.

"Girls Who Code" at Squeaky Wheel

November 20, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Girls Who Code is a national organization with a mission to close the gender gap in computer science.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program - 6 Week Workshop Series

November 9, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program teaches low income families and youth to improve health.

GOTV Election Year Party with a Purpose -- Purge Edition

November 2, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prior to Election Day, we will party with a purpose! Come out and have a good time. This is an event organized and led by young people, but all are welcome.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program - 6 Week Workshop Series

November 2, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program teaches low income families and youth to improve health.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program - 6 Week Workshop Series

October 26, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program teaches low income families and youth to improve health.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program - 6 Week Workshop Series

October 19, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program teaches low income families and youth to improve health.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program - 6 Week Workshop Series

October 12, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program teaches low income families and youth to improve health.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program - 6 Week Workshop Series

October 5, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This program teaches low income families and youth to improve health.

WNY Climate Strike

September 20, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the WNY Youth Climate Council to demand that our elected officials declare a climate emergency!

KaBoom! Playground Build Day for MLK Park!

September 20, 2019 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Want to help build a playground at MLK Park! Sign up to volunteer for a Community Build Day with KaBoom! 

2019 Jefferson Avenue Arts Festival

September 7, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Save the Date - the 23rd annual Jefferson Ave. Arts Festival will be an occasion for all with visual arts, crafts, live music, & youth activities, from E. Utica to E. Ferry! 

Police Advisory Board: West Forum

August 27, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Police Advisory Board wants to hear your thoughts and concerns about policing in Buffalo.

Police Advisory Board: North Forum

August 13, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

The Police Advisory Board of the City of Buffalo's Common Council wants to hear your thoughts and concerns about policing in Buffalo.

Justice for Sister Jeanneie: Community Support Meeting

August 13, 2019 6:00 pm

Please attend the upcoming community gathering to show solidarity and support for Sister Jeanneie Muhammad, and stand against harmful racial disparities in policing. 

Colored Girls Bike Too: The Sisterhood Bike Ride

August 11, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Colored Girls Bike Too will be holding a bike ride to Unity Island to foster unity/sisterhood with Black/WOC who bike/bike commute in Buffalo. 

Police Advisory Board East Side Forum

July 30, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Police Advisory Board of the City of Buffalo's Common Council wants to hear your thoughts and concerns about policing in Buffalo.

Stacy Robinson's 'Black Imaginings'

July 26, 2019 6:00 pm - September 7, 2019

Come out to Buffalo Arts Studio for Stacey Robinson's solo exhibition "Black Imaginings," an exploration of representational justice informed by the work of W.E.D. Du Bois. Free & open to the public! 

Shakespeare Comes to (716) Peace of the City Youth

July 25, 2019 7:00 pm - July 26, 2019

Enjoy Shakespeare as interpreted by Buffalo Public School high school students! This year, see A Midsummer Night's Dream#StayAwake

Census 2020 Workshops: Achieving a Complete Count

July 17, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This summer, Partnership for the Public Good will offer 3 workshops on Census 2020. Join us to learn what's new in Census 2020 and how to overcome concerns and barriers to reach a complete count. 

Seeds of Change: Land, trust, and community

June 28, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come out to Buffalo Arts Studio's community forum, featuring a variety of grassroots community activists whose work intersects within economic and ecological justice efforts. 

Remember to Vote: Primary Elections for City of Buffalo and Erie County!

June 25, 2019 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Hey, Buffalo - it's time to exercise our right to vote! If you are currently registered to a political party, make sure your voice is heard in our 2019 city and municipal primary elections. 

Anti-Racism in Buffalo Workshop

June 22, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hispanic Heritage Community Breakfast

June 22, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Support the Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY, Inc. and their work in the Buffalo region at their 7th Annual Community Breakfast! 

Traffic Enforcement, Fines and Fees: A Community Conversation

June 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

City residents will share personal experiences of spiraling traffic debt with a new coalition of grassroots organizations who will provide data-driven context on BPD's aggressive ticketing practices. 

Eat the World: International Institute of Buffalo

June 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Food truck event of global proportions in the backyard of International Institute of Buffalo. Celebrate World Refugee Day and Buffalo's diversity while enjoying Buffalo's best ethnic food trucks!

Feed Buffalo Benefit Concert

June 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Feed Buffalo-WNY’s First Organic, Safe and Halal Food Pantry-opens its doors this summer! Support its 1st year by attending the Benefit Concert, featuring International Recording Artist, Drea Dn'ur. 

Housing Justice Community Forum & Discussion

June 6, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a converation hosted by 1199SEIU on how we can take action to expand protections for tenants! 

Best Practices for Working with an Interpreter Buffalo Commons Workshop

June 4, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Does your organization, business, school, or other institution work & support individuals with limited English proficiency? Learn best practices for effectively working with an in-person interpreter. 

6th Annual Bury the Violence Memorial Walk

June 2, 2019 8:00 am

Bury The Violence will host its 6th Annual Walk Sunday, June 2nd, to help Buffalo families to memorialize their loved ones who have lost their lives due to violence. 

Grass Is Greener: Movie Screening & Panel Discussion

June 1, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come out for the documentary movie screening & community discussion on 'Grass is Greener' at the Downtown Central Library. Free & open to the public - Snacks provided! 

Community & Police Speak Out!

May 29, 2019 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join 4-H Youth C.A.N. and be the change you want to see. Including performances, interactive activities and Q&A with community police officers.

Movement Morning 2019

May 23, 2019 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Support Open Buffalo Emerging Leaders, Community Empowerment, and a better Buffalo! Enjoy a hot breakfast, an inspiring update on Open Buffalo's community impact -all this in an hour's time! 

Moving Beyond "White Fragility:" Honest and Effective Conversations About Race

May 18, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

African American writer Nanette D. Massey presents her take on the book, White Fragility. The session will equip people, black & white, to participate in conversations on race with humor & humility. 

Buffalo Commons: Disability and Difference Workshop

May 13, 2019 12:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn about how to build a support a more equal, affirming, and productive community and work environment. 

Champions for Change 5th Annual Idea Summit Support 2018 Emerging Leader, Baris Vahapoglu!

May 11, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Champions for Change program will host their culminating event, the Idea Summit, to celebrate the bright ideas and inspired leadership of 8 citizen champions across the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

Asking for a Friend: A Community Conversation on Cannabis

May 10, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in a safe space with thought leaders and experts in the cannabis movement to answer all the questions you haven't felt comfortable asking.

Soup for Social Justice Series

May 5, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the first in the Soup for Social Justice series with a discussion on major issues surrounding our food systems and borders, and information on how YOU can act & get involved locally.

Bowling Fundraiser for Greater Eastside Fields of Dreams Block Club

May 4, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come out to bowl to support your favorite block club, Greater Eastside Fields of Dreams! $10 gets you 3 games, shoes, and a slice of pizza - enjoy yourselves with the whole family! 

Changing Criminal Injustice Conference

May 3, 2019 5:30 pm - May 4, 2019

Join Prisoners are People, Too & the Alliance of Families for Justice at their regional conference, “Changing Criminal Injustice." Free and open to the public!

VOICE Buffalo's Truth Commission

May 2, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VOICE Buffalo Criminal Justice Task Force is hosting a Truth Commission to discuss restorative justice, including data, trends, best practices & stories of those directly impacted from the community.

For Every Little Handprint Community Information Session

April 30, 2019 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Meet the new non-profit in Buffalo working to support children in poverty at their upcoming information session; offer feedback and learn how you can help! 

BLRR is 2!

April 27, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Black Love Resists in the Rust to celebrate their second year doing transformative justice work in the city of Buffalo!

Artist Reception: Obsidian Bellis 'Apothecary for Sis'

April 26, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visit local artist Obsidian Bellis' new exhibition, "Apothecary for Sis," which presents the nostalgic energy of objects that formed Bellis & explores underpinnings of racism, colonialism, & gender.  

Fines, Fees, & Bail: How Criminal Justice Debt Hurts The Poor

April 25, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join WNY Law Center to discuss the issue of criminal justice debt and its effects on poor communities & communities of color. We will explore solutions to combat and eliminate criminal justice debt.

Authentic Fundraising Workshop: Making the Ask & Funding Our Movement

April 24, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

You're not alone if you think fundraising is a necessary evil for community orgs to exist. Clean Air Coalition wants to change that perception!  Learn to make an effective & authentic donation ask.

National Action Network: From Homicide to Healing

April 20, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

National Action Network is putting out a special call to action for the community to recognize and support the family members of homicide victims at this Healing & Prayer Service.

"Reclamation & Restoration" 420 Community Day

April 20, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spread economic opportunity & justice in Buffalo! Build community power & resilience! Help end cannabis prohibition!

Community Conversation on Immigration

April 17, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Justice for Migrant Families in an open dialogue about immigration in our community to build understanding and action. Event is free; Pre-registration is encouraged! 

FOIL Fiesta: Freedom of Information Law & Getting the Info You Need

April 17, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Attend this training to understand what the Freedom of Information Law is and how researchers and community organizers can use it to deepen their analysis and strengthen their project or campaign!

She Safe, We Safe: a Webinar on State & Gender Violence

April 11, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join BYP100 for this virtual political education session on state and gender violence impacting Black communities as a part of the launch of the She Safe, We Safe campaign.

Borders & Migrations Week at Canisius College

April 2, 2019 - April 6, 2019

A week full of learning about borders and migrations in the context of our Western New York communities. Come out for the film screenings, field trips, panels, award-winning speakers, and more! 

Great Decisions: U.S. Immigration Policy & College Enrollment

April 1, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

International Institute of Buffalo presents on how recent changes in U.S. immigration policy have impacted international students' enrollment and experience in U.S. college institutions. 

Buffalo Infringement Festival: Call for Submissions!

April 1, 2019 - April 15, 2019

Call for work (April 1-15) for Buffalo Infringement Festival, an interdisciplinary art & music festival in its 15th year. ​All levels & types of art encouraged. Free to participate!  

 

Gimme a Brake - Free Brake Light Clinic

March 30, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come on out and have volunteers from Buffalo DSA change your brake light for FREE!


VIBE's Community Kickbacks

March 28, 2019 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join VOICE-Buffalo and the BILT for voter registration and an opportunity to get to know folks within your community. 

Albany Day of Action: Marijuana Justice & Equity for NY!

March 27, 2019

Marijuana legalization in NY State is imminent, so we must demand that its impact on our communities is equitable.Join us March 27th for a day of action in Albany to advocate for marijuana justice!

Discrimination in Elite Public Schools: Investigating Buffalo

March 26, 2019 5:00 pm

The Center for Urban Education will host a forum on the book,  “Discrimination in Elite Public Schools: Investigating Buffalo"by Gary Orfield & Jennifer B. Ayscue, Eds. Free event w/ refreshments! 

Labor Solidarity - Latin American Solidarity Committee

March 25, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Labor Solidarity - Latin America: Speaker James Jordan (Alliance for Global Justice) speaks on his work for economic labor justice in Colombia and throughout Latin America. Free event w/ refreshments!

FAB Forum I: A Community Conversation around Frontline Arts

March 21, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Participate in this community conversation around the legacy, history, value, and precarity of Frontline Arts institutions - all are welcome! 

Fair Elections Community Forum

March 16, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It's time that Albany works for all New Yorkers, not just big donors! Join us for a community forum on how we empower communities in the political process to address issues facing our neighborhoods. 

Tenants' Rights Training

March 13, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come to HOME Inc.'s FREE training to learn about your rights as a tenant, including how to recognize discrimination, keep your security deposit, and protect yourself from being evicted.

Writing for the Media: Letters to the Editor, Op-Eds, and More

March 13, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to effectively write and use print media to get your message heard. You will have the opportunity to get feedback on your own writing sample. Lunch provided! 

HEAP Outreach Day w/ Leg. April Baskins!

March 12, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

HEAP season is coming to an end and PUSH wants to make sure all of our neighbors get a chance to get help! 

Women's March - Buffalo/WNY

March 10, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come join in solidarity as we revel in the #WomensWave and we #UnitetheStruggles.

HELLO Orientation

March 9, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do you want to make a personal impact in the life of a newly arrived refugee? Come to HELLO orientation training to learn how you can volunteer to teach homebound refugees basic English.

Squeaky Wheel Presents: Girls Who Code

March 6, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Squeaky Wheel will now offer the nationally recognized Girls Who Code (GWC)! This free after-school workshop series for 6th-12th graders will enable girls to improve coding skills with creativity. 

Protecting Homeowners from Steep Tax Increases: in 2020 & Beyond

March 2, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With the rise in home prices, how can we make sure that homeowners are not displaced due to unaffordable tax increases? Join us at this town hall to voice concerns and learn about solutions!  

Court Watch Buffalo Training Sessions: February 2019

February 28, 2019 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Court Watch Buffalo seeks to raise awareness of arbitrary and racist practices of bail setting in Erie County. Train to be a court observer to collect stories and data that hold courts accountable! 

Women's March Forum and Discussion

February 28, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

WNY Peace Center invites community members to come out to discuss how we can create solidarity within the Women’s March and the women’s movement

African Heritage Food Co-Op: Grand Opening

February 23, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

It's finally here: fresh produce and grocery items in North Niagara Falls! Celebrate the grand opening of the African Heritage Food Co-op with us.   

Rap The Vote: Final Fridays at Raq's

February 22, 2019 9:00 pm - February 23, 2019 1:00 am

Power up Black History Month withh live performances by Buffalo's best local artists and the opportunity to register to vote!

Free Movie Screening of Black Panther for Black History Month

February 22, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come together for Black History Month with a FREE screening of Black Panther and a post-screening conversation with local activists and organizers! 

How to Run for Common Council in Buffalo: Let’s Do This!

February 20, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What does it take to run for Common Council and why is it important? Join Our City Buffalo to understand the process and how-to’s of running for elected office. Free and open to the public!

Remembrance Rally: Justice for Tonya Kita Harvey!

February 18, 2019 12:00 pm

Rally in loving memory of Tonya "Kita" Harvey, in solidarity with her family & LGBTQ-plus communities. A time of remembrance for her life and call to accountability for violence against trans people. 

The Unsung Heroes Show

February 16, 2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the unsung heroes of Black History and present day with a youth fashion show, hosted by Revolutionary Strokes! Let's make history by learning our own. Free to the public and lunch provided!

Informational Picket at New Era HQ

February 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Tell New Era HQ to put people over profits and keep necessary jobs in our community!

Ujima Community Yoga Class

February 14, 2019 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Join Ujima for the first in a series of community yoga classes. Come as you are, and pay what you can! 

WNY Climate Conversations

February 9, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discourse on creating a sustainable future in WNY with distinguished speakers, youth activists & climate justice fellows. Free & open to the public!

Great Decisions: Refugees and Global Migration

February 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Partake in a community discussion series on the most pressing reasons causing the refugee crisis, and the growing impact of climate change on forced migration.  

Immigration Solidarity: The U.S. border & Batavia Federal Detention Facility

January 28, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

January Peace Coffeehouse hosts a dialogue on immigrant solidarity. Hear from Canisius students about experiences on the U.S./Mexico border and local aid work with Justice for Migrant Families. 

Extinction Rebellion Buffalo: Declare Climate Truth!

January 26, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Extinction Rebellion Buffalo leads an interactive demonstration and march to declare the truth of climate emergency and build momentum for change. 

Raising Black Boys

January 26, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A community forum and roundtable discussion for open and honest dialogue on the opportunities and challenges of raising a Black boy in America. 

Court Watch Buffalo: Training Session

January 21, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

.Training everyday concerned citizens to gather data, collect stories, and hold our elected judges accountable for racial and economic injustices of bail setting in Erie County. 

PPG 2019 Community Agenda Rollout

January 18, 2019 2:00 am

Each fall PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year.

Press Conference for Women’s March-Buffalo/WNY

January 17, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Come to hear our elected officials and their support for the Women's March!! 

And the Beat Goes on: The Poor People's Campaign 51 Years Later

January 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This year, The Poor Peoples Campaign has made tremendous progress in the struggle to end poverty.

Humanizing the Homeless

January 16, 2019 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Enter into dialogue on " Humanizing the Homeless" with teen leaders fron Youth CAN. The event features a documentary and panel sharing voices of people experiencing homelessness and outreach workers. 

Schools, Not Jails Advocacy Day

January 14, 2019

Are you motivated to work for criminal justice reform and education justice? Join Citizen Action NY for a day of advocacy in Albany to stop the school-to-prison pipeline and invest in our youth. 

Celebrating Kwanzaa - Ujima! A Night of Collective Work & Responsibility

December 28, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a captivating evening of FREE arts performances, entertainment, and cultural activism with Ujima to celebrate Kwanzaa!

Celebrate MAP's New Farmhouse & Community Training Center!

December 13, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Massachusetts Avenue Project's ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for their new Farmhouse and Community Food Training Center!  

Free Fred Brown! Live Performance

December 11, 2018 7:00 am

Don't miss Ujima Company's performance of the phemonenal play, Free Fred Brown! about justice, community, and self-determination. 

Police Advisory Board: Body Cam Forum

December 5, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Police Advisory Board to the Common Council Police Oversight Committee is hosting a community forum to discuss Body Cams and the Buffalo Police Department draft policy.

Book Launch & Reading for Gene Grabiner's All Eyes Are Upon Us

November 30, 2018 7:00 pm

Come out for a night of poetry from Gene Grabiner's second book All Eyes Are Upon Us. 

Toolfest 2018

November 30, 2018 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Support The Foundry's youth programs and makerspaces by coming out to this fun event with interactive workshops. Tickets: You can pay for a ticket OR you can bring a tool! 

Environmental Racism & Climate Justice: Workshop Series

November 29, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Think climate change doesn't affect you? This workshop series by PUSH Buffalo urges communities of color to look at impacts of environmental racism and learn best practices towards climate justice.  

Green Light NY : Drivers Licenses For All Campaign

November 29, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of Anti-Displacement Month in Buffalo, the Green Light NY Campaign will lead a meeting on their major progress in the state to create more equal access for driver's licenses. 

Our City: Buffalo Anti-Gentrification Summit

November 17, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open Buffalo proudly co-sponsors the 2nd annual Buffalo Anti-Gentrification Summit, with the mission to educate the public on the diverse impacts of gentrification in our city. 

Beyond Boundaries: The Unafraid

November 15, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beyond Boundaries Series holds screening and discussion of THE UNAFRAID, a documentary following personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia and the challenges experienced in their home state. 

My Brother's Keeper Buffalo: Public Forum

November 15, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Local chapter of My Brother's Keeper Initiative hosts public forum to share the efforts made at Buffalo Public Schools to address gaps in opportunity for young men of color. 

For the Culture Live! Jillian Hanesworth Performs from Her Debut Poetry Book

November 10, 2018 7:00 pm

Enjoy an energizing cultural arts night with Emerging Leader alum, Jillian Hanesworth, featuring her powerful spoken word poetry and dynamic performances from local artists.

Our City: Subsidy Tour

November 9, 2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

As part of Our City Anti-Displacement Month, the Subsidy Tour will highlight the need for repeal and reform of public subsidy programs for the public good. 

New York Environmental Health Blueprint Buffalo Strategic Planning Session

November 5, 2018 9:30 am

Clean and Healthy NY seeks input from Buffalo-area community members to refine their draft document of environmental health policies and strategize a plan of action.  

Shopping Benefit for Journey's End Refugee Services

November 4, 2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Support the programs at Journey's End Refugee Services and shop fair-trade for artisan gifts from across the globe. 

Curtis Lovell Album Release Show!

November 1, 2018 7:00 pm

Appreciate the vibrant music scene from our Buffalo community by supporting local songstress Curtis Lovell in the performance of her debut album. 

WNY Refugee Film Festival: Our Humanity is Not a Debate

November 1, 2018 6:00 pm - November 2, 2018 9:00 pm

Witness the extraordinary stories of refugees through award-winning documentaries while supporting our local programs at Journey's End to serve the WNY refugee community. 

Our Outer Harbor Coalition: Public Informational Meeting

October 29, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

An opportunity to learn about the progress of development on Buffalo's Outer Harbor and discuss upcoming actions. 

Self-Advocacy Leadership Forum for Erie and Niagara Counties

October 27, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A call to attend the 1st Annual Self-Advocacy Leadership Forum, intended to address issues of access to housing, transit, jobs, and education in Buffalo-Niagara region.

Student Activist Workshop with Dan Berger

October 25, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A call to strengthen the network of university social justice groups by bringing together various institutions to plan steps for activist action. 

Citizenship Process & Public Charge

October 23, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free event to learn about eligibility requirements to become a US citizen, along with resources for the application process & exam prep for the citizenship test. 

Aid at Our Southwest Border: Creating a Just Community

October 22, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the conversation on how true binational solidarity creates more just communities on the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Panel Discussion: Intolerance And Hate: Current Threats And Their Roots

October 18, 2018 7:00 pm

A panel organized by WNY Area Labor Federation and its partners will address the current climate of hate and bigotry and how we can overcome it together.  

An Evening with Activist Chuck Collins

October 16, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Chuck Collins, scholar and activist against U.S. wealth inequality, will talk about his new book at this free, open-to-the-public event. 

CAO Better Schools Better Neighborhoods

October 13, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Conference will bring together Buffalo's community organizers to promote safety and opportunity for youth and share resources on restoring our neighborhoods. 

Bending Borders Global Film Series

October 10, 2018 4:00 pm - October 12, 2018 10:00 pm

Multiday film series will counter anti-immigrant border narratives with Mexican cinema and culture.  Hosted at Burchfield Penney Art Center, free and open to the public.  

Climbing PoeTree: Live in Buffalo!

October 6, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open Buffalo is proud to bring back the powerful spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree for a free performance that integrates art and justice activism. 

A Women's Movement in Buffalo Presents By: We Are Women Warriors

October 2, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

We Are Women Warriors will host an open dialogue with panelists at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, focused on issues relating to racism, classism, and gentrification in Buffalo. 

PUSH Buffalo Street Team Fundraiser

September 29, 2018 5:00 pm - September 30, 2018

Event at Community Beer Works will support the community outreach work of PUSH Buffalo's Street Team in building "people power." 

An Evening with Aviva Chomsky

September 27, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 WNY Peace Center to host discussion with Aviva Chomsky, renowned scholar of Latin American Studies who writes on issues of immigration and labor. 

Words on the Street: Points of Departure

September 22, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Refugees, immigrants, and U.S.-born individuals are invited to tell their stories of arrival and departure in America.

Connecting the Struggles: Abolition and Transformative Justice

September 21, 2018 2:30 pm - September 23, 2018 1:00 pm

1st Prison Abolition Western New York (PAWNY) Conference will convene workshops, presentations, and performative art on issues related to prison abolition and mass incarceration.  

Next Generation United's "Pitch 10"

September 20, 2018 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 Ten organizations pitch their idea and attendees vote for their favorite to win.

5th Annual Peace Justice Nonviolence Assembly

September 20, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Peace and non-violence activists will gather together for a festival and rally at Niagara Square.  

Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice

September 8, 2018 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Buffalo residents and visitors will join thousands of rallies held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil-free world.

2018 Jefferson Avenue Arts Festival

September 8, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Jefferson Avenue Arts Festival is a celebration of Art, Culture, and Community.

Squeaky Wheel’s Excellent Adventure

September 8, 2018 9:00 am

Squeaky Wheel’s Excellent Adventure is a family-friendly social media scavenger hunt taking place throughout the day on September 8, 2018.

Eid Carnival

August 26, 2018 12:00 pm

Eid Carnival on August 26, 2018.

August Fourth Friday Panel Discussion: Beyond Language

August 24, 2018 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Individuals from across the diverse cultural community of WNY will speak about the ways in which they use the arts to bridge cultural differences and work across the inherent difficulties of language.

Boys to Men Youth Conference

August 18, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free screening of 13th

August 13, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Justice and Opportunity Coalition partners will gather to watch a screening of the Emmy award winning documentary 13th, followed by a robust discussion.

BISC: Going back to college! (undergrad and grad)

August 8, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Block Party at The Foundry

August 4, 2018 6:00 pm

Animation Fest at Squeaky Wheel

August 4, 2018 12:00 pm

Animation Festival at Squeaky Wheel, Curated by Savion Mingo.

CEPA Gallery: Errol Daniels: Coming Home

July 28, 2018 1:30 pm - August 31, 2018 5:00 pm

Photographer Errol Daniels and writer Katherine Russell bestow a humanization counter to criminal justice statistics.

Buffalo Arts Studio: Lux by Muhammad Z. Zaman and Interstitial Castings by Liz Lessner

July 27, 2018 - September 7, 2018

Buffalo Arts Studio presents a special summer project titled Connections, linking artists with communities to inform creation of new work, with special emphasis on engaging underserved audiences.

BISC: Buying/Investing in Property from the City Auction

July 26, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The city auction is a confusing process for many people, but it is really not that complicated.

Silo City Reading Series: Abdurraqib, Dreitlein, dev11n, Rickus

July 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Just Buffalo's Silo City Reading Series is a summer multidisciplinary poetry series including live musical performances and art installations.

Community Celebration for Aaron Bartley & Grand Re-opening of School 77

July 21, 2018 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a family friendly event and there will be food, music, bounce houses and a few special surprises ...

Black Business Bazaar

July 14, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Black Business Bazaar will take place Saturday, July 14, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Ready for Wakanda: A Just Transition Training

May 25, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Politically, the questions of climate change, water security, land security, and food security are inextricably linked to race, poverty and development.

Ready for Wakanda: A Just Transition Training

May 18, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Politically, the questions of climate change, water security, land security, and food security are inextricably linked to race, poverty and development.

Movement Morning Community Breakfast Support Open Buffalo Emerging Leaders, Community Empowerment, and a Better Buffalo!

May 15, 2018 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Join this community breakfast fundraiser and support Open Buffalo initiatives including the leadership development programs like Emerging Leaders and Democracy Fellows.

Ready for Wakanda: A Just Transition Training

May 12, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Politically, the questions of climate change, water security, land security, and food security are inextricably linked to race, poverty and development.

Ready for Wakanda: A Just Transition Training

May 5, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Politically, the questions of climate change, water security, land security, and food security are inextricably linked to race, poverty and development.

CEJ Buffalo Annual Banquet

May 3, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join CEJ Buffalo in celebrating a great year of struggle and wins. Dinner, drinks and dancing, as well as honoring amazing people who have done great work this year.

The People's Platform

May 2, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

OUR CITY is diverse and our lives intersectional. We need a platform that will meet the needs of everyone, regardless of their race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, and immigration status.

Ready for Wakanda: A Just Transition Training

April 27, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Politically, the questions of climate change, water security, land security, and food security are inextricably linked to race, poverty and development.

Making Money Research Workshop: Symposium, “Matters of Currency”

April 27, 2018 9:00 am - April 28, 2018 6:00 pm

A two-day symposium around money and its relationship to power, resistance and alternative strategies.

Restoring Justice in Buffalo Public Schools

April 26, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Citizen Action, The Advancement Project, and the Alliance for Quality Education for a conversation about improving school climates in Buffalo.

WNY Area Labor Federation 2018 Annual Awards Dinner

April 26, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO invites you to their 2018 Annual Dinner.

Trimania 2018

April 14, 2018 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

On Saturday, April 14, Buffalo Arts Studio will welcome more than 3,000 guests to Trimania -- an epic celebration of art, culture, and music at Tri-Main Center located on Main Street in Buffalo.

Round Table: Discussing and Reinstating Erie County’s Community Corrections Advisory Board

April 4, 2018 5:30 pm

This event is part of Erie County Majority Leader April N. M. Baskin's ongoing Public Safety campaign today. 

State of Our City

March 29, 2018 5:30 pm

The official "strong" "State of the City" is not the story that many people experience on a regular basis. This event will focus on real solutions to our city's most urgent challenges.

March For Our Lives - Stop Gun Violence; March 24 Nat'l Day of Action

March 24, 2018 1:30 pm

A rally and march in Downtown Buffalo with thousands expected - all demanding a stop to gun violence and to tell state and federal legislators #EnoughisEnough.

WNY Area Labor Federation: Annual Meeting

March 24, 2018 8:00 am

This year's guest speaker is Mario Cilento, President, New York State AFL-CIO.

Round Table: Reexamining the Use of Solitary Confinement

March 21, 2018 5:30 pm

This event is part of Erie County Majority Leader April N. M. Baskin's ongoing Public Safety campaign today. 

YNPN Greater Buffalo Conference

March 16, 2018 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

YNPN Greater Buffalo (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) invites nonprofit professionals to join them for their annual one-day conference on Friday, March 16.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 3, 2018 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Squeaky Wheel for an all day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism.

Intentional Networking with WNY Service Learning Coalition Join faculty and community organizations for an intentional networking night.

February 27, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join faculty and community organizations for an intentional networking night.

WNYCOSH Storytellers Workshop

February 24, 2018 1:00 pm - April 21, 2018 3:00 pm

Raise Your Voice: WNYCOSH Storytellers Workshop

Working People's Day of Action

February 24, 2018 11:00 am

Join thousands of working people in standing up to defend our freedom to come together in strong unions fighting for equitable pay, affordable healthcare, quality schools, and vibrant communities.

#FREEnewyork Buffalo Town Hall

February 15, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Together, New Yorkers across the state are building a safer, more just world that invests in communities, not incarceration. Join us.

Pitch 10: Presented by Next Generation United

February 15, 2018 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Pitch 10 is a pitch night for small grassroots organizations and Millennial-led nonprofits competing for grants up to $4,000.

Affordable Housing for all in Buffalo: A Panel Discussion

February 8, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hosted by Assemblymember Sean M. Ryan, 149th District. What does affordable housing look like in Buffalo and New York State in the next 10-20 years? 


Visions: A Photographic Journey in Social Justice Reception & silent auction will feature photos taken by members of Buffalo's social justice community.

February 2, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reception & silent auction will feature photos taken by members of Buffalo's social justice community.

"For the Culture" Book Signing

February 1, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Help Jillian Hanesworth celebrate the release of her first poetry book "For The Culture."

Opening Reception for George Hughes "The Politics of Identity"

January 26, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

George Afedzi Hughes' solo exhibition at the Buffalo Arts Studio reflects the politics of identity through the lens of colonialism and its legacies.

Truth Commission on Poverty in WNY

January 25, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This Truth Commission is an opportunity for poor people to tell their story so that we can center poor people and their lives in the poor people's campaign.

Film Screening: Shift Change

January 24, 2018 6:30 pm

Shift Change highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain. 

WNY's #StillResisting Weekend! #wepersistBUF

January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018

This follow-up to last year's massive Women's Solidarity March in Buffalo is organized by WNY Peace Center, with Riverside Salem.

PPG 2018 Community Agenda Rollout

January 12, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each fall Partnership for the Public Good leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year. 

Emerging Leaders Fundraising Extravaganza

December 16, 2017 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

This event will feature social justice-related performances, along with food, a cash bar, music, raffles, and more. It is a fundraiser for the Open Buffalo Emerging Leaders program.

Racial Justice Workshop - A conversation for the times

December 9, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Citizen Action as they host an interactive workshop and conversation.

Important Briefing on the Census: Let’s Not be Undercounted!

December 8, 2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to ensuring that redistricting is fair and accurate and that communities receive the proper funding for local infrastructure and social services.

Prisoners Are People Too Monthly Meeting

November 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Climbing PoeTree Returns to Buffalo! Acclaimed spoken-word performers infuse movements for justice with healing and imagination.

November 3, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Acclaimed spoken-word performers infuse movements for justice with healing and imagination.

WNY Peace Center brings Amy Goodman to Buffalo

November 3, 2017 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill -- Presented by Open Buffalo

October 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As the headline event for our annual Justice & Opportunity Series, we are bringing author/activist/scholar Marc Lamont Hill to Buffalo for an inspirational and empowering community conversation!

Voice Buffalo Public Meeting

October 26, 2017 6:00 pm

Prisoners Are People Too Monthly Meeting

October 23, 2017 7:00 pm - October 30, 2017

WNYCOSH Oktoberfest

October 7, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Featured speakers will include Arturo Rodriguez, president of United Farm Workers, Mark Pearce, National Labor Relations Board, and Justice for Migrant Families.

Buffalo Transit Riders United -- Allies Meeting

October 5, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Help give riders the power to ensure an equitable public transit system.

Prisoners Are People Too Monthly Meeting

September 25, 2017 7:00 pm

Worker Writers -- Poetry Workshops + The Global Working Class

September 24, 2017 3:30 pm

Just Buffalo Literary Center Presents Worker Writers -- Poetry Workshops + The Global Working Class

Worker Writers -- Poetry Workshops + The Global Working Class

September 23, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Just Buffalo Literary Center Presents Worker Writers -- Poetry Workshops + The Global Working Class

Community & Police Speak Out!!

September 22, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Want to see changes within your community? Come join us at our community & police speak out. See performances from friends and fellow community members.

Community Celebration for The Freedom Wall

September 17, 2017 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Freedom Wall depicts portraits of 28 notable civil rights leaders in American history, past and present, on a large concrete wall at Michigan Avenue and East Ferry Street.

Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Festival & Walk

September 16, 2017 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Approximately 150 partners join forces for 4th Annual Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Festival & Walk.

Family Art Night on Clinton Street!

September 14, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join a fun evening of outdoor community art activities where families & children of all ages will create, explore and talk about making art.

"The Art of Labor" -- Mural Unveiling

September 14, 2017 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us to celebrate and unveil a new mural project: "The Art of Labor"

"A Rocky Road Runs through the NFTA" -- Ice Cream Social

September 12, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

At this ice cream social, our friends at the Coalition for Economic Justice will collect surveys from NFTA riders and eat Rocky Road ice cream to help ensure riders' voices are heard far and wide!  

People's Oversight Meeting

September 7, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Open Buffalo's Justice and Opportunity Coalition to discuss and determine our criminal justice and police reform priorities for the upcoming year.

Take a Stand for Gender Equality in Buffalo

September 5, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We need the Buffalo CEDAW ordinance to secure the rights of all people of all genders in this great city.

CEPA Gallery offers Summer Youth Camps!

July 10, 2017 - August 18, 2017

World Refugee Day in WNY

July 1, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Juneteenth Celebration

June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Coming June 7-10: Restorative Justice Workshop! Get certified in vital community-building techniques in four short days.

June 7, 2017 9:00 am - June 10, 2017 4:00 pm

Participants will learn the stages and flow of the circle and practice the fundamental elements of the peace circle process, including ritual, storytelling, creating safe space, establishing shared values, building relationships and trust, and consensus decision-making.

"Art and Activism" at Buffalo Arts Studio

May 26, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Artists, administrators, and educators will discuss their specific experiences as authors, activists, and placemakers.

CEJ Annual Banquet

May 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Bid to Build 2017

May 18, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Support the Foundry's programs and mission of economic empowerment of Buffalo youth and families at this auction extravaganza.

Partnership for the Public Good: Open House

May 17, 2017 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Spring Idea Summit 2017

May 13, 2017 9:15 am - 11:45 am

Anne Frank Project: Story Night

May 9, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Health Equity: The Path to Inclusive Prosperity in Buffalo

May 8, 2017 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Release of a groundbreaking new PolicyLink report followed by panel of local and national experts.

May Day March & Party

May 7, 2017

Skate, shake, dance and chant in the name of justice. The annual Buffalo May Day rally and party is back.

VOICE Buffalo Annual Banquet

May 4, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Designing to Live Sustainably: Buffalo Block by Block

April 29, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Emerging Artist: Julia Douglas Exhibition Opening

April 28, 2017 5:00 pm

Julia Douglas is the first person to be featured in the annual Open Buffalo Emerging Artist series.

The People's Food Movement

April 8, 2017 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Help bring "good food" to all Buffalo communities.

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop VIII

April 7, 2017 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Screening for the Collective International Film Festival

April 2, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WNY Muslims is proud to announce the Collective International Film Festival’s first annual Screening at UB’s Center for the Arts.

Community Policing Forum

March 28, 2017 6:00 pm

March for Justice

March 26, 2017 1:30 pm

CEJ Annual Meeting

March 23, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pie for PAI!

March 14, 2017 6:00 pm

African Heritage Food Co-Op - Pick Up & Black Vendor Fair The African Heritage Food Co-Op is a group of community members pooling money together to take advantage of wholesale pricing.

March 11, 2017 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The African Heritage Food Co-Op is a group of community members pooling money together to take advantage of wholesale pricing. 

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 11, 2017 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Day of Action on City Hall: International Women’s Day (March 8) A day of pre-scheduled constituent meetings with all nine Buffalo Common Council members and their staffs to discuss the Buffalo CEDAW ordinance.

March 8, 2017

A day of pre-scheduled constituent meetings with all nine Buffalo Common Council members and their staffs to discuss the Buffalo CEDAW ordinance.

Back to Basics Rally & Press Conference

March 6, 2017 10:00 am

Beloved Buffalo institution Back to Basics Outreach Ministries may have to close its doors without your support.

March for Education Justice

March 4, 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ready for Gender Equality?: Petition Signing and Networking at Resurgence An informal gathering and networking event for CEDAW supporters and opportunity to collect signed petitions for our March 8, 2017 Day of Action at City Hall.

March 2, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An informal gathering and networking event for CEDAW supporters and opportunity to collect signed petitions for our March 8, 2017 Day of Action at City Hall. 

Inclusionary Zoning Hearing Stand with allies from across Buffalo for an effective affordable housing policy.

February 28, 2017 5:30 pm

Stand with allies from across Buffalo for an effective affordable housing policy.

Buffalo Transit Riders United (BTRU) Meeting

February 23, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Everyone has the right to accessible, reliable transit.

Step Up and Take Action for Gender Equality Join the movement to get a Gender Equality Ordinance in Buffalo.

February 23, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the movement to get a Gender Equality Ordinance in Buffalo.

Get on the Bus! Bring the Climate & Jobs Fight to Albany

February 13, 2017

The Crossroads Collective and NY Renews allies from across the state will converge in the state's capital demand climate justice and equity for all New Yorkers!

Climate & Jobs Teach-In & Info Session

February 8, 2017 6:00 pm

Deepen your understanding of the climate and jobs crisis, discuss what's at stake in New York, and share how we can take action around solutions that put people and planet first

Blueprints for Belonging: john a. powell at UB

February 8, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As an internationally recognized expert of civil rights and civil liberties, powell's scholarship and work speak to movements for justice and equity in Buffalo.

No Ban. No Wall. Rally for Immigrant, Refugee & Muslim Solidarity

February 5, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Show that the City of Good Neighbors stands in solidarity with our immigrant, refugee, and Muslim brothers and sisters.

Building a Beloved Community: Fundraiser for the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust

February 3, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fundraiser for the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust.

No Hate, No Mandate March and Rally; official sister to Women’s March on DC

January 21, 2017 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

During Buffalo Resistance Weekend, Western New Yorkers will come together of Buffalo in a demonstration of unity.

Solidarity Hub (volunteering, networking, letter-writing, community pot-luck)

January 21, 2017 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

During Buffalo Resistance Weekend, Western New Yorkers will come together of Buffalo in a demonstration of unity.

“No Trump! No KKK! No Racist USA!” march and assembly

January 20, 2017 4:30 pm

During Buffalo Resistance Weekend, Western New Yorkers will come together of Buffalo in a demonstration of unity.

End of the World Party

January 19, 2017 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

During Buffalo Resistance Weekend, Western New Yorkers will come together of Buffalo in a demonstration of unity.

Prayer Vigil: People of Buffalo United Against Carl Paladino

January 16, 2017 1:00 pm

Join People of Buffalo United Against Paladino for a citywide prayer vigil.

The Hip Hop Connection Series

January 14, 2017 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An event dedicated to reconnecting all of the core elements of Hip-Hop. From rap to visual art to clothing….hip-hop is a culture and we want to get back to the essence.

"The Movement" Dance Party

December 17, 2016 9:00 pm

The The Movement 2016 will bring together a diverse group of entertainers, performers, and people to celebrate love of community and raise consciousness about climate justice.

Toward a Sustainable Buffalo: Environmental & Climate Justice Panel

December 5, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The “Toward a Sustainable Buffalo” Lecture Series is a collaborative effort by Buffalo State College and Open Buffalo.

Climbing PoeTree: Spoken Word Duo

December 2, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A spoken word duo from New York City seeking justice and healing for all

Shakespearian Idol

December 1, 2016 7:00 am

Have you ever yearned to see Buffalo’s civic leaders compete with each other by performing great speeches and poems by William Shakespeare? Of course you have!

Fried & Fried in Buffalo

November 18, 2016 - November 19, 2016

Fried & Fried in Buffalo is an exciting arts-filled weekend celebrating two generations of compassion, creativity and caring in a culturally iconic Buffalo family.

Investigative Post Reports: Lead poisoning

November 16, 2016 7:00 pm

Dan Telvock recaps his award winning reporting for Investigative Post on lead poisoning in Buffalo and moderates a panel discussion with three national experts.

VISIONS: Photography Reception & Auction

November 11, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JOIN Open Buffalo and CEPA Gallery for a photography reception and silent auction to help sustain the Emerging Leaders program!

WNY Peace Center 49th Annual Dinner

November 11, 2016 5:30 pm

 Post-Election prospective from Aly Wane (UndocuBlack).

"Pitch 10": Presented by Next Generation United

November 10, 2016 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ten nonprofit organizations at the leading edge of social innovation. Ten ideas to impact Buffalo and Erie County for the next generation. Have a say in who wins $10,000 from Next Generation United.

Toward a Sustainable Buffalo: Economic Justice Panel

November 7, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The “Toward a Sustainable Buffalo” Lecture Series is a collaborative effort by Buffalo State College and Open Buffalo.

Annual Fundraiser Event for MOCA of WNY Medical Outreach & Community Assistance of WNY

November 6, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An event to raise funds for MOCA's global health mission to assist impoverished people around the world to recieve much needed medical care. 

NFTA Campaign Labor Launch

November 2, 2016 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

As revitalization occurs in Buffalo and WNY, we have seen large swaths of the community left out, because they can’t get to work, healthcare appointments, school or family commitments.

Gas Bill Rate Hike Hearing

October 26, 2016 6:00 pm

Currently we are gathering upward of 1,000 signatures to make sure that we don't get a 20% hike on our gas bills this year. Residents are encouraged to speak at this hearing on Oct. 26.

Unpacking Violence: Liberation Within Chaos

October 22, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this workshop, DOPE Collective will discuss black and brown liberation locally, nationally and historically to develop inclusive acts of resistance for ALL black and brown peoples. 

Speak Out for Ethical Peace Officers (District B)

October 20, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The goal of this event is to create a public forum for a conversation concerning the moral and ethical grounds of policing in our own communities.

Gentrification: A Social Justice Issue

October 19, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Professor Stacey Sutton from the College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, Chicago, will present what we don’t know about gentrification.

Buffalo Gender Warriors

October 18, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A monthly meet-up and open discussion for the gender diverse; WNY's gender warriors and revolutionaries. Hosted by No Labels Clothing Cooperative.

FREE Training: Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition

October 15, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition is Offering a Free Traininig in Restorative Justice.

Campaign for Fiscal Equity Press Conference and Rally

October 5, 2016 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

October marks 10 years since NYS public education won the lawsuit that entitled school districts to certain amounts of money.

RevelX25: A party in the Tri-Main dock

October 1, 2016 7:00 pm

Join Buffalo Arts Studio for an unforgettable party in the Tri-Main dock and the big kickoff to our 25th anniversary celebration.

WASH Project: Grand (Re)Opening on Grant St.

September 30, 2016 11:00 am

A safe, open & free space for all people to gather, learn, make & share.

Our Outer Harbor: PUBLIC MEETING

September 28, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the first Our Outer Harbor campaign public meeting, where we will provide information on the history of Buffalo's Outer Harbor and present various community proposals to reuse the land.

OUR Outer Harbor: PUBLIC TOUR

September 28, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Get information on the history of Buffalo's Outer Harbor and present various community proposals to reuse the land.

The Economics of Segregation: A Town Hall

September 22, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A town-hall event discussing issues of race and the Buffalo Renaissance.

Submitting 1,000 Comments Against NFG Rate Hike

September 20, 2016 - September 30, 2016

It's not enough to have an affordable place to live in Buffalo. With this city’s historically cold winters you’ll need a warm place to live as well.

FAMILY ART NIGHT AT CLINTON STREET!

September 15, 2016 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy creating large public art structures and sharing time with other BPS family and friends. Refreshments, music and other organizational information will be available!

3rd Annual Peace - Justice - Nonviolence Festival and Walk of Peace

September 11, 2016 2:30 pm

Peace and Non-Violence activists from across Buffalo are gathering for a Walk of Peace.

Business Microloans: Free Info Session

August 18, 2016 6:00 pm

Learn about Available Funds, Business Consultation, and Loan Application Assistance.

Youth Panel: Buffalo, Race, Policing, Community

August 10, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council Meeting

August 3, 2016 9:30 am

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council Meeting

Bailey Fights Blight: Community Painting Day

July 30, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bailey Fights Blight is a collaborative project being spearheaded by the Bailey Avenue Business Association.

Uptown Fresh Market

July 30, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 am

Local fresh food market every Saturday 10-2,  from July 30 through September 24

Bailey Fights Blight: Community Painting Day

July 23, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bailey Fights Blight is a collaborative project being spearheaded by the Bailey Avenue Business Association.

Bailey Fights Blight: Community Painting Day

July 16, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bailey Fights Blight is a collaborative project being spearheaded by the Bailey Avenue Business Association.

Bailey Fights Blight: Brainstorming Session

July 9, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bailey Fights Blight is a collaborative project being spearheaded by the Bailey Avenue Business Association.

Anthony Flaccavento on Building a Healthy Economy Anthony Flaccavento, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up

July 7, 2016 7:00 pm

Author presentation and book signing:

Anthony Flaccavento, Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up

Business Microloans: Free Info Session

July 7, 2016 6:00 pm

Learn about Available Funds, Business Consultation, and Loan Application Assistance.

Forte Tenors at Kleinhans Concert to Support Catholic Charities

June 30, 2016 7:00 pm

Concert to Support Catholic Charities

Locust Street Art: 56th Annual Art Show Opening Celebration for the Annual Art Show

June 26, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Celebration for the Annual Art Show

Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform 4th Annual Global Day of Action

June 26, 2016 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

4th Annual Global Day of Action

Taste of Diversity Festival

June 25, 2016 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Buffalo's annual Taste of Diversity Festival showcases food, music, dance, art and culture from around the world, living locally in Buffalo

Hispanic Community Breakfast Fourth Annual Community Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit Hispanic Heritage Council

June 25, 2016 9:00 am

Fourth Annual Community Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit Hispanic Heritage Council

VENT & Chill Studio Opening VENT Design and commentary

June 24, 2016 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VENT Design and commentary

Juneteenth of Buffalo 2016

June 18, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Buffalo celebrates Juneteenth on June 18 and June 19 with praise & worhsip, a parade and more in MLK Park

Fix our Broken Prison System VOICE Rally

June 14, 2016 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Help VOICE Buffalo's Criminal Justice Taskforce take action to reduce the prison population by 50%.

Oasis: New Works by Paris Henderson

June 10, 2016 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A new art exhibit from local artist, Paris Henderson.

CAO 51st Anniversary & Awards Dinner

June 10, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Community Action Organization (CAO) of Erie County, Inc. celebrates its 51st Anniversary with an Awards Dinner. 

Nobody Circles the Wagons

June 8, 2016 7:00 pm

Block Party for a Better Buffalo Economy

June 8, 2016 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bailey Fights Blight: Brainstorming Session

June 4, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bailey Fights Blight is a collaborative project being spearheaded by the Bailey Avenue Business Association.

Get on the Bus! NY Renews Converges on Albany

June 1, 2016

On June 1st we are taking a Big trip to Albany to push our State Legislature to pass NY RENEWS, a comprehensive bill that hits the center of Racial, Economic and Climate Justice

World Refugee Day

May 28, 2016 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Kids activities, cultural performances, and a soccer tournament are included in this fun, FREE event.

Business Microloans: Free Info Session

May 26, 2016 6:00 pm

Learn about Available Funds, Business Consultation, and Loan Application Assistance.

An Upcycled Meal

May 26, 2016 4:45 pm

A bike ride and meal to raise awareness about food waste.

Let's Gro Buffalo

May 25, 2016 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PUSH Buffalo's Compost & Native Plant Launch

Artist Talk: Mark Bradford

May 24, 2016 6:00 pm

Bradford will speak about his work as an artist and his cofounding of Art + Practice.

Deconstructing Masculinity Workshop Series SPR/SMR

May 21, 2016 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by D.O.P.E. Collective.

Spring Home & Garden Resource Fair

May 21, 2016 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Refreshments, information and presentations by area resources to help beautify and improve your home for spring.

CEJ Annual Awards Celebration

May 19, 2016 6:00 pm

2016 Honorees Include Chris Borgatti, Anna Falicov, The Very. Rev. Will Mebane Jr., and India Walton.

PUSH Hosts DEC Clean Power Plan Event

May 19, 2016 6:00 pm

PUSH Buffalo will be hosting the Department of Environmental Conservation at a informal hearing on how to use the Clean Power Plan to have a powerful impact on Climate Change and Economic Justice in our Communities.

Creative Soundmaking with Everyday Sounds: Found Sound open workshop

May 18, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Found Sound is a series of free, educational events introducing young people with no prior musical training to the performance and composition of experimental music.

Clean Air's Seventh Annual Dinner

May 5, 2016 6:00 pm

Clean Air is working hard to make our region a healthier place to live, work, and play.

Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Available for Public Comment

May 4, 2016 - May 31, 2016

The public comment period is from May 2nd until May 31st, 2016.

May Day! May Day! Party for the Movements!

May 1, 2016 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Skate, Create, and Relate in the Name of Justice.

Restorative Justice Day

April 29, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Arun Gandhi: "Legacies of Nonviolence: from Gandhi to Sister Karen"

April 24, 2016 3:00 pm

The SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence presents Arun Ghandi at theannual fundraiser.

Community Conversation on Climate Change and Economic Justice

April 21, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, grassroots advocates, and community members to discuss local solutions to the crises of climate change and economic inequality in our region.

Youth Forum on Climate Justice

April 12, 2016 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dozens of local youth will come out for #ClimateJustice to tell Western New York why this issue is important to them. 

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop VII

April 8, 2016 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration.

PUSH/Solar Liberty Solar Informational Session

March 31, 2016 6:00 pm

Join PUSH Buffalo and Solar Liberty for an informational session on what solar is and what it can do to help you lower your utility bills and invest in clean energy.

Community Health Workers: Chew and Chat Topic this Month: Women's Health - Taking Care of the Body, Mind and Soul

March 29, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CHW "Chew and Chat":  TOPIC- Women's Health- Taking Care of the Body, Mind and Soul.  

NY Renews Regional Stakeholder & Campaign Planning Meeting

March 17, 2016 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Since December, over 50 organized labor, community, environmental justice, arts, and environmental groups have joined the NY Renews campaign.

Family Fun Night: Math, Science, Technology Prep

March 17, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Teens in Progress is hosting a family fun night with music, movies, crafts and Chiavetta's chicken dinners!

"(T)ERROR" Film Screening

March 15, 2016 7:00 pm

"(T)ERROR" is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation.

Buffalo Urban League: Empowerment Luncheon

March 15, 2016 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by March 9.

Fight for $15 Bus Trip to Albany

March 15, 2016 4:30 am

With the Legislature's approval, NY could be the first state with a clear path to a $15 minimum wage for all workers. 

CEJ Annual Meeting

March 10, 2016 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come and share your vision for creating a new, revitalized economy and help draw and build a smart jobs agenda.

Workforce Training & Diversity Public Meeting Featuring U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez

March 8, 2016 5:30 pm

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez joins VOICE-Buffalo and the Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope to discuss and explore solutions to racial and economic disparities across Western New York.

CEJ Bus Trip to Detroit GOP Debate

March 3, 2016 12:00 pm

Participants will be joining with fast food workers and allies from around the nation. 

Voices from the Dead

February 29, 2016 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This event is the voices of civil rights leaders from the 1960's.

Community Benefits Agreements Forum Development by the people, for the people of Buffalo

February 25, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is important for anyone who wants the people of Buffalo to take the lead in creating the city’s future.

PUSH Buffalo Monthly Meeting

February 20, 2016 3:00 pm

At PUSH Buffalo's last monthly meeting the discussion was around the Key Bank and First Niagara bank merger, which has huge implications for Buffalo NY area residents.

El Hajj Malik

February 19, 2016 - March 6, 2016

El Hajj Malik chronicles the life of Malcolm X by sticking closely to the events in Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Malcolm X’s speeches.

Runaway Inequality Training

February 17, 2016 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Join PUSH Buffalo and the New York Civic Engagement Table on Wednesday February 17th at 5:15pm for this event and training in the "Runaway Inequality Training Series."

"Violence or Nonviolence" Community Discussion

February 13, 2016 2:00 am

On Saturday February 13 at 2pm, Peace and Non-violence activists will be gathings at the NRC, at 1272 Deleware Avenue for a Community Discussion on Nonviolence.

Serve NY VISTA RFP Informational Meeting Serve New York VISTA is currently accepting RFP’s for AmeriCorps VISTA members starting in July 2016 and August 2016.

February 3, 2016 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Serve New York VISTA is currently accepting RFP’s for AmeriCorps VISTA members starting in July 2016 and August 2016.

"Buffalo Region is New York's 'Asbestos Alley'" BUFFALO AFL-CIO/WNYCOSH Safety & Health Committee Meeting

January 12, 2016 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Buffalo metro area suffers from a sharply elevated rate of deaths from asbestos-triggered disease, according to an analysis of federal mortality data and calculations.

Movement Dance Party Dance the night away at PPG's annual fundraiser.

December 18, 2015 9:00 pm

Dance the night away at PPG's annual fundraiser.

PPG Community Agenda Partner Vote

December 18, 2015 9:00 am

PPG's Community Agenda is a blueprint to help realize their shared vision of a just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo. 

Party for the Climate! Launching the NY Renews climate justice and jobs campaign

December 16, 2015 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Leaders and members of labor, community, and environmental organizations across New York State will unite to launch a climate justice and jobs campaign - NY Renews.

Fruit Belt Coalition Annual "Christmas in the City" Featuring a petting zoo, a clown, cookie decoration, toy, goody bags, caroling, Santa/elf, food, fun, and other activities.

December 12, 2015 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Featuring a petting zoo, a clown, cookie decoration, toy, goody bags, caroling, Santa/elf, food, fun, and other activities.

Taking Climate Action: The Future of Western New York The Western New York Environmental Alliance 2015 Congress

December 8, 2015 5:30 pm

An evening of discussion, exhibition, and exploration of climate change solutions, their impacts on the WNY community, and the implications for climate justice.

Legacy Sound and FX Music Festival #LSFX15 A music festival effort to end AIDS by 2020

December 5, 2015 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A music festival effort to end AIDS by 2020.

Loop Magazine's 50th Issue Release Party and Open House

December 4, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Energy Democracy and Food Justice Join PPG for a presentation on energy democracy and food justice

December 4, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join PPG for a presentation on energy democracy and food justice.

PPG 2016 Agenda Setting Meeting

December 2, 2015 9:00 am

PPG's Community Agenda is a blueprint to help realize their shared vision of a just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo.

33rd Annual Multi-Faith Thanksgiving Celebration Free community event: Embracing diverse faiths and cultures.

November 23, 2015 7:00 pm

Free community event: Embracing diverse faiths and cultures.

The Taste of PUSH

November 21, 2015 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

THE FIRST WORKERS' STATE: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION OF 1917

November 21, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gary L. Milton Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet Hosted by Fruit Belt United, Inc.

November 20, 2015 6:00 pm

Hosted by Fruit Belt United, Inc.

Peace Rally

November 19, 2015 1:00 pm

Help Shape 2016 PPG Agenda

November 18, 2015 9:00 am

All partner organizations are eligible to submit proposed Agenda planks, serve on the committee that creates and refines proposed planks, and vote on the top 10 planks that become PPG's 2016 agenda.

Public Meeting on Huntley Coal Join the Clean Air Coalition for this meeting to plan the responsible retirement of Huntley Coal

November 17, 2015 5:30 pm

The Huntley coal plant in Tonawanda has announced it will retire March of 2016, joining hundreds of coal plants like it across the country. 

Nail Salon Industry Education Event Free event where you can learn about your rights and responsibilities as a nail salon worker and/or advocate

November 17, 2015 9:30 am

Free event where you can learn about your rights and responsibilities as a nail salon worker and/or advocate.

WNY Peace Center 48th Annual Dinner Keynote speaker will be Margaret Huang, Deputy Executive Director of Campaigns and Programs at Amnesty International USA.

November 14, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Keynote speaker will be Margaret Huang, Deputy Executive Director of Campaigns and Programs at Amnesty International USA.

This Changes Everything

November 12, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Day of Action for Worker Rights Coalition for Economic Justice leads actions to protect workers (and their families) across New York state.

November 10, 2015 8:00 am

Our partners with the Coalition for Economic Justice are leading a day of action for workers on Nov. 10.

Participatory Budgeting: Neighborhood Assembly Participatory Budgeting is coming to the Masten District this year and YOU can decide how $150,000 is spent.

November 7, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Participatory Budgeting is coming to the Masten District this year and YOU can decide how $150,000 is spent.

Participatory Budgeting: Neighborhood Assembly Participatory Budgeting is coming to the Masten District this year and YOU can decide how $150,000 is spent.

November 4, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Participatory Budgeting is coming to the Masten District this year and YOU can decide how $150,000 is spent.

Participatory Budgeting: Neighborhood Assembly Participatory Budgeting is coming to the Masten District this year and YOU can decide how $150,000 is spent.

November 2, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Participatory Budgeting is coming to the Masten District this year and YOU can decide how $150,000 is spent.

VOICE-Buffalo Annual Public Meeting

October 26, 2015 7:00 pm

Participatory Budgeting: Neighborhood Assembly Participatory Budgeting is coming to the Masten District this year and YOU can decide how $150,000 is spent.

October 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Participatory Budgeting is coming to the Masten District this year and YOU can decide how $150,000 is spent.

Anima Mundi: Apotheosis Event The culmination of artist Marissa Lehner's Anima Mundi installation at the Buffalo Arts Studio.

October 23, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist Marissa Lehner's Anima Mundi installation, currently on display at the Buffalo Arts Studio, will culminate in this apotheosis event, complete with performance.

A conversation with MIT's Community Innovators Lab

October 21, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Second Saturday at the Foundry Visit the Foundry's Artisan Open House

October 10, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit the Foundry's Artisan Open House

Building Future Leaders A Conference on Family Engagement in Buffalo's Public Schools

October 10, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A Conference on Family Engagement in Buffalo's Public Schools

Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center's 30th Anniversary Exhibition Fall 2015 marks Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center’s 30th year as a pioneering media art presence in Buffalo and beyond.

October 9, 2015 5:30 pm - January 24, 2016

Squeaky Wheel's 30th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates the past, present and future of this acclaimed, grassroots media art center.

Speak Out on Energy Affordability

October 1, 2015 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Rise Up for Climate Justice: Rally at Niagara Square Mobilizing Western New York for Climate and Economic Justice

September 24, 2015 5:00 pm

Mobilizing Western New York for Climate and Economic Justice.

Energy Affordability Workshop

September 23, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presentation: Browning Ferris NLRB Decision Learn about and discuss important implications for temp agencies, franchises, and subcontractors.

September 15, 2015 5:30 pm - 6:30 am

Alicia Pender, field attorney from the NLRB Region 3 office, will present and discuss the important Browning Ferris decision and implications for temp agencies, franchises and subcontractors.  

Hispanic Heritage Month: Kick-off Event

September 15, 2015 12:00 pm

Skateland Mural Raising Party An open, inclusive, outdoor/indoor, family-friendly, community-wide celebration of diversity.

September 13, 2015 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An open, inclusive, outdoor/indoor, family-friendly, community-wide celebration of diversity in the (skating) arts.

Puerto Rican & Hispanic Day Parade

September 12, 2015 1:00 pm

 

June & Roger’s 35th Annual Labor SUNDAY Potluck-Picnic

September 6, 2015 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts- 16th Annual

August 29, 2015 10:00 am - August 30, 2015 6:00 pm

Clean Air Fundraiser

August 26, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PUSH's 2nd Annual Community Concert

August 23, 2015 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

8.8.88 Flag & Mural Raising Party

August 8, 2015 6:00 pm - August 9, 2015 10:00 pm

Restore Our Community Coalition March and Rally

August 8, 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rally for John Walker

August 8, 2015 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speak Out for Fairness in Phone and Internet Access -- Second Session

August 5, 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 The Public Service Commission is hosting a public forum to hear from real people about phone (landline) and Internet service.

Speak Out for Fairness in Phone and Internet Access

August 5, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Public Service Commission is hosting a public forum to hear from real people about phone (landline) and Internet service.

Open Buffalo Press Conference and Community Cookout

July 28, 2015 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

City of Night Buffalo

July 18, 2015 6:00 pm

Solar Jam

July 11, 2015 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Picnic for the Public Good

June 28, 2015 1:00 pm

Participatory Budgeting Party

June 25, 2015 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Juneteenth of Buffalo 2015

June 13, 2015 10:00 am - June 14, 2015 8:00 pm

CEJ's Annual Awards Celebration

May 28, 2015 6:00 pm - May 29, 2015

An Evening with Dr. Leon Botstein

May 8, 2015 7:00 pm

Clean Air Coalition Annual Dinner

May 7, 2015 6:00 pm

SNUG Community Rally For Peace in the Streets

March 28, 2015 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join fellow Buffalonians in calling for peace in the streets.

Opening Night for "Assemblage," "Binary ConScience," and Jump Start

March 27, 2015 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Three thought-provoking exhibitions kicking off March 27 at the Buffalo Arts Studio (BAS) are not to be missed. 

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop

March 27, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

COMMUNITY CONTROL OVER PUBLIC DOLLAR$

March 25, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An informational Exposition on Participatory Budgeting in Buffalo, organized by Clean Air Coalition of Western New York.

Join Open Buffalo & PPG for "Topdog/Underdog" Join Open Buffalo and Partnership for the Public Good for a night of great theater, March 12.

March 12, 2015 7:30 pm

Join Open Buffalo and Partnership for the Public Good for a night of great theater, March 12.

Worker Justice Clinic

December 18, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Help bring community-oriented policing to Buffalo! c

December 10, 2014 5:30 pm

Public meeting will address complaints about police practices on BMHA properties.

Worker Justice Clinic

December 4, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Worker Justice Clinic

November 20, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Worker Justice Clinic

November 6, 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Film: "Good Night & Good Luck"

November 5, 2014 7:00 pm

Anti-Bullying Explosion Event

October 18, 2014 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Luncheon: Reforming Buffalo Schools

October 15, 2014 12:00 pm

Facing the Law: Giving Teens Real Advice from Real Professionals

October 11, 2014 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Facing the Law: Giving Teens Real Advice from Real Professionals 

Documentary Screening: "Kids for Cash"

October 9, 2014 7:30 pm

Documentary Kids for Cash tells about a Pennsylvania court system that profited from incarcerating youth.

Restorative Justice Chat and Chew

October 9, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Community Health Network shares Restorative Justice information to the public at monthly Chat and Chew

Citizen Action Rally on Restorative Justice

October 8, 2014 5:00 pm

Citizen Action Rally calls on Buffalo Board of Education to embrace Restorative Justice.

Introduction to using Circles and Community Conferencing as Restorative Practices

October 7, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to using Circles and Community Conferencing as Restorative Practices

Open Places Initiative All-Sites Convening

July 16, 2014 - July 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Public Narrative Training with Marshall Ganz Storytelling workshop with renowned organizer Marshall Ganz

September 21, 2013 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Renowned organizer Marshall Ganz will present a Public Narrative Training workshop to Buffalo community groups to learn from his various experiences in organization and mobilization strategies.

Democracy At Risk

September 19, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

League of Women Voters Buffalo/Niagara and American Association of University Women present a talk on Democracy and poverty. Sam Magavern will be joining the discussion as a panelist.

Public Good Radio Show Featuring Ina Ferguson-Downing and Heath Frisch

September 10, 2013 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Good is a half-hour talk radio show on WUFO AM 1080. Airing from 1pm on Tuesday afternoons. Today's show features Ina Ferguson-Downing and Heath Frisch.

Community Meeting on BPS Code of Conduct

August 29, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Community meetings will be held at local Buffalo high schools to discuss the details of the new Buffalo Public School Code of Conduct and the next steps for implementation.

Community Meeting on BPS Code of Conduct

August 27, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Community meetings will be held at local Buffalo high schools to discuss the details of the new Buffalo Public School Code of Conduct and the next steps for implementation.

Community Meeting on BPS Code of Conduct

August 22, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Community meetings will be held at local Buffalo high schools to discuss the details of the new Buffalo Public School Code of Conduct and the next steps for implementation.

Community Meeting on BPS Code of Conduct

August 20, 2013 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Community meetings will be held at local Buffalo high schools to discuss the details of the new Buffalo Public School Code of Conduct and the next steps for implementation.

Strike For Justice!

August 17, 2013 7:00 pm

Imagine a world where every selfish CEO, Wall Street banker, or greedy corporation was a one-foot tall pin you could destroy with the toss of a heavy, spinning ball...Pretend that's what this is!

Harlem Nights An arts and cultural party with a purpose, sponsored by the Langston Hughes Institute.

August 9, 2013 8:00 pm

Inspired by celebrations during the Harlem Renaissance, "Harlem Nights" is where good music, good food and good company get people in the dancing, storytelling and celebrating mood.

Petition NY Education Commissioner New York Education Commissioner King should meet with the community.

August 8, 2013 7:30 pm

The community wants New York Education Commissioner King to meet with concerned Buffalo parents, pastors, and community leaders directly effected by school policy changes.

Involved, Informed, Invincible! A music-infused event with the Young Invincibles

August 7, 2013 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Aaron Smith and Jasmine Hicks of Young Invincibles bring their proven civic engagement tools to Buffalo, and a number of local music performers have stepped up to help residents in #becomingthechange.

Public Good Radio Show

August 6, 2013 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Good is a half-hour talk radio show on WUFO AM 1080. Airing from 1pm on Tuesday afternoons. Today's show features Franchelle Hart from SEIU 1199 United Healthcare Workers East.

Public Good Radio Show Half-hour talk radio show on WUFO AM 1080

July 30, 2013 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Good is a half-hour talk radio show on WUFO AM 1080. Airing from 1pm on Tuesday afternoons. Today's show features Morgan Jamie Dunbar from Save The Kids (STK.)

Dollars + Sense Annual Financial Fun Day & Resource Fair

July 27, 2013 10:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dollars + Sense Financial Fun Day & Resource Fair
Loretto Ministry Center
301 14th Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Town Hall with Heather McGhee

July 23, 2013 6:30 pm

Town Hall Meeting with Heather McGhee
Tuesday, July 23rd, Doors at 6:00pm
Asbury Hall
341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202

Public Good Radio Show Half-hour talk radio show on WUFO AM 1080

July 23, 2013 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Good is a half-hour talk radio show on WUFO AM 1080. Airing from 1pm on Tuesday afternoons. Today's show features Emily Oaks and Kathleen Heim of the Western New York Service Collaborative.

Shakespearean Idol

July 18, 2013 7:30 pm

Join the Partnership for the Public Good as Buffalo crowns its second Shakespearean Idol. Civic leaders will compete for the prize before three all-star judges. Doors open at 7pm, and the contest starts at 7:30pm.

Public Good Radio Show

July 16, 2013 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Good is a half-hour talk radio show on WUFO AM 1080. Airing from 1pm on Tuesday afternoons. Today's show features Ras Jomo.

ILR Dean's Lecture: University-Economy Connections

July 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Cornell University welcomes Dean Harry Katz, The Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and Jack Sheinkman ProfessorSchool of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University to speak on University-Economy Connections.

Public Good Radio Show Half-hour talk radio show on WUFO AM 1080

July 9, 2013 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Good is a half-hour talk radio show on WUFO AM 1080. Airing from 1pm on Tuesday afternoons. Today's show features Sam Radford, leader of the District-Parent Coordinating Council of Buffalo.

Juneteenth

June 15, 2013 - June 16, 2013

Want to learn more about Open Buffalo and how to get involved? Visit us at Juneteenth Saturday and Sunday to find out more, and you can share your thoughts about when Buffalo Will Be More Open.

West Side Bazaar for PUSH Buffalo Night

June 13, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Open Buffalo at the West Side Bazaar for PUSH Buffalo Night to talk about and celebrate the opening of the international kitchens with residents. Meet some great people, eat some great food, and find out how to get involved in opening Buffalo!

Advisory Board Meeting

May 29, 2013 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our Advisory Board members meet to get updates on the progress of our activities to date, and give input. We’ve got some surprises for them in store too, as they’ll be sharing their thoughts on opening Buffalo.