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!