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

Voice Buffalo Public Meeting

October 26, 2017 6:00 pm