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. ‚ÄčAll 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!