The sixth Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop, to be held Friday, March 27, offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration. The workshop is designed for local scholars, social service agencies, advocates, and government leaders and staff, and the general public. Topics include “Poverty, Race and Community Policing;” “Understanding the Experiences of New Americans in Buffalo;” and “An Exploration into the Lives of Chronically Homeless Women.”
The presenters include:
- Franchelle Hart, executive director, Open Buffalo
- Sam Magavern, co-director, Partnership for the Public Good
- Diane Bessel, assistant professor, Daemen College
- Kim Griswold, associate professor, University at Buffalo
- Ba Zan Lin, program coordinator, Burmese Community Support Center
- Karen Carman, supportive housing director, Matt Urban Human Services Center
- Thomas Nochajski, professor, University at Buffalo
The Workshop takes place on Friday, March 27 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (registration from 8:30 am) in the auditorium of Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. The Workshop is free and open to the public. There are also optional lunch discussions at Sweet & Savory, which require a fee and pre-reservation. Register for the workshop and the lunch discussions at www.wnyhomeless.org. For questions, contact Laura Mangan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 645-5376.
The Poverty Research Workshop is sponsored by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, the Partnership for the Public Good, and the University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy Research Initiative, and it is co-sponsored by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.