Buffalo, NY (January 6, 2021) – With New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo having just announced a proposal that would allow recreational cannabis use throughout the state, Open Buffalo once again demands that legalization of this plant be done with racial justice and community repair in mind.
Open Buffalo proudly joins coalition to defend crucial “50-A” public records reform across NY State.
By: Todd Geise
Open Buffalo demands transparent investigation and swift police policy reforms in the wake of violent encounter captured on video.
In the last days celebrating Hanukkah, we were saddened and heartbroken to learn of yet another hate crime in our country, this time at the New York City area home of a Rabbi while celebrating the seventh night of Hanukkah with dozens of guests.
Open Buffalo is hiring a Training and Movement Building Coordinator. The ideal candidate has significant experience in community organizing, training and facilitation.
There's a duality about Thanksgiving that's deeper than excess vs. hunger or being 'a part of' vs. 'apart from'. Knowing its history, should we celebrate Thanksgiving or should we commemorate it?
In early September, 100 individuals came together for Open Buffalo’s Justice Leadership Institute (JLI), the organization’s largest ever training event.
The 2019 Open Buffalo Training Team is ready to facilitate a powerful community workshop for 100 community members at the first Justice Leadership Institute!
Check out the video recap of our 2019 'Restoration & Reclamation' event in April.
Key elements of Open Buffalo's 2019 state legislative agenda succeed – community power in action
Want to help end poverty in Buffalo? Develop valuable nonprofit skills and experiences? Give back to the community? If so, consider applying for Open Buffalo's 2019-20 NYIC VISTA position today!
Open Buffalo (OB) is seeking Intern candidates with deep commitment to social change and that share our vision of an “Open” Buffalo.
Mentoring is a special partnership between two people based on commitment to the mentoring process, common goals/expectations of the partnership and mutual trust and respect.
Spread economic opportunity & justice in Buffalo! Build community power & resilience! Help end cannabis prohibition!
Open Buffalo calls on state lawmakers to prioritize vulnerable communities, featured as presenters at the Caucus Weekend of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators.
Organization continues to push for statewide marijuana policy to repair and invest in communities on the frontline of the war on drugs
Open Buffalo firmly opposes the Trump Administration's latest anti-immigrant policy proposal for "Public Charge" Rule as an explicit attack on low-income immigrant families and communities of color.
In solidarity with our partner, the New York Immigration Coalition, Open Buffalo opposes the unraveling of federal protections for the rights of migrant children.
The federal administration continues its attack on immigrant communities, but you can speak up against its policies!
Members of the Buffalo Police Advisory Board go on The Public Good to discuss residents’ top concerns about policing collected from community forums and next steps to improve policing in Buffalo.
OB's Lead Organizer India Walton discusses disparities within marijuana enforcement in Buffalo and the fight to make marijuana the lowest level enforcement priority (LLEP) for Buffalo police.
OB Justice & Opportunity partners advocated for creation of new entity, which will make recommendations on how community-police relationships can be improved.
Community groups applaud reform, reiterate longstanding call for
full-scale community policing program.
New Buffalo Report Shows Stark Marijuana Arrest Disparities.