Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop

March 28, 9 a.m. to noon

Downtown Public Library

The fifth Buffalo Poverty Workshop offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration. The workshop is designed for local scholars, social service agencies, advocates, and government leaders and staff, among others.

The event will take place at the downtown public library, located at 1 Lafayette Square. Welcome starts at 8:30 a.m. and the event will end at noon. Featured speakers and topics include:


“Poverty in Western New York: Current Trends”
Dale Zuchlewski, Executive Director, Homeless Alliance of Western New York

“Initiatives for a Stronger Community”
Mark C. Poloncarz, County Executive, Erie County

Session One: Worker Equity

“Temporary and Precarious Work in Buffalo”
Sam Magavern, Co-Director, Partnership for the Public Good

“Working for ‘Extras,’ Working for ‘Nothing ’”
Erin Hatton, Associate Professor, Sociology, University at Buffalo

Session Two: Suburbanization of Poverty:

“On the Edge: The Impact of Changing Demographics on an Inner-Ring Suburban School District”
Corrie Stone-Johnson, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy, University at Buffalo

Session 3: Poverty, Equity, and Justice
Teresa A. Miller, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion, and Professor, Law, University at Buffalo

To register, email Sarah Maurer at or call 852-4191 ext. 115.