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Updated Buffalo Brief on Racial Disparities

Events, Newson August 26th, 2015No Comments
PPG has updated its Buffalo Brief on racial disparities.  Among its findings are the following.  Buffalo-Niagara is the sixth most segregated large metro in the nation.  White residents have a median income ($55,224) over twice that of blacks ($24,645) and Hispanics ($26,735). The poverty rate of blacks (37%) and Hispanics (37%) is more than four times that of whites (9%).

 

Hot Issues in Public Schools on the Public Good

Events, Newson August 24th, 2015No Comments
Don’t miss the Public Good this Tuesday, August 25 at 1pm when we discuss the Buffalo Public Schools with our friends from Citizen Action / Alliance for Quality Education.  Topics will include receivership, community schools, and efforts to improve attendance.  Tune in to WUFO AM 1080 or catch the livestream on www.wufoam.comAnd join us again on September 1, when our guest will be Marshall Bertram from the WNY Worker Center discussing key issues in workers’ rights.

The Public Good with Ba Zan Lin

Events, Newson July 16th, 2015Comments Off on The Public Good with Ba Zan Lin

The Public Good with Ba Zan Lin discusses the rapidly growing Burmese population in Buffalo.

New Resources on Buffalo’s Refugees and Immigrants 

Events, Newson July 15th, 2015Comments Off on New Resources on Buffalo’s Refugees and Immigrants 

PPG has completed 10 fact sheets on Buffalo’s foreign language communities, including sheets on Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Central Africa, Eritrea, Iraq, Puerto Rico, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.  We’ve also updated our Buffalo Brief on Immigrants, Refugees, and Languages Spoken in WNY and filmed four short video conversations with local community leaders you can find them, along with many other resources on immigrants, refugees, and language access, here.

New Report on Traffic Equity

Events, Newson July 15th, 2015Comments Off on New Report on Traffic Equity

PPG has released a new report, Traffic Equity in Buffalo, NY by Daniel Cadzow and Sam Magavern.  The report includes some of the latest scientific research on traffic pollution and its many negative health effects, and calls for better local policies regarding public transit, smart growth, complete streets, car sharing, and the Peace Bridge to help improve traffic equity in western New York.

The Public Good with Pastor James Giles

Events, Newson July 8th, 2015Comments Off on The Public Good with Pastor James Giles

Pastor James Giles of Back to Basics, Buffalo Peace Makers and Voice Buffalo discusses community policing in Buffalo with Sam Magavern on the Public Good.

The Public Good with Kevin Connor

Events, Newson July 2nd, 2015Comments Off on The Public Good with Kevin Connor

Kevin Connor of the Public Accountability Initiative discusses their three part report on Carl Paladino: his bigoted statements, his campaign donations, and his receipt of tax incentives from state and local governments.

 

Hot Topics on the Public Good: Carl Paladino and Community Policing    

Events, Newson June 29th, 2015Comments Off on Hot Topics on the Public Good: Carl Paladino and Community Policing    

Don’t miss the next two editions of the Public Good, which airs each Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO AM 1080 and livestreams on www.wufoam.com.  On Tuesday, June 30, Kevin Connor of the Public Accountability Initiative discusses their three part report on Carl Paladino: his bigoted statements, his campaign donations, and his receipt of tax incentives from state and local governments.  On July 7, Pastor James Giles of Buffalo Peacemakers and Back to Basics Ministries reflects on what it will take to bring true community policing to Buffalo.  Video highlights of many Public Good interviews are available on our YouTube channel, as well.

“Getting Over the Language Barrier” – Free Training July 16

Events, Newson June 26th, 2015Comments Off on “Getting Over the Language Barrier” – Free Training July 16

Getting Over the Language Barrier:

Working Successfully with Immigrants and Refugees

 

July 16, 2015, 8:30am to 11:30am

Jewish Family Services, Downstairs Auditorium

70 Barker St., Buffalo 14209

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 A free training for medical providers, government staff, non-profits, schools, and anyone interested in a better understanding of language access and cultural competence.

  • Improve your understanding of legal duties and best practices in serving people with limited English proficiency
  • Gain better awareness and understanding of issues facing immigrants and refugees in the Buffalo area
  • Learn about local and national resources to make your job easier

Free and open to the public, but space is limited.  To reserve a seat, please e-mail  deandra@ppgbuffalo.org or call Deandra FIke of PPG at 852-4191, ext. 115.

 

Presented by

 Catholic Charities

International Institute of Buffalo

Jericho Road Hope Drop-In Center

Jewish Family Services

Journey’s End Refugee Services

Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo

Neighborhood Legal Services

Partnership for the Public Good

 

Supported by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Public Accountability Initiative Releases Report on Paladino

Events, Newson June 18th, 2015Comments Off on Public Accountability Initiative Releases Report on Paladino

At a June 2015 political rally, Buffalo developer and school board member Carl Paladino made a series of racist and xenophobic remarks. Paladino complained about “non-Americans” at the University at Buffalo campus and the “huge population of foreigners.” In comments to a group of reporters, Paladino blamed “those damn Asians coming here to go to school” for keeping local students from educational opportunities. Since then, the University at Buffalo and local media outlets have debunked his assertions, in addition to highlighting the racist nature of his remarks. Click here to read more