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Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop IX

The Ninth Buffalo Poverty Research 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, government leaders and staff, among others. Check out the flyer here!

You may register HERE. As always, admission is free!

Friday, April 13, 2018
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
(Registration from 8:30 am)
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Auditorium (enter from Clinton St)
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

Refreshments available for purchase at Fables Cafe, Library main floor, from 8:30AM.

Welcome: Dale Zuchlewski, Executive Director, Homeless Alliance WNY

Introduction: India Walton, Community Organizer, Open Buffalo


Report for Poverty Truth Commission on Poverty in Buffalo-Niagara
Sam Magavern, Executive Director, Partnership for the Public Good

Workers on the Brink: Low-Wage Workers, Report and Recommendations
Nicole Hallett, Clinical Asst Professor, Director Community Justice Clinic, University at Buffalo Law School

Welfare to Work Barriers
Megan Hurley, Lecturer, College of Education, University of Maryland
Kathryn Franco, Graduate Student, Public Health & Social Work, University at Buffalo

Voices for 2020: The Lived Experiences of Homeless Families in WNY
Diane R Bessell, Assistant Professor, MSW Program Director, Social Work and Sociology, Daemen College

The Buffalo Commons: Community Research Resources
Kristin Szczepaniec, Collaboration and Research Specialist, Cornell in Buffalo

Advocacy and Networking

Sponsored by: The Homeless Alliance, Partnership for the Public Good, Buffalo and Erie County Library, Buffalo Commons, University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, University at Buffalo School of Social Work