Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop VI
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Friday, March 27, 2015
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Auditorium
1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
(Auditorium is best accessed from the Clinton Street Entrance)
Free and Open to the Public
The sixth Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop offers everyone concerned with Buffalo’s poverty the chance to hear about new research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration. This year we are also offering Post-Workshop Lunch Discussion Groups for workshop participants who want a more in-depth discussion on the workshop topics, see below the program for information.
(For the PDF version, please click here.)
Session 1: Community Policing
“Poverty, Race, and Community Policing”
Executive Director, Open Buffalo
Co-Director, Partnership for the Public Good
Session 2: Refugees and Immigrants
Understanding the Experiences of New Americans in Buffalo, NY
Assistant Professor, Sociology & Social Work, Daemen College
Health and Wellness of Refugee Populations
Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo
Improving Language Access at the Local Government Level
Ba Zan Lin
Program Coordinator, Burmese Community Support Center, Buffalo
Session 3: Housing & Homelessness
Study of Hope: An Exploration into the Lives of Chronically Homeless Women
Director, Supportive Housing, Matt Urban Human Services Center
Research Professor, Co-Director, Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo
12:00 Advocacy and Networking
12:45-2:00PM Post-Workshop Lunch Discussion Groups (by pre-registration only)
POST-WORKSHOP LUNCH DISCUSSIONS
Continue and expand upon the workshop discussions by joining one of the Post-Workshop Lunch Discussions. These discussion groups will be on the workshop topic areas of
1) Community Policing
2) Refugees and Immigrants
3) Housing and Homelessness
These will be facilitated by the workshop presenters and organizers. Please rank your lunch group choices below. We will try to accommodate your first choice, but this may not be possible as each group will be limited to 12 participants. There is a $25 charge to attend- that includes lunch. Post-lunch discussion registration must be received by March 24, 2015 at noon. Use the registration form below, and then click on the Paypal link to submit payment.
Lunch Discussion Groups will be held at
Butterwood Sweet & Savory, Hotel @ Lafayette.
391 Washington St, Buffalo NY 14203 (use Clinton St entrance, opposite the Library Auditorium entrance)
This 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. The organizers gratefully acknowledge cosponsorship by the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library.
Please register below. This workshop is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are certainly welcomed, though registration assists our planning.
If participating in the optional Post-Workshop discussion group, you must register by March 24, 2015 at noon. The Post-Workshop Lunch Discussion requires a $25 registration fee, which you may submit after filling out this form.