Open Buffalo’s mission is to advance racial, economic, and ecological justice. Part of the organization’s charge is to open its doors to people who back the mission, and who want to fight for the mission. To that end, Open Buffalo will be hosting its First Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 8 (11:00am) at 641 Delaware Avenue (inside the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site). At the meeting, the group “will release its 2022 annual report and share this year’s key programs, projects, and partnerships with the public.”
The meeting will also be an opportunity for the team, and the board of directors, to openly talk about the Tops massacre, and how the community has been affected. The team members will also discuss how Open Buffalo engages with the East Side, by helping to empower its citizens on a number of fronts.
Community meeting announcements include:
Our Race, Power, and Privilege (RPP) training and assessment program, helping institutions and businesses develop anti-racist frameworks
The highly anticipated return of our Emerging Leaders program
Eco Collective ambassadors, who are moving the Open Buffalo Ecology Center from ideation to reality
Top of mind for the meeting, per the environmental concerns and objectives are:
Local, state, and national partners on environmental initiatives that aim to:
Replace all lead water service lines in Buffalo
Reduce air-pollution, improve transit access, promote mobility programs, and sustainable infrastructure
Improve health outcomes specifically on the East Side of Buffalo
Open Buffalo invites you to attend the First Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 8 (11:00am) at 641 Delaware Avenue (inside the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site). The event will end at approximately 12:30pm. Once the program has ended, there will a window of time to personally connect with the Open Buffalo team.
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