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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Daniel James II

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BSILR '22
Buffalo, NY
Partnership for the Public Good, High Road

Work Highlights

Documented stories of community-led advocacy that led to policy wins for Partnership for the Public Good including implementing restorative justice in Buffalo schools, ending money bail in Buffalo, reducing arrests for low level marijuana, creating the Living Wage Commission and legislation, and enhancing community policing.

Compiled research reports on bills passed by the New York State Assembly.

Completed briefings of Buffalo Common Council meetings and Resolutions Hearings.

 

Summer Takeaway

Over policing and incarceration are merely the fruit of a larger problem of racial inequity in Buffalo.

 

Supervisor Quote

Daniel brought a wonderful curiosity to his time at PPG. Driven by his longterm goal of working for justice and fairness, Daniel is thoughtful and inquisitive; he is determined to learn how real community change happens. His desire to bring tried and tested advocacy tools back to his own community in South Carolina was the perfect fit for our project of documenting how policy changes have been won here in Buffalo. We are so grateful to Daniel for his work, as well as his kind and bright presence on our team this summer!

–Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

 

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