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Buffalo Co-Lab

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

Sidney Malia Waite

Sidney Malia Waite
ILR '22
High Road Fellowships - Buffalo, NY
Fruit Belt Community Land Trust
WORK HIGHLIGHTS

• Experienced grassroots campaigns and projects firsthand.

• Created foundational documents for the organization including a financial procedures policy and a personnel policy.

• Learned about Black Land Liberation and researched land trusts as a method for reparations.

• Participated in board recruitment for the organization and a hiring process for a new AmeriCorps volunteer.

• Wrote a successful media advisory for a community update regarding the progress and future of the Land Trust.

• Worked on outreach to the Fruit Belt neighborhood community.

• Participated in an Advocacy Institute workshop to learn about NYS government and strategies to organize and advance policy.

BUFFALO HIGHLIGHT

The weather and the abundance of art and murals all around the city.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

The Friday we did a poetry workshop with Atina Fareed Cooke (“A.I. the Anomaly”).

INTERESTS

Social justice, civil rights law, film - documentaries.

CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL SKILLS

Writing.

BLOG POSTS

Inequality Needs to Move Out

political

It festers

A sample

 

Tags
2019