It’s never been clearer that policies that protect the most vulnerable among us are good for everyone.
You can find here information on Buffalo Commons COVID-19 virtual convening support, upcoming community conversations/virtual workshops, and an opportunity to submit research requests and to help us document stories of community groups taking the lead in a time of crisis.
Additionally, you can find blog posts pertaining to the crisis from our team, including data and community organizing experts.
Communities of Color Being Hit Hardest by COVID-19 in Erie County (UPDATED April 28)
New Tool: COVID-19 Mapper for Erie County, NY
Large Drop in UI Claims, Though Totals Remain at Historic Levels
Crisis Notes, 3/30 by Aaron Bartley
One of the essential functions of Buffalo Commons is as a gathering space, which allows for the convening of coalitions, working groups, trainings, workshops, commissions, public officials, boards, and more in the Cornell in Buffalo offices. With the recent health crisis, we will continue to serve as a convener of collaborative work and progress through these difficult times by offering licensed Zoom meeting creation to our partners. Utilizing our licensed account can allow for scheduled meetings with 500 participants for any amount of time. Email email@example.com if you would like to utilize this free resource for a meeting or event.
UPCOMING COVID-19 COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS & VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS
Virtual Workshop: Coronavirus and Communicable Diseases in the Workplace, Tuesday, April 14, 12-2pm
We’ll host two Buffalo Commons partner virtual community conversations:
- Policy Solutions for COVID-19 Response and Recovery, Thursday, April 30, 3:30-5pm. Register here.
- Community-Based Research Needs for the COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery.
Details will be updated on this page. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified directly.
Note: many of our previously scheduled Buffalo Commons capacity-building workshops will be held in the weeks ahead in a virtual format.
SUBMIT YOUR COVID-19 CRISIS RESEARCH REQUEST
As usual, we are here to connect you to researchers or graduate students who can help find local solutions to your questions. Please use our Buffalo Commons Research Exchange form to submit your research need related to this crisis and we will share it with our researcher network. Or email email@example.com to get started.
COMMUNITY GROUPS IN THE LEAD
We are collecting stories and examples to document how community groups—as they always do—are stepping up to fill the gaps in our systems which this emergency has so clearly magnified and exposed. From block clubs and established neighborhood organizations to rapidly forming coalitions, community groups are providing incredible leadership in this time of crisis. Long-term recovery should center their needs, insights, and leadership too.
If you have a story or example to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @PPGBuffalo and @Buffalo_Commons.