CEPP hosts and sponsors many public workshops and conferences each year, both on campus and throughout the Buffalo and Western New York community. These community-wide research events facilitate discussion and networking between community research partners and scholars. Annual research workshops are held to focus on the crisis of poverty in Buffalo, major forums bring in nationally recognized experts, and policy summits and workshops are held jointly with community organizations.
Poverty Research Workshops have been hosted annually since 2010 to offer everyone concerned with Buffalo’s crisis of poverty the chance to hear about new and ongoing research, promising strategies, and opportunities for collaboration. The workshops are designed for local scholars, social service agencies, advocates, and government leaders and staff, among others.
The workshops have been organized by CEPP in partnership with two regional coalitions involved in issues of social justice and public policy – the Homeless Alliance of WNY, and the Partnership for the Public Good -- and with the additional support of the WNY Service-Learning Coalition.
The workshop has attracted around 200 participants each year and has led to research collaborations and facilitated relationships between scholars and community members.
Workshop topics: Community Policing, Refugees and Immigrants, Housing and Homelessness
Post-Workshop Lunch Discussion Groups, facilitated by workshop presenters
Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop V (flyer/program here)
March 28, 2014: Central Library, Buffalo & Erie County Pubilc Library, Buffalo
In 2014, three UB faculty members presented their research and afterwards they were interviewed by Sam Magavern, co-director of Parthership for the Public Good.
Session 1: Worker Equity with Dr. Erin Hatton, UB Sociology. Click here for the Hatton interview
Session 2: Suburbanization of Poverty with Dr. Corrie Stone-Johnson, UB Educational Leadership and Policy. Click here for the Stone-Johnson interview
Session 3: Criminal Justice with Teresa Miller, UB Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School. Click here for the Miller interview
Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop IV: Poverty and Education
March 1, 2013: Olmsted Center for Sight, Buffalo
Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop III
March 2, 2012: Olmsted Center for Sight, Main St, Buffalo
Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop II: Homelessness & Women
March 4, 2011: St. Stanislaus Social Hall, Fillmore Ave, Buffalo
Additional sponsorship in 2011 was provided by the National Center on Family Homelessness, and with cosponsorship by the UB Gender Institute and WNY Women’s Fund.
Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop
February 26, 2010: Frank E. Merriweather Library, Buffalo