Greater Buffalo is on the rise and we believe all our residents should have the opportunity to take part and fulfill their highest potential.

When we tackle the existing gaps in racial equity, we will expand opportunity in neighborhoods across the region — where people live, work and raise their children.

Our region will see even greater growth when all our residents can learn, work and further contribute to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community.

Racial Equity Dividend Report

What could happen when we close all the gaps?

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Voices of Equity: Richard Cummings

August 31, 2017

Richard Cummings represents the Black Chamber of Commerce of Western New York and is a founding member of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable. Mr. Cummings passionately shares his experience with the Roundtable's work to date and how the comradery of the leaders across sectors which have historically been siloed from one another in this work has made him believe that the hope for change in our community can be realized.

To learn more about the benefits of closing the racial equity gaps, download "The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo's Great Opportunity"

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Voices of Equity: Marsha Joy Sullivan

August 22, 2017

Marsha Joy Sullivan, President of Nardin Academy, shares how the Roundtable has come together through an awareness and appreciation of the lived experiences everyone brings to the table.

This is a "roll up your sleeves" kind of work and the Roundtable's willingness to walk in another's shoes has united them in their shared passion and commitment for achieving racial equity.

To learn more about the benefits of closing the racial equity gaps, download "The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo's Great Opportunity"

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Voices of Equity: Danis Gehl

August 9, 2017

Dr. Danis Gehl, retired Associate Executive Director of the University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, shares why racial equity is good for ALL of our communities across Buffalo and beyond.

She speaks to the importance and commitment of the Roundtable and all community leaders alike to take action to address the issues facing the next generation of our city's leaders of color. When we maintain that commitment to action, we will see a region that provides more opportunity for young professionals of color to fulfill their potential and build roots in a prosperous region to live and raise a family in.

 

To learn more about the benefits of closing the racial equity gaps, download "The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo's Great Opportunity"  

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