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Saturday, July 9 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Community Benefits Agreements: Making Them Solid, Making Them Stick

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Community Benefits Agreements are an important tool for making sure that all residents benefit from the large-scale development projects. Community Benefits Agreements can make the difference between projects that benefit a few and projects that can further the cause of racial and economic justice. The speakers on the panel will present research that addresses some of the issues in negotiating strong, accountable Community Benefits Agreements and what it takes to enforce them once the projects are under way.


Sam McGavern

Sam McGavern is a writer and public interest lawyer, currently serving as co-director of the Partnership for the Public Good. He also teaches at the University at Buffalo Law School. He has written non-fiction, poetry, fiction, scholarly articles, a movie screenplay, and comic books... Read More →

Carl Nightingale

Board of Directors, PUSH Buffalo
Cities, Buffalo, PUSH Buffalo, Gentrification, Anything!

John Washington

John Washington is a Community Organizer with PUSH Buffalo and the Community Economic Empowerment Task Force co-ordinator for the WNY Peace Center

Saturday July 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm EDT
Rockwell Hall 306