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Saturday, July 9 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Our Money, Our Voices: Particpatory Budgeting in Buffalo

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Tired of your tax dollars being used to help everyone but you? What if you could decide how to use those funds to improve your city? A Council district in Buffalo is doing just that with Participatory Budgeting (PB), a democratic process that gives community control over public dollars. Participants will learn about PB in the U.S. and hear directly from Buffalo residents about how they gained real power over their money.

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Maria Hadden

Project Manager, Participatory Budgeting Project
Maria first became involved in participatory budgeting (PB) during the very first PB cycle in the U.S. in 2009. Inspired by the experience, she took on a leadership role as a founding board member of the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP). She is currently PBP's Project Manager... Read More →

Natasha Soto

Natasha D. Soto is a Community Organizer for the Clean Air Coalition of WNY for the past 5 years. CA is an Environmental Health and Justice Organization that believes in democratic decision making; CA knowing s that when residents have the capacity to make real decisions that impact... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
Ketchum Hall 113