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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 Hadden

Maria Hadden works with the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), managing projects in the Midwest & South. She first became involved in participatory budgeting (PB) as a budget delegate during the first US cycle in 2009 in Chicago where she's lived for 14 years. She was so inspired by the experience that she joined PBP in 2010 as a founding board member. Maria is a member of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) as well as an alumni of both... 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 their neighborhoods those decisions are better than when those decisions are made on behalf of residents by individuals who don't live in those neighborhoods.

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

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