Come join the second meeting of Peaceprints of WNY's Just Buffalo Book Club as we celebrate Earth Day! Through the lens of Dr. Hanna-Attisha's What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, Tifft Nature Preserve representatives Heather Desorcie and Zachary Goodrich will lead a discussion on environmental justice and how lack of access and unequal access to environmental resources is affecting the lives of individuals locally.
Join us as we discuss how children of Flint, Michigan were for decades exposed to lead in their tap water and how a system more focused on austerity and politics continued to put the lives of their citizens at risk. We'll discuss the impact of environmental resources on the health and wellbeing of a population, explore how access to those resources is dispersed unevenly in our community, and what steps you can take to help!
Tifft Nature Preserve Just a five-minute drive from downtown Buffalo and situated on the Outer Harbor, Tifft Nature Preserve offers 264 acres of restored habitat with five miles of trails and boardwalks. Since it opened in 1976 from land purchased by the City of Buffalo for a landfill site, Tifft Nature Preserve has been dedicated to conservation and environmental education. Learn more about Tifft at their website.
Peaceprints of WNY has been recognized by the US Department of Justice as a national leader in reentry services. With services for justice-involved individuals 13 and up, Peaceprints provides pre-and post- release support to individuals returning to the community from incarceration. Learn more about the work of Peaceprints of WNY at our website.
We believe that honest discussions on equity and access are vital to the health and improvement of our region. Therefore, we are committed to keeping the Just Buffalo Book Club FREE TO ALL and eliminating as many barriers to access as we can.However, if you are able to make a donation toward our April Book Club discussion, your gift will be split evenly between Tifft Nature Preserve and Peaceprints of WNY. These gifts go a long way in helping our local nonprofits continue their important work of improving equity and access for ALL in our community.