Welcome!

  Welcome to the website of the Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition. On this website, you will be able to find announcements for upcoming events and analysis of issues relating to racism in Buffalo and nationally. You can contact us at: buffaloantiracismcoalition@gmail.com.

Call for Contributions — Prison Abolition Western New York Conference #PAWNY2019

Friends, it’s that time again! We’re looking for Presenters for the Second Annual PAWNY Conference in September 2019. Submission Deadline: July 2019 We’re seeking proposals for contributions for the Second Annual Prison Abolition Western New York Conference. The conference will bring together activists, organizers, academics, and members of the public who are working on issues … More Call for Contributions — Prison Abolition Western New York Conference #PAWNY2019

Connecting the Struggles: Prison Abolition & Transformative Justice In Western New York, 2018 Conference

Here is the program schedule! Sessions Session 1 – Saturday, September 22, 9:00-10:20 AM* Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013A “Bail Reform in Erie County and New York State” Presenters: Danielle Johnson, Open Buffalo and Prisoners are People, Too Classroom: Science Hall, Rm. 1013 “Abolition Lawyering and Political Prisoners” Presenters: Saleem Holbrook, Abolitionist Law Center Dustin … More Connecting the Struggles: Prison Abolition & Transformative Justice In Western New York, 2018 Conference

Register for Connecting The Struggles: Abolition and Transformative Justice

Friends, in order to track how many folks are coming, we are asking that you follow the Eventbrite link to register. The volunteers and presenters are free, general admission is $25 on a sliding scale based on need, please contact us if the cost is an issue, we want no one turned away because of … More Register for Connecting The Struggles: Abolition and Transformative Justice

Call for Contributions — Prison Abolition Western New York Conference

Call for Contributions — Prison Abolition Western New York Conference Connecting the Struggles September 21-23, 2018 Canisius College, Buffalo, NY Submission Deadline: August 30, 2018 We seek proposals for contributions for the upcoming, first-ever Prison Abolition Western New York Conference. The conference will bring together activists, organizers, academics, and members of the public who are … More Call for Contributions — Prison Abolition Western New York Conference

“Connecting the Struggles” Call for Presentations for the Prison Abolition Western New York 2018 Conference.

  Call for Presentations for the Prison Abolition Western New York 2018 Conference. “Connecting the Struggles” Canisius College, Buffalo NY September 21-23, 2018 Call for Contributions We write to invite you to join us for the first-ever Prison Abolition Western New York (PAWNY) Conference. The conference will be a regional gathering of people working on … More “Connecting the Struggles” Call for Presentations for the Prison Abolition Western New York 2018 Conference.

Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition Statement on the Disbanding of the Strikeforce

On February 9, 2018 Mayor Byron Brown announced that the Buffalo Police unit known as Strikeforce would be disbanded, effective March 12. The announcement followed months of protests by activists and organizations in the wake of the killings of Wardel “Meech” Davis and José Hernandez-Rossy. The protests have culminated in the formation of the Police … More Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition Statement on the Disbanding of the Strikeforce

Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition Statement on Blacktivist

In recent months it has become apparent that a Facebook page called “Blacktivist” was part of a coordinated disinformation campaign undertaken by operatives likely acting on behalf of the Russian government. As recent news reports have suggested, “Blacktivist” became involved in protests surrounding the death of India Cummings in the Erie County Holding Center (ECHC) … More Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition Statement on Blacktivist

Press Advisory on AG Investigation

Press Advisory and  Statements from Buffalo-Black Lives Matter Members, Supporters and Allies from Western New York Peace Center, Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition, Buffalo United Community Coalition, the Western New York Law Center and Cornell Law School December 12, 2017 Buffalo-Black Lives Matter members and supporters welcome the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) … More Press Advisory on AG Investigation