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Movie and Conversation

  • Date: Monday, January 30
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Place: Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St, Buffalo, Suite 530
  • Note: Parking and entrance on Halbert St.

Join us for a Movie and Conversation with Kathy Spillman of Journey’s End Refugee Services and Curator of the WNY Refugee Film Festival. We will begin with watching the short movie "I Come From Away: An Immigrant in Maine” -- a compassionate film featuring a charismatic 30-year-old African woman who arrived as a refugee in Portland, Maine with her Ethiopian and Sudanese parents. Afterwards, Kathy Spillman will facilitate conversation about the refugee experience in Western New York. The event is free but registration is required.

Light refreshments will be served. The League is proud to co-sponsor this event with Journey's End.

The event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required.

Dr. Henry Taylor Speaks on Black Buffalo

Photo Credit: Lori Robinson, 2022

Recently, Dr. Henry Louis Taylor Jr., the director of the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies gave a presentation on a 1990 study on The State of Black Buffalo at a League of Women Voters Buffalo-Niagara program and discussed ways forward.

You can watch the video on YouTube.



Consider joining Great Decisions 2023!

Each month, the LWVBN-sponsored Great Decisions discussion group discusses a chapter from the Foreign Policy Association’s (FPA) annual Great Decisions booklet. The eight topics for 2023 are: Energy Geopolitics, War Crimes, China and U.S., Economic Warfare, Politics in Latin America, Global Famine, Iran at a Crossroads and Climate Migration.

The FPA produces a short video to introduce each topic; the video is followed by our group discussion moderated by a local member. Members share moderating during the year; you don’t have to be a subject matter expert to participate or to moderate. The FPA provides thought-provoking questions to lead the discussion.

This group meets on the first Thursday of the month, March through November, from 10 a.m. to noon. If you would like to join this group please contact the League office.

Upcoming LWVB/N Meetings


Due to the pandemic, most meetings are held remotely. Please use the members calendar to find all upcoming meetings and events and automatically add them to your calendar app.

What's New

State League Newsletter

The November/December edition of the State Voter is online. (11/05/2022)

Outer Harbor Waterfront Must Remain Accessible

Read the opinion piece by LWVBN President Lori Robinson published in the Buffalo News (09/18/2022).

Statement on Buffalo shooting

League Condemns Racist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, NY (05/16/2022)