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Hands Across Buffalo is a coalition of local organizations and businesses committed to promoting diversity and challenging poverty across the City of Buffalo.

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Hands Across Buffalo will be an effort to promote racial unity and a community commitment to better understanding race and poverty. The event, to be held May 17, 2014 at 11 am,  will feature 7,000 people joining hands across the length of Ferry St. from the Niagara River to Bailey Avenue. Ferry was chosen because it crosses several racially and economically diverse neighborhoods and because of its rich history, including the Underground Railroad. The event will be followed by a series of discussions and programs at various locations on specific topics of race and poverty. We plan to draw national coverage of the event, showcasing Buffalo as a proudly united community

What is Hands Across Buffalo?


A special thanks to the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo for their financial support making Hands Across Buffalo a reality.

Opportunity and Challenges Bus Tour

First-hand look at the blight and disinvestment affecting many of Buffalo's high poverty neighborhoods, but also at effective anti-poverty programs and development.

Friday, April 11

Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Registration Required for this Free Tour

​Presented By:

Unheard Voices of Buffalo

Ujima Theatre & Hands Across Buffalo are collaborating on a performance in which low-wage workers turn their stories of living and working in poverty into dramatic monologues.  Performances will be followed by audience discussions. There's no admission charge.

Tuesday, April 8 at 7 pm

Location: Ujima Theater

545 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222

Wednesday, April 9 at 7 pm

Location: Nativity Church

Clarence, NY