At Just Buffalo Literary Center, we believe that reading and writing are transformative acts.
In a city that remains one of the most segregated in our nation with above average rates of racial discrimination and systemic poverty, Just Buffalo recognizes that power and decision-making control have been significantly less available to people of color, immigrants and refugees, young adults, those who are LGBTQIA+, those with language barriers, people with disabilities, and the economically disadvantaged.
We are committed to working harder to create a workspace and programming environment which gives opportunity and celebrates the unique perspective and individual talents of all people. We will be more intentional and proactive in our efforts to disrupt outdated power structures in the pursuit of a more just and equitable society.
This work is ongoing and will grow with the organization. In 2021, we focus our actions on: