Open Buffalo is a civic initiative to make major, long-term improvements in justice and equity in the City of Buffalo, New York. Established in 2014, it is an unprecedented collaboration among a diverse group of partners and allies. Our mission is to advance racial, economic, and ecological justice. We do so through skill building, network connecting, and activating leadership opportunities. People directly experiencing systemic challenges and inequities that we aim to address will always have a voice in identifying the problems and developing the solutions. Our goal is for all communities in Western New York to thrive free from discrimination and poverty.  An empowered democratic society is key to a joyful, culturally rich community and sustainable planet.