A coalition of community groups have come together to create a new initiative to help support and empower students, children, youth, families, and the community at large.

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That group, known as Freedom Schools Buffalo, is having its summer kick-off on Friday, July 16, 2021, and the community is invited to participate.

Freedom Schools Buffalo is a collaboration of community-based educators, healers, and local leaders that use the principles of
liberation education and social justice. Freedom Schools is not a physical school building, but is a movement for change and pull inspiration from local Haudenosaunee culture and the civil rights movement.

The Freedom Friday Summer Kick-Off will run from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and people are able to attend in-person or virtually via Zoom.

The in-person event will take place at the D'Youville College Health Hub Building which is located on the corner of Connecticut Street and West Avenue in Buffalo.

The kick-off event will include live music and a DJ, free food, fun, and activities for kids, young adults, and families to participate in.

If you can't make the in-person event, you can participate virtually via Zoom. The Meeting ID is 857 8789 8601 and the Password is FREE.

This event is free and open to the public, but the organizers ask that you register in advance. You can register online right here. If need more information, or have any questions, you can contact JJ via e-mail here or you can call or text to (716) 526-5377.

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