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Hosted Event  |  A Conversation with D'Artagnan Scorza

Presented by Open Buffalo as part of Justice and Opportunity Week

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 6–8 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

The featured event for day 2 of Open Buffalo Justice & Opportunity Week:

D'Artagnan Scorza, Ph.D., the pioneering Founder/Executive Director of the Social Justice Learning Institute (Inglewood, CA), visits Buffalo to talk about innovative ways to attack injustice and opportunity gaps. Attend this free event for inspiration in the struggle to bring equity and economic opportunity throughout the city of Buffalo. (Audience Q&A to follow.)

Also, don't miss a moving live performance by Buffalo's very own Drea DNur to kick off the evening!

About Scorza:
Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza is the Founder and Executive Director of the Social Justice Learning Institute in Inglewood, CA. Dr. Scorza is a US Navy Iraq-War Veteran, obtained his Ph.D. in Education from UCLA, served as a UC Regent from 2007-2009, was a 2010 Education Pioneers Fellow and is a 2013-2014 Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) Fellow. He has a B.S. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Business Management from National University and a B.A. in the Study of Religion.

Dr. Scorza’s expansive research and policy experience extends throughout the state having passed policies that established veteran’s service centers across UC campuses, prioritized $160 million for student services, improved sustainability in Inglewood schools and expanded programs for boys and men of color throughout LA County. He served as the chair on the Measure GG campaign securing $90 million in school construction bonds as well as matching funds bringing the total construction program to $123 million. He’s currently engaged in grassroots policy efforts through the Healthy and Sustainable Inglewood Collaborative (HSIC), a group of more than 30 local stakeholders, to expand business opportunities through local economic development, to improve health in the built environment and to improve outcomes for boys and men of color.

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