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Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

The candidates for mayor of Buffalo competing in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary will debate the issues in a forum from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Mayor Bryon W. Brown, city Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant will field questions on critical issues ranging from education to economic development to workforce diversity and making sure all segments of the city share in Buffalo's growth.

The debate will be moderated by Al Vaughters of WIVB-TV, with questions posed by members of the Buffalo Association of Black Journalists. Audience members also will submit written questions that will be posed by the panel of journalists. The debate may be live-streamed and also may be recorded for rebroadcast on public access TV.

This free event is sponsored by the Buffalo Association Black Journalists in cooperation with the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the SUNY Buffalo State Communications Department.