DIFCON: Difficult Conversations about Urgent Issues

The University & the City: Segregation, Gentrification & Representation in Buffalo

Downtown Buffalo Panoramic.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
301 Crosby Hall (UB South Campus)
(Free pizza provided)

What is the relationship between UB’s three campuses and the city neighborhoods they are connected to? Topics of discussion will include: the impact of UB’s expansion on city housing; whether UB helps or hinders community organizing; and the demographics of the University compared to the City of Buffalo.


  • Henry Louis Taylor, Founding Director, Center for Urban Studies; Professor, Urban & Regional Planning
  • Jessica Coley, Graduate Student, Sociology; 2018-19 GSA President
  • Community Organizer (TBD), PUSH Buffalo

UB’s Difficult Conversations (DIFCON), a series of wide-ranging discussions open to the UB community that focuses on sensitive topics such as racial and gender biases, ethnicity and segregation. The series is sponsored by UB's Office of Inclusive Excellence.