Hon. Rose H. Sconiers, retired New York State Appellate Division Justice, will succeed Alphonso O’Neil-White as Chair of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable.
In an effort to advance racial equity in Western New York, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo convened more than 30 community leaders from private, public, non-profit, and faith based organizations in Buffalo, New York to form the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable.
In 2016, the Racial Equity Roundtable released an extensive report entitled “The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo’s Great Opportunity” that establishes the business case for racial equity and highlights opportunities to advance racial equity in the region.
An extensive agenda was developed by the Racial Equity Roundtable for collective action with the goal of closing gaps in racial equity and creating conditions for system change. One of the many strategies for achieving this goal is Racial Equity Impact Analysis Training.
This training facilitates a shared understanding of historic forces, shared language and a tool to apply a racial equity lens in organizational decision-making. Justice Sconiers is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.