Urban Forum 2023 Flyer


    Urban Forum 2023 Program

    Urban Forum Video




    “I JUST LOVE THE CULTURE we've created in BPS. Seeing so many kids involved this year was so lovely.”


    “Young people are the change.”


    “Joy can be incorporated into all aspects of our school curriculum.”


    “Encourage students to dream as well as encouraging them to work hard towards attaining their goals.”


    “I take pride in the cultural richness within BPS.”


    “We have so much Black excellence in our schools!”


    “This day was motivational, inspirational, and a beautiful ‘Thank you!’ I wish that all faculty had access to it. It would greatly help teacher burnout to attend these professional development days in beautiful community with each other.”



    CLRI Team


    Drummers at Urban Forum


    Board at Urban Forum


    Scholar Q&A


    Cabinet at Urban Forum



    Urban Forum Background Information:

    The first Urban Forum in the Buffalo Public School District was held in March 2016. The district continues to hold this event annually. The intended purpose of the Urban Forum is to open a shared dialogue with all stakeholders--teachers, principals, students, parents, district leaders, board members, and community partners. Each Urban Forum kicks off with a profound keynote speech from an expert in the field of culturally responsive education. Participants are then provided with opportunities for breakout sessions on culturally and linguistically responsive structures and instructional strategies that will enhance the learning outcomes of all district students.