Community Resources and Feedback

The Buffalo AKG Art Museum unequivocally supports the fight for civil rights; the struggle for racial and social equity; and the right for people to live free from fear of violence, discrimination, and hate speech.

Systemic racial discrimination, bias, and prejudice need immediate, substantive action. We join our community in demanding justice and accountability for all those who have been impacted by racist policies, actions, and rhetoric.

We stand in solidarity with protesters, activists, and people from all walks of life who are committed to combating racism in all its forms. We are dedicated as an institution to addressing our own biases, listening to and learning from our community, and supporting the advancement of civil rights. Black Lives Matter. Stop Asian Hate.

Learn more about our IDEA Unity of Purpose and our IDEA Action Plan.

Local Resources

Black-owned Businesses:

Alana Adetola Arts
Black Monarchy
La Verdad Café
MS Eye Candy Boutique
Zawadi Books

Culture and Community:

African American Cultural Center
African Heritage Food Co-op
Buffalo United for Afghan Evacuees
Community Action Organization of WNY
Feed Buffalo
International Institute of Buffalo
Journey’s End Refugee Services
Just Buffalo Literary Center
Locust Street Art
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
National Federation for Just Communities of WNY
Project Mona's House (Restoring Human Trafficking Survivors)
PUSH Buffalo
Showing Up for Racial Justice - Buffalo
Ujima Company
UPward Design for Life
West Side Community Services


The Belle Center
Buffalo Center for Health Equity
Buffalo Freedom Gardens
Durham’s Maternal Stress-Free Zone
Front Seat Life, LLC
Generative Somatics
heart fire yoga


Say Yes Buffalo
Wakanda Alliance
Wise Young Builders

National Resources

Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Black Futures Lab
Black Lives Matter
Black Table Arts
Black Women's Blueprint
Color of Change
For Freedoms
The Movement for Black Lives
RAINN (Anti-Sexual Violence Organization)
Showing Up for Racial Justice

Mental Health Resources

Asian Mental Health Collective
Black Mental Health Matters
Erie County Anti-Stigma Coalition
Horizon Health Services 
Mental Health Advocates of WNY
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
NY Project Hope (Coping with COVID)

Addiction and Substance Abuse Resources

Just Tell One
Save the Michaels of the World, Inc.
Horizon Health Services
Alcohol Help
Addiction Resource (Outpatient Drug RehabInpatient Drug Rehab)
Start Your Recovery
Racial Disparities In Addiction/Substance Abuse Treatment (Online Article)
Parent's Guide to Fentanyl
Protecting Children From Online Drug Dealers

Suicide Prevention Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (Western New York Chapter)
Buffalo and Erie County Crisis Services

LGBTQIA+ Resources

GYLS WNY (Growing LGBTQ+ Youth Support)
Pride Center of Western New York

Other Resources

National Museum of African American History and Culture “Talking About Race” Web Portal
Smithsonian Institution: Standing Together Against Hate
Racial Equity Tools
Show Up: Your Guide to Bystander Intervention (PDF)
What Is a Protest? (PDF) (An art activity for kids by artist Julia Bottoms)

Living Documents

Anti-Racism Resources
Black Buffalo Businesses
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources


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Please note: Some of these community resources were inspired by Swoon: Seven Contemplations, on view at Albright-Knox Northland September 26, 2020–January 10, 2021. Swoon infuses often difficult aspects of her personal journey with a spirit of generosity to offer a model of how pushing through the discomfort of challenges may lead toward healing. We hope these resources will encourage visitors on their own personal journeys. For further resources, please see The Heliotrope Foundation and Swoon's personal bibliography for healing and mindfulness.