Weekly News – June 9, 2016

WNY Peace Center Weekly Update – June 9, 2016            Contact: 716-332-3904 / 716-931-3520

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Latin America Solidarity Committee

27th US-Cuba Friendship Caravan – Monday June 20, 5pm
Celebrate with a backyard BBQ! Food, live music, dancing, and camaraderie!
With Bill Nowak and musicians from 5 to 1 Band
Discussion with Manolo representing Pastors for Peace (P4P)
74 Wellington Rd near Hertel. For more info call:  835-4705.

Travel opportunities:

Witness For Peace is offering travel opportunities to the following places.The Latin American Solidarity Committee is offering financial assistance for those interested,
1.Cuba: Economy & People–July 10-20, 2016
             Faith, Politics, Economic & Changing US-Cuban Relations—-Sept.—20-29
              Art Culture and Cuban Revolution—–Nov. 20-30, 2016
2. Honduras:Learn from Indigenous and Afro-indigenous Leaders in the face of Economic, Ecological and State Violence———————————————————–July 16-25, 2016
3. Mexico: Drug War and Social Control, Militarism and Immigration————-=-Jan. 13-22, 2017
4. Nicaragua, Fair Trade Teen Delegation——————————————————–June 17-30, 2016
FURTHER INFO GO TO: www.witnessforpeace.org  or 202-547-6112
School of the Americas Watch Event: Convergence on the U.S./Mexico Border—-Oct. 7-10, 2016
      MORE INFO: SOAW.org/borderor 202-234-3440

Racial Justice Taskforce
Community Speak-out re Ethical Police Officers/Community Policing
Saturday, June 11, 2pm-3pm. Delavan/Grider Community Center. Town Hall Meeting/discussion. Part of Community Day at the Delavan Grider Community Center. Police are also invited.

Prisoners Rights Taskforce
Continuing Vigil at the holding center including #JusticeForIndia
Every Wednesday 4-5 pm. Erie County Holding Center, 40 Delaware Ave, Buffalo. Town Hall Meeting About the Erie County Holding Center (ECHC)

PCR / PeaceJam
PeaceJam For Teens:
What: Interactive session on Appreciation Not Discrimination – led by teens and tweens.

Part of Community Day at the Delavan Grider Community Center (
Where:  Delavan Grider Community Center, 877 E Delavan Ave, Buffalo NY 14215
When: Saturday, June 11, 11am-4pm.
Camp Peaceprints

Alternative summer camp for Youth 8 to 13
Pathways to Peace: Monday to Friday July 18-29, 10am-3pm. St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main St, Buffalo.
Focusing on multifaith and other compassionate views. Skill building includes peaceful conflict resolution, leadership skills, arts, etc. – and swimming! In partnership with SSJ Sr. Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence and others. Volunteers and youth assistants welcome.

Resist Militarism! Taskforce
Vigil: Disrupt the death squadron operating at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS):
Join us at the main gate to the NFARS on the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month (June 8) at 3:30-4:30pm (or pick another day of the week and bring a group with signs).
For more information, contact Russell Brown, at 716-570-5200; hobadoxa@me.com.


Tenth of Abraham Walk and Dinner
Thursday July 16,

Peacewalk of Muslims, Christians and Jews. Dinner to follow at 7:30pm at the Islamic Center of the Niagara Frontier, Heim Road, Getzville.
5:30pm at North Presbyterian Church Williamsville

Art exhibit: Cassandra, New York City artist, shows her first Buffalo exhibit, “SOULJA – Peace and Love Warriors.” Featuring large prints, bronze sculptures and murals with themes exploring feminism, homosexuality, Latin culture and more. Through Friday July 29.
¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art, 148 Elmwood Avenue in Allentown
Contact for gallery hours: email: Gallery@BuenVivirGallery.org  or  phone: 716 931-5833.

World Refugee Day 2016
Monday June 20

Come celebrate as the WNY Peace Center joins in the festivities of the 3rd largest Juneteenth Celebration in the World! Tabling, parading, jamming, and contributing to Beloved Community are all parts of it. Participate as you can and will. Call WNYPC at 332-3904 or 931-3520 for more info and/or to commit to part of the schedule. Saturday and Sunday June 18-19, 10am. Set-up all through to 6-8pm
Martin Luther King Park, Buffalo.

Film: ‘Dear President Obama – The Clean Energy Revolution is Now’ – narrated by Mark Ruffalo.
Thursday June 9, 6pm. Crane Library (2nd floor) 633 Elmwood at Highland Ave., Buffalo. Free.

Diana Block, formerly with the clandestine struggle for the independence of Puerto Rico, talks about her new book “Clandestine Occupations” and her recent trip to Palestine.
Thursday June 9, 7pm. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Street, Buffalo.

Liberating the Green Hill Beagles
Thursday June 23, 7pm. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Street, Buffalo.

Prisoners’ Rights Coalition: BARC Freedom School
Thursday June 16, 5pm. Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium, 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo. (Town Hall postponed.)

Elmwood Festival of the Arts
Saturday and Sunday Aug 27-28, 10am-5pm.
Come to the WNY Peace Center table on the Cultural Row!

Women In Black – weekly vigil for nonviolence. Every Saturday noon to 1pm. Bidwell and Elmwood. Signs provided. (You don’t need to be a woman or wear black.)

General Info :

For questions, comments, inquiries, suggestions, and concerns regarding the Peace Center, contact our Executive Director at:
Victoria (Vicki) Ross
Phone: (716) 931-3520
Email: victoryross9@gmail.com

Our Weekly Office Hours (for drop-in visits, calls, etc.) are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:  1-3 p.m., or by appointment.
1272 Delaware Avenue (use back entrance and ring buzzer to get inside), Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: (716) 332-3904


Eric Gallion
Phone: (716) 310-4292
Email: egallion@verizon.net

Charley Bowman
Phone: (716) 688-2374
Email: CandABowman@verzion.net
Website: http://wnypeace.org/new/projects.html
Frank Gage
Phone: (716)893-5584
Email: snowbird1967@roadrunner.com

Phone: (716) 876-3872
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Victoria Ross
Phone: (716) 884-0582, (716) 931-3520
Email: victoryross9@gmail.com

Chuck Culhane
Phone: (716) 228-2076
Email: culhane9@gmail.com
Website: http://wnypeace.org/program/Prison%20Action%20Committee.php/

Heron Simmonds-Price
Email: heronimousphunk@gmail.com
Phone: (716) 768-2986

Russell Brown
Phone: (716) 570-5200
Email: hobadoxa@me.com
Website: http://wnypeace.org/program/ResistMilitarism.php/

Student/Low Income: $10
Peacenik: $50
Sustainer’s Circle: $125
Director’s Circle: $250
Major Donor:  $1000
Lifetime Membership: $2500
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Send Checks and/or Money Orders (made out to “WNY Peace Center”) to:
Western New York Peace Center, 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. Please write “Membership” or your purpose for your donation on the memo line of your check.
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