More Weekly News 11-22; incl 11-28 Arvol Looking Horse; Luz Rivera Martinez

More Weekly Update – 11-22-2016
Save the Date! November 29, GIVING TUESDAY!
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More good things around to do:

Stop The Violence Coalition presents 2 videos:
You have three front rows to offer your family
– The front row of your trial,
– The front row of your funeral or
– The front row of your graduation
Which one will you choose?
The stories of six Sing Sing inmates, sentenced to life in prison for the gun murder of another – In their own words.
Presented by Stop The Violence Coalition
Friday, November 25, 2pm. Back To Basics, 1370 William St., Buffalo.

Back To Basics (Pre)Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday, November 23, 2pm. Back To Basics, 1370 William St., Buffalo.

Don’t forget this important opportunity to
Experience NO Dakota Access Pipeline Movement and the Creator’s Natural Laws
ARVOL LOOKING HORSE, Lakota Spiritual Leader, Oceti Sakowin Camp, Cannon Ball, North Dakota
Monday November 28, 1-3pm. 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. Parking and entrance are in the rear of the NRC Building.
Free will donations accepted and needed.

NAFTA, GMO corn, and Land Resistance in Rural Mexico
Speaker Luz Rivera Martínez is organizer with Consejo Nacional Urbano Y Campesino (CNUC) with 20 years of experience working on human rights, women’s movements, and peasant and labor movements in Tlaxcala.  She will speak on building autonomous community, organizing outside the electoral system, and protecting millennia-old varieties of corn.
Monday November 28, 7-9 pm. Canisius College – Science Hall. Convenient parking lot on Main St. near Delavan
Cosponsored by Peace Action-Canisius, Burning Books, WNY Peace Center, LASC, Global Justice Ecology Project.

UMOJA Convening of the Elders
Saturday December 3. Brunch at 11am, program begins at 12 noon. Rafi Greene Community Center, 1423 Fillmore Avenue (at Glenwood).
Sponsored by Community Action Organization of Buffalo and Erie County.

The Armor of Light – a film by Abigail E. Disney
This film follows the Evangelical minister, Rob Schenk, who is trying to find the moral courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. What role does faith play in the debate over guns in America?
Wednesday December 7, 7pm.  St. Joseph University Parish, 3269 Main St., Buffalo.
Presented by St. Joseph University Social Justice Committee – Gun Violence Awareness Sub-Committee, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Stop The Violence Coalition.

Fundraiser for Oceti Sakowin at Standing Rock!
Family friendly event with no alcohol and no smoking
Live music – The Parker Brothers, Drumming, Dancing, 50/50 raffle, Silent Auction, Food, etc. $10 suggested donation.
Saturday December 10, 3-8pm. Trinity Episcopal Church, 371 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo.

Newtown – A documentary film about how the community of Newtown, Connecticut came together in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Directed by Kim A. Snyder.
Wednesday, December 14, 7pm. Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Stop The Violence Coalition and the WNY Peace Center.

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