Day of Prayer today, walk tomorrow at CatRes 4 Standing Rock; MORE

Dear Friends,

It is a time of intense need and activity, as we are all challenged by
threats looming on the horizon, as well as very current and real.

One very real threat is that of eviction and/or arrest for our courageous
brothers and sisters at Standing Rock. Please note that

* Today, Sunday Dec 4, is a special day of interfaith prayer, as
designated by Lakota Spiritual Leader Arvol Looking Horse, who graced our
city at a gathering of over 200 last Monday (see our report and Orin
Langelle's blog in a previous post). This is a spiritual struggle, and it's the
power of the Spirit and the Creator's Laws that will prevail;

* Tomorrow, Monday Dec 5, is a special day of Solidarity Peace Walks all
over the Nations, especially in Indigenous Reservations; thus the Seneca
Nation has organized a Solidarity Peace Walk *10:30am-1pm*. Parking is
available at Gill Lay Arena, 11093 Erie Road (Route 5,) Irving NY 14081.
Ride Shuttle buses to Interstate 90 Thruway Bridge on Route 438 to walk or
assemble at Routes 5 & 20 "Round About" to slow down traffic and collect
donations for Standing Rock Six Nations camp at Canon Ball ND

* Tomorrow, Monday at 1-3pm, Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center radio
show on 91.3FM WBNY; Jim Anderson, Charley Bowman, Eluid Duncan and Avery
Edwards will co-host, with Vicki Ross live broadcasting from the
Solidarity Peace Walk with Agnes Willliams, Seneca, and others. Go to or

* Tomorrow, Monday at 1-4pm, Holiday open house at Network of Religious
Communities, 1272 Delaware Ave.

* Tomorrow, Monday at 5:30pm, Ellicott District Meeting re Gentrification,
with Council President Darius Pridgen at the Belle Center, 104 Maryland

* Tomorrow, Monday at 7-9pm, we invite you to join us, especially LASC -
the Latin American Solidarity Committee - at El Buen Amigo, 114 Elmwood
Ave. with reports on Standing Rock and on the #Buffalo25. Food, music, all

And that's just tomorrow!! There are many other gatherings, efforts and
campaigns. Please see below for more info. And remember, we're all in this
together! It is a spiritual struggle, and the Spirit will get us where we
need to go . . . Si, se puede!

In Justice, Peace, Truth, and - Why Not Love?    Vicki, Peggy, and All!       716-332-3904


Other Events and Efforts:

**Re Standing Rock Water Protectors:

*Pray for the Water Protectors, our brothers and sisters, and Mother
Earth; for the Water; for the Creation; and for the wisdom, love, and
courage to each do our part. December 4 is a special day of prayer;

*Call to support Standing Rock, #NODAPL. Insist on our honoring treaties,
stopping state-sponsored violence, and halting water-defiling pipeline
Morton Co Sheriff's Office (701) 667-3330
N Dakota Governor's Office (701) 328-2200
Our Senators and Congresspeople (202) 224-3121
President Obama (202) 456-1111 (Pres Obama promised treaty compliance)
Department of Justice (202) 353-1555
Army Corps of Engineers (202) 761-8700

* Donate through the Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors
Group. Warm winter clothes especially outer garments can be brought to
Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Ave. Or money can be donated through
Riverside-Salem UCC/DC (on line at or via check
payable to Riverside-Salem UCC/DC; sent to 3449 West River Road, Grand
Island, NY 14072; in either case put Standing Rock in memo)

* Every Tuesday, 6:30pm at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Ave., Buffalo
Stands with Standing Rock Support Group.

* Sat, Dec 10, 3-8pm. Human Rights Day Fundraiser for Oceti Sakowin at
Standing Rock, family friendly event with no alcohol and no smoking.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 371 Delaware Ave, Buffalo. $10 suggested
donation. Live Music includes Parker Brothers; drumming, dancing, 50/50
raffles, and more.

* Don't forget to talk with your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors,
people in line at the grocery store, and whoever you can to increase
public awareness in the face of a news blackout. (and fyi Donald Trump is
an investor in the pipeline - please bear that in mind!!)

* Wed, Dec 7, "Armor of Light" film showing and discussion; at St. Joe's
University Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo. Sponsored by NYers Against Gun
Violence, Stop The Violence Coalition.

* Fri, Dec 9, Free Mumia and Political Prisoners, 4-5pm, in front of Erie
County Holding Center, Delaware Ave and Church St, Buffalo; sponsored by
BARC (Buffalo Anti-Racism Coaltion), International Action Center.

* Sunday, Dec 11, 4pm-8pm: Christmas in the Woods, a Carol Sing with the
renown Nan Hoffman, Joe Tumino, and more (including all of us!).
Riverside-Salem UCC/DC, Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Rd, Grand
Island 14072. Includes potluck.

* Wed, Dec 14, "Newtown", film viewing and discussion, commemorating the
4th anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook killings. Hallwalls Contemporary
Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Sponsored by NYers Against Gun
Violence, Stop The Violence Coalition, and the WNY Peace Center.

** Other regularly scheduled efforts in the One Struggle, One Movement:

*Fridays 6pm: Stop The Violence Coalition, United Way Bldg, Del& Summer Sts.

*Sats, Noon-1pm: Women In Black. Nonviolence vigil, Bidwell & Elmwood.

*Mons, 1-3pm, Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center radio show on 91.3FM
WBNY; with Avery Edwards, Vicki Ross, and special guests. Go to or

*2nd and 4th Thurs of month: Resist Militarism! Anti-Weaponized-Drone
Vigil at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, 3:30-4:30pm. Call Russell
570-5200 for carpooling.

*1st and 3rd Thurs of month: Interfaith Peace Network meeting and
breakfast-luck, 8am-9:30am; NRC 1272 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.

** Current Campaigns:

#Buffalo25 still need our support desperately! Three people are still in
ICE Detention in Batavia, one in the Erie County Holding Center, and all
the families in dire straits. Please send contributions to: Trinity
Episcopal Church (with #Buffalo25 in the memo line); 371 Delaware Ave.,
Buffalo NY 14202. Muchas Gracias! Si, se puede!!