National Days of Action! And more

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Get Ready! Join the WNYPC on these National Days of Action!
April 4th – Remembering Rev. Dr. King: the Riverside Speech – 50 years later
April 15th – Tax Solidarity March
April 22nd – Buffalo March for Science
April 29th – People’s Solidarity Climate Movement for Peace
May 3rd – World Free Press Day – No Press, No Freedom
May 6th – Immigrant Solidarity March
Go to our website, , for details and developments.
We shall overcome!!     Si, se puede!!     Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes Love.

Transitioning NY State to 100% Renewables by 2030
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 7 pm.
Speakers: Mark Dunlea, Chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund (GELF) will present update on state efforts around renewable energy.
Betta Broad, Outreach Director, New Yorkers for Clean Power will talk about Electric Vehicles (EV) in New York State.
At Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY. Entrance and parking are around the back.

Tuesday, April 4th:
*ALL DAY RADIO SHOW Talking Peace re Remembering Rev. Dr. King
10am – 6pm.  Listen at 91.3 FM WBNY. Including special guests.

Rev. Dr. King’s Riverside Church Speech – 50 years later.
7pm. St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Church and Pearl Sts.
The bombs overseas are exploding at home. Join us to re-examine his words and re-live the inspiration. More needed now than ever.

*March to end the violence of racism and poverty pay.
3pm, starting at Best and Main Sts, heading for MLK Park.

Please call our Senators and Congressman, 202-224-3121. Urge them to stop the endless war and indiscriminate attacks. Many civilians are dying and the blowback will be severe. Call today and every day. The Trump Administration’s ramping up of state-sponsored violence has to stop before more damage is done.

*Immigration Navigator Training: Defending Our Rights in Our New York.
Sat, April 1, 9:30am – 5:30pm.
One-day Immigration Navigator training to serve immigrants and defend their rights.
At the Marfield Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 317 Delaware Ave.

* Jose Coyote Perez, was detained by ICE in Batavia. Workers’ Center CNY member and leader, he is also the father of four.
Please continue to call the Buffalo Fed. Detention Facility office of the Chief Counsel (716) 551-4741 and press 4# (four followed by the # sign)
Proposed script: “My name is ______. I want to bring to the attention of the Chief Counsel the case of Jose Coyote Perez, A#099757267, who is in Batavia detention Center. He is the father of four children and community leader in Upstate and Central NY, member of the Workers’ Center of CNY and other community organizations.”
Si se puede!

* Sanctuary Churches, Pilgrim St-Luke’s needs to put in showers for people staying there! Please send your contribution (payable) to:
Pilgrim St-Luke UCC
335 Richmond
Buffalo, NY 14222
with “Sanctuary Care” on the memo line of your check. Or go to their website to donate online. Also any plumbers who would be willing to work pro bono or at a discount should contact Rev. Justo Gonzalez (716-989-9207; or ).
You can send contributions for the Buffalo 25 and their families to:
Trinity Episcopal Church; 371 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202.
Make check payable to Trinity Episcopal Church, with #Buffalo25 on the memo line of the check.

Annual Event!
April 19, 7:00 pm
Fundraiser for Pastors for Peace, with a report on congressional action with regards to USA-Cuba relations, by speakers from IFCO-Pastors for Peace.   Location to be announced.  If interested in congressional visits locally, please contact Wayne Alt, .

*Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors!
Tues, March 28, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 420 Connecticut St, at Burning Books, with Indigenous Women’s Initiative, NACS, WNY Peace Center, and more.

*Indigenous Populations and Human Rights In North America
Wednesday, March 29, 6pm.
Featuring “Highway of Tears,” a documentary about the missing and murdered Aboriginal women along Canada’s highway-6. Free, no registration needed. You can learn more about this documentary here:
Film will be followed by additional short clips regarding human rights and Indigenous populations. Agnes Williams, coordinator at Indigenous Women’s Initiatives will moderate a discussion afterwards.
At 101 Baldy Hall, UB North Campus.

*Indigenous Women: Human Rights Protections and Activism.
Thursday, March 30, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Day-long symposium by UBSSW and partners (including WNYPC).
Two topics explored are: 1) Human rights activism around the hundreds of murdered and missing Indigenous women from First Nations in Canada, also known as the Stolen Sisters. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada recently established a new federal commission to investigate this. 2) How Indigenous Peoples use of technology has enlarged the ways in which activists communicate and build online (and off-line) community. Please see our event calendar at our website for more detail.
At Central Public Library, Buffalo.

*Historical Trauma
Thurs, March 30, 6-8pm.
Learn about the intergenerational aspects of trauma; led by Dior Lindsey. Put on by Buffalo Association of Black Social Workers.
Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Ave, Buffalo 14214.

*Franciscan Sister Ilia Delio: Theologian specializing in science and religion , with
interests in evolution, physics and neuroscience and the import of these for theology. (More at calendar event).
Thursday, March 30, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm.
At Montante Cultural Center, Canisius College.

*10th Anniversary of the Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence
“On the Edge of Violence and Nonviolence: The Challenging Words of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam”
All three of the Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—have followers who have cited their sacred texts to justify both horrific acts of violence … (more at calendar event). Presented by Dr. Chris Stanley, Professor of Theology, St. Bonaventure University. Reception following. $25 fundraiser for the Center.
April 2, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Hickory St, Buffalo.

Cariol Horne Whistleblowers’ Fund, created by the WNYPC to support police officers who face reprisals from their department for choosing to strictly uphold their oath to protect and serve the community, is named for Cariol Horne, former police officer, who faced reprisals when she saved the life of a citizen who was being subjected to excessive force on her duty. She was fired just prior to earning her 20-year pension. The goal of the fund is to encourage good police officers to follow their moral conscience if and when it conflicts with the infamous blue wall of silence. More than $1,000 has
been raised. Please go to to contribute. Many Thanks!!

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

Fridays 6pm: Stop The Violence Coalition, United Way Bldg, Delaware and Summer Sts.

Saturdays, Noon-1pm: Women In Black. Nonviolence vigil, Bidwell and Elmwood.

Sundays, 4pm Riverside-Salem UCC/DC progressive program and potluck. This week White Privilege exploration. 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

Mondays, 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

Tuesdays, 6:30pm. Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors!
420 Connecticut St, at Burning Books, with Indigenous Women’s Initiative, NACS, WNY Peace Center, and more.

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 Bldg, 1272 Delaware Ave. Parking round back.

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Peace and Solidarity! Si, se puede!