Buffalo March for Science – Today! and lots more

50th Anniversary Year of WNYPC!

April 22, 2017

Dear Friends,
The local Tax Day March, on Saturday April 15, was a great show of solidarity on this National Day of Action! Kudos to all who came out to protest the injustice of the president’s secretive tax returns and his plans to give the rich even more tax breaks as programs for people get cut down. We will get our message through! Si, se puede!

Onward!   Let’s keep the pressure on!

The Buffalo March for Science
Today  Saturday, April 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Begins 1pm at Soldier’s Circle, march up Lincoln Parkway, and end in a Rally and Science Festival in Delaware Park (area behind the Art Gallery and near Shakespeare in the Park).
See science writer, Elizabeth Schiavoni’s blog post: https://www.lifesciencewritingsolutions.com/single-post/2017/03/07/The-Buffalo-March-for-Science and we will be reaching out with future details as they come.

Talking Peace  91.3FM, WBNY Monday April 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Talking Peace radio show with the WNY Peace Center, on 91.3FM, WBNY
With Avery Edwards, Vicki Ross, special guests. Re National Days of Action, Non-violent direct action. Go to wnby.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

Nonviolent Direct Action Training
April 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Explore strategies; discuss principles and spirit; and practice de-escalation techniques (for ourselves and others) esp re rallies, protests, marches, plus. WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Bflo (entrance & pkg round back). Includes coordinated group efforts at keeping each other safe, and Know Your Rights. Please register at 332-3904 or victoryross9@gmail.com, or on Facebook event page when up.

Workers Memorial Day Rally  and the 27th Congressional Representative
WHAT:  Come send a strong message to 27th Congressional Rep that his constituents want him to back policies that protect workers and families.  Protect OSHA, the EPA, the Affordable Care Act and workers rights!
WHEN:  Friday, April 28, 4pm
WHERE:  Sunset Park, 4085 Harris Hill Rd, Clarence, NY 14221
MORE INFO:  https://www.facebook.com/events/280558912396679/***

People’s Solidarity Climate March – National Day of Action!
Bus to Washington with Sierra Club Niagara. Bus leaves Friday April 28 @ 11:30 pm. Returns Saturday April 29 @ 11:30 pm. Go to niagarasierraclub.org for bus tickets to DC gathering.

OR – In Buffalo/WNY…
People’s Solidarity Climate March
Saturday, April 29. 1:30pm: Rally at Niagara Square. March down Delaware Ave, Lower Terrace, along Naval site to Canalside for brief gathering.
Gathering at 1:00 with music, tabling, connecting, inspiration, movement-building.
Gnonyoh – Indigenous traditional thanks offering will open and close. Many will speak (briefly).
On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.

Unite and Resist on May Day!
Hosted by BARC (Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition) and co-sponsored by WNY Peace Center and more.
Monday, May 1, 5-7 pm. Columbus Parkway and Porter Avenue. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/438790253132300/

No Press, No Freedom!  Special UN World Press Freedom Day Event
Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Bulger South.
We’ll explore our need for a free and independent press. The current administration has threatened the press in no uncertain terms. Join us at for a stellar panel, facilitated by renowned commentator, journalist and Media Studies Professor Mike Niman.

Immigrants March – National Day of Action!
Saturday, May 6, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us at Massachusetts Ave Playground (by Winter St) for a rally at 1pm, with walk at 1:30 up Lawrence to Hampshire to Grant St – where we’ll stop at West Side Bazaar – on to Lafayette (with a brief talk at Lafayette High School), down Richmond to finish at Pilgrim-St. Luke’s UCC, a declared sanctuary church. Bienvenidos/Karibu/Bienvenu!

WNYPC Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, May 20, 2pm. WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Bflo (entrance & pkg round back). Free and open to the public.


LIVING THE DREAM IN TOUGH TIMES – Songs by Paul Baker Hernandez
Direct from Managua, Nicaragua
Inspiring songs, both original and from the Americas and Europe in English and Spanish.  Original pieces plus the songs of Victor Jara, Wooy Guthrie, Mercedes Sosa and John Lennon. d
Friday, April 21 (TODAY!), 6:30pm at El Buen Amigo, 114 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY.  Info: 931-5833

World debut!  And seventh installment of the annual “Black Power Play Series.”
Written by Gary Earl Ross, Directed by Kurt Schneiderman
Starring Shawnell Tillery, Brian Brown, Lawrence Rowswell, and Rick Lattimer
Subversive Theater, Manny Fried Theater, 255 Great Arrow Avenue (at Elmwood & Great Arrow Avenue), Buffalo.
Running through May 6th, 2017.
More info at:

Northern Access Pipeline (NAPL) – The Battle is Not Over
National Fuel is taking landowners who don’t sign an Eminent Domain Agreement to court!
Your respectful presence in court is needed! Important to pack the courtroom and witness the proceedings. Supporters would be “court watching” as a means of passive resistance.
Court dates for the landowners in the various Counties:
*Erie County: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:00 am. Erie County Court, 25 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY Part 21. Presiding Justice: The Honorable John F. O’Donnell J.S.C.
Petitioner National Fuel v 15 Respondents
*Cattaraugus County: Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:30 am. Cattaraugus County Courthouse, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY. Presiding Justice: The Honorable Jeremiah J. Moriarity. Petitioner National Fuel v 6 Respondents

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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!