Speak-Outs: Ethical Peace Officers; The Future of Health Care in WNY; Impeachment March and more

REMEMBER: June is Gun Violence Awareness Month!

Camp Peaceprints needs drivers for swimming! (You could swim too!)
Afternoons, Monday through Friday, July 17 – 28 @ St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street. Call 716 332 3904 or email victoryross9@gmail.com


Check out Campaigns and Regularly Scheduled Events below.
For more info and more events – including those being added daily! – go to

We’re all in this together! Many thanks for all your work, wishes, and support!

Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes, Love.


Speak-Out re Ethical Peace Officers
This series resumes with Prof. Heron Simmonds, Chair of WNYPC Racial Justice Taskforce.
Mayoral Candidates and police will be present.
All are welcome. Come to dialog on this important issue!
Today, Tuesday, June 27, 5:30-7:30pm, West Side Community Center, 161 Vermont St.


The Future of Health Care in WNY
Expert Panel on how the Washington health care plans could impact Western New York State
Join New York Health advocates to speak out in support of New York Health!
We must oppose cuts to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. But we cannot lose sight of our goal to guarantee healthcare for all New Yorkers.
Today, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 5:45 PM
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Gaylord Cary Meeting Room, Elm & Carlton Streets
More info at:


World Refugee Day in WNY
Saturday, July 1, 8am-8pm. LaSalle Park


Impeachment March
Constitutional Law and the question of what constitutes High Crimes and Misdemeanors, which are impeachable offenses, will be the focus.
Legal, moral, and ethical principles will be addressed from a variety of viewpoints. We will have a legal opinion from Constitutional Law professor(s), from UB Law School. Our tone is serious and somber: this is a nonpartisan issue, and our democracy could hang in the balance.
Sunday, July 2. STARTING AT LAFAYETTE SQ, (near Central Public Library). with Tabling at 1:30. Rally and March 2-3 pm (going up Court St 2:20; to arrive at and go around Niagara Square; back down Court to Lafayette Square for conclusion).



Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce
Please call your NYS Assembly Members and ask them to support NYS ASSEMBLY Bill #4050. The subject Greenlight program restores access to drivers’ licenses to all community members, to avoid abusive immigration enforcement.  For more info, please go to

Vive la Casa, shelter for people awaiting documents and/or sanctuary, desperately needs toiletries, razors, toothbrushes, sanitary napkins/maxipads, storage shelves, baskets for storage and of course, CASH.
(Checks to Jericho Road/VIVE) 50 Wyoming St., Buffalo, NY 14211, 892-4354.

Also please support the Sanctuary Church, Pilgrim St. Luke’s UCC, (Utica and Richmond, Buffalo, NY 14222), with CASH to support the construction of showers.
For more info, call Rev. Justo Gonzales, (989-9207 OR 885-9443).

For more info, please go to lascwny.org/immigration.


Support Farm Workers
We still urge those of you reside in Sen. Chris Jacobs NYS Senatorial District to communicate with him on the Farm Workers Fair Labor Law. It supports farm workers, and includes them in fair labor bills in New York State. Sen. Jacobs WNY phone number is: 716-854-8705 or Jacobs@nysenate.gov.


Resist Militiarism! Taskforce
Let’s support Roots Action’s call for a ban of weaponized drones. Our government is setting up killer drone bases all over the country and all over the world. The 107th Attack Squadron at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is slated to begin assassinations from there by the end of the year, possibly the end of the summer. It is past time to grow the opposition to these horrors. Ban Weaponized Drones:


REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle.
All are welcome!

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Progressive program and potluck.
Sundays, 4-7pm. Programs vary, and include a go-round, discussion, sharing, and potluck.
Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.

Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY
Mondays, 1-3pm.
Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt
Every other Tuesday, 6-8pm – next is Tues July 11. Meeting with discussion, action planning, and striving for the Good Mind, at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut . Also supported by Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, NACS, Sierra Club, WNYPC.

Interfaith Peace Network
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 8-9:30am, Network of Religious Communities Building, 1272 Delaware Ave. Discussion, sharing, and planning.

Resist Militarism! Taskforce
2nd Thursday of month, 1-2:30pm, WNYPC, 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & parking round back), regular taskforce planning meeting re vigils, National Bird showing(s), Infringement events, etc.
2nd and 4th Thursdays of month, 3:30-4:30pm. Vigil at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Lockport Road Entrance. Call Russell 716-570-5200 for carpooling.

Fridays 2-3pm: Protest Liquid Nuclear Waste Shipments, Front Park.

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

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


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