DACA protest; See Maya Faces Tues; Meet Sheik Ghassan Weds; PJN Fest Sat 9/16

Dear Friends,             50th year            716-332-3904; 716-931-3520                         9/8/17

Many thanks to the 150 who came out Weds to protest Trump’s DACA assault and supporters thereof at immigration offices- first to the immigration office that supported DACA recipients, and then to the one that will participate in their deportation if we do not stop it; also to the many who came out to the Community Mayoral Forum; People’s Oversight Meeting, and our Environmental Justice Taskforce Meeting – all the following day!!

Next week will also be especially busy, with
-the world premiere of Maya Voices from a Smoking Mirror, a film about the inspiring Indigenous community in Chiapas, Mexico on Tuesday, 9/12, 7:30pm at Hallwalls, with director renowned Bill Jungels on hand to introduce and for Q&A;
-From Trauma to Healing; Including Peacemaking work of the Abrahamic Reunion in the Holy Land, with Sheik Ghassan Manasra, 7pm Weds 9/13, at the WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave (light refreshments; entrance and parking round back);
-the Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Festival & Walk, with special activities for Children and Youth; an inspiring event with more than 150 partners, Sat 11am-4:30pm 9/16. See below and wnypeace.org/calendar for more detail.

Lastly, please buy your tickets, send in an ad and/or donations for the silent auction etc, for our 50th Annual Dinner with the trail-blazing star and executive producer of Democracy Now!,

*****************      AMY GOODMAN!!!!           *******************

on Friday, Nov. 3. Doors will open at 5pm, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. On the banner above, you can
– buy a ticket, or a table;
– renew your membership to get a discount on your ticket;
– contribute toward the student/ltd income tickets; and/or
– book a vendor table.
Please also email wnypcvolunteers@wnypeace.org for info about putting ads, messages, and mementos in the program book.

Below are event listings; campaigns; regularly scheduled events – all in that order. Or go to the See wnypeace.org/calendar for more detail.

Just remember, we’re all together in the ONE STRUGGLE! And Si, Se Puede!!


WNYPC Communications Committee
Fri, Sept 8, 5:00-6:00pm, WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo (entrance & parking round back of building). Come help with key elements of our media including FB, twitter, and our new Instagram.

WNYPC 50th Annual Dinner Committee Meeting
Fri, Sept 8, 6:00-7:30pm,, WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo (entrance & parking round back of building). Come out to help with this monumental event, to be held Fri, Nov 3, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center; with a superb surprise nationally known keynote speaker AMY GOODMAN, of Democracy Now!


Diversity Cruise: (http://wnymuslims.org/event/fourth-annual-diversity-cruise-2017/) Its almost time for our Fourth Annual Diversity Cruise. Get ready to have fun with your family and friends. For tickets please call us at 716-923-4386 , click the picture or the link below ! We hope to see you there. Tickets for Cruise (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fourth-annual-diversity-cruise-tickets-33637055338?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing) http://wnymuslims.org/event/fourth-annual-diversity-cruise-2017/


MAYA FACES in a Smoking Mirror
Tues, Sept 12, 7:30pm, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, . – World Premiere Showing ($5). Don’t miss this monumental film by Bill Jungels and Christine Eber.

Sept 16, 4th Annual Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Festival & Walk – more important than ever! We’ll start at 11am with tabling and a Children&Youth (C&Y) story-building workshop to develop a short play based-on peace, justice and nonviolence (lead by SUNY Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project); continue with an interfaith intercultural program at 1pm; and the C&Y-created play at 1:30pm; with Walk at 1:45pm. All at Canalside!! Music, food, fun and inspiration! All are welcome!!Add your other group(s) to the 150 partners by contacting Tom Casey caseytpc@aol.com; as a sponsor ($), by contacting Paul McQuillen wnycoalition.paul@gmail.com; and/or as a tabler, Sr. Maureen Harris maureenharris14301@yahoo.com.


Economic Justice Taskforce
Please continue to STOP The Attempts to repeal and/or de-fund the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) by calling our US senators and reps. And call our state senators and ask them to support The New York Health Act, the bill to guarantee health care to all New Yorkers, passed the NY State Assembly for the third consecutive year in 2017. Call now to help #PassNYHealth in the State Senate. Contact info is on our website wnypeace.org/governmental-contact-info/). Learn more nyhcampaign.org

Resist Militarism! Taskforce
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:
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
https://www.facebook.com/GreenLightNY/; Green Light Petition
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.
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).

Credo Action (associate to wireless telecommunications co) Petitions:

#In order for us to fight back on Trump’s war on immigrants, we must expose the financial institutions that are backing his hate and build a massive public outcry demanding that they cut all ties to Trump’s racist regime and get out of the dirty business of deportations and mass incarceration. As shareholders, account holders and consumers, we have the power to force banks like JPMC to act.

Tell JP Morgan Chase and all major banks: Stop financing private prison and immigrant detention corporations. Click here to sign the petition.

#Donald Trump is making good on his dangerous campaign promise to the fossil fuel industry to open up wide swaths of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and drilling.

Trump’s plan to aggressively expand offshore drilling threatens our ocean and coastal regions with oil spills, pipelines and a worsening of the climate crisis.

But we can stop it. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is accepting public comments for the next few days regarding these oil and gas leases in the Gulf, so we must speak out now to stop these reckless attacks on our climate and environment.

Tell the BOEM: No more drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Click here to submit your comment.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

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. Jim Anderson and Vicki Ross co-hosting. Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm. Meeting with discussion, action planning, and striving for the Good Mind. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St. Sponsors include Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, NACS, Burning Books, Sierra Club, WNYPC.

Environmental Justice Taskforce
Protest the Shipments of VERY Dangerous Radioactive Liquid from Canada.
Fridays 2-3pm, Front Park, Buffalo.

Fridays – 1st and 3rd of the month; 6pm: Stop The Violence Coalition, United Way Building, Delaware and Summer Sts.

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


More listings on website (wnypeace.org) and in previous email posts.
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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!