Today 9/12 Maya Faces w BJungels; 9/13 Sheik Ghassan; PJN Fest Sat!; more

Dear Friends,             50th year            716-332-3904; 716-931-3520                         9/12/17

Please come out to Hallwalls (341 Delaware Ave, 14202) at 7:30 this evening for the exciting world premiere of Maya Voices from a Smoking Mirror, a film by the renowned Bill Jungels, videographer, and Christine Eber, Anthropologist. Bill will be on hand to introduce and answer questions about the inspiring Indigenous community in Chiapas, Mexico, that the film illuminates. maya-faces-in-a-smoking-mirror/

You’ll also really enjoy and be inspired by:

-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 (entrance and parking round back). For more info from-trauma-to-healing;

-the Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Festival & Walk, with special activities for Children and Youth; an inspiring event with more than 160 partners, Sat 9/16, 11am-4:30pm;

-Faith Songs, Spirit Voices; Sunday, 9/17, 2-5pm. 160 Years of belief and culture in WNY. Network of Religious Communities Anniversary Celebration. Held at Montante Cultural Center, Canisius College. Tickets $10; call 716-882-4793; or 716-332-3904. Faith Songs, Spirit Voices

See below and 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 our website, 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 for info about putting ads, messages, and mementos in the program book.
Below are event listings; campaigns; regularly scheduled events – all in that order. Please note a few new campaigns.

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



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.

-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 (entrance and parking round back). Light refreshments, good company, real inspirationFor more info from-trauma-to-healing;

Sep 14-Sep 28 – “It Can’t Happen Here”<>*Subversive Theatre Collective, Buffalo NY. Written in 1935, Sinclair Lewis’ taletells of a huckster politician who buys the presidential election andproceeds to turn the U.S. into a fascist dictatorship… see any modernparallels? All shows are in our home venue The Manny Fried Playhouse at255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo’s historic GreatArrow Building. WNYPC sponsors this timely production! Th, F, Sat. ($20, Thurs – pay what you can)


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; as a sponsor ($), by contacting Paul McQuillen; and/or as a tabler, Sr. Maureen Harris



Gender Justice Taskforce

If you believe that discrimination against all women should be eliminated please support enacting the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in the city of Buffalo. Follow this link for more information: and contact your district’s councilperson to urge them to support this ordinance too.

Darius G. Pridgen- Ellicott District- 716-851-4980

Christopher P. Scanlon- South District- 716-851-5169

David A. Rivera- Niagara District- 716-851-5125

Joel P. Feroleto- Delaware District- 716-851-5155

Richard A. Fontana- Lovejoy District- 716-851- 5151

David A. Franczyk- Fillmore District- 716-851-4138

Joseph Golombek, Jr.- North District- 716-851-5116

Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr.- Masten District- 716-851-5145

Rasheed Wyatt- University District- 716-851-5165


Prisoners’ Rights Taskforce

Black Panther Party Political Prisoner Herman Bell was recently attacked by prison guards, after 20 years of incarceration with no disciplinary issues. For detail,  click here. At this time, we are encouraging everyone to take the time to write to Herman or send him a get-well card, so that the authorities know we are paying attention and are concerned for Herman. Stay tuned for updates as we develop this campaign. Herman Bell’s new address is: Herman Bell 79 C 0262Five Points Cor. Fac.P.O. Box 119Romulus, N.Y. 14541


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 Learn more

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; Green Light Petition
Vive la Casa, shelter for people awaiting documents and/or sanctuary, still desperately needs personal hygiene products 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 the Church at 716-885-9443, or go to

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. To listen to it streaming on line, go to or

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.


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