Many Thanks 4 Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Festival & Walk

We are so grateful for yesterday!! Hundreds came out over the course of the day and had the blessings and wisdom of our many wonderful message-givers: Tom Casey, Murray Holman of Stopthe Violencecoalition, Mukunzi Rubens of Karibu, Rev. Mark Blue of the NAACP Buffalo Branch, Alberto O. Cappas, Ari Moore of We Exist Coalition- Buffalo NY, Friar Jud of St. Columba-Brigid and @Interfaith Climate Justice Community, Lynda Schneekloth of Sierra Club & Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Dr. Khalid Qazi of Muslim Public Affairs Council – MPAC, Faizan Haq,  Sister Maureen Harris and Rabbi Jonathan Freirich! The collective wisdom, inspiration, and blessing will get us where we need to go – Together!!!

We also couldn’t be more grateful to professional photographer, Emin Demiral (email, for his superb photos capturing the spirit and people of the event!

Special Thanks to the Planning Committee: Paul McQuillen, Tom Casey, Vivian Waltz, Myra Robinson-Moses, Maureen Harris. WNY Peace Center was and is honored to be part of the WNY Coalition of Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Advocates!! We Shall Overcome – Si, se puede!! Special thanks too to The Anne Frank Project for beautiful processing of a play with our youth, and our beloved Lifesavers (see Camille Williams and Stopthe Violencecoalition).

Sucran, Merci, and Many thanks too to Ismail & Company, and @Gentlemen Mr. Nice for great tunes and tempos!! And our fantastic volunteers from Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, all our many tablers, 160 partners, generous sponsors, and our hosts Canalside Buffalo! We shall overcome!!