Dear Friends,  50th year         716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         10/21/17

What a week it’s been!! So glad to have had so many come out and get signs for #loveisloveBUF!! About 250 came out and got maybe 350 signs! We do still have about 200 left after sending a promised shipment to Rochester. #loveisloveBUF!!!

Don’t miss our LASC Peace Coffeehouse on Monday, Oct. 23, 7-9pm at the Canisius Col Science Lounge: Mexico – An Indigenous Woman President? Politics of Latin America. María de Jesús Patricio Martínez has been nominated for Mexico’s presidential election next year. Local experts will speak: Gwynn Thomas on South American women presidents; and Tom Potts and Bill Jungles on Mexican perspectives. You’ll be able to pick up #loveisloveBUF signs at the LASC Coffeehouse, too!! Hasta pronto!

The deadline is Oct 27th for ads for our 50th Annual Dinner with AMY GOODMAN!!! (Nov 3, Bflo-Niagara Convention Ctr.
for full information! Also please buy your tickets now!! Very few tickets will be available at the door. Ticket deadline noon Oct 30. Don’t miss truth-teller Amy Goodman! And check out!

Don’t forget to donate for hurricane and earthquake relief in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico. See below. Fully 80% of Puerto Rico still has no electricity, and water is desperately needed as well.

Below are also event listings; campaigns; and regularly scheduled events – all in that order. And go too to our calendar at for more event listings.


Sun, Oct 22, Riverside Salem UCC. David Kowalski, Climate Change and Clean Energy Solutions. Program and potluck.

Mon, October 23, 7-9pm L.A.S.C. Peace Coffeehouse; Canisius Col Science Lounge.  Mexico – an indigenous woman president? María de Jesús Patricio Martínez has been nominated for Mexico’s presidential election next year, by Mexico’s National Indigenous Congress – a broad coalition of native ethnic groups – and the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN). Patricio is indigenous Nahua from Tuxpan, a 53-year-old mother of three, renowned for preserving traditional indigenous medicines.

Mon, October 23 7-8:30pm Care for Creation Gathering. All faith groups welcome.  Villa Maria Convent, 600 Doat St, Cheektowaga, NY.   Call S. Sharon Goodremote (202-4706) to register.

Thurs, October 26,  6- 7:30pm Dr. Marc Lamont Hill; Bennet High School. Get inspired. Get empowered. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill is a nationally renowned thought-leader, activist, and expert on combating systemic injustice and creating opportunities for challenged communities.

Sat, October 28, 8am-5pm NY Climate Solutions Summit, Rochester. Former Sierra Club President Aaron Mair and Acclaimed Author and Ecologist Sandra Steingraber will keynote .

Thurs, Nov 2, 7pm. Journalist/activist Todd Miller @ Burning Books.

And of course Fri, Nov 3, Amy Goodman keynotes at the WNY Peace Center’s 50th Annual Dinner, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 5pm-9:30pm.


The Western New York Peace Center has created a fund for the purpose of supporting police officers who face reprisals from their department from choosing to strictly uphold their oath to protect and serve the community. The Peace Center has named this fund after Cariol Horne who saved the life of a citizen, but was fired just prior to earning her 20 year pension.  Our goal is to encourage good police officers in following their moral conscience if and when it conflicts with the infamous blue wall of silence (
As you know, people desperately need our help because of the devastation caused by “natural” disasters (read fossil-fuel-burning-generated Climate Catastrophe). You can contribute as follows:

Puerto Rico– Belle Center, 104 Maryland St. Bflo 14201
716-845-0485 (tax deductible).  Water, clothes, blankets, other supplies being collected for shipment; as well as $.

Cuba———Alliance for Global Justice/Irma Relief, 418 W. 145th St.. New York, NY 10031(for tax deductible)
(Not tax deductible, IFCO/Irma Relief (same address) Phone: 212-926-5757

And Chiapas is in danger of more quakes.  You can donate, via Paypal, a Los Topos:

Please give generously – the situations continue to be terrible for many!!

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

Economic Justice Taskforce

Please 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

Check out the wonderful Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance of the Seven arrested in the Rich Man’s War, Poor People’s Blood action at Hancock Air National Guard Base
Please support Roots Action’s call for a ban of weaponized drones:

Please call your Senators and Congresspersons to urge them to:
– vote in favor and cosponsor if possible Senator Markey’s Bill # 200 and House Bill, Rep Lieu # 669, to Restrict First Strike with Nuclear Weapons; and
– support signing on the Ban the Bomb Treaty being discussed now at the UN.

And lastly, please sign on to Credo Action’s Stop Police Militarization petition here.


Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce
Please call your NYS Assembly Members and ask them to support NYS ASSEMBLY Bill #4050. The GreenLight NY 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


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. David Kowalski, Climate Change and Clean Energy Solutions. 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 or

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm. All are welcome.

Interfaith Peace Network
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, breakfast pot-luck 8-9:30am, NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209 (entrance and parking round back).

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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