50th WNYPC Dinner wAmy Goodman: ads by Fri; tickets by Mon!

Dear Friends,  50th year         716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         10/25/17

Now’s the time to act re our 50th Annual Dinner with Amy Goodman, if you haven’t already!! The deadline is Midnight Friday, Oct 27th for ads; and Midnight Monday, Oct 30 for dinner tickets and donations for silent auction, etc. The Dinner, Nov 3, Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center, will be an incredible event – don’t miss it! Go to wnypeace.org/50th for full information!

Not only will we be celebrating 50 years of working for Peace Through Justice at home and abroad, but we’ll also recognize founders Ken Sherman and Riverside Salem UCC/DC with our Lifetime Achievement Award! And there’s a surprise awardee for stellar media work, so critically important – now more than ever! See The Public/Geoff Kelly’s Amy Goodman interview!

The Basket Raffle and Silent Auction are also not to be missed! You can still make donations for same until Monday, Oct 30. We hope for more silent auction donations – goods, services, tickets, anything worth more than $50 – before Monday. For details and ideas go to second half of wnypeace.org/50th.

We’ll also have wonderful music after the dinner from friends of the beloved community, Ismail & Co; with the ever-melodious Saxman Slim starting us off on the right note during the social hour. Amy Goodman will also be signing copies of her most recent NYT-bestseller Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Please note, physical tickets are not being distributed. (Also note: free parking at the Fernbach Ramp.) Ticket deadline midnight Oct 30.

Don’t miss truth-teller Amy Goodman! And check out democracynow.org!

There’ll also be at least 50 signs for #loveisloveBUF to commemorate our 50th!! Supplies are dwindling fast – in during the last six days we’ve distributed an estimated 450!! Many thanks for those who’ve put out signs and/or donated to keep the campaign going.

Don’t forget to donate for hurricane and earthquake relief in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Mexico as noted below. The Belle Center is still collecting as are so many others. 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 wnypeace.org/calendar for more event listings.

So pace yourself for the long haul, and get the extra encouragement and inspiration from the WNY Peace Center’s 50th Annual Dinner. We’ll continue building the Beloved Community and Rev. Dr. King inspired us all to do!! #loveisloveBUF
We shall overcome!!



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. Open Buffalo organizer.

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. (See NY Climate Solutions Summit for more info.)

Sun, Oct 29, 4-7pm. Film showing: Maya Faces in a Smoking Mirror; with film producer and cinematographer Bill Jungels on hand for Q&A. Followed by potluck. Riverside Salem UCC Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.
Thurs, Nov 2, 5:30-7pm. UB Latin American Law Student Association Q&A with law professors Nicole Hallett and Rick Su, with local info from Justice for Migrant Families. Send questions for panelists at lalsa.ub@gmail.com. Food will be provided. 107 O’Brien Hall UB North Campus.

Thurs, Nov 2, 7pm-9pm, journalist/activist Todd Miller. “Storming the Wall” book tour. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St. Todd Miller fb event pg

Fri, Nov 3. WNYPC 50th Annual Dinner with Amy Goodman, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. See above and wnypeace.org/50th.

Sun, Nov 5. Collective Awards Banquet, WNY Muslims and Allies. Go to wnypeace.org/wny-muslims-collective-awards-banquet/




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.  gofundme.com/cariol-horne-whistleblower-fund. 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 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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: donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org


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: https://cities4cedaw-buffalo.org/ 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
wnypeace.org/governmental-contact-info/). Learn more nyhcampaign.org

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 upstatedroneaction.org/
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
https://www.facebook.com/GreenLightNY/; 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 http://pslucc.org/


REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Film showing: Maya Faces in a Smoking Mirror; with film producer and cinematographer Bill Jungels on hand for Q&A. Followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. 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. 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.

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!!