Mon 11/20 4:15 Collins Tax Scam; Tues War Resisters Film, Hallwalls; More…

Dear Friends!                 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         11/17/17

We hope to see you on Monday! At 4:15pm (til 5:30pm), outside the Saturn Club (977 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209), we and an array of community groups will be sharing our view of the GOP tax plan(s). That is, the 99% including especially
– children whose futures are being mortgaged;
– college students,
– the working classes, and
– homeowners
all of whose interest and state & local tax deductions are being denied,
– those will health problems,
all will be handing over a gigantic check to millionaires and billionaires, including Harold Gottbucks. The majority of beneficiaries of this scheme will be in the Saturn Club listening to Chris Collins extol the virtues of taking from the majority to give to the rich.

Thank you to those who have given a $100 donation to the Golden Jubilee Fund. Only a month and a half is left to help make sure the WNYPC has another 50 years of activating and organizing for Peace, Justice, and Nonviolence at home and abroad.

Below is
– the invite to the Golden Jubilee Fund campaign;
– info on our Democracy Now! in WNY campaign;
– event listings;
– more campaigns; and
– regularly scheduled events – all in that order. And be sure to go to our calendar at for more event listings – they are there and new ones keep right on coming! …..

Peace, Solidarity, Thanks, and yes Love.    #loveisloveBUF


From our Board: An invitation to contribute to the Golden Jubilee Fund for Western New York Peace Center!

For 50 years the WNY Peace Center has worked for comprehensive justice, respect for all, and an end to war and violence, at home and abroad.

For the Golden Jubilee Anniversary this year, a generous donor has committed to match any donation of $100 or more, made during the months of November and December (up to a total of $5,000).

If you want to contribute to this Peace Center Golden Jubilee Fund,

please make a tax-deductable donation:

-by check, made out to WNY Peace Center, sent to
WNY Peace Center, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209

with memo: for Jubilee fund

-by the Donate button on the upper right at

(paypal or debit or credit card)

with note: for Jubilee fund


Rev. John R. Long and Dr. Mary A. Bisson (WNY Peace Center Board Members)

The Western New York Peace Center was founded in 1967 by Buffalonians responding to the call by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to end the Vietnam War as part of the social justice and racial justice movements.

The WNY Peace Center continues in action: resisting militarism and war around the world, fighting unsustainable environmental policies, promoting economic and racial and prisoner justice, protecting immigrants and refugees, teaching peaceful conflict resolution, and working in solidarity with Latin America.


Thanks for your consideration of the above! Hopefully the WNYPC can keep

going another 50 years!

Join our Democracy Now!-in-WNY Campaign!! #DN!WNY Please call WBFO/WNED to let them know we need to have Democracy Now! broadcast in WNY!! Please fill out the Audience Services Contact Form. Or call Audience Services 716-845-7000 ext.343. Urge them to facilitate our getting the news we need.
-You’ll also want to sign up for their Daily Digest at (bottom of page) – in English and/or Spanish!
-Contact Marty McGee at if you want to help on the committee.


Celebrate Peace, not war; Nonviolence, not violence; Truth, not lies; and Love, not fear, nor hate.  #loveisloveBUF




Fri, Nov 17 Transgender Day of Remembrance @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Come and join Spectrum Transgender Support Group of WNY and the The Pride Center of WNY as we read the names of our MURDERED Brothers, Sisters and Family. Join us as we Resist Hatred and Speak for those who have been Silenced.” Every year cities around the world honor the Transgender Day of Remembrance at Evergreen Commons (67 Prospect Ave Buffalo).

Sat, Nov 18 BPTO Monthly Mtg, w Dr. Ramona Reynolds@ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Continental Breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. Meeting to start at 9:00 a.m., at East High Sch (Northampton & East Parade). w/Dr. Ramona Reynolds from the Office of Parent & Family Engagement; includes updates on the Office’s 3-Year Plan, Parent Centers, Parent Facilitators, and a NEW Parent Engagement Participation Data System.

Sat, Nov 18 Sierra Club Niagara Group’s Annual Awards Dinner@. 6:30-9pm. Celebrate Environmental Justice, and especially award-winners Diana Strablow, who led the No NAPL (Northern Access PipeLine) campaign; and Brian Kulpa for his work on improving the street water run-off into Ellicott Creek and adding green elements to the Village of Williamsville as Mayor. At Eagle House; 5578 Main St, Williamsville, NY. For tickets, go to:

Sun, Nov 19, Celebrating the life of Bobbie Grimm; 2-5pm. Riverside-Salem Environmental Sanctuary; 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.
We are thankful ever for Bobbie’s love of the earth and all its inhabitants.  Please join us this Sunday as we enjoy songs, poetry, “Bobbie stories,” and images of The Celebrants dances, along with refreshments and perhaps even a labyrinthine walk.

Mon, Nov 20, Demonstrate the Truth About Chris Collins’ Tax Scam, 4:15-5:30pm, outside Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave, 14209. Street Theatre. Economic justice signs welcome. Go to

Tues, Nov 21, Peace Has No Borders. Film at Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave, 14202. A Film by Deb Ellis & Denis Mueller about the struggles of young war resisters. Presented by Veterans for Peace Chapter #128 & WNY Peace Center. For more info:

Mon, Nov 27, El Salvador – Religion and Social Change @ 7-9pm. Canisius Col Science Lounge, cnr Main & Jefferson. On social projects by the new churches of San Salvador, and attempts to recover from one of the most brutal civil wars in modern times. Dr. Timothy Wadkins, Prof. Rel. Studies & Dir. Institute for Global Engagement, Canisius College, author of new book “The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador” Event sponsored by Peace Action Canisius and the WNY Peace Center.

Lots more events on the WNYPC calendar go to!!




Our Shero Cariol just got another award: The Eye on History Award – much deserved!! 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 (

See Cariol’s Court Support on November 28


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—Go to for a full report on ways to help.
We also recommend: Paypal address:

The address above is for the Mutual Aid Community Soup Kitchens run by

Giovanni Roberto, friend of MaryAnne Grady Flores ( and Puerto Rico activist), feeding up to 1,000 meals a day in Cayay.

They have other community sites in other towns like Guaynabo and Caguas.

The is another fund governed by many grassroots community groups.

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

Don’t forget to call your senators and congressperson to urge them to stop the proposed Tax Plan – it takes money from the middle and lower income people and give it to the wealthy and corporations. For more detail, go to Coalition for Human Needs at

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

Environmental Justice Taskforce

Action Alert re Stone Dam Road Pipeline: go to


Resist Militarism! Taskforce

Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases, Jan 12 – 14, University of Baltimore
Click Here to Register
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Click Here for Schedule and Speakers

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 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 Sunday. Thanksgiving celebration for the life/friendship/spirit of Bobbi Grimm. 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 & Vicki Ross co-hosting. Vets for Peace with special guests Bruce Beyer and Russell Brown, Chair of Resist Militarism Taskforce. Go to or

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm. At Burning Books, 420 CT Ave. 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 ( and in previous email posts.
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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!