#givingtuesday wJubilee Fund!; Tax Scam; Net Neut; Fri film feature

Dear Friends!                 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         11/28/17

Happy #givingtuesday!! We’re especially grateful that, due to an extremely generous anonymous donor, your donations of $100 or more will be matched, dollar for dollar!!!

If that’s more than you can manage, you could either pair up with others to collectively reach that threshold, or just give what you can and know that we are exceedingly grateful for your support and solidarity!!

Please go to the Donate Button at the right-hand corner of this home page. Happy Thanksgiving! Again, we are thankful for and to you! We need the WNY Peace Center for another 50 years – now more than ever!! Together – si, se puede!! (You can also send in your envelopes if you got our snail mail Golden Jubilee invite!)

Join us all this week!
– Yesterday, Mon, Nov 27, El Salvador – we had the LASC Peace Coffeehouse 7pm. Canisius Col (thanks to all for the great turnout and discussion!);
– Tues, #givingtuesday – and Cariol Horne City Court Support 9:30am; immigration court support in Batavia – see Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce listings below; contact jenniferconnorlec@gmail.com for more info;
– Wed, Mark Poloncarz re Tax Plan/fed scam, 7pm, Church of the Nativity; & two tax protest: 1-2pm at UB North Campus, and 4:30-6:30 Transit & Wherle (see more below);
– Thurs, Net Neutrality Planning Mtg, 5:30-6:30pm, WNYPC 1272 Delaware Ave, 14209 (entrance & parking round back);
Also Thurs, Peace Pole Prayer Service, 7pm, Immaculate Conception Convent, 5229 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY.  Please RSVP: 716-649-1205;
– Fri, Movie: The Sultan & the Saint,
6 PM in the Student Union Theater, University at Buffalo – the Buffalo premier of this inspiring and compelling feature film;
– Sat, Celebration of the life of Bobbie Grimm, mainstay of Buffalo’s progressive community, 11am Plymouth UCC, Syracuse (call 716-931-3520 by 11/29 to carpool).

Please keep calling Congress about the Reverse-RobinHood Tax Scam. See the Weds events to learn about and stand up for
– 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,
and the rest of the 99%. Keep calling our Senators and congresspersons.

Below is
– the invite (once again) 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 wnypeace.org/calendar for more event listings – there’s plenty more and additions are frequent! …..

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 (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 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.

Please 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 https://www.democracynow.org/ (bottom of page) – in English and/or Spanish!
-Contact Peter Rakowski at 716-697-4476; or peter.rakowski123@gmail.com if you want to help.


There is no WAY to Peace; Peace IS the way.  – AJ Muste.    #loveisloveBUF



Tues, 28 Cariol Horne Court Support @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am; City Court, Judge Hannah’s Courtroom. 50 Delaware Ave. Come support Cariol as the Judge makes a decision about the false accusation of a bailiff that Cariol was videotaping and disrupting a court proceeding. (And don’t forget you can also support the Cariol Horne Whistleblower’s fund at gofundme.com/cariol-horne-whistleblower-fund). Post note: Cariol’s most serious charges were dismissed, with the remaining Trespass charge to be adjudicated on Dec. 14, at 10:30am, Judge Hannah’s courtroom, City Court, 6th Floor. 

Weds, Nov 29 Co Exec Poloncarz re GOP Tax Plan @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Find out what the local effects of the proposed tax plan are. At the Church of the Nativity UCC, 1530 Colvin Blvd, Kenmore 14223.

1-2pm UB Grad Student Walkout & Rally to oppose the provisions in the tax plan that would disproportionately hurt graduate students UB North Campus at Founder’s Plaza and UB South Campus at Main Bus Stop between Foster and Crosby. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/185775955306704/
4:30-6:30pm The Last Straw Rally – Picket lines to draw attention to this disastrous tax bill.  There will be an emphasis on Rep. Collins. At The corners of Transit Rd and Wehrle Dr, Williamsville, NY 14221. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/179081136006974/

Thurs, Nov 30, 5:30-6:30pm Net Neutrality Planning Mtg. Logistics and strategies for the Buffalo Rally for Net Neutrality will be discussed. WNYPC/NRC Bldg, 1272 Delaware Ave, 14209 (entrance & parking around back).

Thurs, Nov 30, SSJ Peace Pole Prayer service. 7-8:30 pm “LONG JOURNEY TO PEACE”. Immaculate Conception Convent, 5229 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, NY.  Please RSVP: 716-649-1205.

Fri, December 1 Movie: The Sultan and the Saint @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Wonderfully inspiring true story of nobility, kindness, courage, friendship, and love. Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6 PM in the Student Union Theater, University at Buffalo, North Campus, Amherst, NY 14260. Here is the link to Student Union to help with parking:    http://www.buffalo.edu/home/visiting-ub/CampusMaps/maps.html

Sat, December 2 Come Celebrate Roberta Bobbie Grimm. @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm At Plymouth UCC (232 E Onondaga St, Syracuse, NY 13202). Bobbie Grimm passed away October 2, Gandhi’s birthday, after 96 years of love and service. Bobbie and husband Bob were a bulwark for the progressive movement and groups in Buffalo and WNY. Their activism and compassion was only matched by their generosity. Call 716-931-3520 by 11/29 for carpooling)

For more events on the WNYPC calendar go to wnypeace.org!!




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.  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).

See Cariol’s Court Support on November 28 wnypeace.org/cariol-horne-court-support-3/.


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 hispanicheritagewny.org for a full report on ways to help.
We also recommend: Paypal address:  cdpecpr@gmail.com

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

Giovanni Roberto, friend of MaryAnne Grady Flores (UpstateDroneAction.org 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 Mariafund.org 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: donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org


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



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



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 chn.org.

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


Action Alert re Stone Dam Road Pipeline: go to wnypeace.org/environmental-justice/



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.



November 28th court support for community members in immigration proceedings.  Cars will be leaving from Buffalo to Batavia. Please contact Jennifer at jenniferconnorlec@gmail.com Justice for Migrant Families for further details about this if you are interested.


On December 6th, we will join the mobilization for a Clean Dream Act in DC, where we will join with our national partners to rally and fight for NY DREAMers and TPS recipients- link here. The bus will leave from our area at 4:30 on December 5th.


December 11th, there will be an online presentation with updates on Green Light NY- learn how you can take action to reclaim driver’s licenses for all. We are actively looking to grow this campaign and win back some of the losses from DACA.


December 13th we will have a potluck and celebration of being in community together. Please join us, even if you are new. Especially if you are new! Save the date- details to follow.

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 see Dec 11 online presentation mentioned above or 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.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Sunday. Business meeting. 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. Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt. Indigenous support group/allies. 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. Email Charley Bowman renewableenergy@wnypeace.org with your phone number for him to call and let you know whether (weather 😉 the vigil will take place that particular Friday. Or just show up and bring your own sign if you’re not sure others will be there!!

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!!