The #StillResisting Weekend was amazing!! Huge thanks to SO MANY!

Dear Friends!                 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         1/31/18
The #StillResisting Weekend was amazing!! Huge thanks to the 35 cosponsors for sharing, and to the ~5,000 who participated!!

We had
– a wonderful time with our friends Science Demands Action (/Buffalo March for Science) at great sign-making parties on Friday and Sunday, with scores of participants;

– a day to remember gathering and going on the #StillResisting Bus to Women’s March in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the US Women’s Movement (on this 100th year after we women won the right to vote!). Many thanks to Maureen Milligan and the stalwart bus-full!! We did it!;

– 4,500-5,000 –yes!!- at the Sunday Women’s Solidarity March!! (police estimate). Not only was the turnout record-breaking, the Spirit and principles very evident, the speakers fantastic, and the support overwhelming, but the message also came through loud and clear – Equality, Empowerment and SOLIDARITY!!
Attendees and reporters seemed crystal clear the we were there to #UnitetheStruggles in Truth and Love. #wepersistBUF!! While there was a few unhelpful and/or unrepresentative message(s) – ie too much about particular persons and/or too nasty – and some of the signs were x-rated (the family nature of the event was thrilling; sorry that we didn’t ask people to bear that in mind in sign-making); we’ll keep on improving our events in every way possible. We do keep learning!
More than anything, it was a tribute to Women’s Ways ~ Peace Ways; to
WNY and our burgeoning justice and peace movement, and to Solidarity. Si, se puede! We Shall Overcome!!

Once again, so grateful to
– Jill Yagwoneest Clause, Tuskarora;
– the Women’s Resistence Revivial Chorus with Drea D’Nur and ensemble.
Our Inspired and Inspiring Speakers! (see topics above under Route):
Tanya Loughead, Chair of WNYPC Gender Justice
Mayor Byron Brown
Karima Amin, Founder/Director of Prisoners Are People Too
Betty Jean Grant, former Co Legislator, Director of We Are Women Warriors
Cariol Holloman-Horne, community activist (former Buffalo Police Officer)
Kelly Ann Kowalski, Director of Food for All
Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Ass’t Director of Partnership for the Public Good.

The other elected officials attending as well as Mayor Brown, who spoke to vouch for their solidarity with our #UnitetheStruggles #PowertothePolls Women’s Solidarity Movement:
– Lt Gov Kathy Hochul
– Congressman Brian Higgins
– Assemblyman Sean Ryan

And the wonderful co-sponsors! Activists of Buffalo, Bee Social, Buffalo for Freedom, Buffalo AntiRacism Coalition Official; @Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization (BPTO), Burning Books; Buffalo Democratic Socialists of America, Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment, Food For All, Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, Interfaith Peace Network of WNY, Liberty Union Progressives, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, NYCLU Western Regional Office, Open Buffalo, Partnership for the Public Good,Pax Christi WNY (Pax Christi), Peacejam Buffalo, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Action Fund, Prisoners Are People Too, Inc., @Puerto Rican Committee for Community Justice, Rise Collaborative, Riverside Salem Environmental Cottage, Science Demands Action – Buffalo March for Science, Sierra Club Niagara Chapter, Sister District for Western New York, a NYPAN Chapter, StandUp WNY, Stronger Together WNY, Corp., Temple Beth Zion, UB School of Social Work, Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, Veterans For Peace VFP 128, We Are Women Warriors, @WNY Coalition of Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Advocates (Peace, Justice & Nonviolence Festival and Walk 2017). Yes 35 …. #unitethestruggles

POWER WITH !!!!         NOT POWER OVER!!!!