First Women’s Ways ~ Peace Ways postponed to 3/16

Dear Friends!            716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         3/2/18

Women’s Ways ~ Peace Ways is cancelled for today. Both Kelly Maracle, Mohawk, and Nadia Sharam, Esq. have agreed to be on the panel on March 16, again Noon hour at the Central Public Library, Ring of Knowledge. Please join us then.

Many thanks to the 250 or more who came out to the Never Again Vigil & Call to Action to Stop Gun Violence. Our children, youth, and community speakers and performers were wonderfully inspiring and uplifting. We’ll also keep organizing for March 24’s March For Our Lives. Meanwhile lots of schools are planning walk-outs for March 14. The Children’s March in 1963 galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. Here we go again!! We Shall Overcome! Another world is possible!

Again, please go to our Calendar page and facebook page for more info on events, campaigns, and more.

#unitethestruggles             We shall overcome – Together!/Harambe!!

Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, Justice, and yes Love.


Remember to tune in: DEMOCRACY NOW! IS NOW BEING BROADCAST MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8AM-9AM (LIVE) ON WBNY 91.3FM. Hear it over the radio or streaming live at or

Below are
– more event listings (see also calendar & facebook page);
– Taskforce items and campaigns; and
– regularly scheduled events – all in that order.
And be sure to go to for more event listings – there’s plenty more and additions are frequent! …..

No hate, no fear as we are #StillResisting.  #UnitetheStruggles !
Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes Love.    #loveisloveBUF   <3




Riverside-Salem: Savior Mushrooms

March 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. Watch/listen to/discuss this memorable talk by Paul Stamets on Sunday (or via the youtube link at your convenience). Paul Stamets on How Mushrooms Can Save Us from Ourselves:

Talking Peace w/WNYPC, WBNY 91.3 FM

March 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Jim Anderson & Vicki Ross co-hosting. Call-in show! Go to or

D District Community Police Meeting

March 7 @ 12:00 am

This is a chance for community members to meet with the district chief and community police officers with the Buffalo Police Department. “D” District Call for a time (11am or 6 pm: 716- 851-4413) 699 Hertel Avenue Temporary: 205 Esser Avenue

Poor People’s Campaign: Life Stories Event Planning Mtg

March 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join us (WNYPC/NRC Bldg, 1272 Delaware Ave, entrance & pkg round back by building) to help us put together this exciting event. Life Stories will help us build trust and the Beloved Community while learning from each other and better understanding the way the quadruple evils – Racism, Militarism, Materialism, Environmental Degradation – have


DOOLEYS / HEARsay play! (Benefit for WNYPC)

March 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This year’s DOOLEYS / WNY Peace Center event is not to be missed … Joining us this year will be HEARsay (David Kane, Michael Miskuly, and Cathy Carfagna), an awesome gypsy-folk three-piece! Doors open at 5:30 pm with info from WNYPC.  CONCERT STARTS AT **6**pm; DHU The Strand Theater; 540 Oliver Street; North Tonawanda, NY

For more events go to the WNYPC calendar!




Poor People’s Campaign, Life Stories event planning, March 8, 4pm at 1272 Delaware Ave, entrance and parking round back of building.

Please call our state senators to 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


EDUCATION & HUMAN RIGHTS TASKFORCE PEACEJAM has started at Lafayette HS Community School Saturdays 10:30-11:30am. Come for Inspiration, Education, and Action.



West Valley Nuclear Waste Cleanup opportunities to testify, March 19, 20, and 21. West Valley Scoping Meeting March 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm West Valley Scoping meetings for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement SEIS Final Decisions on Disposition of Nuclear Waste at West Valley Nuclear Waste Site   “Scoping” is done to get public input on what the whole Environmental Impact Statement should cover and include. Scoping determines the outline for what will be covered See more on calendar.

Action Alert re Stone Dam Road Pipeline: go to



Happy Women’s Month – March!! See our Women’s Ways ~  Peace Ways events Noon on March 16 and 23, Buffalo & Erie Co Central Public Library.

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


Call our senators and us reps to support the Dreamers. DACA may be eliminated if we do not succeed in getting Congress to act. Please call 202-224-3121.

Calls are still needed to your NYS Assembly Members to 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; 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.



Stand with Sen. Sanders: Rebuild Puerto Rico
The situation is still dire in Puerto Rico. Please go to the link below to see what you can do to Stand with Puerto Rico (and Sen Sanders).

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:

Mutual Aid Community Soup Kitchens Paypal address: run by Giovanni Roberto, friend of MaryAnne Grady Flores ( and Puerto Rico activist].

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

Chenalhó, Chiapas—Humanitarian crisis
This article in the National Catholic reporter gives a brief overview of the situation.

If you would like to help, go to


Join us in promoting the H.A.L.T. Solitary Confinement campaign. Please call your State Senators and Congresspersons and ask them to cosponsor and vote for the bills A. 3080 / S. 4784.
Ways you can help:
RSVP for the upcoming Advocacy Day, March 13, to demand passage of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act:

Sign the petition to support the HALT Solitary Confinement Act:

Encourage your organization to endorse the HALT Solitary Confinement Act:



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.

Join the #BuffaloLLEP movement. It’s easy.

Join the hundreds of Buffalonians who make up the #BuffaloLLEP movement, asking Mayor Byron Brown to make low-level marijuana arrests Buffalo’s lowest level enforcement priority (LLEP).
People across the U.S. recognize what a destructive failure the 40-year “war on drugs” has been. In Buffalo, the news hasn’t sunken in yet, though, as those living in communities of color & low-income areas are still disproportionately targeted by law enforcement for marijuana arrests. Join the #BuffaloLLEP movement to stop these unfair & harmful enforcement tactics!
Learn more.

Each Police District has a Chief and Community Police Meeting. We encourage people to go to them and communicate freely on issues of concern. D District is scheduled for Feb 7, 11am-Noon. 699 Hertel Avenue. Temporary: 205 Esser Avenue. (To check on meeting because of weather 716- 851-4413)



Planning Meeting 8am-9am, Weds March 7, Spot Coffee, Elmwood.

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.

Please sign on to Credo Action’s Stop Police Militarization petition here.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Sunday. Followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. Savior Mushrooms, March 4. 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. Call-in show! Go to or

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 **9:30-11am**, 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 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. Signs also available. (and you don’t need to be a woman or dress in black 😉

More listings on website ( and in previous email posts.
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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!