#FamiliesBelongTogether Rally tomorrow Noon; #LoveisLove&#PPC on Sunday, 5:30

716-332-3904;   716-931-3520               5/31/18

Dear Friends!

Please join us tomorrow for #FamiliesBelongTogether Rally, at Noon at US Customs & Immigration – 130 Delaware Ave; later walking to ICE Offices at 250 Delaware (Delaware North Bldg) and return. We need to raise our voices against they key actors who are carrying out Trump’s family separation order: ICE and U.S. Attorneys. ICE apprehends and separates families while US Attorneys enforce the separation in legal proceedings.

Also please join us this Sunday, June 3 (at 5:30 pm to 8pm) for the Re-Launch of #LoveisLoveBUF & PPC Watch Party. (At Rafi Greene CAO Masten Resource Ctr; 1423 Fillmore Ave). Feed two birds with one crumb: come out to get a #LoveisLoveBUF sign (“In Our America: No Human is Illegal; Women are In charge of their own bodies; Black Lives Matter; etc Lawn sign), and stay for a Watch Party to share Rev Barber and the Poor People’s Campaign inspiration, education, and action!

Tonight’s Tent of Abraham gathering will also be very special, if you can make the walk portion, go to North Presbyteran, North Forrest, Williamsville, at 5:30pm step-off; otherwise you can go straight to the Islamic Society of the Niagara Frontier, Heim Road, Getzville, for 7:30pm.

Announcing again:
–The WNY Peace Center is hiring an Assistant Director!

Assistant Director: A great opportunity for someone who cares about “Peace Through Justice at Home and Abroad” (our mission). Approximately 10 hours/week (good room for growth!) at $15/hour. Candidates should be detail oriented, have good communication and computer skills, and a cooperative spirit. Weekend and evening hours are not unusual. (Some college preferred but not required.)

Duties include:

Work closely with the Executive Director, as variously directed, on:

–Communicating with the staff, board, and members;

–Assist in media and publicity outreach, including press releases, media advisories and follow-up;

–Planning and promoting WNYPC’s 51st Annual Dinner  (Nov. 10)

–Participate in designing, publicizing and implementing strategic campaigns (again, includes Annual Dinner);

–Assist in planning, publicizing and executing meetings, speakers, fundraisers, rallies and other events;

–Assist in fundraising through grant-writing, membership appeals and events;

–Conduct research on legislation, grants, social issues and potential services;

–Assist in outreach and work with other peace and justice organizations;

Assisting the Office Manager as needed (answering phones; fielding requests; helping with mailings, office publications etc.)

Working cooperatively with above staff, board, taskforces, membership, allies and the general public.

Please send resume to: victoryross9@gmail.com.

You can also go to Albany on June 4/5 for a day or even two with Poor People’s Campaign, focusing on Health care and Environmental Justice;  and NYS for Health lobby day on June 5. See NYSPPC Week Four


Many Thanks, Peace, Solidarity, and yes Love.

See our calendar for more details! as well as the rest of this post (click below).


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 wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

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 wnypeace.org/calendar 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




Tent of Abraham – Thirteenth Annual

May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

An evening of friendship and conversation of our shared values as we “break the fast’ together and enjoy an ethnic meal. In keeping with MPAC tradition, non-perishable food items and cash donations (matched by MPAC-WNY) will be collected for the needy in our community. Walk, celebration, and dinner. Walk a bit or the whole way. See more on website.

Bury the Violence – 5th Annual Walk & Remembrance

June 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please Join Us In Celebrating 5 Years Of Memorializing Those We’ve Lost Due To Violence. We’ll Walk For Peace & Remembrance. At Delaware Park, Ring Road Entrance At Colvin & Amherst St. We Unite To Remember Your Loved Ones Beyond Decorating Our Streets As Memorials. Fellowship In A Healing Environment And Gain Resourceful Information

Re-Launch & Watch Party: PPC & #LoveisLoveBUF

June 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

(At Rafi Greene CAO Masten Resource Ctr; 1423 Fillmore Ave). Feed two birds with one crumb: come out to get a #LoveisLoveBUF sign (“In Our America: No Human is Illegal; Women are In charge of their own bodies; Black Lives Matter; etc Lawn sign), and stay for a Watch Party to share Rev Barber

Sentencing of Debbie Bowers

June 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Come support Debbie Bowers at her sentencing; co-defendant with Steve Jabar, their start-up of a radio station in Iraq was twisted into a witch-hunt by the IRS and US Attorneys of the highest degree. Judge Vilardi’s courtroom, United States Courthouse, 2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, New York 14202. Postponed from Steve’s sentencing (on 4/18/18 when he got  “time served,” no probation.)

June 4 @ 5:00 am – June 5 @ 10:30 pm Poor People’s Campaign – Health & Environment: Trip to Albany

TWO DAY EVENT in ALBANY, NY (you can go for either or both; if both, please register for both buses.)  Let’s stand up and speak up together for a right to health and a healthy environment. let’s send a strong message to albany legislators and make a real impact – attend both days! See above and/or on the wnypeace.org calendar. Or go to NYSPPC/Week 4




Join the Poor People’s Campaign – WNY. More info coming, and see more on NYS at wnypeace.org/current-campaigns and  NYS Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

June 4 @ 5:00 am – June 5 @ 10:30 pm

TWO DAY EVENT in ALBANY, NY (you can go for either or both; if both, please register for both buses. See below.)  Let’s stand up and speak up together for a right to health and a healthy environment. let’s send a strong message to albany legislators and make a real impact – attend both days! See above and/or on the wnypeace.org calendar.

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
wnypeace.org/governmental-contact-info/). Learn more nyhcampaign.org



CAMP PEACEPRINTS 2018, “The Language of Peace”

M-F July 16 – July 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Announcing the eleventh annual Camp Peaceprints, brought to you by the Interfaith Peace Network, the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence, and the WNY Peace Center. The Camp, for youth ages 8 to 13, provides exposure to a diverse community while introducing and exploring communication, social justice issues, peaceful conflict resolution – and did we say swimming (4x), field trips (2x), and learning signing? At St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main St.

We learn how to listen, express ourselves, cooperate, deal with feelings, and problem-solve; as well as exploring and hopefully being inspired toward Nonviolence. Students from St. Mary’s School for the Deaf will join us in camp activities and teach us American Sign Language, sharing their universal language of peace with the entire Camp Peaceprints community. We’ll have wonderful guest presenters – activists and artists from the Buffalo area. We’ll also play games, have recreation (yes swimming!), do art projects and go on field trips.

Registration is $125 per week (discount $240 for the two-week period), with sliding scale and scholarships available. For registration forms and further info, please go to sisterkarencenter.org or click here–>  CPP18+Registration+and+Consent (3).



No Nuclear Waste over the Peace Bridge

June 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us every Friday from 2 PM to 3 PM at the corner of Busti Ave and Vermont St. in Buffalo NY. Vigil against the shipment of high level LIQUID radioactive spent fuel from Chalk River Ontario to Aiken South Carolina. If any of it spills out, it will be next to impossible to clean.


official in the Environmental Protection Agency, will be interviewed by Jim

Heaney, Investigative Post Editor. 7:00PM, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Tickets $10; free for IP members *[LINK



– *THURSDAY, June 7, DISTINGUISHED LECTURE:* Global Warming and a Call

to Action – How ice foretells the next systemic transformation, presented

by Sebastian Copeland. Discussion to follow the lecture. 2:30pm – 5:00pm,

Hotel at the Lafayette (Marquis Ballroom), 391 Washington St., Buffalo.

Free. Register in advance *[LINK


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



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


#FamiliesBelongTogether Rally; June 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. (At Customs & Immigration Offices at 130 Delaware Ave, Buffalo; to ICE at 250 Delaware; and back)  We need to raise our voices against they key actors who are carrying out Trump’s family separation order: ICE and U.S. Attorneys. ICE apprehends and separates families while US Attorneys enforce the separation in legal proceedings.

Calls are still needed to your NYS Assembly Members to ask them to support NYS ASSEMBLY Bill #4050. IF SEAN RYAN IS YOUR ASSEMBLYPERSON, PLEASE CALL HIM! 716-885-9630! ALSO CO CLERK MICKEY KEARNS (716) 858-8785.

The GreenLight NY program restores access to drivers’ licenses to all community members, to avoid abusive immigration enforcement.  For more info, please come out to above mentioned event, 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.



The Las Cruces International Film Festival bestowed its “Best Feature

Documentary” award on Maya Faces in a Smoking Mirror, a feature length documentary directed by Bill Jungels, Co-Produced by Bill Jungels and Christine Eber and shot in Chiapas, Mexico. The documentary looks at how young Mayas are preserving or recovering their Maya identity and resisting the global forces that threaten this identity. Just as preserving native seed stocks helps us all survive in a world of vulnerable monocultures, the preservation and adaptation of traditional human cultures offers us all models that may help us survive as a species. The documentarypremiered in September of 2017 at Hallwalls.

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 continuing devastation caused by “natural” disasters (read fossil-fuel-burning-generated Climate Catastrophe) as well as other factors. You can contribute as follows:
Puerto Rico—Go to hispanicheritagewny.org for a full report on ways to help.
We also recommend:

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

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                   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 weaving-for-justice.org


Chuck Culhane is resuming 4-5pm protest/vigils at the Erie County Holding Center (Delaware & Church) on Wednesdays. All are welcome. Please bring signs.

Please 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: https://goo.gl/z22oVf

Sign the petition to support the HALT Solitary Confinement Act: https://goo.gl/HLwqbK

Encourage your organization to endorse the HALT Solitary Confinement Act: https://goo.gl/forms/FM2F6DZAcPZp1co32



The Radical King Book Club Meeting

May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Place: 2495 Main St (suite 547), Buffalo 14214. Join The Radical King Book Club Meeting for the first event of discussing the book The Radical King by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Author), Cornel West (Editor). “The radical King was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people in the class struggle taking place in capitalist societies” said Cornel [

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

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. See wnypeace.org calendar for listings.



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.

If you’d prefer to send an email to your senators, you can do so here.


Our tax dollars are funding massive civilian casualties and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The U.S. military is providing midair refueling to warplanes, sharing intelligence for targeting assistance, and selling U.S. bombs to the aggressors. U.S.-supported airstrikes target schools, hospitals, and water and sanitation infrastructure. As a result, millions of Yemeni people are on the brink of starvation and are facing the fastest-growing cholera crisis ever documented.

Every day that the war on Yemen continues, America is complicit in aiding war crimes. Call your U.S. Senators today at 1-833-786-7927 and urge them to stop fueling war on Yemen!

Please let us know if you’d like to be involved with our Infringement Festival activities which will be focused on Yemen. We’d love to have your help. Please call Russell Brown 716-570-5200 or email Marie Schuster mariemschuster@gmail.com.


REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Sunday. Progressive program followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island. June 3: Work Day and continued discussion on longer term planning. June 10: Daniel Haeusser, You Are Not Just You: The Human Microbiome. Historically microbes have been associated in the popular mind with disease, but we increasingly are realizing that the majority of microbes are not only harmless, but transformative and essential to all life, including humans. We typically think of Creation in terms of plants and animals, but microbes are far more wondrously varied and powerful than ever appreciated.


Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY. Mondays, 1-3pm. Jim Anderson & Vicki Ross co-hosting, with Live Broadcasting of the Poor People’s Campaign; LASC re Honduran Musician/Activists. Call-in show! 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 **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 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. Signs also available. (and you don’t need to be a woman or dress in black 😉

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!!