International Day of Peace!!

716-332-3904       716-931-3520               9/19/18

To all of our comrades,

Friday is the International Day of Peace! We are happy to present to you opportunities to #UniteTheStruggles and come together in the name of a global peace society.


– Sept. 20 Peace, Justice, Nonviolence Assembly (festival and rally), 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Niagara Square. A time to stand together for the world we want! Time to end the violence of poverty, racism and war, against immigrants, women, marginalized people and Mother Earth. Let us stand together to develop a culture of nonviolence.

Sept. 20 One year since Hurricane Maria. Also the first day in the Decolonize Puerto Rico Week of Actions. Let’s stand in solidarity with our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters.

– Sept. 21 International Day of Peace, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Unity of Buffalo Church, 1243 Delaware Avenue. Please join us in celebrating the U.N. sponsored International Day of Peace, and observe and celebrate this global day shared with all humanity. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September, 21.

– Sept. 22 Spotlight on Yemen Crisis w/ Mona Abdulla, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, North Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Forest Road. A breakfast speaker series hosted by North Presbyterian Church in Williamsville, beginning 9/22. This first discussion will be led by Mona Abdulla, the first Arab-American Muslim woman in Western New York to hold public office.

September 22 Rahama Fundraising Banquet, 6:00 pm, Marriott Hotel 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst NY 14221. Rahama is a Muslim women’s group stopping domestic violence.

– Sept. 23 Racial Justice Taskforce, 1-2:30pm, WNY PEace Center, 1272 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. The Racial Justice Taskforce works to combat institutional racial inequality. Please join us at this monthly meeting.

We shall overcome #Unitethestruggles #Loveislove

The time is now, and we are the people we’ve been waiting for.

See more at – either our calendar for more details and
events, or the rest of the weekly update post!

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#UniteTheStruggles  #PowerWITH-NOTPowerOver #LoveisLoveBUF

Below are
- more event listings (see also calendar & facebook page);
- Taskforce items and campaigns; and
- regularly scheduled events – all in that order.
No hate, no fear as we are #StillResisting.  Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes Love.


ECONOMIC JUSTICE Please continue to support the Poor People’s Campaign. Current focus: Voter Registration and empowerment. Voter Registration, most Mondays and Thursdays, 5:15pm – 7:30pm. Next Voter Registration canvass: Thursday, Sept. 20, 5:15 pm, Matt Urban Community Center, 1081 Broadway.



No Nuclear Waste over the Peace Bridge
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.
Action Alert re Stone Dam Road Pipeline: go to
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

Vigil for Victims of ICE Terror
Thursdays, 5-6pm, ICE building on the corner of Delaware and Chippewa. Bring your signs and spirit of Solidarity. We will not stay silent! #EndICETerror #FamiliesBelongTogether #AbolishICE
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; 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.

LASC presents:  the September Peace Coffeehouse, Monday September 24, 2018
Canisius College, Science Hall, parking off Main Street near corner with Delevan Ave.
Economic War Against Venezuela: a first-hand report by Shontae Cannon-Buckley, who went to Venezuela last spring as an election observer, meeting with collectives, cooperatives, communes and grassroots social movements there. Now she works locally toward ending sanctions.

On the fourth Monday of each month during the school year, LASC and WNY Peace Center host a Peace Coffeehouse: hear first-hand accounts of peace actions locally and away,  and connect with the community and with activists.Vigil for Victims of ICE Terror Thursdays, 5-6pm, ICE building on the corner of Delaware and Chippewa. Bring your signs and spirit of Solidarity. We will not stay silent! #EndICETerror #FamiliesBelongTogether #AbolishICE

Venezuela Sanctions Petition
After the attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, your help is requested. Please sign the petition to end US and Canadian sanctions: The civilians and general populations are the ones to pay for this kind of foreign policy. The US government needs to stop penalizing the common people and destabilizing other countries. Please sign and share. Many thanks to Shontae Cannon-Buckley for her work on this issue!

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 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


Wednesdays 4-5:30pm protest/vigils at the Erie County Holding Center (Delaware & Church). 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 ask them to cosponsor and vote for the bills S. 4784. (You can also thank the representatives who passed it in the Assembly!)
Other Ways you can help:
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. See calendar for listings, and/or call your District and ask when & where the next Chief and Community Police Meeting will be held.


Know about the King’s Bay Plowshares? 7 courageous and compassionate Catholic Workers who went to largest submarine base in the world Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia on April 4th, 2018.  They went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command to “beat swords into plowshares”. Read their story at  .
Donate, help us organize on their behalf, and agitate and pray for their acquittal. They face very serious charges of up to a decade of prison time, just for reminding our government of the illegal and foolhardy nature of our nuclear weaponry.

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.
–support House Resolution 922 to define presidential wars not declared by Congress as impeachable offenses. These wars include wars of co-belligerency such as the US role in the atrocities in Yemen.
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!


REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC – Progressive program followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island. Session on Bob Dylan.

Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY. Mondays, 1-4pm. Call-in show! Go to or This week with Jim Anderson, Ahmad Nieves, and Vicki Ross; on Economic Justice and more.

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!!

Prisoners’ Rights Taskforce – Wednesdays 4-5pm protest/vigils at the Erie County Holding Center (Delaware & Church). All are welcome. Please bring signs.

Interfaith Peace Network
 Special meeting: moved to join with Jericho Road Community Health Center to celebrate their Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their new location –  at 1021 Broadway in Buffalo. (Oct 4 meeting will move back to regular time and place: 9:15am at 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209 -entrance and parking round back.)

Vigil for Victims of ICE Terror – 
Thursdays, 5-6pm, ICE building on the corner of Delaware and Chippewa. Bring your signs and spirit of Solidarity. We will not stay silent! #EndICETerror #FamiliesBelongTogether #AbolishICE

Environmental Justice Taskforce – 
Vigil to Protest the Shipments of VERY Dangerous Radioactive Liquid from Canada coming over the Peace Bridge. Fridays 2-3pm, Front Park at Vermont & Busti, Buffalo. Sign welcome and also usually available.

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 😉

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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!