Youth Leadership: Camp Peaceprints Rally Weds, 10:30am, Niagara Square; & tomorrow, too!

716-332-3904          7/20/19

Dear Friends,

Tomorrow, July 21st, is the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ Global Day of Listening. You can hear it streaming on line at Please join the call at any time – running 7:30am-10:30am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). Participants will include Camp Peaceprint participants at ~9:30am and Caravanistas from the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan at ~9:50am.

Camp Peaceprints invites you to join our children and youth for a short (youth-led) rally this Wednesday, July 24, at 10:30-10:45am at Niagara Square! and will Children know that #FamiliesBelongTogether; and as always we’ll work to #UnitetheStruggles since wars, racism, and climate catastrophe drive people from their homes. You’re sure to be inspired by the signs the youth make (and please make and bring your own)! US Youth Climate Strike Buffalo leader Ilyas Kahn will also be joining – and inspiring – us! Don’t miss it!!

Drivers are still needed for swimming – and you can swim with us too!: 12:20pm Tuesdays to JFK Public Pool (at Hickory off of Clinton; opposite St. Columba Brigid) and especially (also 12:20pm) Fridays to Buff State Pool, in the northwest corner of the campus! We’re done by 2:30pm (camp ends at 3pm).And we welcome any more adult volunteers (daily through July 26, 9:30am-3:30pm at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main – call 716-931-3520.

Continue to support the Move the Nuclear Weapons Money campaign. It is a global campaign which highlights actions that individuals and organizations can take to cut nuclear weapons budgets, end investments (by their city, university, religious institution, bank, pension fund or government) in nuclear weapons, and shift these budgets and investments to peace and sustainability. To endorse the campaign, please send your supporting quote plus a photo of yourself to Move the Nuclear Weapons Money <>*. We will turn your quote into a meme for social media use.

Of note, please join us for a press conference on Nuclear and Indigenous Issues on August 6, 1pm at the Japanese Gardens behind the Buffalo History Museum. All are welcome. We also hope you’ll join us for a celebration of UN-declared Indigenous People’s Day on August 9, 3pm at the Buffalo History Museum. The dates are those of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively. We must learn from Indigenous wisdom as well as from our mistakes. Please join us. Nya weh to Indigenous Women’s Initiatives and Nekanesakt, our partners in these special days.

Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes Love.

Events this week:

Adult Volunteers Welcome at Camp Peaceprints

MF July 15 @ 10:00 am – July 26 @ 3:00 pm

CAMP PEACEPRINTS is a summer camp designed to introduce youth to social justice, while providing them with peaceful conflict resolution skills and exposure to a broader community. It is a two-week long alternative education program for participants ages 8 – 13, with older youth serving as Youth Assistants, running Monday through Friday, 10am – 3pm. CAMP IS FULL – but adult and older teen youth assistants are welcome. Please call 716-931-3520.

Camp Peaceprints Families Belong Together Protest

July 24 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am

Niagara Square

Join Camp Peaceprints in Niagara Square for the Families Belong Together protest. Signs are encouraged!


Come, sing movement songs!

July 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM at Raqs Solidarity – A Community Space 322 Amherst Street, Buffalo, New York 14207 Join us singing movement songs with the Poor People’s Campaign, the Civil Rights Movement, the Disability Rights Movement, the Union Movement, and the Women’s’ Rights Union along with others.

We shall overcome #Unitethestruggles #Loveislove #PowerWITH-NOTPowerOver


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. All are welcome. This week, screening of From Paris to Pittsburgh; which celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.

Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY. Mondays, 1-4pm. Call-in show! Go to Upcoming Jim Anderson hosting, sure to be an exciting show, with Jim just having returned from the Justice Works conference!

Buffalo Nekanesakt. Indigenous support group/allies. Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm. This Tuesday, studying Kayanerenko:wa – the Great Law of Peace. At Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Ave. All are welcome!!

Prisoners’ Rights Taskforce – Wednesdays 4-5:30pm protest/vigils at the Erie County Holding Center (Delaware & Church). All are welcome. Please bring signs.

Resist Militarism! Taskforce – regular monthly planning meeting third Weds of the month, at Niagara Porter Library, 5-6:30pm. Will include update re Speaking Verse to Power (Infringement Festival event July 29, 7-9pm at Burning Books), and more.

Interfaith Peace Network, August 8 (ltd summer sched), 9:15am at 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209 entrance and parking round back.) Breakfast potluck, planning/publicizing, & discussion.

Vigil for Victims of ICE Terror – Thursdays, 5-6pm, ICE building on the corner of (@250) Delaware and Chippewa. Bring your signs and spirit of Solidarity. We will not stay silent! #EndICETerror #FamiliesBelongTogether #AbolishICE #CLOSETHECAMPS #NeverAgainIsNow

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. Signs welcome and also usually available.

Stop The Violence Coalition – 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month; 6pm, United Way Building, Delaware and Summer Sts.

Women In Black – Nonviolence vigil, Bidwell and Elmwood. Saturdays, Noon-1pm. Signs also available. (and you don’t need to be a woman or dress in black)

Of note: West African Drumming Sundays, 12-2pm, Little Africa Culture Club, 356 S. Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY.

We shall overcome #Unitethestruggles #Loveislove #PowerWITH-NOTPowerOver


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