Happy Valentines’ Day: Rev. Dr. Cornel West!! coming to us 11/9/20!!

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Dear Friends,

If you haven’t already heard our big news, Rev. Dr. Cornel West will keynote the WNY Peace Center’s Annual event Monday, November 9, 2020! That’s the Monday after the election of a lifetime! Our Beloved Brother Cornel will help us navigate from wherever we’re at, at that point. We couldn’t be more excited and grateful! Save the date! And of course, more details to follow …..

We’ll soon be snail-mailing reminders about re-upping  – or becoming – a member of the WNY Peace Center. As a recipient of this Weekly News/Weekly Update, you know how hard we work and how much we offer the community through our rallies/marches/coffee houses and all kinds of events, campaigns, collaborations, coalitions, website, social media, and much more.

Moreover the vast majority of our offerings are free to you and all the community (while actually costing us to do it). This is your chance to make sure it all keeps happening – we need your support to ensure it does! So you can donate/become a member at wnypeace.org. Or wait for the mailing …. Either way, we can’t do it without you! Thanks in advance.

Please see much more below, including great events this week, regularly scheduled events & vigils, and more at wnypeace.org, and on our Facebook page, Twitter (@wnypeace), and Instagram (wnypeace)!

Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes Love.

#Unite! #OneLove

Events this week:

Vigil Protest of VERY Dangerous Radioactive Liquid over Peace Bridge

February 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Women In Black – Nonviolence vigil

February 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

At Bidwell and Elmwood. Saturdays, Noon-1pm. Signs also available. (And you don’t need to be a woman or dress in black!)

Riverside Salem

February 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At Riverside Salem Environmental Cottage & UCC/DC, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. – Various progressive spiritual activist and naturalist programs, Sundays, 4-6pm followed by a pot-luck.

Talking Peace w WNYPC, WBNY 91.3FM

February 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Call-in radio show with Vicki Ross hosting. Also streaming on-line at wbny.buffalostate.edu. Special Presidents’ Day show with League of Women Voters’ Barbara Gunderson. Re Voter Registration (apps?!), Electoral College, Impeachment, more.

WNY Poor People’s Campaign General Meeting

February 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

At Raq’s Solidarity, 322 Amherst Street, Buffalo 14207. Join the WNY Poor People’s Campaign to learn more about what we’re working on and how you can get involved! No worries potluck! Please bring a snack or drink to pass. For more information contact Sara Palmer at 716-427-4933 or saraleepalmer02@gmail.com

BULYPNY Black Restaurant Week

February 18 – February 23

February 18th – 23rd; please visit https://bulypny.wixsite.com/blackrestaurantweek/copy-of-2019-participating-restaura for participating restaurants. Visit a participating restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; then purchase a meal from their special Restaurant Week menu. The vision is to empower and highlight the great minority-owned restaurants here in Buffalo, NY. Organized by Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals.


February 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Avenue, Buffalo 14213. Indigenous support group/allies (including Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, WNYPC). Every 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Come help plan support for Indigenous rights, people, and the planet. Learn about – and help with – the NuclearFree Peace On and With the Earth Month (April), and the Walk For Life, Walk For Water, Walk for Mother Earth (April 3-26). See more on our website – or just come to the meeting!

Resist Militarism! Taskforce Meeting

February 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

At Isaías González-Soto Branch  (formerly Niagara Branch) Library, 280 Porter Ave, Buffalo 14201. Come be part of grounding the drones and ending the wars. Planning is in process for event(s) in Niagara Falls, with PeaceAction Niagara University and more; for moving toward having monuments for Peacemakers not just warmakers; retracting the AUMF, and more. All are welcome!

ECHC Vigil: NO MORE Deaths!

February 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm 

At the Erie Co Holding Center, Delaware between Church & Eagle Sts, Buffalo. Prisoners’ Rights Taskforce Vigil/protest Wednesdays 4-5:30pm at the Erie County Holding Center (Delaware & Church). The ECHC has significantly higher deaths than similar facilities. The Sheriff’s Dept has misreported, and been determined to have committed homicide by medical neglect per the DOJ! The Sheriff’s Administration is a Public Health Emergency!! All are welcome. 

**Please bring signs. **

Also please call Gov Cuomo at (518) 474-8390 to urge him to remove Sheriff Howard as he clearly is not up to the job.

Immigrant & Refugee Justice (IRJ) Taskforce Mtg

February 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

At SPoT Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave. Join us every third Thursday from 6:00 – 7:00 PM for an IRJ taskforce meeting to discuss topics relevant to immigrant and refugee communities. We currently meet at SPoT Coffee just after and across the street from our weekly vigil (5-6pm) at Delaware North.

Global Days of Listening Call – APV streaming online

February 21 @ 10:30 pm – February 22 @ 10:30 pm

At http://globaldaysoflistening.org/. The Afghan Peace Volunteers will have their regular monthly international call. You can listing to it streaming on-line. You can also sign up for another month, especially if you are part of a group. Global Days of Listening has included many great peace, justice, climate, and especially nonviolence advocates and activists from all over the world. Don’t miss the call and/or the inspiration!

Peace Coffeehouse: Bolivia and struggles against corporate tactics

February 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim Schultz, on ways of resistance to corporations, from the Cochibamba Water Revolt in Bolivia to the present. 7pm – 9pm at Canisius College – Science Hall. Jim Schultz, author and executive director of the Democracy Center for 25 years, has worked with citizen activists on five continents, from indigenous communities in Bolivia to senior leaders in the United Nations. https://democracyctr.org/author/jim_shultz/.  Event Sponsored by WNY Peace Center http://wnypeace.org/ and its taskforce, the Latin American Solidarity Committee

LAST DAY Today and Tomorrow!  For Future Generations: A Plastic Pollution Study of Lake Erie’ Opening

At CEPA Gallery, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Opened January 17, 2020; exhibit is up through February 15, 2020. Artist Alexis Oltmer (b.1990) has spent 3 years creating For Future Generations : A plastic pollution study of Lake Erie, an environmental and conceptual body of artwork which elevates plastic pollution imagery.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS not already listed above:

The Environmental Show, with Jack Kanack, John Cunningham and Charley Bowman. Radio show every Monday at 9 AM – 10 AM on WBNY 91.3 FM. Also streaming online at wbny.buffalostate.edu.

Interfaith Peace Network – First and third Thursday of each month at 9:15am. Located at 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209 entrance and parking round back.) Breakfast potluck, and discussion.

Environmental Justice Taskforce Mtg, every first Thursday of the month, 6-7:30pm. At Isaías González-Soto Branch  (formerly Niagara Branch) Library, 280 Porter Ave, Buffalo 14201. Regular monthly meeting. Come learn, help plan and organize to move ourselves on to Renewable energy and off fossil fuels. Bomb train resistance, No Nuclear Waste over the Peace Bridge and on public highways etc. also often included

End ICE Terror – Thursdays, 5-6pm, vigil in front of the ICE building on the corner of (@250) Delaware and Chippewa. Bring your signs and spirit of Solidarity. We will not stay silent! Taskforce meeting hosted at Spot Coffee across the street from the vigil location on the third Thursday of the month. (2/20/20 from 6-7pm) #EndICETerror #FamiliesBelongTogether #AbolishICE #CLOSETHECAMPS #NeverAgainIsNow. 

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

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

We shall overcome #Unitethestruggles #Loveislove #PowerWITH-NOTPowerOver

More listings on calendar and in previous email posts.

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One Struggle, One Vision, One Love!!