Beloved Brother, Dr. Cornel West, Zooming in to WNY tomorrow! Please join us!

November 8th, 2020

We are so excited that we’ll be spending the evening with beloved Brother, Dr. Cornel West, tomorrow, and hope very much you’ll be joining us in your own watch party! What an inspiring and vital time it will be!

His topic, “Where Do We Go From Here?” will help us face the Unarmed Truth; and find the courage and rock-solid determination, to do the work that stands before us. And his generosity of spirit will help us develop that Unconditional Love, the One Love, that is truly a Force More Powerful!

You can purchase a zoom ticket for this Virtual Gathering right here. (Middle of page, after video promo he did for the event.)

Also inspiring will be the Gnonyoh from Jill Clause, Tuskarora;  our wonderful awardees (Jalonda Hill, Jillian Hanesworth, Roger Cook, June Licence, and two surprise awardees); the student attendees; our own interns Just, Renee, and Yasmin; and our great Office Coordinator Deidra and Assistant Nicole, making it all happen!

And just wait till you hear Poet Jillian Hanesworth’s spoken word!

Don’t miss this special opportunity to build community, unite the struggles and the visions, and strengthen our resolve to #DefendtheSacred. We’ll unite – striving for Moral Integrity and Universal Solidarity – #PeopleAndThePlanet.

Thanks, too, for all your solidarity and support.

Si, se puede – We Shall Overcome – Harambe/Juntos/Together!

So “…Let us come together, let us fight together, let us speak the truth together, let us laugh together, and most important, let us bear witness together!” – Dr. Cornel West

See you there! Peace, Thanks, Solidarity and of course Love. 

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Agenda for the Evening

6pm Doors Open; virtual Program Book will show as slide show (also downloadable as a pdf)

7pm Gnohnyoh – Indigenous Opening/Thanks-giving; by Jill Yagwoneest Clause, Tuskarora

7:10pm Intros to Beloved Brother, Dr. Cornel West; student groups (D’Youville, Niagara University, SUNY Buff State, University @ Buffalo); and Awards

— Two Surprise Awards

— Lifetime Achievement Awards: Roger Cook and June Licence, Riverside Salem UCC/DC, Environmental Cottage (and more)

— Emerging Leaders Award: Jalonda Hill, WNY Law Center, Fair Fines [No] Fees Coalition, Colored Girls Bike Too

— “Alt-imate” Activist Award: Jillian Hanesworth, Poet, Director of Leadership Development at Open Buffalo, Free the People

— “The Revolution Will Rhyme” – Jillian Hanesworth

7:30pm Dr. Cornel West – “Where Do We Go From Here?”

8:00pm Live Actual Q&A with Dr. West, with questions from Attendees and student groups

Virtual Marketplace with Silent Auction, Basket Raffle, Virtual Vendors will continue all week.