Dr. King & Uniting The Struggles

Did you know that the WNY Peace Center was founded in 1967 by Buffalonians as a chapter of Rev. Dr. King’s Clergy and Laity Concerned? While WNYPC members initially devoted their efforts to ending the Vietnam War, over the years our work has expanded to address changing global, regional, and local problems.

Dr. King delivered his Three Evils of Society address at the National Conference on New Politics in 1967 in which he linked racism, materialism, and war as challenges that Americans endure to this day. Our Pillars of Justice – Resist Militarism, Racial Justice, Economic Justice, and also Human & Civil Rights – were created to advocate for human rights and fight oppression every day.

You can read and/or listen to the speech in full here.