Mission Statement: Peace Through Justice At Home and Abroad.
The Western New York Peace Center has been working for Peace through Justice at Home and Abroad, since its founding in 1967 as a chapter of Rev. Dr. King’s Clergy and Laity Concerned. We are dedicated to enriching the quality of life of our local and global communities through the prevention of violence to people and the planet. Peaceful conflict resolution among people and within institutions, especially for youth, is central to our mission.
We uphold human rights and challenge oppression, power imbalances, and systemic issues that hurt the quality of life for all. We strive for economic and educational justice and respect for people of all cultures.
While our nine taskforces focus on various issue areas (Economic Justice, Education & Human Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender Justice, Immigrant & Refugee Justice, Latin American Solidarity, Prisoners’ Rights, Racial Justice, and Resist Militarism!) we stress the interconnectedness of our issues, working to #Unite all in our struggles, our vision(s), and our Movement-Building. We provide workshops, trainings, and other opportunities to learn about, reflect, and act constructively to address issues of concern to our membership. As a force for progressive change, the Peace Center also serves as an incubator for new ideas and the promotion of activism.
We get guidance from the lives and teachings such icons of justice and peace as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi, Ella Baker, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Vandana Shiva, and so many more; as well as from the (Haudenosaunee) Great Law of Peace, International Law, and the principles that uphold what is best in our various societies and cultures.
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– become a member (by donating to support the WNYPC);
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– get contact info for official/gov’t representatives;
and more. We’re all in this together, and together #WeShallOvercome! Si, Se Puede …. !