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Rising Together – A Day of Engagement in the Struggle for Justice, People and Planet in NYC 9/19/21; and ongoing!!

Dear friends, family, colleagues and partners: You and your organizations are invited to organize with us as we help to grow a movement. Bring a contingent, banners, info-fliers, noise makers and attend in New York City to talk, and network with all of us that Sunday September 19th and beyond (details below)!!  And please, whether you can attend or not, register on the website so we can better organize together!!
 Feel free to forward the invitation!

Join NYC Rising Together for a World BEYOND War! 

Day of Engagement.”

SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thomas Paine Park (Foley Square, Center & Pearl street) NYC 10007

#4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall

Register at


I’m a whistleblower for Justice, People and Planet!

From the Amazon rainforest burning… to endless wars, from Assange to Mumia & Peltier, from covid to climate chaos, from housing to policing, Palestine to the Philippines, Amazon workers organizing, Yemeni children starving, occupation & poverty, isms… while the 1% have a fling in outer space at the expense of the 99%.

We are connecting the dots.

We appreciate the activists who clarify the interconnection between struggles to end all wars, resist racism, protect human rights, and cope with the climate catastrophe.

– Kathy Kelly, author and peace activist

We’re building coalition: Black Lives Matter & Codepink, Extinction Rebellion & Veterans For Peace, WBAI 99.5 FM & Pacifica Radio & many, many more.

We are coming together to get to know each other and to make plans to support each other in a newly united struggle for justice, survival and well-being for ALL.

– Nick Mottern,

Please come with a contingent if you are a member of any antiwar, human rights, environmental or social justice organization. BRING your banners, your signs and flyers, literature and merchandise, tables and CHAIRS. We will have FREE “I’m a whistleblower for Justice, People and Planet!” whistles. 

Sunday the 19th’s “Day of Engagement” will lead to a “Rising Together for a World BEYOND War! Global PACIFICA Broadcast” at a date to be announced.

We are organizing towards representative inclusion, financial and power equity, sustainable harmony and environmental stewardship.

– Ryme Katkhouda, WBIX, Peoples Media Center, Farik Beirut

For more information, go to or contact zool at

Join NYC Rising Together for a World BEYOND War! “Day of Engagement.”

We will continue the struggle for justice. As Fannie Lou Hamer said, ‘Get UP and DO something!

– Ralph Poynter, Lynne Stewart Organization

Join NYC Rising Together

for a World BEYOND War! “Day of Engagement.”

SUNDAY, September 19th, 11 am – 5 pm in Foley Square, NYC

Rising Together! Co-Chairs

Ralph Poynter, Kathy Kelly, Nick Mottern

Deidra EmEl: sole Exec Dir 6/1!; need Office Mgr; Parole Justice Fri Wmsville; Happy Pride Month!

716-332-3904 | Thursday, May 27th, 2021 |
Dear Friends,
We’re more than glad to remind you that as of June 1, Deidra EmEl will be our Executive Director!! She’ll continue to shine with the grace, vision, and dedication to Principles and the Spirit that got her to this point!

We remind you, too, that we’re looking for an Office Manager and/or volunteer for administrative-type duties. See the job description as the next to last item of this email/post.

Still shaking our heads over the Buffalo News’ mistake(s) re our beloved Father Joe Bissonette. The paper put an unsubstantiated accusation of child sexual abuse on the front page. Featuring such a spurious charge without due diligence, is sensationalism, and shows lack of regard for the consequences of amplifying such ridiculous accusations. They followed it up with another front page article the following day, giving the evidence provided in a letter by his brother Raymond Bissonette disproving it (without mentioning the letter). Please see Ray’s wonderful letter at the end of this email/post. Hopefully it will stop the Buffalo News from such behaviors , much as they need to sell papers – there are other ways!!!

Please join us tomorrow, Fri, 10am, at a special Parole Justice Rally at 5500 Main St, Williamsville, NY. Help us reunite our families and end mass incarceration: support the #ElderParole and #FairAndTimelyParole Bills (and please call Assemblyman Jon Rivera 716-885-9630 to urge his support).

Happy Pride Month!! This year the month will be full of great opportunities for smaller gatherings daily at art showing(s), free yoga & meditation, coffee hours and more. See the complete lineup here. The Pride Center of WNY would also like to invite you to eat, drink, and enjoy live music and togetherness at this year’s FLEX event, where BBQ will be provided with vegetarian/vegan options available on a first come first served basis. Socially distanced eating space will be open at The Underground Niteclub (21+) and Johnson Park. Community partners will be present to increase health literacy and wellness. Please RSVP using this link:

We are also still looking for volunteers for Camp Peaceprints, to be held M-F July 12-23. Camp Peaceprints is a collaboration between the SSJ Sr Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence, the Interfaith Peace Network, the WNYPC – and now (new partner) YO NY, a new youth program who will provide the meeting space (at 2251 George Urban Blvd, Depew, NY 14043). Volunteers are needed for driving children to camp, swimming (yes!), accompanying us on field trips, etc. Our theme this year, Camp Peaceprints Explores the World, will be fun while full of social justice, conflict resolution, arts, and leadership skills. Please email or

With this communication coming out less often, and so much going on – and more than every only coming together at the last minute! – you’ll want to check our website and social media for news more often. For details – including special and regularly scheduled events this week – plus campaigns, fundraisers, and more please go to, our Facebook page, Twitter (@wnypeace), and Instagram (@wnypeace)! 
Peace, thanks, solidarity, and yes – love!!
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