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Women’s March WNY 2022

May 15, 2022


All members of the WNY community are invited for solidarity, healing, inspiration, and shared learning and perspectives. This event is organized/presented by the WNY Peace Center and hosted by Riverside Salem UCC/DC.

The community will meet at Lafayette Avenue & Niagara Street at 12:45 PM, then at 1 PM march together to Broderick Park (foot of Ferry) for the event. We will have a family area, guest speakers and performers, and a comfortable environment for all to stand in solidarity.

Parking: There will be some lot and street parking available around the meeting point. If you plan to park at Broderick Park, please do so by 12:30 PM as it will be closed off to vehicles after that for the event.

Please bring your dry good donations to the #WomensMarch WNY at Broderick Park between 1 and 3 PM tomorrow! We are also looking for volunteers to help lift and a truck to transport these goods. Please contact (by phone or text):
  • Deidra EmEl at 716-603-0015
  • WNYPC Google Voice 716-253-1486‬

If you are able, please wear a shade of blue to the event; a color that represents peace and healing, as well as connects us to the mission of the Afghan Peace Volunteers: “a human family to live without wars, to share our resources and to take care of our earth under the same blue sky.”


Opening Ceremonies

  • Welcome: Deidra EmEl, WNYPC Executive Director
  • Gnonyoh: Jill Yagwoneest Clause, Tuscarora
  • Land Acknowledgement: Sarah Kirschner, WNYPC MSW Intern
  • Underground Railroad Acknowledgement: Ras Jomo

Speakers & Performances (Please check in with a WNYPC Volunteer.)

  • Talia Rodriguez, J.D., WNYPC Gender Justice Task Force Chair, WNYPC Board Member, WM Planning Committee
  • Valerie Malia, Senior Legislative Assistant, Office of Councilman David Rivera
  • Leslie Logan, Seneca Mothers of the Nation
  • Angel Krempa, Starbucks Workers United
  • Gamileh Jamil, Yemeni-American
  • Dayatra Hassan, Open Buffalo Emerging Leader 2017, Ujima Theatre
  • Kareema Morris, Bury the Violence, former WNYPC Board Member, WM Planning Committee
  • Gail Wells, Freedom Gardens
  • Lukia Costello, Ukranian-American
  • Dawn Wells-Clyburn, PUSH Buffalo
  • Vonetta (Halima) Rhodes: poetry performance
  • Betty Jean Grant, former Erie County Legislator, former WNYPC Board Member
  • Diana Lynne Patton, We Exist Coalition
  • Kim Smith, VOCAL Legislative Director (and first woman councilperson in Rochester)
  • Shaina Merchant: Tae Kwon Do performance
  • Shyana Broughton, Doula, Our Mommie Village
  • Cariol Horne, Cariol’s Law
  • Rev. Denise Glenn, VOICE Buffalo director
  • Vicki Ross, WNYPC Board Co-Chair, WNYPC Community Coordinator

Special thanks to Ras Muata, DJ and sound system!


  • Remarks: Deidra EmEl, WNYPC Executive Director
  • Strong Woman Song & Healing Ceremony at the water: Jill Yagwoneest Clause, Tuscarora


Stop by our Welcome table to become a WNYPC Member ($20 minimum) and receive your Peace Pin for Social Justice made by Stitch Buffalo artisans as a special membership gift to wear in solidarity at the March! (If you donate online or by mail, please email office@wnypeace.org to arrange pickup of your pin!)

If your organization or business would like to support (i.e., affirms our principles and goals, and will publicize) the event, please complete our supporter interest form at https://forms.gle/wEsTYu5x2ysD59Ln9.

If you are interested in being a volunteer at the event, please complete our volunteer interest form at https://forms.gle/qZV98GKz3i8KVktr9.

Please share our 2022 Women’s March flyers!

Questions? Call the office at 716-332-3904, text our Google Voice at ‪(716) 253-1486‬, or email womensmarch@wnypeace.org.

Mission: The Women’s March of Buffalo/WNY, opposed to all forms of oppression, seeks to increase equity and equality for women and all oppressed people by ensuring structural and systemic changes in our local government, local businesses and organizations, and within society at large in order to guarantee a women’s right to health, safety and freedom from violence. We seek this regardless of racial, economic, or citizenship status; and value the dignity and humanity of women of color, women with disabilities, and LGBT/queer and gender non-conforming people, and everyone’s equal place in the movement and in society.


May 15, 2022
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WNY Peace Center
Gender Justice Taskforce
Riverside-Salem UCC/DC


Broderick Park (Foot of Ferry)
1170 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States
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